March Festivals In The Philippines

March Festivals In The Philippines – It’s a recognized fact that Filipinos everywhere in the world love to celebrate and get together. Just take a look at this list of March Festivals In The Philippines. With that being just a partial list, we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s at least one festival or commemoration in a town somewhere in the country on any given day of the year. Lasting anyplace between a day to an entire month, Philippine fiestas are huge cultural celebrations that attract both local and foreign tourists due to its festive nature and colorful.

The following are March Festivals In The Philippines

1.Salubong at Ang Pasko ng Pagkabuhay (Feast of the Resurrection)

Feast of the Resurrection the Easter celebration unfolds at dawn around five o’clock with a demonstration heralding the resurgence of Christ and his reunion with Mary. While the molded images of Mother and Son are located side by side, a little girl dressed up similar an angel replace the Blessed Virgin’s black veil of sorrow and mourning with a white one as the Osana, a hymn of praise and love endemic to Parañaque, is sung.

Salubong at Ang Pasko ng Pangkabuhay (Feast of the Resurrection)

Date of Range: March
Location: Parañaque City
Commemoration and Main attractions: procession heralding the resurrection of Christ

2.Island Garden City of Samal Festival

Island Garden City of Samal Festival a celebration in commemoration of the creation of the city.

Island Garden City of Samal Festival

Date of Range: March (1st week) (1-7)
Location: Samal, Davao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: week-long celebration of Samal's founding anniversary

3. Hinatdan Festival

The town of Ginatilan in Cebu acquired its name historically during the Spanish regime. A parish priest assigned to the locality has been continually sent with his ecclesiastical belongings such as the priest’s vestments, church garments, religious items and his subsistence. As the time passed by, the barrio folks remembered the place as “Hinatdan” due to the habitual sending of things to the priest in the barrio. To commemorate the founding of the name of the barrio, Hinatdan Festival best suits the celebration. The people later on called the place as Ginatilan coming from the word “Hinatdan”.

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 Hinatdan Festival

Date of Range: March (2nd week)
Location: Cebu City
Commemoration and Main attractions: To commemorate the founding of the name of the barrio

4. Sumbrero Festival

Sumbrero Festival celebration one day that features the skills and creativity of Brgy. Platero, Biñan cap makers. The fiesta also features different floats with different cap designs. Every float has its own street dancers from private schools and public and from the Sangguniang Kabataan. It also offers old palaro and contest like the “Fastest Sewer of Cap”.

Sumbrero Festival

Date of Range: March (no definite date)
Location: Biñan, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: different cap designs

5. Say-am Festival

Say-am Festival is the grandest celebration. Isnag’s way of offering thanksgiving for honors and victories received and for bountiful harvests.

Say-am Festival

Date of Range: March (no definite date)
Location: Calanasan, Apayao
Commemoration and Main attractions: feast and a religious ceremony

6. Payvanuvanuan Festival

Payvanuvanuan Festival Sitio Jura in Racujaide, located in the town of Mahatao, Batan island in Batanes province, is home to the Payvanuvanuan Festival which is celebrated annually the whole month of March. Fishing is the primary source of income of the people of the northernmost province of the Philippines, and it is in this festival that the pristine province’s fishing period begins. The fisherfolk offer their prayers to the divine deities for a safe trip and bountiful catch, and people celebrating the festival are treated with sumptuous fish dishes culled from this harvest from the sea. This is something worth visiting, what now with more transportation connections established between Batanes and mainland Luzon.

 

Date of Range: March to April (movable)
Location: Mahatao, Batanes
Commemoration and Main attractions: province’s fishing season

Payvanuvanuan Festival

8. Turumba

Turumba Festival it celebrates every month of April and the people of Pakil, in the province of Laguna celebrates the festival. It honors the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is held 7 times each year between a month of April and May. First is held on the Friday before Palm Sunday and the last falls on Pentecost Sunday.

Turumba

Date of Range: March or 21 Apr to 26 Apr
Location: Pakil, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: seven-day feast in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows

9.Banga Anniversary Fiesta

Banga Anniversary Fiesta a unique celebration that features indigenous games along the municipal plaza participated in by the 22 barangays.

banga festival Banga

Date of Range: 1 Mar to 4 Mar
Location: Banga, South Cotabato
Commemoration and Main attractions: features indigenous games

10. Dinagsa Festival

Dinagsa Festival that is celebrated every 25th of January at Cadiz City, also popularly known as the City of Whales in Negros Occidental. Dinagsa is a Hiligaynon term that refers to an occurrence when people from different places flock collected to a specific location. The festival is aptly named because the different barangays of Cadiz City flock collected representing different tribes in their colorful costumes performing street dances in honor of Sto. Nino de Cadiz. It’s usually a 3-day celebration that begins with the celebration of the Holy Mass and ends in fireworks. There are usually parades, street dancing and street parties during this festive occasion.

Dinagsa Festival

Date of Range: 1 Mar to 5 Mar
Location: Muntinlupa City
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of Sto. Nino de Cadiz.

11. Tinikling

Tinikling a traditional dance in Philippine which generated during the Spanish colonial era. The dance involves beating, tapping, two people and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in the middle of the poles in a dance. It is traditionally danced to rondalla music, a type of serenade played by an ensemble of stringed instruments which originated in Spain during the middle Ages.

