Pahinungod Festival in Carrascal

Pahinungod Festival in Surigao del SurThe Pahinungod Festival in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur province is held every July. The festival commemorates the feast of the Scapular of Mount Carmel. Various music and dances are performed in the streets of Carrascal. A mardi gras where different contingents from other towns competes with the winner receiving a cash prize from the local Government.This festival is held to commemorate the feast of the Scapular of Mount Carmel. Various music and dances are performed in the streets of Carrascal. A mardi gras where different contingents from other towns competes with the winner receiving a cash prize from the local Government.

 

T’nalak Festival in Koronadal

T’nalak Festival South CotabatoThe T’nalak Festival is an annual celebration in Koronadal that commemorates the Foundation Anniversary of the dynamic South Cotabato province. Celebrated in July, this festival is named after a woven cloth created and woven by the women of the province’s T’boli tribe. T’nalak is an indigenous term for a colourful way of weaving the abaca cloth.The abaca cloth is chosen as the festival icon and it symbolizes the blending of culture, strength and unity of the various ethnic groups living in the province. This celebration kicks off with the Dayana Civic Parade highlighted by a float and cheer dance competition and closes with Continue reading

Hudyaka Festival in Laguindingan

Hudyaka Festival Misamis OrientalThe Hudyaka Festival is held every July in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental province. This festival depicts the rich Maranao culture with pageantry and war dance performed by warriors & fan dance by the Maranao maidens. The Hudyaka Festival is held during Araw ng Lanao del Norte.

Pamukad Festival in Enrique Villanueva

Pamukad Festival SiquijorThe Pamukad Festival is held every July 14th in the municipality of Enrique Villanueva in Siquijor. Expressing greatness, joy and thanksgiving of the bountiful catch of fish through the intercession of the Divine power, the Pamukad demonstrated the different fishing routines and rituals of the fisher folks. The festival is held couple of days before July 16 every year which is the town’s fiesta celebration. Drawing guests and visitors from outside areas, the festival has previously featured some of the town’s most colorful displays of ceremony and pageantry, brimmed with the Talntinganons’ talent, natural beauty and indomitable spirit via their performances. Streets were generally lined with Continue reading

Saulog sa Tanjay

Saulog sa Tanjay FestivalThe Sinulog de Tanjay, re-invented as a celebration (“saulog”) to distinguish it from other sinulogs in the region. Field presentations followed by street dances recreate the old battles between Christians and invading moros. Focal point is the iconic patron Señor Santiago, St. James the Greater, astride a white horse, whose intercession resolves the conflict and establishes peace and progress in Negros Oriental’s oldest settlement and first parish. Held on July 24, eve of the patron’s feast and Tanjay City fiesta. Continue reading

Sinarapan Festival in Buhi

Sinarapan Festival San BuenaventuraThe Sinarapan Festival showcases the world’s largest fish locally known as “sinarapan” which is found abundant in the area. Various activities are lined up highlighted by the float competition. The festival aims to enrich the town’s culture and tradition as well as develop livelihood opportunities of its local community. In Barangay San Buenaventura, Buhi, Camarines Sur, just right besides Lake Buhi, there is a species of fish that is being cultivated by its residents called the Sinarapan. It is touted as one of the world’s largest, if not the largest, fish being bred; however, unlike its cousins which also carry that name but is popularly known as Continue reading

Sandugo Festival in Tagbilaran

Sandugo Festival BoholThe Sandugo Festival is an annual historical celebration that takes place every year in Tagbilaran City, and is the biggest festival in Bohol. Sandugo refers to the blood compact between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna. The blood compact signified the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and the Filipinos. During this festival, the main highlight is the street dancing competition, but there are many more events happening at this time like; Boholano bands performing every night at the Tagbilaran City Pier, the beauty pageant called Miss Bohol Sandugo, and of course, the traditional portrayal of the Sandugo event. Continue reading

Maubanog Festival in Mauban

Maubanog Festival QuezonThe Maubanog Festival is a seven day cultural extravaganza that features the town’s colorful history amiable people, tasty cuisine and of course, its locally fermented only-in-Mauban nipa wine! Known for its unique aroma and tangy taste, the nipa wine, popularly known as lambanog, is one of Mauban’s top agricultural produce. Fermented for a number of weeks from nipa leaves, local wine makers from some 20 barangays of Mauban sell their produce locally and yet are looking forward to selling overseas as the present administration ties up with the Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Agriculture to improve its taste and explore a myriad of possibilities. And Continue reading

Sublian Festival in Batangas City

Sublian Festival BatangasThe Sublian festival, a two week long celebration which culminates every year on the 23rd of July, is rooted in the Batangueños devotion to the town’s patron: the Holy Cross in Bauan and Agoncillo, and the Sto. Niño in Batangas City. This religious devotion translated to a dance from indigenous to Batangas: the Subli. Traditionaly performed to the accompaniment of drums and chanting, the Subli praises the Patron in a combination of poetry, movement and music. Today, the Sublian festival features not just devotional dance-song but street dancing indigenous Filipino games, Harana (serenades), the Lupakan, Continue reading

Lubid Festival in Malilipot

Lubid Festival AlbayThe town of Malilipot in Albay is famous within the province not just as an emerging tourist destination especially during summertime with its alluring beaches, but also its growing abaca industry which is comprising a portion of the provincial supply of the said product and at the same time being exported domestically and internationally. It is in this light that its municipal government has created the Lubid Festival (Lubid is the local name of abaca or hemp) which is celebrated annually on July 12th. The Lubid Festival is a week long celebration showcasing abaca hemp – locally known as lubid which the municipality is Continue reading