Annual Festivities in the Philippines

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  • Aliwan Festival

    Dubbed as The Mother of All Fiestas, it gathers all different cultural festivals of the Philippines in Star City Complex in Pasay City.

  • Angono Higantes Festival

    In the Arts Center of the Philippines, Angono, pahadores carry these gigantic paper-mâché giants in honor of their patron saint, San Clemente, the patron saint of fishermen.

  • Ati-atihan Festival

    The festival, held every third week of January, has inspired many other Philippine Festivals, including the Sinulog and Dinagyang, all in the honor of Sto. Niño.

  • Bacolod Masskara Festival

    Happening every third weekend of October nearest October 19, it is coined from mass (a multitude of people), and the Spanish word cara (face).

  • Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day

    In hope of peace, closer family ties, and to attract prosperity, Filipino-Chinese communities in the country celebrate Chinese New Year.

  • Dinagyang Festival

    Another festival in honor of the Sto. Niño held at the fourth Sunday of January in Iloilo where barangay tribes are dancing in celebration and in competition

  • Lucban Pahiyas Festival

    Held in Lucban, Quezon every 15 May in honor of the patron saint of farmers, St Isidore the Labourer, the festival features houses decorated with colorful kiping.

  • Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

    It showcases hot air balloons, skydiving, flag jumps, parachute gliders, airplane exhibition, and kite flying. It happens between January and February.

  • Philippine International Pyromusical Competition

    Manila is painted with colorful spectacle of firework displays and sounds from the world's leading pyrotechnic experts happening in SM Mall of Asia.

  • Sagada Panag-apoy Festival

    Every first of November, Sagada folks gather at the Christian cemetery hill to remember their loved ones who passed away by burning pinewoods instead of traditional candles.

  • University of the Philippines Fair

    It is an annual musical festival featuring the best and upcoming OPM bands and artists happening at Sunken Garden grounds in the University of the Philippines, Diliman every Valentine's week.