May Festivals in The Philippines

May Festivals in The Philippines – We love feasts. Many occurrences are an opportunity to rejoice. We now celebrate a Saints Birthday on dates formerly connected with animistic rituals. Festivals are lively with often an innovative use of materials. Nearly each island has its fiesta, so only the most outstanding ones are noted. Guests are welcome.

The Following are the list of May Festivals in The Philippines

1. Araquio Festival
Experience the Spanish period as it comes alive during the annual dramatization through a procession of the finding of the Holy Cross at Penaranda, Nueva Ecija. Several villages also hold moro-moros or dramatization of the battles of Christianity and Muslims during the Spanish era.

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Date of Range: May
Location: General Tinio, Nueva Ecija
Commemoration and Main attractions: a procession of the finding of the Holy Cross

2. Viva Vigan (Binatbatan) Festival of the Arts

The weeklong festivity features town culture and arts of which the Binatbatan and Longanisa Festivals and the Amazing Heritage Race.

Viva Vigan (Binatbatan) Festival of the Arts
Date of Range: 1 May to 7 May (1st week)
Location: Vigan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: features town culture and arts

3. Sagalahang Bayan

A famous event held in the city usually celebrated with a parade of young beautiful Navoteñas representing
the fourteen (14) barangays of the municipal. Generally, the young women in the parade are
the candidates and winners of Mutya ng Navotas. Each is drifting on a bamboo arch and the parade
is usually accompanied by a drum and lyre band or Ati-Atihan to make it more festive.

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Date of Range: May (1st week)
Location: Navotas City
Commemoration and Main attractions: bamboo arch

4. Pastulan Festival

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The Pastulan Festival is one of Batangas’ top festivals held in honor of the town’s patron saint, San Pascual Baylon. The highlight of the week-long festivities is this morning’s street dancing which showcases several dance troupes from the community clad in colorful costumes. Chevron Philippines, as a long-time corporate resident of the community, has been an active participant of the festival, with past Pastulans showcasing Chevron employee-volunteers among the street dancers.

Pastulan Festival
Date of Range: May (2nd Saturday)
Location: San Pascual, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the town’s patron saint, San Pascual Baylon

5. Pasayahan sa Lucena

The festival is celebrated with various events, like Mardi Gras that show outlandish costume, colorful dancing and floats from joining companies, business, and organization that presents the culture and the variety of products that Lucena offers and at night the amusement never stops with a live performance of the local and famous band in the country. Beer and foods can also be seen in the integral streets of Quezon Avenue; The main street of Lucena.

Pasayahan sa Lucena
Date of Range: May (4th week)
Location: Lucena City
Commemoration and Main attractions: presents the culture and the variety of products

6. Samahang Bulaklakan Festival

The feast is celebrated during the month of May with a procession of the Patron saint “Mary Mother of God” . Hermanos and Hermanas dress up with various national costumes of the Philippines and abundant display of flowers can be seen.

Samahang Bulaklakan Festival
Date of Range: May (last Sunday)
Location: Siniloan, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: a procession of the Patron saint “Mary Mother of God”

7. Tapusan Float Parade Festival

Tapusan Festival in Alitagtag Batangas is a one-day event full of activities to pay respect and tribute to the Holy Cross. It generally starts at exactly 7:00 o’clock in the morning on the first day of May. There will be afternoon ceremonies wherein floral offerings are given before an old cross in the town church. There will also be a procession on May 31. A brilliantly decorated float is where the cross is built up along with other floats filled with flowers where Marian images also rise. The participants parade with the adorned floats along the main streets of Alitagtag Batangas. There are lively dance performances, fairs, and cheerful assembly. This is the way of the town in showing off their culture and beautiful spots as well as folks.

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Date of Range: May (month long) or 31 May
Location: Alitagtag, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: honors the Holy Cross

8. Calauan “Pinya” Festival

An annual feast which started in 1999. The festival aims to promote pineapple and other agricultural products of Calauan. It features traditional presentation and exhibit performances, mardi gras, street dancing, pineapple float parade, pineapple and native products décor contest.

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Date of Range: May (no definite date)
Location: Calauan, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: to promote pineapple

9. Mamang-os Festival

Conceived to recognize the value of sugar industry in 6 municipalities of Western Batangas (1st District) at the same time to honor the hard work of sugar cane farmers and promote their livelihood.

 

Date of Range: May (no definite date)
Location: Tuy, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: to honor the hard work of sugar cane

10. Flores de Mayo (Santacruzan)
A festivity held in the Philippines in the month of May. It is one of the May devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary and lasts for the entire month.

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Date of Range: May (whole month)
Location: nationwide
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemoration of the search for the Holy Cross by Reyna Elena and her son, the emperor Constantine

11. Davao Gulf Regatta
The Davao Gulf Regatta is a festivity held in Davao Oriental, celebrated by every municipality along the gulf. The festival features vibrant floats, song, music, and dance. The parade features decorated bancas or boats, along with incredible vintas. The boats are assessed based on their beauty and designs. Intricate, colorful sails, and beautifully designed bancas sail across the gulf, each one performing the best that a municipality can offer.

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Date of Range: 1 May to 4 May
Location: Davao Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: colorful floats

12. Araquio of Peñaranda
The Araquio Festival is a popular procession and dramatization of the finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helena and her son, the Emperor Constantine.

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Date of Range: 1 May and 8 May (1st & 2nd Sunday)
Location: Penaranda, Nueva Ecija
Commemoration and Main attractions: finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helena and her son, the Emperor Constantine

13. Flores de Tagumeño Festival
If the rest of the Philippines has the cherished Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo which the people celebrate every May, the city of Tagum in Davao Del Norte is making its case as a must-visit tourist destination every summertime with its own flavor of the aforementioned fiestas: the Flores de Tagumeño. Instituted in 2009 as a joint effort between church leaders and local government officials, this reinvention of the tradition which dates back to the Spanish era is participated by all the finest and daintiest women in the city, together with their escorts, as well as children, in sagalas which adorn the Santacruzan grand parade held on its last day.

