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20 examples of festivals in the Philippines
a.) History of the each festivals

1.) Panagbenga Festival in Baguio - History of the Panagbenga The Panagbenga started with just an idea that Baguio City should, like other towns and cities in the Philippines, have it's own "fiesta" or festival celebration.
Having been created a city by the Americans during their occupation of the Philippines, Baguio did not start as a town during the Spanish colonial period that had a patron saint with a feast day.Its charter day anniversary is on September 1, which falls right in the middle of the country's rainy season, which does not allow for parades and other outdoor activities that usually are the highlight of such celebrations. In 1995 when Atty. Damaso E. Bangaoet, Jr., proposed the idea of organizing a flower festival to be held in February to the directors of the John Hay Poro Point Development Corporation, his suggestion received their immediate approval.Thereafter the idea was presented to the different sectors of Baguio society and their response, also warm and immediate, eventually grew as a wellspring of community support.
The Panagbenga has always received huge media coverage because of the instaneous popularity it has enjoyed from the very beginning. Every year, visitors are treated to a display of the strength of the local community sprit as the residents stage the hottest show in the coolest city in the Philippines. 2.) Sinulog Festival in Cebu- Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it’s Sinulog. Historical accounts say that before Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan came to Cebu on April 7, 1521 to plant the cross on its shore and claim the country for the King of Spain, Sinulog was already danced by the natives in honor of their wooden idols and anitos. Then Magellan came and introduced Christianity. He gave the Santo Nino (image of the Child Jesus) as baptismal gift to Hara Amihan, wife of Cebu’s Rajah Humabon who was later named Queen Juana. At that time, not only the rulers were baptized but also about 800 of their subjects. Unfortunately, however, shortly after the conversion, Magellan went into a reckless adventure by fighting the reigning ruler of Mactan, Rajah Lapulapu, with only a handful of men. He died in the encounter. That was on April 27, 1521. Historians now say that during the 44 years between the coming of Magellan and Legaspi, the natives continued to dance the Sinulog. This time however, they danced it no longer to worship their native idols but a sign of reverence to the Santo Nino which is now enshrined at the San Agustin Church ( renamed Basilica Minore del Santo Nino). Of course, through the years since 1521, the dance was a small ritual danced by a few in front of wooden idols or before the Santo Nino. In fact, at the Santo Nino Church where the image is consecrated, only the candle vendors could be seen dancing the Sinulog and making offerings. During the Santo Nino fiesta which falls on the third Sunday of January, children dressed moro-moro costumes also dance the Sinulog. This was really no big event for Cebu City.
In 1980, however, David S. Odilao Jr., then Regional Director of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development (MYSD), organized the first ever Sinulog parade. He invited the physical education teachers for a meeting to discuss the organization of a Sinulog street dance parade. Nang Titang Diola of Mabolo was invited to give a demonstration at the Cebu Doctor’s College. The steps were analyzed and further enhanced by steps used by the candle vendors who performed in front of the church– The Basilica del Sto. Niño. With seven schools and universities, the physical education teachers spearheaded the first Sinulog Street Dance Parade. With financial support from then MYSD Regional Director David Odilao and Department of Education Culture and Sports, the schools were given an era to represent the history of Cebu from the primitive times to the present. Member schools of the Cebu Physical Education Association the University of San Carlos, Southwestern University, University of San Jose-Recoletos, University of Cebu, University of Southern Philippines, Cebu Institute of Technology and Cebu Doctor’s University. The street dance parade started from the Plaza Independencia and caught the imagination of the City of Cebu, which then thought of making the Sinulog a festival that would rival other festivals being held yearly in the country.