 Tinikling

Date of Range: 1 Mar to 6 Mar
Location: Malaybalay City
Commemoration and Main attractions: traditional dance in Philippine

12. Araw ng Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS Festival)

Araw ng Island Garden City of Samal was a festival to showcase the natural bounty of the Island Garden City of Samal, horse fight, includes water sports competition, cultural shows, sand castle contest, etc.

Island Garden City of Samal Festival

Date of Range: 1 Mar to 7 Mar
Location: Island Garden City of Samal
Commemoration and Main attractions: natural bounty of the Island Garden City

13. Araw ng Tagum City

Araw ng Tagum City a commemoration of the city’s anniversary.

Araw ng Tagum City

Date of Range: 1 Mar to 7 Mar
Location: Tagum City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Commemoration of the city’s anniversary.

14. Parade of Festivals

Parade of Festivals is one of the highlights of Muntinlupa City’s Cityhood Anniversary.

Parade of Festival

Date of Range: 1 Mar
Location: Muntinlupa City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Muntinlupa City’s Cityhood Anniversary

15. Sugbahan

Davao City plays host to the annual Sugbahan food fair, which for this year will be celebrated from March 2nd to the 14th around the city. Although this is relatively new in the Philippines’ festival calendar, this is slowly gaining popularity. The Sugbahan is essentially a food fair which features grilled gastronomic delights derived from tuna, as the festival name implies (sugba is Visayan for grilled). These dishes are helping Davao City gain its reputation as the emerging destination for tuna and other seafood dishes, second only to the not-so-distant General Santos City. The Sugbahan is just one of the side events of the citywide Araw ng Dabaw celebration, which will be held on March 16th.

Sugbahan

Date of Range: 2 Mar to 14 Mar
Location: Davao City
Commemoration and Main attractions: features grilled gastronomic delights derived

16. Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival – the Mangyan Cultural Festival

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival it’s the first of an annual celebration of arts, music, and nature in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro . Coinciding with the full moon, the festival will be held outdoors at the foot of Mount Malasimbo, you can see the Puerto Galera Bay, selected as one of “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World”. The festival performing styles with current expressions in the arts and showcase the culture of the Mangyan tribal communities while working towards the sustainability and protection of the environment in the environs of Puerto Galera. Mr. Miro Grgic.

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival – the Mangyan Cultural Festival

Date of Range: 2 Mar to 4 Mar
Location: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main attractions: annual celebration of music, arts and nature.

17. Pacto de Sangre (Blood Compact of New Washington, Aklan)

Pacto de Sangre or Blood Compact in New Washington, Aklan katipuneros correspondingly wounded their wrists and used their blood to sign a document that officially expressed their grievances signifying their revolt against the Spanish authorities, which happened at Sitio Kuntang, New Washington, Ochando. From then on it is recalled as one of the historical places in the country.

Blood Compact of New Washington, Aklan iloilo

Date of Range: 3 Mar
Location: New Washington, Aklan
Commemoration and Main attractions: used their blood to sign a document

18. Council of Balabago Reenactment

Council of Balabago Reenactment it is a restoration of the gathering of the Malayan Datus headed by Sumakwel after their settlement in Malandog for renewal and thanksgiving. The site of the reenactment overlooks the island of Mararison and the Majestic Mt. Madia-as home of Bulalakaw, their praised God.

Council of Balabago Reenactment

Date of Range: 4 Mar to 5 Mar
Location: Culasi, Antique
Commemoration and Main attractions: reenactment of the gathering of the Malayan Datus

19. Manchatchatong Festival

Manchatchatong Festival a cultural festival that collects all the sub-tribes of Balbalan. It features cultural games ,street dance, and rituals.

Manchatchatong Festival

Date of Range: 4 Mar to 6 Mar
Location: Balbalan, Kalinga
Commemoration and Main attractions: festival that gathers all the sub-tribes

20. Ses'long Festival

A celebration that portrays the practices of the indigenous people to gather and barter goods. T’boli and B’laan native songs and dances are the highest attractions of the festival.

seslong festival

Date of Range: 5 Mar to 16 Mar
Location: T'Boli, South Cotabato
Commemoration and Main attractions: native songs and dances are the main attractions of the festival.

21. Ayyoweng de Lambak ed Tadian

Ayyoweng de Lambak ed Tadian a celebration and thanksgiving showcasing various indigenous songs, chants, dances, sports and games of the town.

Ayyoweng de Lambak ed Tadian
Date of Range: 5 Mar
Location: Tadian, Mountain Province
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration and thanksgiving

22. Tilapia Festival

Tilapia Festival a festival for the bountiful harvest of tilapia in the province.

Tilapia Festival
Date of Range: 5 Mar
Location: Braulio E. Dujali, Davao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: bountiful harvest of tilapia

23. Kamayadan Festival

Kamayadan Festival a the term kamayadan has its origin from the Ilonggo term “mayad”. The word “mayad” means good. The festival is done to give thanks for the bountiful harvest which the local people have gathered. The town is the rice granary of the province and thus it gives thanks for the plentiful harvest of rice too. There are a lot of activities which are lined up during the festivities. You can watch sports competitions like tennis matches, chess tournaments, and volleyball games. You can also witness a jaw-dropping performance by the street dancing performers. You can see their talent as well as their culturally-inspired costumes. You can also see some of the most beautiful women during the beauty pageant.