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Date of Range: 1 May to 30 May
Location: Tagum City
Commemoration and Main attractions: the Flores de Tagumeño

14. Balangay Festival (Balanghai)

It is in this light that the city of Butuan honors this through the Balangay Festival, celebrated the whole month of May. Aside from paying homage to the history of the city, it is an event which helps promote the city as a must-visit destination by local and foreign tourists alike. Two most notable annual citywide events take place within the festival: the Balik-Butuan and the Mutya ng Butuan, which parades the most beautiful lasses from all over the city.

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Date of Range: 1 May to 31 May
Location: Butuan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemorates the coming of the early migrants from Borneo and Celebes

15. Balik-butuan

It really is hard to be separated from your family and friends especially if the purpose is the pursuit of a better life. But for the citizen of Butuan City who has sought careers elsewhere in the country and the world, there’s one annual reason why they would absolutely keep on coming back to the city to rekindle and cherish old times. The Balik-Butuan fete, which commemorates yearly on the whole month of May together with the Balangay Festival, is a celebration organized for them to see the wonderful changes that have been abounding in the city, and at the same time for them to appreciate the change of Butuan as the center of the Caraga region.

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Date of Range: 1 May to 31 May
Location: Butuan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: to see the wonderful changes that have been abounding in the city

16. Pattaraday Festival (Araw ng Santiago)

Pattaraday which means unification is an Ybanag word, it is preeminent on the occasion of the founding anniversary of Santiago. It celebrates the unity of the ethnolinguistic groups that have merged in the city to make it the melting pot of culture of Region 02 and subsidized to the city’s progress and development-unity in action. Highlighted with the presentation of the Comedia – a moro-moro dance formed popular by the Spaniards to stress the power of Christian Religion over the Moorish non-believers; other actions include the beauty pageant, grand Batalla presentations and a grand street dancing parade and presentation with performers from other cities, provinces, and regions.

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Date of Range: 1 May to 5 May
Location: Santiago City
Commemoration and Main attractions: the founding anniversary of Santiago

17. Tikanlu Festival
TIKANLU is a contraction of tinubong, kankanin, lubilubi, in celebration of their native and One Town One Product that accords with their patronal fiesta. Activities include street dancing, trade fair, balikbayan night, singing & beauty contests.

 

Date of Range: 1 May to 6 May
Location: Tagudin, Ilocos Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: in celebration of their native and One Town One Product

18. 100 Islands Festival
A celebration and festivity in Western Pangasinan featuring thanksgiving Mass at the seashore of Lucap

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Date of Range: 1 May to 7 May
Location: Alaminos, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main attractions: a thanksgiving Mass at the seashore

19. Madahom Festival
Held throughout the feast of its patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel. It is a salute to and a celebration of life – its richness and lavishness of blessings as Caramoan is endowed with untapped natural resources and many beautiful unfamiliar islands as well as its white sugary sand beaches that lure foreign and local tourists and investors.

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Date of Range: 1 May to 8 May
Location: Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: the feast of its patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel

20. Magayon Festival
In appreciation of the Majestic Mayon’s beauty and glory, this festival is dubbed as Magayon, a Bikol term which means beautiful. It is a festivity of the Albayano’s way of life and a thanksgiving for the abundance of the land’s abundant harvest through various events such as agricultural products display and trade fairs, cooking shows, cultural events, street parades, photo/art displays, sports events, and much more.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: Albay's culture, Mayon Volcano

21. Boa-boahan “Alinsangan” Festival
A vibrant cultural festival of pagan origin. Derived from the dialect, “alinsangan”, a word that describes the characteristics of the people living in the early expenditures. It is a festival showing fertility and blessing.

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Date of Range: 1 May or 2 May
Location: Nabua, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: re-enactment of the 13th-century rite of offering chains of coconut embryos (“boa”) to deities

22. Sumakah Festival
SUMAKAH which means Suman, Mangga, Kasoy and Hamaka. The first three are the most famous treats that the city of Antipolo can offer. During this festival period, many people around the city proper sell these sweet specialties. In contrast, Hamaka is a means of transportation in the old times. You can witness parades, dance competitions from local schools, pageants, street dancing and a whole lot more! This is celebrated in the whole month of May but the main event is on the opening day, May 1st.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Antipolo City, Rizal
Commemoration and Main attractions: Suman, Mangga, Kasoy

23. Pista ng Produktong Pilipino

The Pista ng Produktong Pilipino Manufacturers & Exporters Association, Inc. (PPPMEAI) together with ATMACS/Events On Line in cooperation with SBMA, will be mounting the largest summer event in Subic, Olongapo City. The event will be held at the Boardwalk Beach Resort. Following are the events: summer beach party, all night music with guest celebrities and show bands.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Subic, Olongapo City
Commemoration and Main attractions: mounting the largest summer event

24. Tromba Festival

The festivity is derived from the prehistoric Spanish religious festival in honor of the Nuestra Señora de Turumba. Afternoon procession and street dancing are headed by a Pagoda parade held in Baras River.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Baras, Rizal
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the Nuestra Señora de Turumba

25. Sagalahan

A grand parade of celebrities, models and beauty queens wearing the creation of some of the top fashion designers of the city. It is an outgrowth of the traditional Santacruzan/Flores de Mayo, which is an offering of flowers to the Blessed Mary for the bounties received.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Malabon City
Commemoration and Main attractions: an offering of flowers to the Blessed Mary

26. Dinengdeng Festival & Town Fiesta

It is distinguished as part of the town fiesta. Presenting 101 families eating Dinengdeng, trade fair, fluvial parade, beauty pageants, street dancing, Mayflower Festival, Amazing Race, Kite Festival, bloodletting, Pabingo, and concerts.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Agoo, La Union
Commemoration and Main attractions: trade fair, fluvial parade

27. Pastores Festival

Celebrated every May 1st to honor the astonishing patron saint of Gapan City, Nuestra Sra Dela Virgen Divina Pastora. This colorful, lively festival spiritually toughens the faith and devotion to Virgen Divina Pastora.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Gapan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: devotion to Virgen Divina Pastora

28. Salay Town Fiesta
Showcases talents, parade, cultural show, and trade fair.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Salay, Misamis Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: Saint Joseph the Worker

29. Saint Joseph the Worker Fiesta
Festivity for the feast of St. Joseph the worker.

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Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Montevista, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions: feast of St. Joseph the worker

30. Duyog Panday
Celebrated in the righteousness of St. Joseph, the worker, presenting trade fair, beauty pageant, street dancing and sports competition.

