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World Famous and Most Popular Philippine Festival, Fiestas, and Cultural Event
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Popular Philippine Festivals and Cultural Calendar that are world renowned. People in the Philippines is known to be festival lovers. Festivals are celebrated in the Philippines by honoring patron saints, some festivals is to commemorate an event in history or show gratitude for a good harvest. Festivals in the Philippines are celebrated to boost up tourism and to attract tourist. Here are some of the festivals in the Philippines that are popular and known to the world.

Ati-Atihan Festival: The Ati-Atihan, held every third sunday of January in the town of Kalibo, Aklan, is the wildest among Philippine fiestas.

Panagbenga Festival: Also known as Baguio Flower Festival celebrates the festival in February and the highlights of the festivities includes flower, flower exhibits, lectures, garden tours, floral contest and a parade of floats.

Lanzones Festival: Celebrated every October in Mambadjao Camiguin with a weekend street dancing, parade and beauty pageant.

Feast of the Black Nazarene: Every January 9, thousands of devotees from all walks of life come to the district of Quiapo to take part in the procession as a way of strengthening their faith or fulfilling their "panata" (vow) to Lord.

Cutud Lenten Rites: Holy Week re-enactment of Christ’s Passion and Death complete with a passion play culminating with the actual nailing of at least three flagellants to a wooden cross atop the makeshift Calvary in San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga.

Dinagyang Festival: The Dinagyang Festival is a very colorful festival that the people are shouting the thundering words of "Hala Bira" and makes the celebration so lively. Dinagyang Festival is celebrated every fourth Sunday of January.

Flores de Mayo in Manila: The Flores de Mayo tradition is an enduring expression of Filipino Catholic religiosity celebrated every year during May.

Giant Lantern Festival: An annual festival held in December (Saturday before Christmas Eve) in The City of San Fernando. It features competition of giant lanterns. San Fernando is tagged as Christmas Capital of the Philippines.

Higantes Festival: Celebrated on the 23rd of November in Angono town. It features mache giants that were caricatures of people.

Paraw Regatta Festival: The Iloilo Paraw (sailboat) Regatta is a race among native outriggers in the strait between Guimaras Island and Iloilo City.

Kadayawan sa Dabaw: Davao is very alive every third week of August and this festival is celebrated together with the harvesting of fruits and blooming of flowers.

Kinabayo Festival: Held every July 24 in Dapitan City, This festival is an exotic and colorful pageant re-enacting the Spanish-Moorish wars, particularly the Battle of Covadonga.

Kuraldal Festival: This Festival is Kapampangan equivalent of Obando's Sta. Clara and Cebu's Sto. Niño festivals, in which devotees dance their prayers and petitions.

Bonok-Bonok Maradjao Karadjao Festival: A colorful festival showcasing the Surigaonon’s Tribal Culture through street dancing celebrated every September 9.

MassKara Festival: This festival is a Mardi Gras like celebration that masked and costumed street dancers, with fairs and carnivals. Bacolod City celebrates this festival in the third weekend of October that is close to October 19.

Moriones Festival: The festival is the most unique festival in the world. The Moriones festival is celebrated in Marinduque every Holy Week.

Mudpack Festival: The festival is a symbolic celebration of man’s return to primitive time when he was closer to nature. It is celebrated on June 23-24 in Mambukal Murcia, Negros Occidental.

Pahiyas festival: Every May 15, the fronts of houses in Lucban, Quezon are are elaborately decorated with brightly colored rice wafer, called kiping, a type of rice dough made from a traditional recipe.

Parada ng Lechon Festival: Parade of golden-red and crispy roasted pigs. This feast is commemorate Balayan, Batangas patron saint St. John on June 24.

Pintados Kasadyahan Festival: The Pintados festival of Tacloban City is a Filipino festival with its own unique flavor. Celebrated every 29th of June.

Pintaflores Festival: This festival combines two events, the Nabingkalan Tattoo Festival and the Dances of Flowers. Celebrated every November 3-5.

Sandugo Festival: Also known as Blood Compact Commemoration, is an annual historical event in Tagbilaran, Bohol. This festival is celebrated every March 16.

Sinulog Festival: Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Niño. The dance is performed to seek help from the Santo Niño. This popular festival is celebrated in the 3rd Sunday of January.

Viva Vigan Festival: Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts promote the unique but historic culture and arts of the Biguenos. This festival is celebrated from April 28 - May 7.

Zamboanga La Hermosa Festival: Zamboanga La Hermosa Festival or the popularly known as Fiesta Pilar, is held in honor of the miraculous image of Our Lady of the Pilar at the legendary Fort Pila. This Festival is celebrated from October 1 to 12.


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