Kamayadan Festival
Date of Range: 6 Mar to 10 Mar
Location: Norala, South Cotabato
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanks for the bountiful harvest

24. Boling-boling Festival

Boling-boling Festival it is an ancient practice particular to Catanauanins, which is celebrated annually. Participants roam around the town garbed in any outfit they may fancy. Most of them wear colorful clown-like clothes while others replicate anybody whom they want, be it somebody they adore or somebody they despise, and make fun of them. Boling-Boling a Visayan word “ Boling “ which means dirt. The festival reminds us of the vulnerability of a man and serves as symbolic spiritual signals and cleansing the start of the Lenten season.

Boling-boling Festival

Date of Range: 6 Mar to 8 Mar
Location: Catanauan, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: festival reminds us of the vulnerability of a man and serves

25. Bulawan Festival

Bulawan Festival is a celebration of thanksgiving, a unified government, sustained good harvests, abundant resources and an assurance of a golden future. It is symbolized by the gold Solidarity Ring, the biggest ring in the country.

Bulawan Festival

Date of Range: 6 Mar to 8 Mar
Location: Nabunturan, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving

26. Abrenian Kawayan Festival (Abra Foundation Day)
Abrenian Kawayan Festival was named from “Abrenian Kawayan”, the major product in Abra was Bamboo. It is a traditional celebration highlighting a grand cultural parade, cultural presentations, trade fairs, Balikbayan night, and fashion show

Anibina Bulawanun Festival

Date of Range: 6 Mar to 9 Mar
Location: Bangued, Abra
Commemoration and Main attractions: formerly known as Arya! Abra Festival; celebrates the founding of Abra province

27. Panagtagbo Festival

Panagtagbo Festival one of the most impressive festivals held just in the outskirts of Davao City and this side of the Mindanao island, The festival was held every to celebrate the foundation of the city of Taguim, Davao Del Norte’s capital. As the name implies, panagtagbo stands for a gathering of the people of the city despite their diverse backgrounds and ethnic origins, and proceedings has it that the first set of municipal officials were unveiled in 1941. Civic activities contain most of Panagtagbo’s events, but other events worth watching out are a citywide loveliness pageant parading the city’s most stunning gals, an inter-city sports tournament, and a parade complete with a street dance showcase.

Panagtagbo Festival

Date of Range: 7 Mar
Location: Tagum City
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemorate the foundation of the city of Taguim, Davao Del Norte’s

28. Al-law ng Kalumunan

Al-law ng Kalumunan it is a gathering of the six (6) tribes of Compostela Valley during Bulawan Festival to celebrate harmony amidst diversity showcasing games , tribal music , and dances.

Al-law ng Kalumunan

Date of Range: 7 Mar
Location: Nabunturan, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrate unity amidst diversity

29. Anibina Bulawanun Festival (culmination)

Anibina Bulawanon Festival celebrates the plentiful gold harvest and the founding anniversary of Compostela Province. Compostela Valley is well-known for its rich gold deposits. The festival is held during the first week of March in the municipality of Nabunturan. The word “Anibina” is coined from two terms – “ani” meaning harvest; and “bina” meaning gold veins. “Bulawanon” translates to “golden”.

Anibina Bulawanun Festival

Date of Range: 8 Mar
Location: Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions: eight-day multi-themed annual festival

30. Anilag Festival

Anilag Festival is celebrated once a year during the second week of March the festival is a week-long celebration which centers on thanksgiving for the wealth their thriving agriculture has provided them. The venue is the capital town of Laguna, which is Santa Cruz. The extensive celebration of Santa Cruz, Laguna is held to coincide with the foundation day of the whole province. Anilag festival is formerly called as “La Laguna Festival”. This festival started as a celebration of the region’s Foundation Day and cultural, historical, a unique blend of local and religious celebrations all rolled into one. This event goal to promoteLaguna’s prime tourist attractions and celebrate the fruits of its land and creativeness of its people. The word ANILAG is getting from the word Ani ng Laguna (Harvest of Laguna). Anilag Festival is the Mother of All Festivals in the province of Laguna.

Anilag Festival

Date of Range: 8 Mar to 15 Mar
Location: Santa Cruz, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving for the wealth

31. Holistic Festival

Holistic Festival is a project of Pangasinan as a health tourism destination with the focus on wellness & lifestyle change from the holistic approach. Meeting multi-sectoral groups: Eco-Defense Movement, Fishermen/Farmers Association, Tourism.

Holastic Festival

Date of Range: 9 Mar to 11 Mar
Location: Labrador, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main attractions: project of Pangasinan as a health tourism

32. Bantayan Festival

Bantayan Festival is a festivity of the birth of a new history and beliefs of the people of Guimbal as a tribute and admiration to the triumphant struggle of its ancestors for a meaningful existence. The magic of the Gimba (drum) and the Bantayan (watchtower) are the main features of the festival. The festival also features dance drama, drum, float & street dancing competition, traditional shows, beauty pageant, paraw & boat racing, fluvial parade, musical concerts and many other presentations.

bantayan Festival

Date of Range: 9 Mar to 15 Mar
Location: Guimbal, Iloilo
Commemoration and Main attractions: festivity of the birth of a new history and beliefs

33. Eid al-Fitr

Many Muslims in the Philippines celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic chart. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.

Eid al-Fitr

Date of Range: 9 Mar or 30 Aug
Location: Region XII
Commemoration and Main attractions: (regionwide)

34. Penetensiyahan

It is a Lenten celebration of honoring the life and passion of Jesus Christ starting on Ash Wednesday.

