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Feast of the Black Nazarene

Date: January 9th
Location: Quiapo, Manila

A great Fiesta, this particular event focuses on the image of the Black Nazarene that was shipped by galleon from Mexico to Manila in the 17th century. The festivity is proclaimed by an afternoon procession by many devotees.

Ati-Atihan Festival

Date: January 16-22
Location: Kalibo, Aklan

The most famous of the Philippine festivals, is the Ati-atihan celebration honoring the Sto. Niño. Revelers put on colorful costumes, color their bodies black and dance to the distictive drumbeat of “Hala bira!” surrounding the town.


Date: Every 2nd Saturday of January
Location: San Joaquin, Iloilo

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A festivity of bulls on the hillsides of San Joaquin. The prized bulls from the town and neighboring places fight amidst outrageous cheering from viewers.

Sinulog Festival

Date: Every third weekend of January
Location: Cebu City, Cebu

The Sto. Niño Feast is celebrated in Cebu with a procession, fluvial parade, and street dancing competition. Just like the Ati-atihan, the Sinulog Festival is marked by busy reverly shouting”Pit Senor!”

Dinagyang Festival

Date: Every fourth weekend of January
Location: Iloilo City, Iloilo

Scene characterized by a non-stop stomping of feet as well as hypnotic drumbeating. It's a multi-colored whirl of many people wearing unique costumes dancing and shouting from day to night.


Date: Every third Sunday of January
Location: Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur

The beginning of Pagadian City exhibits the Subanon tribe's rich cultural history via songs, dances as well as exhibits of musical instruments.


Feast of Our Lady of Candle

Date: February 2
Location: Jara, Iloilo City

The greatest and most rich religiuos pageanty in Western Visayas. The gift of candles and the yearly parade of the patroness, the Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria is trailed by the holiday ruler and her court which highlights the festival.


Parraw Regatta

Date: First Sunday of March
Location: Iloilo City

An energizing race among local outriggers in the strait between Guimaras Island and Iloilo City. This is a movement each mid year supported with standards, umpires and kibitzers.

Eid-El-FITR Muslim Festival

March 9 – Region XII

An overall Muslim celebration praising the end of the month-long fasting time of the Holy Month of Ramadam by the Muslims.


Via Crusis
Date: April 1
Location: Cebu City

A lenten movement where aficionados from Cebu City and its neighboring urban areas and towns do their penitential parade through urban communities the Station of the Cross based on 12 hectares of moving slopes. the life-size statues of the 14 Stations of the Cross have been designed after the Way of the Cross in Lourdes, France.

Pak'kaat Kallo
Date: Holy Week
Location: Magpet, Cotabato

A yearly devour of the Manobo tribal group of Magpet in festivity of an abundant harvest.

Moriones Festival
Date: Holy Week
Location: Boac, Magpoc, Marinduque

A standout amongst the most popular of Philippine celebrations. Vividly garbed and covered as Roman officers and centurions, local people reenact the life of Longinus coming full circle in his decapitation. The whole towns of Boac, Morpog and Gasan are for all intents and purposes changed over into tremendous stages as the story as Longinus develops.

Date: Good Friday
Location: Pakil, Laguna

A parade of the hundreds of years old picture of the Virgin Mary through the roads, parade, singing and moving to the Turumba.

Ang Pagtaltal sa Guimaras
Date: Good Friday
Location: Jordan, Guimaras

Lenten presentation on the slope of Jordan with local people as on-screen characters. This ala-Oberrammergou occasion has been pulling in several remote and local voyagers: Local enthusiasts' visit as a rule finishes in the trek to “Balaan Bukid” or Holy Mountain where an immense cross is planted by the church sitting above Guimaras Strait and Iloilo City.

Lamilamihan Festival
Date: 2nd or 3rd Week of April
Location: Lamitan, Basilan

A yearly celebration concurring with the establishing of Lamitan Municipality; showcases the customary Yakan traditions and conventions, music and moves, and customary artworks.

Manaoag Pilgrimage
Date: 2nd Week of April
Location: Pangasinan

Yearly journey to the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag. Referred to nearby travelers/sightseers as supernatural, the Virgin's picture has gotten to be one of Manaoag's primary attractions. Explorers' vehicles are honored each Saturday.


