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Rizal

Hamaka Festival

Hamaka Festival, also known as Hamaka Festival: Araw ng Pasasalamat, is a week-long cultural and thanksgiving festival in Taytay, Rizal, Philippines every third Sunday of February. It celebrates the garments and woodworking industries of the town. Taytay is touted as the Garments and Woodworks Capital of the Philippines. The date may be declared a holiday […]

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Cebu

Sinanggiyaw Festival

Sinanggiyaw Festival is a cultural, harvest, and religious festival in the municipality of Dumanjug, Cebu, Philippines every October 4. It is a an expression of thanksgiving for bountiful harvest and its schedule coincides with the fiesta of St. Francis of Asisi, the patron saint of the town. It is one of the fests that participates […]

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Quezon

Mayohan Festival

Mayohan Festival is a cultural and religious festival in the city of Tayabas, Quezon, Philippines every May 15. The fifteenth of May may be a special nonworking holiday in the city by virtue of presidential proclamations (like Proclamation No. 997 signed by President Benigno Aquino III on April 16, 2015). The fest is popular for […]

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Isabela

Gawagaway-yan Festival

Gawagaway-yan Festival is a cultural festival and cityhood anniversary of the city of Cauayan, Isabela, Philippines every March 30. The city also celebrates the feast of its patroness, Our Lady of the Pillar, every October. History of Cauayan City The Gaddang people were thought to be pioneers in what is now the city of Cauayan, […]

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Mountain Province

Begnas di Bauko Festival

Begnas di Bauko Festival is the annual cultural festival in the municipality of Bauko, Mountain Province, Philippines every March 9. At times, the date is a holiday such as in 2018 by virtue of Proclamation No. 440. Etymology The word begnas means thanksgiving in the mother tongue of the townsfolk. It refers to rituals and […]

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Negros Occidental

Kali-Kalihan Festival

Kali-Kalihan Festival is the annual celebration of culture, bountiful harvest, martial arts, tradition, and founding anniversary in the town of Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, Philippines every February 9. It commemorates the founding of the town by virtue of Batas Pambansa Bilang 336 in 1983. In addition, it pays tribute to the ancient Filipino kali […]

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Cebu

Utanon Festival

Utanon Festival celebrates the culture, food, and agriculture in Dalaguete, a southern town of Cebu, Philippines every February 10. Founded by Mayor Andrade H. Alcantara, considered the father of Utanon Festival, it is an annual thanksgiving for abundant harvest of agricultural produce that the town is known for. It is also organized in conjunction with […]

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Negros Occidental

Pasidungog Festival

Pasidungog Festival is the yearly Charter Day celebration of the cityhood of Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines every February 11 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8489. The day is at times declared a special non-working holiday in the city through proclamations issued by the Office of the President. The city of Talisay also celebrates the […]

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Isabela

Bambanti Festival

Bambanti Festival is an annual cultural and thanksgiving festival in the province of Isabela, Philippines every fourth week of January. A week-long celebration and the biggest festival in the province, it is also known as Isabela’s Scarecrow Festival. It is a multi-awarded event, having garnered the Aliw Award for Best Festivals Practices and Performance from […]

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Pangasinan

Pistay Dayat

Pistay Dayat is a cultural, environmental, and thanksgiving festival held in the province of Pangasinan every first of May. It is also known as Festival of the Sea, Sea Festival, or Seaside Festival. A province-wide and weeks-long observance, it is celebrated as summertime thanksgiving among fishing folks for the harvests from the sea that they […]