 

Date of Range: 1 May
Location: Cotabato City
Commemoration and Main attractions: St. Joseph, the worker

31. Dayaw Dalan Festival

Dayaw is an old Tigaonon word which means “to show off, parade or display”. In its strictest meaning, dayaw is to present with vanity what is distinctly and essentially essential in a person. Dalan on the other hand, means in olden times, a mountain trail which now consist of the path, street, and highway. Dayaw Dalan Festival symbolizes the best of what the town of San Jacinto have as a town and as a people. The carnival is held in honor of its patron saint, Santo Cristo de Burgos.

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Date of Range: 2 May to 3 May
Location: Ticao Island, San Jacinto, Masbate
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of its patron saint, Santo Cristo de Burgos.

32. Panagat Festival
Panagat festival is also known as the fishing festival and is celebrated as thanksgiving for St. Nuestra de Lourdes for abundant fishes. this festival consists of a week-long street dancing(where the participant wears fishermen costume), the parade of floats , and fishing competition.

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Date of Range: 2 May to 8 May
Location: Buruanga, Aklan
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving for St. Nuestra de Lourdes

33. Salubong (Holy Cross Festival)
A cheerful celebration of meeting the Holy Cross of Bauan and the Holy Cross of Alitagtag at Binukalan Shrine at 8:00 am. The celebration is decorated by a program and praises for the Holy Cross accompanied by street dancing and finally at 2:00 p.m., the Holy Cross of Bauan yields to the Parish Church of Bauan where the jubilation culminates.

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Date of Range: 2 May
Location: Alitagtag and Bauan, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebration of meeting the Holy Cross of Bauan and the Holy Cross of Alitagtag at Binukalan Shrine

34. Sublian Festival
The city of Bauan celebrates the Sublian every May 2nd. This festival aims to revive the centuries-old custom of dancing the Subli, a native dance of Bauan. This dance ritual is being done to pay homage to the Holy Cross of Bauan.

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Date of Range: 2 May
Location: Bauan, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: pay homage to the Holy Cross of Bauan

35. Luyang Dilaw Festival
The name Marilao created from a plant (shrub) that lavishly thrived in swampy areas during the Spanish era. The matured plant endures light yellow flower & the edible roots are colored dark yellow (dilaw). The yellow roots became famous and used for several purposes now we called “luya”. The purpose of the festival aims to indoctrinate to the residents & the youth, the love, and gratefulness of the origin of the town.

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Date of Range: 2 May
Location: Marilao, Bulacan
Commemoration and Main attractions: luya

36. Domorokdok Festival (Dumarokdok)
This festival showcases the amazing and exceptional talents of Botoloñes through a wide array of events and activities that provide a nourishing entertainment to balikbayans, tourists, friends, and other spectators. This festival brings back memory and tradition of merriment that has long been forgotten for so many decades.

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Date of Range: 3 May to 4 May
Location: Botolan, Zambales
Commemoration and Main attractions: showcases the amazing and exceptional talents of Botoloñes

37. Rit-ritemong Cayong Festival
This is what the Sarratenos call their feast which stands for liberty, courage, leadership, unity & group even in the most certain pain of death.

 

Date of Range: 3 May to 5 May
Location: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: feast which stands for liberty, courage, leadership, unity

38. Virgen Milagrosa Festival
The patron saint of Ilocos Norte is being marched along the main access in Laoag City.

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Date of Range: May
Location: Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: Giving to thanks to the provincial patron of Ilocos Norte. Miss Ilocos Norte is also held in this Festival.

39. Carabao-Carozza Race Festival

Carabao-Carroza Festival vaunts Pavia’s rich cultural meaning and long history as it composes an important part of the Ilonggo culture. It also helps a great deal in preserving this indigenous celebration in Iloilo that despite the advent of modern machineries that are rapidly replacing our carabaos for agriculture making most of the farm work mechanized, the Carabao-Carroza festival continuous to rise to greater heights of progress for Pavia.

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Date of Range: 3 May
Location: Pavia, Iloilo
Commemoration and Main attractions: event where carabaos (water buffaloes) pull decorated bamboo carts in a 400-meter course race

40. Bawang Festival

Sinait, Ilocos Sur is recognized in tourism and economic circles as the Garlic Center of the North. The town goes abuzz with tourists, local or foreign alike, with the celebration of the Bawang (Garlic) Festival on May 1st to the 3rd. Patterned after the popular Garlic Festival held in Gilgory, California, which is the world’s garlic capital, it aims to promote garlic as the town’s main product while at the same time boosting its garlic cottage industry with the promotion of garlic-based products to the populace. Most notable events during the festival include a street dancing contest, a culinary contest showcasing the crop, and a competition among garlic farmers.

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Date of Range: 3 May
Location: Sinait, Ilocos Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: garlic

41. Feast of the Holy Cross
Feast of Sta. Cruz in honor of the Holy Cross. Holy, cultural and civic activities are lined up for the event.

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Date of Range: 3 May
Location: Santa Cruz, Marinduque
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the Holy Cross

42. Santa Cruz Parochial Fiesta
The Annual Parochial Fiesta.
Date of Range: 3 May
Location: Samal, Davao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: Parochial Fiesta

43. Pamuhuan Festival
As the biggest producer of coconut and bangus in Cebu, Pinamungajan celebrates their bountiful harvest in the Pamuhuan Festival. It is also a time to celebrate the eminence brought to the town by its sons and daughters.

