Feast of Black Nazarene

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Quiapo Church, Manila | 9th of January The Black Nazarene (Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno) that has come all the way from Mexico through a galleon is a life-sized, dark-colored, wooden sculpture (carver is an Aztec carpenter) of Jesus Christ which has been known to be miraculous by majority of the … Read more

Ati Atihan

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Kalibo, Aklan | 3rd Week of January The name Ati-Atihan means “make-believe Atis. ” It has been known as the wildest among Philippine fiestas. The Ati-Atihan is a festival in honor of the Santo Niño. During the last three days of this week-long festival (fiesta), a parade is characteristic. A … Read more

Sinulog

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Cebu City | 3rd Sunday of January The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest, most distinguished and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The major festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus, who … Read more

Dinagyang Festival

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Iloilo City | 4th Weekend of January The Dinagyang Festival is celebrated every fourth weekend of January to honor the Christianization of the natives and to respect the Holy Child Jesus. On this day, streets of Iloilo City will once again come alive as the Ilonggos celebrate the annual festivity. … Read more

Kadayawan sa Dabaw

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Davao City | August 17 – 23 2015 will be a big event as it will mark the 30th Kadayawan Celebration. Started as a tribal festival in the 1970s, Kadayawan showcases the indigenous peoples’ rituals of celebration after a bountiful harvest. The once called “Apo Duwaling” celebration of the country’s … Read more

Bonok Bonok Maradjao Karadjao Festival

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Surigao City | 9th of September A day-long festival highlighting the annual city fiesta celebration. The main feature is the Bonok-bonok, an ethnic Mamanua (IPES) dance performed by the natives during thanks giving, worship and wedding ceremonies. The introduction to the celebration of the Maradjao-Karajao Festival is the Bulawanon Barangay … Read more

Lanzones Festival

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Camiguin Island | 3rd Week of October Lanzones Festival is a four-day grand celebration of the lanzones fruit. The most important livelihood in Camiguin is lanzones. It is when a lot of tourists come to witness the joyous Lanzones festival. Lanzones is one of the major fruit producers in the … Read more

Hermosa Festival

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Zamboanga City | October 1 – 12 The Hermosa Festival also known as Zamboanga La Hermosa Festival or popularly known as Fiesta Pilar a month-long festival held each year in the city of Zamboanga, the city center of Zamboanga Peninsula Region in the Philippines. Every October the scenic city of … Read more

Masskara Festival

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Bacolod City | October 1 – 20 The Masskara Festival through the years gives the people of Negros, as well as local and foreign visitors, a chance to drink and be merry for 20 days. Originally designed to show the hardships of the people of Negros, the Masskara Festival has … Read more

Higantes festival

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Angono, Rizal Province | 23rd of November Adding color and gaiety to Angono town fiesta, celebrated early the 23rd of November, are the “Higantes”, paper to mache to giants measuring four to five feet in diameter and ten to twelve feet in height. Philippine Rizal Angono’s joyous major festival in … Read more