3.) Pahiyas Festival in Quezon- According to the oral and recorded history of Lucban, the Feast of Saint Isidore was first observed by the native Tagalogs who used to settle at the foot of Mt. Banahaw during the early Christianization of the natives of Lucban, Tayabas circa 1500. Then known as "MALUBAN" or "COLUMBAN", the whole community of Lucban conducted a simple celebration as a form of thanksgiving to the ANITOs for the good harvest of farm products such as palay, vegetables, fruits, and fish.
At harvest time, the farmers used to gather their harvests inside the chaplet ("tuklong"), where they used to converged and partake of a sumptuous meal. They drink "tuba" (natural wine) from the flower stalks of coconut, buri or cabo negro (kaong). The natives believed that by conducting this yearly merriment they are assured of another bountiful harvest for the following year.
When the first church was established in the present location, during the time of Captain
LUKAS MARTIN (1630) under the supervision of Fr. Alfonso de San Miguel (1628), evangelization of the natives became more pronounced. The natives cooperated with the helped the parish priest. During harvest time, the natives bring their select farm-produce inside the new and much bigger church where the parish priest used to bless the harvest as a form of thanksgiving to the Lord. As a result, the following year, the farmers experienced another plentiful harvest, thus intensifying beliefs and devotion to Saint Isidore (1595) as the intercessor of God's blessing to them.
As the years pass by, changes in the manner of celebrating and ceremonies of the Saint Isidore Festival were effected because the Church has become inadequate to accommodate the burgeoning harvests. So that after due consultations with the parish priest, it was agreed upon that the farmers harvests be displayed tight at the door steps in front of the house, where the parish priest can easily bless them as he make a round of the houses in the community as the procession, carrying the images of Saint Isidore and Sta. Maria Toribia, and the townspeople, passes by. Not contented with this change, the townspeople went on to outdo each other door steps that made the procession more lively and colorful.

4.) Moriones Festival in Marinduque- The Moriones Festival began around 1807 as a reenactment of Christ's crucifixion, revolving around the story of Longinus. It was started in Mogpog[->0] (now a town of Marinduque but at that time a barrio of Boac[->1] ) by the parish priest, Fr. Dionisio Santiago. It is now practiced in the other towns of Marinduque --Gasan[->2] ,Santa Cruz[->3] , and Buenavista[->4] — as well as in Mogpog[->5] and Boac[->6] .

5.) Ati- Atihan Festival in Aklan- A 13th century (c.1200 A.D.) event explains the origins of the festival. A group of 10 Malay[->7] chieftains called Datus[->8] , fleeing from the island of Borneo[->9] settled in the Philippines, and were granted settlement by the Ati[->10] people, the tribes of Panay Island[->11] . Datu Puti, Makatunaw's chief minister made a trade with the natives and bought the plains for a golden salakot, brass basins and bales of cloth. For the wife of the Ati chieftain, they gave a very long necklace. Feasting and festivities followed soon after.The Ati-Atihan was originally a pagan festival from this tribe practicing Animism, and their worshiping their anito[->12] god. Spanish[->13] missionaries gradually added a Christian meaning. Today, the Ati-Atihan is celebrated as a religious festival.