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Date of Range: 4 May
Location: Pinamungajan, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrate the eminence brought to the town

44. Dawa Festival
An occasion to coincide with the town fiesta of the town aggressively promoting the one-product-one-barangay structure in their agri-industrial trade fair.

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Date of Range: 5 May to 10 May
Location: Gonzaga, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: coincide with the town fiesta of the town

45. Bacoor Marching Band Festival

Food and Product Expo in Bacoor Town Plaza and Heritage Display in Bacoor Parochial School. “Bacoor Explosion” ,Grand Fireworks Display in Starmarine Complex

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Date of Range: 6 May to 8 May
Location: Bacoor, Cavite
Commemoration and Main attractions: Grand Fireworks Display

46. Sas-alliwa Festival

An annual social celebration which aims to enhance the culture of Natonin. It showcases the current as well as modern games of the people of this municipality.

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Date of Range: 7 May to 15 May
Location: Natonin, Mountain Province
Commemoration and Main attractions: enhance the culture of Natonin

47. Labig Festival

Distinguished with street parades, boat rowing competition, beauty pageant and OFW night, among others. The general use of ‘labig’ the leaf of a palm tree entitled ‘palma brava’, which is grown profusely in Claveria, for costumes is encouraged

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Date of Range: 7 May to 9 May
Location: Claveria, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: palm tree

48. Mantawi Festival
A showcase of the city’s ancient heritage and identity promoting the city as industrial and tourist hub, that involves the Spanish organization through street dancing, dioramas, floats, heroes and great grandees as Gigantes, food festival and sports events.

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Date of Range: 7 May
Location: Mandaue City
Commemoration and Main attractions: showcase of the city’s ancient heritage

49. Basi Festival

The objective of the event is to endorse “basi”, a wine made from sugarcane. Activities include street dancing, Search for Ms. Naguilian, agri-trade fair, farm tour & fun games.

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Date of Range: 7 May
Location: Naguilian, La Union
Commemoration and Main attractions: to endorse “basi”, a wine made from sugarcane

50. Jose Abad Santos Day

The whole province of Pampanga remembers the devotion of one of the City of San Fernando's eminent sons, Chief Justice Jose B. Abad Santos, who was martyred by shooting squad in Malabang, Lanao on May 7, 1942, by the Japanese for his refusal to pay fidelity to the Japanese flag. He is remembered for his famous words, “It is a rare chance to die for one's country. Not every Filipino is given this chance”.

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Date of Range: 7 May
Location: San Fernando, Pampanga
Commemoration and Main attractions: remembers the devotion of one of the City of San Fernando's eminent sons

51. Balsa Festival
A festival that showpieces the Balsa as a way of relaxation by the Matabungkay Beach Resort. The celebration culminates. The festival is commanded by the Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel and the private sector of Lian, Batangas.

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Date of Range: 8 May (2nd Saturday)
Location: Lian, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: showpieces the Balsa

52. Summer Sports Festival
A festivity of sportsmanship and camaraderie, through instantaneous tournaments of different sports events.

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Date of Range: 8 May to 14 May (2nd week)
Location: Tagum City
Commemoration and Main attractions: tournaments of different sports events

53. Agawan sa Sariaya (San Isidro Festival)

This is a thanksgiving festivity to the Lord for the good harvest and abundance of their agricultural production. The May 15 celebration in Sariaya mirrors the townsfolks’ kindness in spirit, their faith in the Divine Providence and their inventiveness in craft production and culinary traditions. The celebration of the Sariaya folks during the feast of San Isidro Labrador makes it distinctive from other May 15 celebrations in the Province.

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Date of Range: 8 May to 16 May
Location: Sariaya, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: a thanksgiving festivity to the Lord

54. Mayohan sa Tayabas (San Isidro Festival)

A thanksgiving affair marked with agro-trade fair and the famous Agawan ng Suman in honor of San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers, for the good harvest and wealth of agricultural produce.

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Date of Range: 8 May to 16 May
Location: Tayabas, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of San Isidro Labrador,patron saint of farmers

55. De Galera Festival

An annual affair showcasing Puerto Galera’s amusing historical heritage, culture and abundant natural resources. The best part of the event is a fluvial parade at the sea joined by enthusiasts of Our Lady of Fatima. The wooden boats are decoratively decorated in a tropical setting.

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Date of Range: 9 May to 12 May
Location: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Commemoration and Main attractions: showcasing Puerto Galera’s amusing historical heritage

56. Mayaw-mayaw Festival

The Mayaw-Mayaw Festival is a yearly thanksgiving celebration every 10th of May. The festivities are highlighted by dance and drama contests, traditional presentations and street dancing competition.

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Date of Range: 10 May
Location: Pinabacdao, Samar
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows

57. Aramang Festival
‘Aramang’ is an exotic and pleasant soft-shelled shrimp harvested sustainably in Aparri year round; export value dried ‘aramang’ is promoted in Japan, Taiwan and other parts of the country. The affair also features a fluvial parade of more than a hundred fishing boats displaying the fishermen’s way of life.

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Date of Range: 10 May to 11 May
Location: Aparri, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: fishing boats

58. Kayapa Town Fiesta
The residents of this highland town celebrate their fiesta with parlor games, people’s night, street dancing from the altered IP groups.

 

Date of Range: 10 May to 12 May
Location: Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrate their fiesta

59. Makalawan “Pinya” Festival
Endorses the juicy and sweetest pineapple or “pinya” as a main agricultural artifact of the town of Calauan.

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Date of Range: 10 May to 15 May
Location: Calauan, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: pineapple or “pinya”

60. Feast of Our Lady of Biglang Awa

A festivity in honor of the Patroness of Marinduque

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Date of Range: 10 May
Location: Boac, Marinduque
Commemoration and Main attractions: in honor of the Patroness of Marinduque

61. Saging Festival
A celebration of the harvest of its major agricultural product, bananas. The festival depicts the growing cycle of this well-known fruit from planting to harvesting in dance form.

