Araw ng Panabo, which translates to Panabo Day, is a cityhood anniversary in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, Philippines every March 31. The date may be declared a special non-working holiday by executive issuance. An example was Proclamation No. 1322 in 2022. History of Panabo City Panabo City is located in the Davao Region, which […]
The Philippines is known the world over as a place of beautiful natural wonders. It attracts millions of foreign tourists who are drawn to its white sand beaches and pristine waters every year. And it is definitely a must-see destination too for its rich and colorful festivals.
Festivals are called fiesta or piyesta locally. They are crowd-drawing events and a prominent annual cultural experience of every Filipino regardless of class and background. These are celebrations that are conducted everywhere, from national down to the level of barangay (the smallest political unit), all year round that the country is famous for being “fiesta islands”.
Below is the list of top festivals in the Philippines.
Alaminos Cityhood Anniversary
Alaminos Cityhood Anniversary remembers the transformation of Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines from a town to a city in 2001 every March 28. The city also celebrates the Hundred Islands Festival together with the feast of its patron saint, St. Joseph, every March 19. In some years (for example in 2016, 2019, and 2023), the Hundred Islands […]
Hundred Islands Festival
Hundred Islands Festival is a cultural, tourist, and religious festival held in Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines every March 19. It is celebrated in conjunction with the feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of the city. Another celebration every March 28 is the Alaminos Cityhood Anniversary. History of Hundred Islands Festival Alaminos City is known […]
Tobacco Festival is a festival of culture, history, agriculture, and cityhood in the city of Candon, Ilocos Sur, Philippines every March. Besides celebrating the tradition and identity of its people as well as the tobacco industry, the fest commemorates the Cry of Candon during the Philippine Revolution every March 25th and its transformation to a […]
Tabaco City Charter Day
Tabaco City Charter Day is celebrated every March 24 for the cityhood of Tabaco, Albay, Philippines. The date may be a special nonworking holiday through executive issuance (such as Proclamation No. 1319 in 2022). History of Tabaco City Spanish colonizer Luiz Enriquez de Guzman may have been the first Spaniard to explore the province of […]
Araw ng San Juan
Araw ng San Juan, translated to San Juan Day, is a yearly commemoration of the founding of San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines as an independent municipality in 1907 every March 27. The date is a holiday by virtue of Republic Act No. 7669 that became a law on January 10, 1994. History of San […]
Las Piñas Founding and Cityhood Anniversary in Las Piñas, Metro Manila, Philippines every March 26 and March 27. History of Las Piñas In the past, it was part of Parañaque that was mostly inhabited by people engaged in fishing and salt-making. Christianity was introduced by Augustinian missionary Fray Diego Cera in 1797 and in 1819, […]
Ligao Cityhood Founding Anniversary
Ligao Cityhood Founding Anniversary celebrates the conversion of then municipality of Ligao, Albay, Philippines to a city in 2001 every March 24. The date is also a special nonworking holiday by virtue of Republic Act No. 11113, a law that was signed on October 30, 2018. History of Ligao The City of Ligao is a […]
Kadalag-an Festival, also called Victorias City Charter Day, celebrates the cityhood of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Philippines every March 21. The twenty-first of March every year is a special nonworking holiday in the city by virtue of Republic Act No. 9643 that was signed by approved by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on June 11, 2009. […]
San Fernando Cityhood Anniversary
San Fernando Cityhood Anniversary celebrates the conversion of then municipality of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines to a city in 1996 every March 20. The twentieth of March is declared a holiday through Republic Act No. 8945 that became a law on Auguust 24, 2000 and may be declared special nonworking holiday through executive issuances […]