6.) HANE Festival in Tanay, Rizal- The festival begins when the soldiers fire the cannon with Bishop Gabriel Reyes, Rev. Fr. Noeh Elnar and Rev. Fr. Jose Evan Yuri Alumbro after the mass for the Anniversary of the Parish. 2011 is the 1st year for this festival. 7.)Kakanin Festival in San Mateo Rizal- “Kakanin Festival” which gives tribute to the town’s patron, Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu, and at the same time, remind the townsfolk and the world why San Mateo should be held as the ‘Philippine’s Kakanin Capital.’ 8.)The Feast of St. John the Baptist in San Juan- Filipinos appropriately commemorate the birth of St. John (other than the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. John the Baptist is the only saint whose birth is celebrated in the Christian liturgy; feasts of other saints are celebrated on the day of their death), who cleansed and prepared the people for the coming of Jesus Christ by baptizing them with water.
Matthew 3:11 quotes Saint John as saying: "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire." Children and grown-ups alike line up the streets and generously douse passersby or unsuspecting commuters and visitors with water, with the traditional “basaan” or "buhusan" (dousing of water)- supposedly to remind them of their baptism. They also enjoy engaging in water wars and other wet games using dippers, pails, hoses and even water pistols. Older persons my fill their ancient coconut shells with perfumed water to sprinkle on passersby. In rural areas, people take a swim at the beach, in a nearby river, or at a local spring, believing that a little exposure to water today, even just a sprinkle or splash, will bring God's blessings. This popular custom is practiced as they recall San Juan's life and mission. That is why in some places, passing buses, cars, and jeeps become the targets of water splashed and thrown about with reckless gusto.Unfortunately, the tradition is being threatened by killjoys or local bullies who douse car owners or jeepney riders wuth water from open ditches. Their actions have made others question the very idea of the festivity. Filipinos from different parts of the country celebrate this feast in various ways. Four of the most popular celebrations can be witnessed in Balayan, Batangas[->14] , Calumpit, Bulacan[->15] , Aliaga, Nueva Ecija[->16] and in San Juan City[->17] , Metro Manila[->18] . 9.) Pineapple Festival in Daet- The Pineapple Festival (or "Pinyasan" as it is called by the locals) is considered to be the most colorful festival in Camarines Norte. The festival started in 1992, and is about the province's prime agricultural product, which is the "Queen of Formosa" pineapple. Noted for its sweetness and flavor, this kind of pineapple is produced only in Camarines Norte, thereby making it a specialty in the province. The festival goes on for about 10 days, and several events are held in the municipality. The festival aims to promote the culture of Daet and its citizens. The Pineapple Festival is held every 15–24 June annually initiated by Mayor Tito Sarte Sarion