Penetensiyahan

Date of Range: 9 Mar
Location: Rosario, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: honoring the life and passion of Jesus Christ

35. Araw ng Dabaw Celebration

Araw ng Dabaw Celebration in Davao celebrates its birthday in an outstanding gala fashion befitting the biggest city in Mindanao. The Araw ng Dabaw celebrations come complete with a jam-packed, seven-day schedule of trade fairs and ethnic presentations. There's also a colorful civic-military parade and a citywide beauty pageant, featuring the smartest, most delightful ladies this side of the islands.

Araw ng Dabaw

Date of Range: 10 Mar to 16 Mar
Location: Davao City
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration of Davao's Foundation Day as a chartered city

36. Anao Town Fiesta

Anao Town Fiesta celebrates Founding anniversary of the town of Anao in Tarlac. It features the Miss Anao street dancing, beauty pageant, games called Laro ng Lahi para sa Kabataan, non-stop ballroom dancing and thanksgiving mass.

Anao Town Fiesta

Date of Range: 13 Mar to 15 Mar
Location: Anao, Tarlac
Commemoration and Main attractions: Founding anniversary of the town

37. Pintados de Passi Festival

Pintados de Passi Festival that depicting the history of Passi through “pintados” as a colorful celebration of how Passi get its name, as influenced by the Spanish regime. It also coincides with their Foundation Day honoring the conversion of Passi as a constituent city. The festival’s main features include the parade and competition of Tribes, Pinta Carabao, Laro ng Lahi, Binayle sa Kalye, Drum & Lyre Competition, Carosa Parada, Search for Bb. Pintados de Pasi, Food Festival

Pintados de Passi Festival

Date of Range: 14 Mar to 16 Mar or 11 Mar to 18 Mar
Location: Passi City, Iloilo
Commemoration and Main attractions: history of Passi City

38. Delfin Albano Patronal Town Fiesta

The celebration features a boat race competition by fishermen using traditional, non-motorized bancas propelled by wooden paddles to navigate the wide expanse of Cagayan River, the longest and widest in the country.

Delfin Albano Patronal Town Fiesta

Date of Range: 14 Mar to 17 Mar
Location: Delfin Albano, Isabela
Commemoration and Main attractions: boat race competition by fishermen using traditional

39. Sikaran Festival

Sikaran festival is celebrated to let the world know about the importance of kicking/ a kick in the sport of taekwondo or martial art. Siakran came from the root word sikad which means to kick this festival has many different activities like trade eventss, street parades and a ring match where the champions fight with the challenges with the use of the feet/foot.

Sikaran Festival

Date of Range: 15 Mar
Location: Baras, Rizal
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrated to let the world know about the importance of kicking

40. Bacao Festival

Bacao Festival is a week-long annual corn festival happening in town of Echague Isabela, the Queen Town of Isabela Province. The term Bacao is of Yogad source, meaning corn. The festival, held during the month of March from (15 to 19), was created as an acknowledgement to the town's corn and as a way to give thanks of the town’s fruitful harvest. March is the harvesting period of corn in the province. The festival includes banners that are decorated with different parts of the corn plant similar to corn and corn leaves. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers attired in corn-inspired costumes, that are presented by dissimilar institutions governed by the town of Echague.

Bacao Festival

Date of Range: 16 Mar to 20 Mar
Location: Echague, Isabela
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving of the town’s fruitful harvest

41. Semana Santa sa Iguig Calvary Hills (Holy Week)

A traditional presentation of the passion and death of Christ located in an 11-hectare rolling terrain presented through the greater- than-life size 14 Stations of the Cross at the St. James Parish. The place draws Roman Catholic pilgrims from all over the country yearly.

Semana Santa sa Iguig Calvary Hills (Holy Week)

Date of Range: 16 Mar to 23 Mar
Location: Iguig, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: presentation of the passion and death of Christ

42. Homonhon Landing Anniversary

Homonhon Landing is a festival that rejoices the day Ferdinand Magellan first came in the province of Eastern Samar in the island of Homonhon.
It is in integrity of the first ever explorer who discovered the Philippines, Ferdinand Magellan. It is a yearly celebration in which works of art are displayed in the place. There are also trade fairs and presentation of the products particularly made in the city that serve as their delicacies. This event is started with a gathering in a mass then an opening service for the exhibit at Guiuan Plaza. This event features medical and dental mission, search for Ms. Homonhon, stirring activities related to the island culture, re-enactment of the discovery of the Homonhon Island and commemorative programs.

Homonhon Landing Anniversary

Date of Range: 16 Mar
Location: Homonhon, Eastern Samar
Commemoration and Main attractions: discovery of the Philippines by Ferdinand Magellan

43. Lugahait Festival

A local fiesta celebrating the rich history and the founding of the municipality of Lugait through native street dancing, showcase of cultivated products, and other colorful cultural performances.

Lugahait Festival

Date of Range: 16 Mar
Location: Lugait, Misamis Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: festival celebrating the rich history and the founding

44. Magallanes Festival

Depicts how the early Guiuan citizens enjoyed the bounties of nature, rich marine life, fertile land , and verdant forest. A thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother.

Magallanes Festival

Date of Range: 16 Mar
Location: Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother.

