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Festivals

In this section you will find an interesting Filipino’s life most celebrated events, the Philippines Festivals. These event increases Philippines tourism because it attracts more tourist and vacationers to witness on how the Filipino celebrates, specially on the major Festivals in the country. It is also one the most awaited moment  of some photographers to capture great photo’s, fun-activities and happy memories.

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Fiestas in the Philippines

When we say “Fiesta or Festival” some of us will jumped into the conclusion for a wonderful season or a happy events in Filipino’s life. Always colorful, accompanied by happy music, fun-activities and sports, feasting, and Roman Catholic ritual. Fiesta is a part of Filipino culture in which each Province, City and even its Barangay celebrating their own festival as a part of remembering and to honor saints who lived long time ago.

Origin of Philippines Festival

During the Spanish Era, way back midst 1500’s, the word Fiesta which means a religious festival in Spanish-speaking regions or an event marked by festivities or celebration was brought by the Spaniards. One good thing during the colonization, Spanish missionaries set a certain days to remember particular saints with processions and celebrations called “fiesta” to help teach Filipinos the Roman Catholic faith. Nowadays, one of the major festival in the Philippines and for the for whole world celebrated season is Christmas, to show peace, love and to celebrate events in the life of Jesus.

Months:

January 

  • Feast of the Black Nazarene – January 9th – Quiapo, Manila
  • Ati-Atihan – January 16-22 – Kalibo, Aklan
  • Pasungay – Every 2nd Saturday of January – San Joaquin, Iloilo
  • Sinulog Festival – Every third weekend of January – Cebu City, Cebu
  • Dinagyang – Every fourth weekend of January – Iloilo City, Iloilo
  • Zambulawan – Every third Sunday of January – Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur

February

  • Feast of Our Lady of Candles  February 2 – Jara, Iloilo City
  • Tinagba – February 11 – Bicol
  • Tawo-Tawo – February 17 – Bayawan City 
  • Hot Air Balloon –  Early February –  Clark Special Economic Zone
  • Panangbenga Festival – February 23 to March 3 –  Baguio City
  • Kaamulan – February 28 to March 3, Malaybalay, Bukidnoon

March

  • Parraw Regatta  First Sunday of March – Iloilo City
  • Pinilisa Festival – March 17 – Jones, Isabela

April

May

  • Santa Cruzan  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Nationwide
  • Carabao Festival – May 14 – Angono, Rizal

June

  • Pintados Festival – June 29 – Tacloban City

July

August

  • Kadayawan Festival – 3rd Week of August – Davao City

Sepetember

October

  • Maskara Festival  October 19 – Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
  • Ibalong Festival  October 19-22 – Legaspi City

November

December

  • Binirayan Festival – December 28-30 – San Jose, Antique
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