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Palanyog Festival

Palanyog Festival is a coconut and rice festival in Palapas, Ligao City, Albay, Philippines every second Saturday of October. It is held in conjunction with the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Its name is a combination of palay, which refers to rice, and niyog, which refers to coconut. The town is know […]

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Legazpi City Charter Day

Legazpi City Charter Day is celebrated annually in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines every June 12. Its cityhood was pursuant to Republic Act No. 2234 that was approved in 1959. The date is a national holiday as the charter day observance is simultaneous with the Philippines’ Independence Day. The city also celebrates the Ibalong Festival every […]

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Tabak Festival

Tabak Festival is the annual founding anniversary and religious festival in Tabaco City, Albay, Philippines every June 24. The date of its yearly celebration coincides with the feast day of St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the city since the Spanish times. Its calendar often spans for two weeks, and the feast day […]

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Magayon Festival

Magayon Festival, also called Daragang Magayon Festival, is a month-long cultural festival in the province of Albay, Philipines every May. Albay also celebrates the Albay Day every April 3. History of Magayon Festival Magayon Festival comes from magayon, which means beautiful, and Daragang Magayon Festival means beautiful maiden (daragang meaning young lady). The festival began […]

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Albay Day

Albay Day is the founding anniversary of the province of Albay, Philippines every April 3. The date is a special non-working holiday in the entire province by virtue of Republic Act No. 11119 signed by President Rordrigo Duterte on October 30, 2018. There are some years that Albay Day is held in time with the […]

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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). The city also celebrates Tabak Festival every June 24. History of Tabaco City Spanish colonizer Luiz Enriquez de Guzman may have […]

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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 […]

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Cagsawa Festival

Cagsawa Festival is an annual celebration of Cagsawa Ruins, a National Cultural Treasure located in the village of Busay in the municipality of Daraga, Albay, Philippines every February. It is a fest that puts into center stage the beautiful landscape and history of Cagsawa, its popular ruins often photographed with Mt. Mayon in the background. […]

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Ibalong Festival

Ibalong Festival is a cultural, historical, and sports festival held in the city of Legazpi in the province of Albay, Philippines every August. It is a celebration of the history of the founding of Bicol as contained in Ibalong epic that was created before the Spanish conquest and passed down as oral history until it […]