45. Pasayaw Festival

Pasayaw Festival is an arrangement of Cebuano words, “Pasasalamat Pinaagi sa Sayaw” or thanksgiving through dance, which was executed by different tribes of the locality to show joy, elation, and thanksgiving for the grace of God that kept them away from chaos and famine.

Pasaway Festival

Date of Range: 17 Mar
Location: Canlaon City, Negros Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: a thanksgiving through dance

46. Anitap Festival

The name of the fiesta is derived from the Anitap tree or scientifically known as Macaranga Cumingii.
It is the basis of material for an indigenous musical instrument called Tallak used in the performance of Tallak dance. A traditional instrument and dance used during canaos long before the coming of the gongs. Anitap festival is an enterprise sponsored by National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) equally part of its campaign in preservation culture and tradition.

Antiap Festival

Date of Range: 17 Mar
Location: Kapangan, Benguet
Commemoration and Main attractions: a cultural festivity that will showcase indigenous cultural and traditional practices of the people

47. Death Anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay

This occasion is a 4 hours celebration in the morning. The activities consist of the flag raising, flower offering to the shrine of the late Pres.Magsaysay and a visit to the inherited house of President Ramon Magsaysay.

Death Anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay

Date of Range: 17 Mar
Location: Castillejos, Zambales
Commemoration and Main attractions: a celebration of Death Anniversary of Pres. Ramon Magsaysay

48. Banana Festival

Banana Festival, just as the name submits, is a festival that honors the abundance of the delicious yellow fruits that dot most of Philippines’ islands. The place of this festival is the beautiful Baco Area nestled in the Oriental Mindoro. The festival takes together farmers from all parts of the country to savor the beautiful nutritious fruit. There are many varieties of the banana grown in the Philippines. These include the Lacatan, the Saba as well as the Latundan. Look out for these variations when you make your way to the festival as they are not only healthy, they are also an instant source of energy.

Banana Festival

Date of Range: 18 Mar to 19 Mar
Location: Baco, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main attractions: honors the abundance of the delicious yellow fruits

49. Peñablanca Patronal Town Fiesta

The patronal town fiesta rejoices the coming together of all barangays manifesting their oneness, unity and cooperation in the programs and developments of the LGU. Food is served to individuals visiting any home during the fiesta.

Peñablanca Patronal Town Fiesta

Date of Range: 18 Mar to 19 Mar
Location: Peñablanca, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: fiesta celebrates the coming together of all barangays

50. Diadi Town Fiesta

Events during the fiesta include sports competition, open dance competition and a battle of the bands and selling of vegetable products from the barangays.

Diadi Town Fiesta

Date of Range: 18 Mar to 21 Mar
Location: Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main attractions: selling of vegetable products from the barangays.

51. Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival is an interesting idea launched in March 2015. The debut festival was held between 14th and 20th March in La Trinidad, Benguet.
The fiesta, just as the name suggests, was envisioned to promote the location as a top strawberry contributor in the region. The scheduling of the festival couldn’t be better as it is held just after the prevalent flower festival in Baguio. Travelers spending some time in this region can always enjoy a festival-filled holiday, surely an unforgettable way to enjoy a Philippines holiday.

Strawberry Festival

Date of Range: Mar (month-long)
Location: La Trinidad, Benguet
Commemoration and Main attractions: strawberries and strawberry products

52. Soli-Soli Festival

Plants are considered alive, they grow, live and multiply on land and in soil that's what we know, but they are some plants which grow, live, reproduce on water, yes they are rare, unique and they are known as water lily, soli soli, etc. soli – soli is a shrub that can be found in San Francisco, Camotes Island, in Cebu. Soli soli festival is held every march 18 each year. This occasion is celebrated as a sign of thanksgiving on the town’s patron saint. St. Joseph the worker. this festival consists of street dance competition (in where the participants wear colorful costumes made out of soli soli plants) trade affair ( where products made of soli soli plants like bag, hat, mats etc. are sold and even exported to other countries.)

Soli-Soli Festival

Date of Range: 18 Mar
Location: San Francisco, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving on the towns patron saint

53. Carabao Festival

The Carabao Festival is celebrated on the feast time of San Isidro Labrador (St. Isidore the Worker), the farmer's patron saint from May 15 to 16 as a tribute to the water buffalos or carabaos in the farming town of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija, Pulilan, Bulacan, and Angono, Rizal. Carabao or (kalabaw) is the national animal of the Philippines.

Carabaw Festival

Date of Range: 19 Mar
Location: San Jose, Romblon
Commemoration and Main attractions: Formerly known as Jones

54. Tabak Festival

Held in combining with the celebration of the City’s 1st Foundation Anniversary. The festival derived its name from a native word “tabak”, meaning bolo, where the term of the City (Tabaco) was taken from. Its highlight is a street presentation where contestants showcase the legend of the City. Numerous other activities are lined up to drum beat the affair.

Tagbak Festival

Date of Range: 19 Mar to 22 Mar
Location: Tabaco City, Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: the celebration of the City’s 1st Foundation Anniversary

55. Baykat Festival/Aritao Town Fiesta

A usual town fiesta with parades, playground exhibit participated in by elementary and high schools of the town; display on agriculture presenting the town’s best products and socialization night during the last day. The highlight of the fiesta is the cooking fest of exotic and local dishes.