Pista'y Dayat
Date: May 1
Location: Lingayen, Pangasinan

A day of thanksgiving for plentiful harvests and plenteous angling watched all over Pangasinan customary with mass offering on wonderful shorelines and fluvial parade.

Date: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Location: Nationwide

The Santacruzan is a parade commemmorating St. Helena's finding the “Genuine Cross”; went before bya nine-day Novena out of appreciation for the Holy Cross. On the ninth day, more often than not on a weekend, the Santacruzan is held. The Reina Elena, joined by a young man speaking to King Constantine, and alternate sagalas speaking to scriptural characters and the characteristics of the Blessed Virgin, stroll under joyously brightened curves.

Carabao Festival
Date: May 14
Location: Angono, Rizal

Agriculturists pay tribute to their benefactor holy people; a parade of carabao trucks bearing a horde neighborhood produce is held; prizes are honored to the most grounded and most wonderfully beautified carabaos.

Pulillan Carabao
Date: May 14
Location: Pulilan, Bulacan

Many merrily enhanced carabaos are paraded by theis rancher proprietors in the city prompting the congregation; there they are made to stoop down respect to San Isidro de Labrado, the benefactor holy person of agriculturists.

Pahiyas sa Quezon
Date: May 15
Location: Sariaya, Lucban, Tayabas, Quezon

Homes are decked with kiping (multi-shaded paper meager, leaf-formed rice kropeck) and reaped vegetables; exchange reasonable; community parades, parade and different exercises.

Obando Fertility Rites
Date: May 17 to 19
Location: Obando, Bulacan

A three day party festivity to pay tribute to San Pascual, Baylon, Sta. Clara and Nuestra Senora de Salambao. Childless couples, appreciative folks, thankful ranchers and anglers move along the boulevards together with vividly customed ladies to appeal to God for kids and a decent gather.

Tapusan sa Kawit
Date: May 30
Location: Kawit, Cavite

A parade of joyously improved buoys decked with blooms of Maytime respects the Blessed Virgin. The cooperation of the town's most excellent young women symbolizes the virtue and purity of the Blessed Mother.

Antipolo Pilgrimage
Date: May
Location: Antipolo, Rizal

A month-long festival that brings fans and travelers to love the Lady of Peace and Good Voyage revered in Antipolo Church and a short time later, cookout to adjacent Hinulugang Taktak.


Independence Day
Date: June 12
Location: Kawit, Cavite

Freedom Day Celebration, set apart by a banner raising function on the overhang of the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine, where the first Philippine banner was spread out.

Parada ng Lechon
Date: June 24
Location: Balayan, Batangas

The parading on the Feast of St. John the Baptist of “dressed” and enhanced “lechons” (simmered pigs) around town. Revelers share of the lechons after the parade.

Pintados Festival
Date: June 29
Location: Tacloban City

Street pageantry and contest focusing on the Leyteños' old custom of tattooing that signifies courage and status in the community.


Paaway sa Kabayo (Horsefight)
Date: July 25 and December 25
Location: Tanjay, Negros Orriental

An exciting, thrilling and oftentimes bloody fight among studs for supremacy over a female horse. More than 100 horses have been trained solely for this twice a year event.

Bocaue River Festival
Date: First Sunday of July
Location: Bocaue, Bulacan

A celebrated waterway celebration held out of appreciation for the inexplicable Cross of Bocaue (Krus ng Wawa). Amid the fluvial parade, aficionados ride in the “pagoda” and drench one another with water.


Rajah Baguinda Festival
Date: 2nd Week of August
Location: Jolo, Sulu

A three-day social appear and festivites remembering the landing of Rajah Baguinda who was in charge of the spread of Islam and strengthening the Sultanate Government in the Sulu Archipelago.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw
Date: 3rd Week of August
Location: Davao City

A festival of the abundant harvests of foods grown from the ground amid the season. Exercises incorporate products of the soil appear, exchange reasonable, tribal/municipal/military parade, conventional games exercises, horsefight, Search for B'yaneng Kadayawan and road moving.


Lemlunay (T'Boli Tribal Festival)
Date: September 16-18
Location: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato

A yearly legitimate T'boli tribal celebration organized at Lake Sebu. Highlights tribal ceremonies that begin at right on time down in the midst of hints of gongs and local music, finishing at the town square where social moves and ethic sports like horsefight are held.