10.) Pili Festival in Sorsogon- Many of Sorsogon festivals are actually religious in nature. One of its festivals, however, Pili Festival is actually a celebration of the Pili tree which is indigenous to the province. This coincides with Sorsogon City’s annual fiestas in honor of St. Paul and St. Peter. The Pili festival and the fiesta of St. Paul and St. Peter are celebrated in the month of June. Participants dance down the streets wearing Pili-inspired costumes. This street dancing event actually highlights the celebration.
11.) Padaraw Festival in Bulan, Sorsogon- Town Fiesta celebrated to honor Bulan’s patron saint, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The festivities are an expression of this coastal community’s gladness and thanksgiving for God’s bounties and gifts. Padaraw also expresses not only the bounties of the sea but of the plains and mountains as well, for which the people of Bulan give thanks to God.
12.) Lubid-Lubid Festival and Cow Parade in Tiaong, Quezon- The idea of the festival revolved around paying tribute to the cows. But instead of showcasing real cows in their annual parade, the local government decided to depict cows in their dancing because based from the legend where the named of Tiaong came from the mowing of the cow. A competition among elementary and high school students, the choreograph street dancing was an attraction by itself. Students and their colorful costumes with some dresses like a cow brought delight the audience. Conduct during the town fiesta (June 24), a social festivities where an executive committee is created souvenir program published showcasing the origin of Tiaong, people who have given their life for the towns growth.
13.) Agawan Festival in Sariaya, Quezon- The joyous preparations for the feast of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers and laborers, begin at the eve of May 14. The people select the best among their cropsand don these on their windowsills, walls, in their colorful arañas and on the branches of young bamboo trees called bagacays. On May 15, the actual feast, the people wait for the processions bearing the image of the saint trail pass their houses. As soon as it does, a happy pandemonium follows as they let their bagacays fall stem-trimmings-and-all to the eager throng while each homeowner shower fruits and vegetables from his windowsill and let the people render bare his decorations which some hours ago he had taken pains to prepare. It is this generosity in spirit, this eagerness to share what they have to others which make the feast of San Isidro unique and meaningful in the company of Sariayahins.
14.) Harana't Sayaw Festival in Infanta, Quezon- “Harana” (or serenade) is one of the positive Filipino tradition and culture which was being practiced by the people from Infanta, Quezon and nearby municipalities in the early days. During those days, it is the appropriate means for a young bachelor to meet formally a young lady. The young man shall organize a small “harana” ensemble – size ranging from two (duet), three (trio) or five-man team, with one guitarist. With the silence of the night as their background, the team will serenade the young lady with amorous “kundimans” or Tagalog love songs. After two to three songs, the young lady will invite the group into their house for some conversation. During the conversation proper, songs shall also be exchanged between the young man and the young lady. After the “harana-getting -to-know-you” stage, the young bachelor will start courting the young dame through frequent visits, gifts, “panunuyo or paninilbihan” (i.e., voluntary service in the young lady´s household like chopping of firewood, fetching of water, etc.). After some time, the young man will propose to the lady of his dreams and if the dame replied “Yes” to his proposal, then the “pamamanhikan” will follow. If the parents of the lady agreed to the proposed wedding arrangements of the young bachelor´s family, then the wedding date shall be set, finally. The tradition of “harana” has been practiced by Infanta folks for the past decades. However, it is seldom practiced nowadays. In order to revive the “harana” tradition in the municipality, the local government unit of Infanta, through the collaborative effort of Infanta Local Tourism Council (ILTC), Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMA) and the Committee on Fiesta, will sponsor “Harana´t Sayaw 2006″ on the night of April 22, 2006. Nine (9) “harana” teams from nine (9) different barangay clusters or districts of Infanta, Quezon will compete for the prestige of being the “Harana 2006″ champion. Aside from the honors, the champion will likewise receive PhP 8,000.00 cash prize and a trophy. The first and second runners up will receive PhP 5,000.00 and PhP 3,000.00, respectively. In between performances of contestants, local folk dances shall be performed by students from different secondary schools and colleges in Infanta. However, their performances shall be an exhibition activity, not a competition. Lastly, aside from reviving “harana” and folk dances in the locality, the ILTC aims to develop/discover hidden cultural talents of Infanta residents that can also be tapped to promote the sustainable development of the local tourism.
15.) Mantawi Festival in Mandaue City, Cebu- The city of Mandaue and the festival is named after a tree that grew in abundantly in the shores of the Cebu. The cove was founded by Portuguese[->19] explorer Ferdinand Magellan[->20] on April 7, 1521 while in search for food and supplies. On the island a settlement was then built. The discovery of the cove, present day Tipolo[->21] , brought about the establishment of the first drydocking facility in the islands. In 1565, the Spanish[->22] explorer Miguel López de Legazpi[->23] arrived in the Philippines after five decades after the Magellan expedition and built the Philippines[->24] ' first drydock in the shores of Tipolo, about a few meters from the San Miguel Brewery Complex. The drydock was built by the facility served the Galleon ships that established trade with Mexico and Spain. From that beginning, Mandaue emerged as the industrial hub of the southern Philippines, the city of Mandaue.
16.) Panagyaman Festival in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya- The history of organized religion in the province of Nueva Vizcaya dates back to the year 1607 when the Dominican Order[->25] arrived at the hinterlands of the province to preach their beliefs. It was not until 1609, however, that the first settlement of a religious order was established in the southern half of the province. In 1702, a covenant was erected in Burubur at the foot of the Caraballo mountains[->26] in Santa Clara, which is now a barangay of the town of Aritao[->27]. It was on this site that the first mass in Nueva Vizcaya was celebrated and the first baptism of a Christian convert was held.

17.) Laguimanoc Festival in Padre Burgos, Quezon- Padre Burgos was formerly known as Laguimanoc due to the shape of the coastline which resembles the bill of a chicken or “manok”. Another version is that chickens were so abundant in the town that hawks always sweeped down the place to snatch chicks from their mother hens. When hawks flew overhead, as warning to their neighborhood, people shouted “Hawk Manok” or “Lawin-Manok”. On January 1, 1917 the village of Laguimanoc, which was formerly a barrio of Atimonan, became a municipality. Ten years after, the town’s council changed the name to Padre Burgos, in honor of one of our country’s martyrs. The streets were named after local leaders who rendered valuable services to the community. Because of the physical and topographic conditions of the town, four (4) sitios where clusters of houses were built became the main district of the town namely Campo, Burgos, Basiao and Bundok-Punta. The community converged to be in this particular spot because of its sea which made this town as port of Laguimanoc. In the early days this port offered a good wharf for vessels plying between Manila and Southern Luzon. This was also a port of call for ships exporting lumber to Europe during the Spanish regime. In this town was the residence of the “Alcalde Mar” or Port Officer. Business and other industries were prospering and people conglomerated in this spot. Spots of the historical interest are the wharf symbol of commercial progress, the old church with the old-fashioned “canyon” markers of the people’s religious faith, the Bag Cement Slabs and Stone quarries Mute Testimonies of the effervescent power and grandeur of the early foriegn settlers, the Hills near the railroad station where the Japs tortured and massacred civilians in the barrios of Marao and Polo where the Hunter’s Guerillas built their camps.

