Southern Leyte

First Holy Mass in the Philippines Anniversary

First Holy Mass in the Philippines Anniversary, also known as First Easter Mass in the Philippines Anniversary, is held in Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte, Philippines every March 31st. As the primary highlight of the Sinugdan Festival organized by the local government, this annual event commemorates the first Catholic mass that took place in 1521. It […]


Balayong Festival

Balayong Festival is a cultural festival and founding anniversary in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines every March 14. It is an annual celebration of history as it remembers the beginning of Puerto Princesa in the 19th century. Its calendar of activities showcases a diverse array of festivities, cultural performances, and environmental initiatives. Etymology Balayong Festival draws […]


Malaybalay City Charter Day

Malaybalay City Charter Day is celebrated in the city of Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines every March 22. The date is a special working holiday by virtue of Republic Act No. 8813 that was signed by President Joseph Estrada on August 21, 2000. The city is also the venue of the Kaamulan Festival every March 10. History […]


Panagyaman Festival in Pura

Panagyaman Festival is a rice festival in the municipality of Pura, Tarlac, Philippines every second Sunday of March. This annual event is an expression of gratitude of the town, particularly as a town-wide cultural outlet to say thanks to the townsfolk who worked tirelessly towards the progress and development of the town. It is distinct […]

Ilocos Norte

Guling-Guling Festival

Guling Guling Festival is a cultural and religious festival in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines as a prelude to the Lenten season. Its schedule falls on the Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday, the day that marks the beginning of Lent so it can occur between February 3 and March 9. Etymology Guling-guling originates from guling, a word […]

La Union

Sillag Festival

Sillag Festival, also known as Sillag Poro Point Festival of Lights, is a tourism and summer festival held at Poro Point Freeport Zone in the city of San Fernando, La Union, Philippines generally taking place every first week of April. Etymology Sillag Festival comes from sillag, an Ilokano word for moonbeam or lunar light. History […]


Urdaneta City Charter Day

Urdaneta City Charter Day is held in Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, Philippines every March 21. It remembers the historic transformation of Urdaneta from a municipality to a city in 1998. History of Urdaneta City It is said that in the past, Urdaneta City was called Organita that means a “small unit.” It was inhabited by people […]


Tinapa Festival

Tinapa Festival is a founding anniversary and cultural festival held in Pio Duran, Albay, Philippines every March 13. It celebrates the historic conversion to a municipality in 1964, as well as its rich culture and tradition. Etymology The name of Tinapa Festival comes from tinapa, meaning smoked fish. History of Tinapa Festival In the past, […]


Mambusao Founding Anniversary

Mambusao Founding Anniversary is celebrated in the town of Mambusao, Capiz, Philippines every March 29. It commemorates the founding of the town in the 17th century. The date may be declared a special nonworking holiday through presidential proclamations. History of Mambusao The name Mambusao may have come from the act of removing busao, the poisonous […]


Araw ng Binganonan

Araw ng Binganonan (Binangonan Day), also known as Binangonan Founding Anniversary, is celebrated in Binangonan, Rizal, Philippines every March 29. It is an annual event, which is also known as Aba! Festival, that recalls the birth of Binangonan as an independent town in 1900. The date may be declared a special nonworking holiday through presidential […]