Feast of Nuestra Senorra Penafrancia
Date: 3rd Saturday of September
Location: Naga City, Camarines Sur

A religious celebration held in hornor of the Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. Bicol's most respected patrones highlighted by the fluvial parade of the Lady's picture down the Bicol waterway. The week-long-festival incorporates metro military parade, sportsfests, displays, social appears, excellence exhibitions and brilliant rivalries


Maskara Festival
Date: October 19
Location: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

The greatest yearly occasion that mirrors the Bacoleños love for entertainment only and joy. Harmonizing with Bacolod City's contract day festivity, the celebration highlights sports rivalries, social projects, jubilees, excellence challenge and a long Mardi grasstyle costumed and conceal road artists

Ibalong Festival
Date: October 19-22
Location: Legaspi City

A festival delineating Bicol's initial beginnings as depicted in the “Ibalong” epic that recounts super saints Handiong, Batlog and Oryol and scalawags and wild creatures that wandered in the antiquated times. In music and moves, revelers parade on the principle boulevards wearing covers of these saints and lowlifess. Celebration exercises incorporate visits, exchange fairs, shows and magnificence exhibitions.

La Naval De Manila
Date: 2nd Sunday of October
Location: Sto. Domingo, Quezon City

A celebration spinning around the picture of the Blessed Virgin Mary of La Naval cut in 1533 and given as a blessing to the Dominican Fathers. Borne on an extravagantly enriched and sufficiently bright carriage as a boat, the loved picture is brought out of the congregation went before by twelve or so pictures of Dominican holy people. The parade circumvents the principle boulevards of Sto. Domingo ward and after that profits to the congregation in the midst of commendation until it achieves the sacred place platform.



Feast of San Clemente/Higantes Festival
Date: November 22-23
Location: Angono, Rizal

Angono's euphoric celebration out of appreciation for San Clemente whose picture, shining in ecclesiastical vestment, is borne by male lovers amid a parade joined by “pahadores (enthusiasts wearing bright neighborhood outfits, wooden shoes and conveying vessel paddles) and higantes” (goliath paper mache likenesses) The road occasion finishes in a fluvial parade in Laguna de Bay in the midst of party that proceeds until the picture is taken back to its haven.

Grand Cordillera Festival
Date: November
Location: Baguio City

One of the area's significant occasions held annualy including the social affair of tribes in a week-long occasion to “commend life” set apart by tribal moving and exhibitions of thanksgiving ceremonies.


Marian Procession
Date: December 8
Location: Intramuros, Manila

A recovery of religious custom with more than 60 pictures of the Blessed Virgin Mary from different areas and territories paraded.

Date: December 8
Location: Puerto Princessa, Palawan

A thanks giving festival by the Tagbanua locals of Palawan in custom moves and nourishment offerings to their divinities and souls of withdrew kinfolk

Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion
Date: December 8
Location: Intramuros, Manila

An Eucharistic celebrabration of the Feast Day of the La Immaculada, patroness of Intramuros, topped by a terrific parade of more than 50 Marian pictures from everywhere throughout the nation and took an interest in by a large number of fans.

Bikol Pastores
Date: December 18
Location: Legazpi City, Albay

An extraordinary Christmas festivity accepted to have started in the region where “pastores” – young fellows and ladies wearing bright shepherd ensembles – happily move and sing “Pastores a Belen” through the city lanes.

San Fernando Giant Lantern Festival
Date: December
Location: Ermita, Manila

A party out of appreciation for one of the most seasoned Marian pictures in the nation (it was found by Legazpi's troopers in the midst of the foliage of a pandan bush on the shores of Ermita in 1571) – the La Nuestra Señora de Guia, patroness of seafarers furthermore known as Our Lady of Expectations. The headliner of the celebration is the Bota de Flores, a reenactment of a select gathering of young women and their escorts in mariner outfits of the parade giving back the La Nuestra Señora de Guia to its reproduced hallowed place in 1918.

Binirayan Festival
Date: December 28-30
Location: San Jose, Antique

A happy recognition of a scene in the historical backdrop of the Filipino race through beautiful events followed up on the shorelines of Maybato in San Jose and Malandog in Hamtik. Especially fascinating is the dramatization of the first Malay settlement at malandog which keeps running for a few days and evenings. Binirayan is likewise an event of get-together with families, relatives and companions of homecoming Antiqueno exiles.

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