Baykat Festival Aritao Town Fiesta

Date of Range: 19 Mar to 22 Mar
Location: Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main attractions: featuring the town’s best products and socialization

56. Sulyog Festival

Banana and coconut are the two of the most basic fruits needed for our healthy lifestyle. Banana is a good source of potassium ( it lowers blood pressure ) and fiber ( it helps eliminate waste ) : ) while coconut aids in wound healing and is a good thirst quencher 🙂 when we are healthy we are productive, creative, successful and happy. That's why we are lucky since we still have a place where coconut and banana are celebrated together It's is called the suLyog festival. Sulyog came the native word suli ( banana) and niyog ( coconut). Sulyog festival is held every march 18-19, each year, at bongalong, oriental Mindoro. This festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving for their patron saint St. Joseph For the abundance of coconut and banana. This festival consists of a street parade, search for mr and ms sulyog., street dancing competition, and barangay night.

Sulyog Festival

Date of Range: 19 Mar
Location: Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main attractions: banana and coconut

57. Barotorera Festival

Baroto race/festival

Barotorera Festival

Date of Range: 19 Mar
Location: Gingoog City
Commemoration and Main attractions: baroto race

58. Mango Festival

Dinamulag Mango Festival is the biggest annual festival, celebrated throughout the province of Zambales in which all of its 13 municipalities participated.Mango festival is one of the festival in the country with a distinct identity. The grand parade generally starts with the street dancing and parade of a float. The grand parade usually happened on the second day of the festival, participated by different contingents all over the province. The highlight of the celebration is the rich quality of sweet mango, the so-called “world’s best variety of mango”.

Mango Festival

Date of Range: 19 Mar to 24 Mar
Location: Iba, Zambales
Commemoration and Main attractions: mangoes and its by-products

59. San Jose Fiesta

Pantukan Festival celebration for the feast of San Jose.

San Jose Festival

Date of Range: 19 Mar
Location: Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions: the feast of San Jose

60. Sinigayan Festival

Sinigayan is a welcoming celebration of the Sagaynon heritage by the gentle, joyful and hardworking people of Sagay, which is derived from ‘sigay', the name of a mollusk that flourishes in the sandy shores of Sagay. Thirty years ago, Sagay's marine properties were reduced to scarcity by wasteful methods of fishing and over-harvesting. Saved from becoming totally useless and sufficiently restored through the timely involvement of local government, the resources today provides small fishermen a maintainable source of livelihood. With its people united, Sagay City will continue to be progressive, peaceful and a happy place for all Sagaynons to live in.

Sinigayan Festival

Date of Range: 19 Mar
Location: Sagay City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Shell craft art

61. Araw ng Panabo

The annual festivity as a component city involves a series of civic and cultural shows and presentations that embody and embrace the beauty found only in Panabo.

Araw ng Panabo

Date of Range: 20 Mar to 31 Mar
Location: Panabo City
Commemoration and Main attractions: a series of civic and cultural shows and presentations

62. Pindangan Festival

Honors the Cityhood Anniversary. Activities contain Grand Street Dancing Competition & awards night for outstanding citizens. San Fernando was formerly named “Pindangan” derived from the word “pindang”, a traditional method of drying fish.

Pindangan Festival

Date of Range: 20 Mar
Location: San Fernando City, La Union
Commemoration and Main attractions: Honors the Cityhood Anniversary

63. Saginyogan Festival

Giving recognitions to the Lord for all these foundations comes in different ways. It maybe through songs, dances ,and festivals during a very important occasion of the year, the Fiesta.

Saginyogan Festival

Date of Range: 21 Mar
Location: Alcantara, Romblon Tablas Island
Commemoration and Main attractions: its significance and artistic attraction

64. Kalap Festival

The festival was legally organized in 2009 in Calapan City to show their culture and depict their way of living. The term Kalap is a Tagalog word which means To Gather, previous inhabitants of the area used to gather woods to keep themselves warm and to cook food which describes the name of the festival. The main goal of this event, aside from serving as a tourist attraction and giving happiness and enjoyment to everyone, is to show the history and unity of the city through the shows and floats which portray the way of living and way of life of the past and present residents of Calapan City. The continued victory of the event since it was launched is an inspiration to make it an annual event in the coming years.

Kalap Festival

Date of Range: 21 Mar
Location: Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main attractions: to show their culture and depict their way of living

65. Alimango Festival

A feast to celebrate Araw ng Lala introducing displays of different sizes of alimango (crab). Also features native costumes, dances, and contests portraying and promoting local culture and tradition and fluvial parade passing through unspoiled mangroves.

Alimango Festival

Date of Range: 22 Mar
Location: Lala, Lanao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: introducing displays of different sizes of alimango

66. Torugpo

Carabao and horse battles.

Torugpo

Date of Range: 22 Mar
Location: Carigara, Leyte
Commemoration and Main attractions: Carabao and horse

67. Malaybalay City Chartered Day

Merriments are held in commemoration of the day Malaybalay City was chartered.

Malaybalay City Chartered Day

Date of Range: 22 Mar
Location: Malaybalay City
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemoration of the day Malaybalay City was chartered

68. Tabacco Festival

Tobacco Festival is being held to pay tribute to the growing industry. The festival is sandwiched within the city’s month-long cityhood celebration, with activities mostly connected to tobacco such as a tobacco rolling contest and beauty pageant with tobacco as the motif.