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Date of Range: 10 May
Location: Lazi, Siquijor
Commemoration and Main attractions: bananas

62. Palong Festival

Emphasized by a street dancing and agro-industrial fair which expresses local folk’s gratitude for their town’s name etymology and indicates the abundant presence of rooster available in the locality. Held also in the festivity of their Black Nazarene’s Feast Day on May 13.

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Date of Range: 11 May to 13 May
Location: Capalonga, Camarines Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: in festivity of their Black Nazarene’s Feast Day

63. Balwarte sa Gumaca
Massive arches placed on the strategic locations are plentifully decorated with the most colorful farm produce, local delicacies, agricultural products, palm fronds etc.

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Date of Range: 11 May to 15 May
Location: Gumaca, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: delicacies

64. Paukyaban Festival
It is an agro-industrial show that included species of plants and flowers in a display of distinctive landscapes.

 

Date of Range: 11 May to 30 May
Location: Butuan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: species of plants and flowers

65. Barangay Boat Festival

The Barangay Boat Festival is a yearly fluvial festival in honor of the town's patron, Saint Peter Thelmo.

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Date of Range: 11 May
Location: Aparri, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: fluvial festival held in honor of Saint Peter Thelmo

66. Villaverde Town Fiesta
A celebration features the typical celebration of the town fiesta with baratillos, parade, playground demo and people’s night.

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Date of Range: 12 May to 14 May
Location: Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main attractions: town fiesta with baratillos

67. Mano Po San Roque Festival
Street dancing and parade along the city’s major thoroughfares in commemoration of the feast of San Roque, emphasizing the customs and traditional celebration of the festival.

Barangay Mabolo in Valenzuela City celebrates the feast day of its patron saint San Roque, May 12, 2012 with street dancing. It is believed that devout singles who pray and dance in honor of San Roque will be blessed to find their life's partner. PHOTO BY MARK CAYABYAB

Barangay Mabolo in Valenzuela City celebrates the feast day of its patron saint San Roque, May 12, 2012 with street dancing. It is believed that devout singles who pray and dance in honor of San Roque will be blessed to find their life's partner. PHOTO BY MARK CAYABYAB

Date of Range: 12 May
Location: Valenzuela City
Commemoration and Main attractions: thoroughfares in commemoration of the feast of San Roque

68. Bariw Festival
It is celebrated to commemorate the feast day of St.Isidro the farmer the towns patrons saints.The festival celebration shows the different product of Bariw leaves an indigenous plant used to make hat,mat,bag.The highlights of the events are the continuous street dancing made of bariw leaves dressing in colorful costumes and accompanied by bamboo instruments,20 barangays are competing.It also promotes the unique tourism sites and natural attractions.

bariw

Date of Range: 14 May to 15 May
Location: Nabas, Aklan
Commemoration and Main attractions: showcasing bags, mats, and hats made of bariw leaves

69. Feast of San Isidro Labrador/Carabao Festival

Farmers pay honor to their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador with a colorful and joyous procession of carabao carts carrying a myriad of local products. Prizes are awarded to the toughest and most beautifully decorated carabao. Likewise, a carabao paper mache contest is being held and included in the parade.

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Date of Range: 14 May to 15 May
Location: Angono, Rizal
Commemoration and Main attractions: San Isidro Labrador

70. Arana't Balwarte sa Gumaca (San Isidro Festival)
Gumaca is an agricultural area and as such you can easily see why the celebration of a fellow farmer who made good and became a devoted friend of God would bring so much joy to the people.

arana

Date of Range: 14 May to 15 May
Location: Gumaca, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: the celebration of a fellow farmer

71. Medina Town Fiesta

A parade, cultural show and fair.

medina

Date of Range: 14 May to 15 May
Location: Medina, Misamis Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: San Isidro Labrador

72. Pahiyas Festival

One of the country’s largest, and most colorful crop festival every May 15th, along with the crop festivals of the cities of Tayabas, Sariaya, Gumaca, and Tiaong. These are the Philippines best-known harvest festivals to honor San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Identified as the “Pahiyas”, the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the residents in thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Streamers called “Kiping”, leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers which are used to decorate the fronts of the homes along with fruits and flowers from nature. The visual and culinary feast has expanded national and international recognition. The Lucban town center is a permanent facility for promoting crafts and delicacies as well as special events that showcase the lifestyle of its environs.

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Date of Range: 14 May to 15 May
Location: Lucban and Sariaya, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: thanksgiving to San lsidro, the patron saint of farmers

73. Pulilan Carabao Festival
Many of work animals, mostly carabaos, are led on a parade in the streets of the town every 14th and 15th of May to praise its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. The carabaos decorated with garland and shaved for the occasion, genuflect or kneel in front of the church. Witness the vibrant Carabao Festival and religious activities of the town. The celebration is demonstrated by hanging all sorts of fruits, candies, food crops and multi-colored kiping on bamboo poles. The event is highlighted by kneeling of carabaos in front of the church and the figurative floats.

pulilan

Date of Range: 14 May to 15 May
Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Commemoration and Main attractions: San Isidro de Labrador, the patron saint of farmers

74. Fiesta Bicolandia Cruise “Peñafrancia Pilgrimage”
Taking the best of the Bicol region showcasing its products, festivals, arts, and crafts, among others highlighted by the parade of Our Lady of Peñafrancia joined by the Bicol Association of Cebu and Marianne believers.

fiesta

Date of Range: 14 May to 18 May
Location: Cebu City
Commemoration and Main attractions: the procession of Our Lady of Peñafrancia

75. Albay Day
The Provincial Government of Albay has professed May 14 as “Albay Day” starting May 14, 2004, and every year after. The festivity which falls in May during the annual month-long Magayon Festival.

albay day

Date of Range: 14 May
Location: Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: annual month-long Magayon Festival

76. Sarakat Festival
The town feast highlights the production of Sarakat products made of sarakat leaves grown nearby to produce hats, mats, bags in an agro-industrial trade fair with street dancing and other occasions.

