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Iloilo

Pintados de Pasi Festival

Pintados de Pasi Festival is a cultural and historical festival and founding anniversary held in the inland city of Passi in Iloilo, Philippines every March, coinciding the date that Passi was granted cityhood status which is March 14, 1998. Thus, the festival is a blend of commemorating the proud tribal culture of body-painting of pintados […]

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Metro Manila

Aliwan Festival

Aliwan Festival is a cultural festival held in Metro Manila, Philippines every April. It is a three-day grand fiesta that brings together contingents from different regions, provinces, cities, and towns in the country. Major competitions include street dance, float, and festival queen search called Reyna ng Aliwan. Special awards in best folkloric performance, best costume, […]

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Leyte

Pintados Festival

Pintados Festival, also known as Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival, is a cultural and religious festival held in honor of Sto. Niño in the city of Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines every June 27. A month-long celebration, it is also a commemoration of the pre-colonial body-painting tradition of pintados, the name that the Spanish colonizers gave to the native population […]

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Rizal

Higantes Festival

Higantes Festival is a month-long artistic, cultural, and religious festival held in the town of Angono, Rizal, Philippines every November. Dedicated in honor of St. Clement of Rome, also known as Pope Clement I, and as thanksgiving for good harvest, it is known for its grand fluvial parade in Laguna Lake and colorful giant puppets […]

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Negros Occidental

Panaad sa Negros Festival

Panaad sa Negros Festival is a agricultural, cultural, and environmental festival held in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines every April. Considered the mother of all festivals in the province and also its summer festival, it gathers all of its cities and municipalities that participate in various activities, competitions, and events. It is also a […]

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Negros Occidental

MassKara Festival

MassKara Festival is a cultural and inaugural festival held in Bacolod City in Negros Occidental, Philippines every fourth Sunday of October. A month-long celebration, it is known as one of the biggest festivals in the country and for its Carnival-esque street parades complete with performers in colorful, ornamented masks and tribal wear. Masks are all […]

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Marinduque

Moriones Festival

Moriones Festival is a folk-religious festival held in the island of Marinduque, Philippines during Holy Week usually in the month of March and/or April. A movable festival, its schedule relies on the timing of the Jewish Passover. It is widely known for penitents in elaborate mask and costumes. Furthermore, it is listed as one of […]

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Benguet

Panagbenga Festival

Panagbenga Festival is a cultural, flower, and environmental festival held in Baguio City in Benguet, Cordillera Administrative Region, Philippines beginning in the first of February every year. The only festival in the city, its calendar of activities lasts over a month and likewise celebrates indigenous people in Cordillera. It is singularly marked with colorful grand […]

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Quezon

Pahiyas Festival

Pahiyas Festival is a food, harvest, and religious festival in honor of San Isidro Labrador (St. Isidore the Worker) held in the town of Lucban, Quezon, Philippines every 15th of May. It is officially named Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival. Blending religious veneration to the saint, the town’s patron and the patron of farmers in […]

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Iloilo

Dinagyang Festival

Dinagyang Festival is a cultural and religious celebration in honor of Sto. Niño that is held in Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines every fourth Sunday of January. It is also a tribute to the oral tradition of Barter of Panay, where aborigines reportedly agreed to exchange their territories with gifts from Malay settlers. Over the years, […]