Tabacco Festival

Date of Range: 23 Mar to 29 Mar
Location: Candon City
Commemoration and Main attractions: being the largest grower of the tobacco plant

69. Ani Festival

“Ani” is the Ilocano term for the crop. Every year, Dingras celebrates the Ani Festival as thanksgiving to its fertile lands and plentiful harvests. The festival is also a celebration of the industrious farmers of Dingras. These farmers are considered treasured in maintaining the municipality’s rich agricultural industry.
Many anticipated events during the festival contain dance and floral parades, Komedya Ilokana, choir and dance competitions, Ms. Ani pageant, food festival, and a week-long agro-industrial fair. Thru the parade, various ethnic dances of the town amaze the audience.

Ani Festival

Date of Range: 23 Mar to 30 Mar
Location: Dingras, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving to its fertile lands and bountiful harvests

70. 19 Martyrs of Aklan

Festivity devoted to the 19 martyrs of Aklan who consecrated their lives in the cause of freedom against the colonizers.

19 Martyrs of Aklan

Date of Range: 23 Mar
Location: Kalibo, Aklan
Commemoration and Main attractions: devoted to the 19 martyrs of Aklan

71. Kabanhawan Festival

Easter Sunday festivities are being celebrated all over the Philippines, to the point of adopting Western customs, in Minglanilla, which is placed just a few kilometers south of Cebu City, its citizens celebrate it in a unique and culturally-relevant way. Entitled the Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival, this depicts the joyous and festive mood which is associated with the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The festival begins with a reenactment of the meeting between the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus just moments after He rose from death, followed by a grand Mass and a impressive street dancing parade in the town's main streets and participated by the people clad in colorful costumes.

Kabanhawan Festival

Date of Range: 23 Mar
Location: Minglanilla, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: Easter Sunday festivities

72.Salubong sa Angono (Holy Week)

Salubong sa Angono (Holy Week) is a Black Saturday is highlighted by the  3-hour presentation of “Vigilia na Muling Pagkabuhay” at the patio of the church. On Easter Sunday, a festivity is held of the reunion of the Risen Christ with Virgin Mary is reenacted. It is enabled by a young girl inside an inverted huge paper flower suspended the removal of the sorrow veil from Mary’s head with a from the bamboo trellis. The petals are mechanically opened by giant toy birds to reveal the girl inside. It is then followed by a spiritual dancing of young ladies called “Kapitana” and “Tenyenta”, to the tune of “Bati”.

Salubong sa Angono (Holy Week)

Date of Range: 26 Mar to 27 Mar,
Location: Angono, Rizal
Commemoration and Main attractions: reunion of the Risen Christ with the Virgin Mary

73. Kisi-kisi Festival

Kisi-kisi Festival is a dance parade which stands for the way fishes flip-flops and twitches as they are hauled during the plentiful harvest. It starts at 1:00 in the afternoon where participating groups wear costumes and headdresses decorated with colorful shells & fish nets while props include bamboo poles and baskets used for fishing. Before the dance parade was a re-enactment of the Sinulod is being shown wherein the town’s patron Sr. Sto. Niño saved the village from the moro raids.

March Festivals In The Philippines

Date of Range: 27 Mar to 31 Mar
Location: Negros Occidental
Commemoration and Main attractions: a dance parade which stands for the way fishes flip-flops

74. Manok ni San Pedro Festival

Manok ni San Pedro Festival is a grand parade of numerous and colorful floats participated in by both government and private sectors while the tribal groups in a hostile way partakes on street dancing with numerous tribal participants lined-up alternately with floats.

Manok ni San Pedro Festival

Date of Range: 27 Mar
Location: San Pedro, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: grand parade of numerous and colorful floats

75. Marcos Town Fiesta/Mannalon Festival

The MANNALON FESTIVAL is as part of their town fiesta celebrated. In this town farming is the main occupation and purely agricultural area. Expect agri-trade fair and other related activities.

Mannalon Festival

Dtae of Range: 27 Mar
Location: Marcos, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: agri-trade fair and other related activities

76. Tobacco Festival

Tobacco Festival is celebrated throughout the cityhood anniversary, this festival is held to promote tobacco as the major industry of the city. The events include open street dancing competition, marching band competition, Miss Virginia Tobacco, calamay (rice cake) eating contest, tobacco rolling, basketball with celebrities, beach bikini open, concerts, motocross, mountain bike competition, singing contests, and boxing.

Tabacco Festival

Date of Range: 28 Mar to 29 Mar
Location: Candon City
Commemoration and Main attractions: tobacco

77. Katkat sa Dipolog
Katkat sa Dipolog is an annual doings at the mountain ranges of Dipolog City’s Linabo Peak and the Sungkilaw Falls area. This is participated in by nature trekkers and mountaineers , which is to be held every summer season in Dipolog City.

Katkat sa Dipolog
Date of Range: 28 Mar to 3 Apr
Location: Dipolog City
Commemoration and Main attractions: annual doings at the mountain ranges of Dipolog City’s

78. Senakulo / Holy Week Rituals & Processions

Senakulo or Cenacle is an old-style play of the creation of everything up to Christ’s passion and death in most towns and cities in the Philippines during Holy Week.

