Lubi-Lubi Festival in Calubian

Lubi-Lubi Festival LeyteLubi-lubi festival is considered a trademark festival for the town of Calubian. It is also considered one among the important activities during the annual fiesta celebration of the town. Dancers are usually being decorated with different parts of coconut tree such as cocoshell crafts, cocoleaves, midribs and others. Just when you thought no festival occurs to celebrate “coconut” the tree of life, there is actually one celebrated by residents of Calubian, Leyte. Dances paying homage to the patron saints of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of San Roque, are showcased during this event. The dance festival exhibits the use of different materials derived from coconut from which the place is Continue reading

Arandurugan Festival in Guinobatan

Arandurugan Festival AlbayThe Arandurugan Festival is held every August in Guinobatan, Albay Province. Arandurugan festival which means “tarabangan or pagtutulungan” is the celebration of the cooperation, unity, association, collaboration and the harmonious co-action of the people in the municipality. This is also the feast celebration of Our Lady of the Assumption- the Patroness Saint. It was indeed a double celebration for the Guionobatenos. This is a way to give thanks for the bountiful lands and for the continuous blessings being showered to the people of Guinobatan. Continue reading

Pavvu-Rulun Festival in Tuguegarao

Pavvu-Rulun Festival CagayanThe Pavvu-Rulun Festival is held every August in Tuguegarao, Cagayan Province. The Ibanag culture and tradition is showcased during this festival. Pavvurulun is an Ibanag word which means get-together. It gathers Tuguegaraoenos to a weeklong festivities culminating with a mass and procession of the patron saint on August 16. This festival honors St. Hyacinth, which is being venerated at the Ermita de San Jacinto. Pav-vurulun which means comng together allows all members of the community to join in the celebrations from the well applauded street dancing competitions, drum, bugle and lyre competitions, beauty pagent, agri-trade fairs and job fairs, among many others. The highlight of the event is the outdoor Continue reading

Dinagat Festival in Cordova

Bakasi Festival Cordova CebuThe Dinagat Festival, formerly known as the Bakasi Festival, is held annually in August in Cordova, Cebu. During this celebration, Cordovanhons honor Sr. San Roque, the municipality Patron Saint. This festival is held in honor of the sea, Dinagat defined as pertaining to the sea. This festival is the time of the year when the townsfolk show their gratitude for bountiful harvest they have received from the sea. This is because the main livelihood of Cordova has always been, then and now, fishing. The festival was lunched in 2009. In the festival, the dance of the participants depict the gliding movement of the Bakasi. Other attractions of the event also include the Bakasi race as well as a cooking contest to showcase the many ways of cooking and Continue reading

Palagsing Festival in Butuan

PalagsingThe Palagsing Festival is held every August in Butuan City. The festival features a competition for the longest and the best tasting palagsing. Each province in the Philippines has a different type of kakanin ( snack made Out of rice, starch) which we definitely proud of Like Sapin-Sapin, which is found in Nueva Ecija. Sapin-Sapin is an attractive snack since it has different colors which is appealing to the eyes like violet, yellow, white. It has also sprinkled with Latik ( grilled coconut) then there’s a kakanin known as palitaw, which is found in Pampanga, palitaw is a kaKanin that floats when it is cooked. One of the kakainins that could definitely fill our stomach is the palagsing, palagsing is a type of suman which is colored brown and wrapped in banana leaves, it is found in butuan city Continue reading

Mercedes Fishtival in Camarines Norte

Kadagatan Festival Camarines NorteThe Mercedes Fishtival is held every August in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. This festival is a fishermen’s celebration of thanksgiving for the blessings and bounty during the seafaring, fishing expedition and fish farming endeavors. The fishtival is also a moment of retrospect and recognition of Mother Nature for having endowed Mercedes with a gift of vast fishery resources, magnificent shorelines and other aquatic potentials and the wise utilization and preservation of ecological balance for the attainment of environmental dignity and beauty. Locals pay tribute to Mother Nature for the blessings she has given with a Continue reading

Cabibi Festival in Lal-lo

Cabibi Festival Lal-loThe Cabibi Festival is a week-long celebration in Lal-lo, Cagayan Province. The patronal town fiesta of Lallo, formerly Ciudad Nueva Segovia is highlighted by an agro-industrial trade fair and street dancing competition. In Lallo, the Cabibi Festival every August depicts the “cabibi” (clam) as an enduring major source of livelihood for those living along the banks of Cagayan River.  The town of Lal-lo, Cagayan – north of the capital city of Tuguegarao (which is itself 483 kilometers north of Manila) – is trying to recover its lost glory. It was, after all, during olden days an important religious and political center in the Cagayan Valley. Continue reading

Kariyawan Festival in Monkayo

BulawanThe Kariyawan Festival is held annually in Monkayo, Compostela Valley province. Celebrated in late August through early September, this festival is a thanksgiving for the municipality’s rich agricultural harvest and abundant mineral resources. It features street dances depicting its wealth of cultural heritage and trade fairs. The festival features pageantry with a Monkayo queen from one of the prominent families of the place, and a cockfight at the Monkayo Sports complex,where cockfighting aficionados from all over the province converge

Nuang Festival in San Augustin

CarabaoThe Nuang Festival is held every September in San Augustin, Isabela Province. The town features activities highlighting the more than 500 water buffalos of the town with buffalo parade, buffalo milking contest, buffalo race and other games in cooperation with the research and outreach office of the Isabela State University. Despite the introduction of mechanized agriculture, the carabao (Bubalus Bubalis Carabanesis) remains a farmer’s indispensable helpmate in the fields. This beast of burden is honoured in the Nuang Festival of San Agustin as are the products the carabao enables farmers to produce. The town boasts of over 300 heads and farmers bring them over to the poblacion (town center) for the festival. To get the cattle there, Continue reading

Kagayhaan Festival in Cagayan de Oro

Kagayhaan Festival Misamis OrientalKagayhaan Festival is held every August in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental Province. It is Cagayan’s local answer to Mardi Gras and celebrated during the annual feast of the city´s patron St. Augustine. Traditionally done in a 3-hour parade of civic military groups, the event is colored by participation of contigents in bedecked costumes, choreographed movements, lively sounds and gimmickry to bring out desired theme or social message. Added attractions are the inclusion of huge floats in parade and school drum and bugle corps.