sarakat

Date of Range: 14 May
Location: Santa Praxedes, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: Sarakat products

77. Araña`t Baluarte Festival
The fiesta’s name is derived from “arana” means chandeliers and “baluarte” as bastion or fort. Gumaca fiesta differs in Pahiyas because as an alternative to decorating houses, the Gumaqueños setting up baluartes in the main streets then arranged them stunningly in araña decorated by various agricultural products such as coconut, pineapple, vegetables, and root crops. The crop beautification is pulled out by people after the parade has passed to their areas. Other highlights of the event are evening beauty pageant, awarding of the three most elegantly decorated baluartes, native folk dances performance contributed by teachers and students of Gumaca.

baluarte

Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Gumaca, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: decorating houses

78. Aringay Festival

Feast celebration highlighting the agronomic product of Lasam, the Aringay Rice variety with the agri-industrial trade fair, street dancing, and other activities.

arangay

Date of Range: 15 May to 21 May
Location: Lasam, Cagayan
Commemoration and Main attractions: agronomic product of Lasam

79. Manggahan sa Guimaras

An identity fiesta of the Province of Guimaras celebrated for the sustained promotion of Mango Industry in the province. Various activities are being showcased portraying the cultural and historical heritage, livelihood, myth and legendary stories showed in a cultural showcase, street dancing and SINADYA (merrymaking).

mangga

Date of Range: 15 May to 22 May or 15 Apr to 22 Apr
Location: Guimaras
Commemoration and Main attractions: founding of province and its mangoes

80. Sunduan

Sunduan is the Filipino word for “fetching”. This festivity features a parade of escorted young ladies holding colorful parasols. Brass bands procure each pair and parade around the town.

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Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Parañaque City
Commemoration and Main attractions: features a parade of escorted young ladies

81. San Isidro Festival (Pandanan)

A yearly festivity in honor of the patron of farmers, San Isidro Labrador.

isidro

Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Luisiana, Laguna
Commemoration and Main attractions: San Isidro Labrador

82. Feast in the Honor Saint Vincent Ferrer

Dipolog City festival celebrated with motocross, concerts and beauty pageants.

dipolog

Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Dipolog City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Honor Saint Vincent Ferrer

83. Onggoyan Festival

Celebrated with much happiness and fun fare. It features agro-Industrial fair, beauty contest, sports festival and street dancing showing the movement of monkeys.

ongooyan

Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Malimono, Surigao del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: showing movement of monkeys

84. Sinagingan Festival
An annual festivity promoting the señorita banana as the most attractive agricultural product in the locality.

sinagingan

Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Mendez, Cavite
Commemoration and Main attractions: promoting the señorita banana

85. Panalaminan Festival

Panalaminan is a Cuyunan term which means “to mirror”. The fiesta’s name refers to both the municipality’s history as a source of silica sand used in producing mirrors and glassware and to its’ claim of being the image of Northern Palawan beauty, with Roxas as a point of the plentiful convergence of Agri-Fishery and Ecotourism.

palaminan

Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Roxas, Palawan
Commemoration and Main attractions: plentiful convergence of Agri-Fishery and Ecotourism

86. Kagasangan Festival

Kagasangan originates from the Cebuano word of the similar name which means “corals”. It is the highlight of the town’s annual town feast and celebrates the town’s main tourist attraction – its corals. Moalboal, the diving capital of the Philippines, takes conceits as having one of the most bountiful and awesome coral formations thus giving the town an abundance of fish catch.

kasagsagan

Date of Rangte: 15 May
Location: Moalboal, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: its corals

87. San Isidro Fiesta
A celebration of the Feast of San Isidro Labrador.
Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Digos City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Feast of San Isidro Labrador

88. Tinapay Festival

An annual fiesta conceived as thanksgiving to their patron saint, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage for a plentiful life.

tinapay

Date of Range: 15 May
Location: Cuenca, Batangas
Commemoration and Main attractions: as thanksgiving to their patron saint, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

89. Maubanog Festival
A seven-day cultural spectacular that features the town’s colorful history, amiable people, tasty cuisine and it's locally provoked wine which can only be found in Mauban.

maubanog

Date of Range: 16 May to 17 May
Location: Mauban, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: tasty cuisine and wine

90. Harana Festival (Karantahan nin Pagranga)
The fiesta features local talents and young artists in its efforts to promote cultural awareness, tourism development and youth enablement in the District of Partido. Decorated by the Bicol Love Song Cultural Competition, other activities are also lined up to drumbeat the event.

harana

Date of Range: 16 May to 21 May or Feb
Location: San Jose, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: features local talents and young artists

91. Pahoy-Pahoy Festival

A grand carnival and street dancing of people in effigy costumes to celebrate a good harvest.

pahoy

Date of Range: 16 May to 24 May or 19 May to 25 May
Location: Calbiga, Samar
Commemoration and Main attractions: giant pahoy-pahoy (scarecrows) made of indigenous materials dancing about its streets

92. Iikalahan/Kalanguya Festival

Spectate the songs and dances of the tribe, their way of life, home-grown games, especially how the community is taking care of the surroundings.

iikahan

Date of Range: 16 May
Location: San Nicolas, Pangasinan
Commemoration and Main attractions: the songs and dances of the tribe

93. Gakit Festival

The town rejoices the use of ‘Gakit’ , Gaddang term for a raft, by the tribes of Angadanan as their mode of transport; Gakit is used to transport travelers and goods from one town to another through the mighty Cagayan River.

gakit

Date of Range: 16 May
Location: Angadanan, Isabela
Commemoration and Main attractions: Gakit

94. Lapyahan Festival

Lapyahan Festival reveals one of San Remigio’s treasures, its beaches. Having the elongated shoreline in Cebu Province, San Remigio is a primary target of both local and foreign tourists alike because of its crumbly white sand beaches.

lapyahan

Date of Range: 16 May
Location:San Remigio, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: its beaches

95. Obando Fertility Rites

The Obando Fertility Dance is a feast where couples who hope to be blessed by children perform street dances in a long march. The Fertility Dance of Obando is both a festival and a pleading appeal for devotees.

