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SINULOG FESTIVAL

Locals of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental come together in unique mostly handmade costumes while their bodies are painted in black. They are celebrating the feast of El Señor Sto. Niño. 

 

Date 2016: Wednesday, 20 January 


DINAGYANG FESTIVAL

Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival held in the city of Iloilo. Anyone attending the Dinagyang Festival must shout the words “Hala Bira” as they dance in the streets. 

 

Date 2016: Wednesday, 27 January

 

  


 

 

 

MAHAL NA ARAW (HOLY WEEK)

Locals of Kabankalan, Negros Occidental come together in unique mostly handmade costumes while their bodies are painted in black. They are celebrating the feast of El Señor Sto. Niño. 

 

Date 2016: Wednesday, 20 January 


MORIONES FESTIVAL

In Marinduque, locals take part in the traditional reenactment of the Crucifixion of Christ with the soldiers or “Moriones” wearing colorful masks and costumes. The Moriones signifies to the heartless Roman soldiers. The festival’s highlight is the reenactment of the conversion of Longguinus, the one who stabbed Jesus and was eventually beheaded. 
 

Date 2016: Thursday, 31 March

 

  

 

 

  

SANTACRUZAN / FLORES DE MAYO

Santacruzan is a very popular event in Philippines. During this event people celebrate the finding of the True Cross by Santa Elena. Prior to Santacruzan, a nine-day novena is held honoring the Holy Cross. It is followed by a procession wherein Reina Elena is represented by a beautiful girl accompanied by a boy who shall represent King Constantine. Other girls and boys in the parade represent biblical characters. Well-decorated arches are the highlights of this event. It’s a month-long national festival.
 

 

Date 2016: During May 


PAHIYAS FESTIVAL

It is held in Lucban Quezon where Houses are decorated in amazingly colorful fruits, vegetables and flowers. A noodle called “habhab” and the transparent rice tortilla called “kiping” are served during Pahiyas Festival. 
 

 

Date 2016: Sunday, 31 May

 

  


 

  

PARADA NG MGA LECHON

Parada ng Lechon means “roasted pork. During this annual event, several roasted porks are decorated and showcased in Balayan. People also pour water during this event. We recommend to bring extra shirt if you are planning to attend the festival in Balayan, Batangas 

 

 

Date 2016: Friday, 24 June


PINTADOS/KASADYAAN FESTIVAL

Local people of Tacloban who had tattoos during the Spanish years were highly regarded as courageous. During the Pintados Festival, local and foreign tourists imitate the brave warriors while dancing in the beat of Drums. 
Date 2013: Saturday, 29 June

 

Date 2016: Wednesday, 29 June

 

  


 

 

 

EID-EL FITR MUSLIM FESTIVAL

It is celebrated by Muslims to signify the end of Ramadan. Their Holy months is declared as national holiday to give respect to the Islamic religion in the Philippines. 
Date 2013: Thursday, 8 August

 

Date 2016: Monday, 08 August 


PENAFRANCIA VILA LA VIRGEN

Peñafrancia Viva La Virgen is one of the most important religious celebrations in Naga city. To honor Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the patroness of Bicol. The festival is characterized by a nine-day procession along the Bicol River, and ends with Our Lady of Peñafrancia crossing the river whilst surrounded by glowing candles. 
Date 2013: Saturday, 21 September

 

Date 2016: Wednesday, 21 September

 

  


 

  

LANZONES FESTIVAL

The harvest of small round yellow fruit called lanzones is celebrated during the Lanzones Festival and also their thanks giving for the abundant harvest. Streets are filled with local dancers and tourists. Cultural shows, parties, parades and beauty pageant are also held. They also showcase the rich culture of Camiguin. 
 

 

Date 2016:  Wednesday, 19 October 


MASSKARA FESTIVAL

It is commonly known as the Mardi Gras of Philippines. Bacolod City air is filled with cheerful and outrageous spirits during the Masskara Festival. Young and old participants wear masks and magnificent costumes while dancing around the main streets of the city. The city of Bacolod is also called the City of Smiles. 
 

 

Date 2016: Wednesday & Thursday, 19-20 October

 

  


 

 

 

HIGANTES FESTIVAL

The image of San Clemente is carried by male devotees in a procession during this festival. The devotees wear fishermen clothes and carry fishermen equipment with them. The highlights of the festival are the dancing higantes which are paper Mache puppets, usually 12 ft. high and about 5 ft. diameter. They are huge and very often shown in different forms and personalities. The procession ends at Laguna de Bay. 
 

 

Date 2016:  Wednesday, 23 November 


IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

La Immaculada is the patroness of Intramuros, Manila. More than fifty images of the Virgin Mary from provinces and countries around the world are being carried by the devotees around the vicinity of Intramuros during the procession. 
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Date 2016: Thursday, 8 December

 

  

 

 

  

GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL

San Fernando, Pampanga is known for producing the most colorful, magnificent, creative and attractive Christmas lanterns in Philippines. 
 

 

Date 2016:  During December (held every third Saturday of December)