Senakulo Holy Week Rituals & Processions

Date of Range: 28 Mar to 4 Apr
Location: nationwide
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemorates the Passion of Christ

79. Cuaresma

Cuaresma in the Philippines’ predominantly Catholic population makes it distinctive among the mostly Buddhist countries of Southeast Asia. And as the rest of the country commemorates the Passion of Christ come the season of Lent, the town of San Jose de Buenavista in Antique will observe Cuaresma on the 23rd of March this 2016. It begins with the observance of Ash Wednesday, the marking of crosses from soot on the foreheads of the faithful. Throughout this period of Cuaresma, the locals shall engage in rituals and reflections on the sacrifice of Christ. A tourist experience that is at once fascinating and enlightening.

Cuaresma

Date of Range: 28 Mar to 4 Apr
Location: San Jose, Antique
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemorates the Passion of Christ come the season of Lent

80. Gawagaway-yan Kawayan Festival

Gawagaway-yan, means a good harvest and joyous gathering, is a celebration of Cauyan’s cityhood. The 2-week celebration includes float parade, street dancing competition, cultural shows, sports fest and agri-trade fairs featuring mushroom delicacies.

Gawagaway-yan Kawayan Festival

Date of Range: 30 Mar to 15 Apr
Location: Cauayan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: a good harvest and joyous gathering

81. Malibay Cenaculo

Malibay Cenaculo a 10-day activity starting with daily performances of particular scenes from the Bible stories. Different scenes are to be executed by Cenaculistas of Pasay.

Malibay Cenaculo

Date of Range: 30 Mar to 8 Apr
Location: Pasay City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Bible stories scenes are to be executed by Cenaculistas of Pasay

82. Bangus Festival

Bangus Festival is one of the country’s largest and most vibrant celebrations of local industry and culture. As Dagupan City is mostly known for its delicious bangus products, the annual affair has consistently drawn people from all over the Philippines to taste the native delicacy and to enjoy the many activities lined up for the whole festivity.

Bangus Festival

Date of Range: 30 Mar
Location: Panabo City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Bangus

83. Sinugdan (Commemoration of the First Christian Mass)

Sinugdan a religious street pageant as the homage to the Holy Child Jesus, with its theme – One Beat, One Faith, One Southern Leyte features the different festivals of the 18 Municipalities of the province and Maasin City.

Sinugdan (Commemoration of the First Christian Mass)

Date of Range: 31 Mar
Location: Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemoration of the first Christian mass

84. First Easter Mass Celebration

First Easter Mass Celebration a re-enactment of Magellan's landing and planting of the cross on March 21, 1521 at Mazaua, Butuan City.

First Easter Mass Celebration

Date of Range: 31 Mar
Location: Butuan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: re-enactment of Magellan's landing and planting of the cross

85. Holy Week

Holy Week in the Philippines is an important religious observance for the Roman Catholic majority and most Protestant groups. It starts on Palm Sunday and continues on through Maundy Thursday, when businesses in the Philippines either closed down operations until Black Saturday or have a dawn opening and earlier closing times. Many communities observe Spanish-influenced Catholic ceremonies such as processions, with many having been syncretized with pre-Hispanic beliefs. This is obvious in local practices and the many superstitions accompanying with the occasion.

Holy Week

Date of Range: March to April
Location: nationwide
Commemoration and Main attractions: week-long event honoring Jesus Christ's death on the Cross

86. Moriones Festival

Moriones Festival is a once a year event that is scheduled for the Holy Week, and whose focal point is culture and belief in the heart of Philippines. The fiesta is held on a beautiful island known as Marinduque, and which is easily considered as the heartbeat of Philippines. The unique name of the festival is derived from the armor worn by Roman soldiers. In the background of Philippines’ festivals, however, the word makes reference to the locals who play dress up decorating the costumes that Roman soldiers wore in past Biblical times.

Moriones Festival

Date of Range: March (Holy Week) (Easter Sunday) or 2 Apr to 7 Apr[45]
Location: Boac, Marinduque
Commemoration and Main attractions: part of Holy Week; commemorates Saint Longinus)

87. Centurion Festival

Centurion Festival throughout Holy Week at General Luna, Quezon and is believed to be the origin of Marinduque's Moriones Festival. This honors the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as exaggerated by the flamboyant participation of individuals turned out as Roman soldiers locally known as “Morions”. Their “panata” or vows to roam through the Poblacion, occasionally in the barangays, the whole of the Holy Week augments the color of the festival.

Centurion Festival

Date of Range: March (Holy Week)
Location: General Luna, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: believed to be the origin of Marinduque's Moriones Festival

89. Kariton Festival

Kariton Festival a celebration honoring the significance of “kariton” in the life of the people and the development of Tupi as a whole. The occasion opens with a parade of “kariton” loaded and adorned by agricultural produce and drawn by carabaos. It goals to bring the young generation back to old times when kariton was the main means of transportation.

Kariton Festival

Date of Range: March
Location: Licab, Nueva Ecija
Commemoration and Main attractions: carabao-pulled carts, thanksgiving and harvest festival

90. Pagtaltal sa Guimaras (Ang Pagtaltal)

Pagtaltal sa Guimaras (Ang Pagtaltal) a lenten Act on the hillside of Jordan with citizens as actors. This ala-Oberrammergau Passion Play has been inviting locals and tourists whose visit usually culminates in the trek to “Balaan Bukid”.

Pagtaltal sa Guimaras (Ang Pagtaltal)Pagtaltal sa Guimaras (Ang Pagtaltal)

Date of Range: March (Good Friday) or 5 Apr to 6 Apr
Location: Jordan, Guimaras
Commemoration and Main attractions: procession of flagellants and devotees in biblical attire

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