obando

Date of Range: 17 May to 19 May
Location: Obando, Bulacan
Commemoration and Main attractions: San Pascual Baylon, Santa Clara de Assisi or the Virgen de Salambao

96. Sanggutan Festival

A dance of the drinkers worshiping the age-old process of wine-making.

sanggutan

Date of Range: 18 May
Location: Barugo, Leyte
Commemoration and Main attractions: honoring the age-old process of wine-making

97. Magdadaran Talip Festival

Commemorates the ancient peace pact that has brought enduring peace between and among ethnic tribes that brought forth rich culture, customs, home-grown traditions and fellowship with stronger ties not only among themselves but also with the Ilokanos who interacted with them.

magdadaran

Date of Range: 19 May to 20 May
Location: Carasi, Dumalneg, Nueva Era, Adams, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: Commemorates the ancient peace

98. Grand Ammungan Festival (Nueva Vizcaya Day)

The anniversary celebration of the institution of the civil government of Nueva Vizcaya highlighted by an agro-industrial trade fair, street cavalcades, float competition, cultural performances by indigenous groups participated by the 15 towns of the province and other happenings.

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Date of Range: 19 May to 24 May
Location: Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main attractions: gathering of ethnic tribes and lowland inhabitants of the province

99. Sarung Banggi Festival

A fun-filled summer action to immortalize the song Sarung Banggi and pay honor to its composer Potenciano Gregorio. It displays a variety of cultural and religious activities, food and sports fest, Beauty Search, folksong fest, agro-industrial fair and much more.

sarungbanggi

Date of Range: 19 May to 27 May
Location: Santo Domingo, Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: pay honor to its composer Potenciano Gregorio

100. Farmers Festival

A feast that highlights a street dance parade partaken by cressed up framers; agro-industrial trade fair; contest of the largest farm harvest and livestock, “Pinaka” contests agro products.

farmers

Date of Range: 19 May
Location: Bacarra, Ilocos Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: street dance parade

101. Araw ng Sarangani
High spots include bancarera, ballgames, Masbol Festival, Band competition, religious & cultural nights & horse fight.

araw ng sarangani

Date of Range: 19 May
Location: Sarangani
Commemoration and Main attractions: horse fight

102. Banwahon Festival

An ethnic dance competition portraying customs and traditions as well as the culture of early residents of Barangay Mat-i Surigao City

banwahon

Date of Range: 20 May
Location: Surigao City
Commemoration and Main attractions: ethnic dance competition

103. Malabon Foundation Day

Highlights the services being delivered by the local government & non-gov’t. organizations by showcasing the city’s rich cultural customs.

malabon

Date of Range: 21 May
Location: Malabon City
Commemoration and Main attractions: showcasing the city’s rich cultural traditions

104. Lubi Festival

This festivity celebrates the main source of food and living in Maria, Siquijor, the “Lubi” or coconut. The festivity is celebrated with a dance which honors the progressive sequence of manual manipulation on the fruit of the coconut during harvest. An introduction to the annual town fiesta, some of the highlights are trade fairs and market bazaars, which are located at the town center.

lubi

Date of Range: 21 May
Location: Maria, Siquijor
Commemoration and Main attractions: “Lubi” or coconut

105. Layag Festival

A weeklong festivity concurring with the feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. The festival name was taken from a local word “layag” or sail boat which is a simple means of transportation of the early people of Rapu-Rapu. It portrays the people’s journey of faith.

layag

Date of Range: 22 May to 27 May
Location: Rapu-Rapu, Albay
Commemoration and Main attractions: “layag” or sail boat

106. Lubi-lubi (Coconut) Festival
An ethnic dance festival of the city featuring coconut as one of its major cultivated products.

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Date of Range: 22 May
Location: Gingoog City
Commemoration and Main attractions: coconut

107. Feast of Saint Rita de Cascia (City Fiesta)
It showcases the Cultural and sports activities and Fun Games .

st.rita

Date of Range: 22 May
Location: Gingoog City
Commemoration and Main attractions: sports activities

108. Tabanog Festival Araw ng Balingasag

Kite flying competition features the most vibrant, most creative, the biggest kite and smallest kite.

tabanog

Date of Range: 22 May
Location: Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: Kite flying

109. Panagyaman Festival

Anniversary of the institution of the civil government of Nueva Vizcaya. Activities include street parades,street dancing, cultural shows, float parades and tournament, sports events by city, agro-industrial fairs, others.

panagyaman

Date of Range: 23 May to 25 May or 19 May to 24 May
Location: Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Commemoration and Main attractions: establishment of civil government in the province

110. Bolibong Kingking Festival

A music and dance festivity illustrating the history, folklore, and traditions of the Lobocanons. Bolibong Kingking is a term used to the drums and gongs and their rhythm used to convoy the entreaty dance ritual in front of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the 2nd Patron of Loboc.

bolibong

Date of Range: 24 May to 25 May
Location: Loboc, Bohol
Commemoration and Main attractions: music and dance festival of folklore and traditions

111. Kaogma Festival

A week-long festivity of the of the foundation anniversary of the Province of Camarines Sur. The festival features several activities such as cultural expositions, sports events, beauty pageant, procession and Grand Parade.

kaogma

Date of Range: 24 May to 31 May
Location: Pili, Camarines Sur
Commemoration and Main attractions: cultural expositions, sports events, beauty pageant, procession and Grand Parade

112. Guihulugan Festival

The Fiesta celebrates the city’s historical wealth that was lost to the sea hundreds of years ago. A street Mardi Gras commemorates their lost wealth while distinguishing the town’s patron saint for the year’s plentiful harvest. Street bazaars, agri-fairs, beauty pageants, town performances and fireworks competition are also part of the town’s celebrations.

guihulugan

Date of Range: 24 May
Location: Guihulngan, Negros Oriental
Commemoration and Main attractions: celebrates the city’s historical wealth

113. Katang Festival

A feast highlighting the Higanteng Alimango as their icon. The feast celebrates the abundance of mud crab in the province.

katang

Date of Range: 25 May
Location: Calauag, Quezon
Commemoration and Main attractions: Higanteng Alimango

114. Gabii sa Kabiline

Art fairs and culinary displays where Filipino food, some trivia games, and storytelling regaled both children and adults alike.

