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Festivals & Events

Philippines Festivals and Events

Festivals in Philippines (January – June)

 

Three Kings Festival

Throughout the Country
January

This is just an excuse for a festival, as it marks the official end of Christmas.



Philippine Game Fishing Tournament

Sta Ana, Philippines
January

 



Kuraldal

Sasmuan and Pampanga, Philippines
January

 

 

Feast of the Black Nazarene

Manila, Philippines
January

 



Kabankalong Sinulog

La Carlota, Philippines
January

This is a wild street party held on the second Sunday of the month.



Sinulog

Cebu City, Philippines
January

This is street party held on the third Sunday of the month.



Ati-Atihan

Kalibo, Philippines
January

This week long festival in Philippines goes a bit crazy in the streets of Kalibo, as people paint their faces with black soot and dance in costume.

 

 

Black Nazarene Procession

Manila, Philippines
January

This Festival in Philippines is the largest annual procession in Asia's only majority Catholic country and it centres around a life-size statue of Christ carved from ebony.

Thousands of worshippers trail the Black Nazarene through the streets to try to brush past it, as a single touch is said to produce miracles. As a result many people usually get hurt doing so.



International Bamboo Festival

Las Pinas City, Philippines
February

 

 

Annual Philippines Poker Run & Motorcycle Rodeo

Damaguete City, Philippines
February

 

 

Carabao-Carroza Festival

Ravia, Philippines
March

 



Holy Week Lenten Rituals

Throughout the Country
April

 



Crucifixion

San Fernando, Philippines
April

Locals play out Christ's agony; all dressed up, beaten by whips and some finally nailed for real to the crosses.

 



Rodeo Masbateno

Masbate, Philippines
April

This is a rodeo in Filipino style and its held over five days



Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo Festival

Throughout the Country
May

 

 

Carabao Festival

Pulilan and Bulacanl, Philippines
May

 

 

Pahiyas

Lucban and Sariaya, Philippines
May

This is a parade and flower festival as the residents decorate their house up

 

 

Pullilan Carabao Festival

Manila, Philippines
January

This Festival in Philippines has water buffalo's dressed up and parade through the streets. The festival honours Filipino patron saint San Isidro Labrador, and gives thanks to him for the harvest.

 

 

Independence Day

Throughout the Country
June 12th



Parada Ng Lechon (Roast Pig Feast)

Balayan, Philippines
June 24th

 

 

 

 

 

Festivals in Philippines (July – December)

 

Pagoda Sa Wawa

Balayan, Philippines
July

 

 

Sandugo Festival

Bohol, Philippines
July



Aurora Festival

Tanjay, Philippines
August

 

Kalibongan Festival

Kidapawan City, Philippines
August

 

 

Kadayawan Sa Dabaw

Davao City, Philippines
August

 

Nuestra Senora de Penafrancia

Naga City, Philippines
September

This is an event when thousands of people make a pilgrimage to Naga City



Kaamulan Festival

Malaybalay, Philippines
September

This is a festival in the hill tribe area of the country and it has local food and and ritual dancing.

 

 

Masskara Festival

Bacolod City, Philippines
October

This festival in Philippines has thousands of people that parade the streets wearing masks and sporting huge painted smiles.

 

 

Lanzones Festival

Camiguin Island, Philippines
October

 

 

Feast of San Clemente/Gigantes

Angono and Rizal, Philippines
November


 

Giant Lantern Festival

San Fernando and Pampanga, Philippines
December

 

Binirayan

San José, Philippines
December

 

 



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