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Date of Range: 25 May
Location: Cebu City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Filipino food

115. Sinugboan Festival

Sinugboan is a term closely interrelated to the Cebuano word ‘sugbo’ meaning to wallow. The festival highlights the town’s annual tribute to her foundation day. Activities include agro-industrial fair, recognition program for achievers, several games and a street dancing competition where the storyline emphases on the creation and institution of Garcia-Hernandez.

sinugboan

Date of Range: 27 May
Location: Garcia Hernandez, Bohol
Commemoration and Main attractions: town’s annual tribute to her foundation day

116. Binuyugan Festival

Binuyugan derives from the Ilocano term “buyog” which could be unstated as “accompanied by or coupled with.” This is clearly obtained through street dancing competition which presents a diverse explanation depending on the cultural context of participating barangay. Agro-Trade Fair is another principal attraction held inside the Maitum Forest Park showcasing local products.

binuyugan festival

Date of Range: 27 May
Location: Maitum, Sarangani
Commemoration and Main attractions: Agro-Trade Fair

117. Pintos Festival
Kuyayang is a wooing dance of the Bogohanons that is played before the community during fiestas. This street mardi gras as a traditional tourism festival of Bogo establishes the cultural heritage of the town and serves as an avenue for traditional conservancy of the city.

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Date of Range: 27 May
Location: Bogo City, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: establishes the cultural heritage of the town

118. Kalayaan Festival

The feast aims to strengthen and promote the rich history and culture of the province of Cavite.

kalayaan

Date of Range: 28 May to 12 Jun
Location: Cavite (provincewide)
Commemoration and Main attractions: promote the rich history and culture

119. Wagayway Festival

It is a festivity commemorating the bravery and nationalism of the revolutionaries who won in the Battle of Alapan in Imus, Cavite a hundred and twelve years ago. The affair derived its title “Wagayway” from the fact that the first Philippine flag which was stitched by Marcela Agoncillo in Hongkong was furled on May 28, 1898, in Imus following a victory by local insurgents against the Spanish forces.

wagayway

Date of Range: 28 May
Location: Imus, Cavite
Commemoration and Main attractions: commemorating the bravery and nationalism of the revolutionaries

120. Province of Tarlac Founding Anniversary

A one-week affair which celebrates the founding anniversary of the Province of Tarlac, coincide with the National Flag Day which is May 28. The festivity starts with the flag raising ceremonies, the celebration of mass, then followed by the inaugural of the agri-trade fair, and other activities like Palaro ng Lahi, Pistang Bulilit, Senior Citizens' Night, Pageant Night, variety show, a battle of the bands and fireworks display.

tarlac

Date of Range: 28 May
Location: Tarlac City
Commemoration and Main attractions: variety show, a battle of the bands and fireworks display

121. National Flag Day
Honoring of National Flag. Activities consist of a commemorative program at the Rizal park, display of the evolution of the flag and ceremonial retiring of old and tattered flags.

national-flag-day

Date of Range: 28 May
Location: Iligan City
Commemoration and Main attractions: Honoring of National Flag

122. Dapugan Festival

Dapugan is a common kagan and mansaka term which means gathering. The meeting celebrates the lavishness of coastal resources of Mabini.

dapugan

Date of Range: 28 May
Location: Mabini, Compostela Valley
Commemoration and Main attractions: coastal resources

123. Sagawak Festival

Sagawak is a great volume and powerful flow of water that the Lumads believe in casting away the evil spells. The spells are suppressed at the bottom of the deepest sea and eventually brings harmony, unity, and progress amongst the people. This is a yearly festival which entails the rich culture, unique customs and worthy civilizations of the Tagacaolos of Malalag.

sagawak

Date of Range: 28 May
Location: Malalag
Commemoration and Main attractions: powerful flow of water

124. Rosquillos Festival

The town of Liloan has always been connected with one of Cebu’s primary delicacies – the Rosquillos. The festival traces the product’s history – from its humble commencements in 1907 until it was named “rosquillos” (after the Spanish word, rosca) by Pres. Sergio Osmeña to what it is today.

rosquillos

Date of Range: 29 May
Location: Liloan, Cebu
Commemoration and Main attractions: Cebu’s primary delicacies – the Rosquillos

125. Bagasbas Beach International Eco-arts Festival

The Bagasbas Beach International Eco-Arts Feast is one of the biggest and most important art festivals in the country. This Art festival promotes the collaboration of Arts, Environment, and sustainability. It is held at Daet, Camarines Norte. Bagasbas beach is one of the most prestigious among the beautiful beaches in Bicol region. It features arts as a link between the environment and its society. It helps exhibit and promotes the environment-friendly arts and artworks by various local artists. It allows the participants to show their creativity by means of arts using natural tools, public furniture and infrastructures.

bagasbas

Date of Range: 30 May to 6 Jun
Location: Daet, Camarines Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: features arts as a link between the environment and its society

126. Hudyaka Festival

A week-long festivity featuring agro-industrial fair, sports, concerts and cultural shows. This is a mixture of the different festivals of the 25 cities and two cities of Zamboanga del Norte where festival winners of each town and city converge in a single jubilation. It is also feted as Linggo ng Zamboanga del Norte.

hudyaka

Date of Range: 30 May to 9 Jun
Location: Zamboanga del Norte
Commemoration and Main attractions: agro-industrial fair, sports, concerts and cultural shows

127. Padaraw Festival
A festival showcasing vibrant costumes produced from the abaca fiber. It is highlighted by a grand street performance wherein the participants are clad in vibrant costumes using the abaca fibers.

padaraw

Date of Range: 30 May
Location: Bulan, Sorsogon
Commemoration and Main attractions: highlighted by a grand street performance

 

 

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