18.) Feast of Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila- The Black Nazarene statue was brought to Manila by the first group of Augustinian Recollect friars on May 31, 1606. The image was originally housed in the first Recollect church in Bagumbayan (now part of the Rizal Park), which was established on September 10, 1606, and placed under the patronage of Saint Juan Bautista Saint John the Baptist.

In 1608, the imageof the "Nazareno" was transferred to the second, bigger Recollect church dedicated to San Nicolas de Tolentino (Saint Nicholas of Tolentine). The Recollect Fathers dynamically promoted devotion to the Suffering of Our Lord represented by the image that in fifteen short years, the Cofradia de Santo Cristo Jesús Nazareno was established on April 21, 1621. The confraternity obtained Papal approval on April 20, 1650, from Pope Innocent X.

Sometime in the year 1787, then Archbishop of Manila, Basilio Sancho de Santas Junta y Rufina, ordered the transfer of the image the Nazareno to the church in Quiapo, again providently placed under the patronage of Saint John the Baptist.The Black Nazarene made a lot of miraculous things. These are the survival of the image from the great fires that destroyed Quiapo Church in 1791 and 1929, the great earthquakes of 1645 and 1863, and the destructive Bombing of Manila in 1945 during World War II. Today the head and the cross stay on the Altar Mayor of the Minor Basilica, and the original body image of the Black Nazarene is used in the processions. Other, even smaller replica can be found in other churches.

19.) Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City- The root word is dagyang. In Ilonggo, it means to make happy. Dinagyang is the present progressive word of the Ilonggo word, meaning making merry or merry-making. A religious and cultural activity, it is a celebration of Ilonggos whose bodies are painted with black in effect to imitate the black, small and slender Negritos who are the aborigines of Panay. The warriors are dressed in fashionable and colorful Aeta costumes and dance artistically and rhythmically with complicated formations along with the loud thrashing and sound of drums.

Before, Dinagyang was called Ati-atihan like that of the Kalibo festivity. History tells that it started when a replica of the image of Señor Sto. Niño was brought to the San Jose Parish Church in Iloilo from Cebu. The people of Iloilo honored the coming of the image and then became devotees. Until they made the day of the Image's arrival as his feast day which falls on the 4th Sunday of January. Since 1968, it was already considered a yearly celebration, culminated by a nine-day Novena, an Ati-ati contest and a fluvial procession on the last day.
Recognized now to the annual, socio-cultural-religious festival of Iloilo City, the word Dinagyang was made up by an old-timer, Ilonggo writer and radio broadcaster, the late Pacifico Sumagpao Sudario, and first used to name the festival when it was launched in 1977, to make it unique from other Ati-atihan celebrations.
Iloilo City's Dinagyang has its early beginnings in 1968, when a model of the image of Sr. Santo Ni¤o was brought from Cebu City to the San Jose Parish Church by Fr. Suplicio Ebderes, OSA with a delegation of Cofradia del Sto. Niño, Cebu members. The image and party were enthusiastically welcomed at Iloilo City by then parish priest of San Jose Church, Fr. Ambrosio Galindez, OSA, then Mayor Renerio Ticao, and the devotees of the Sto. Niño in Iloilo City. The image was brought to San Jose Parish Church and preserved there up to this time, where a novena in His honor is held every Friday. The climax of the nine-day novena was the Fluvial Procession.
In the early morning light of dawn, the respected Santo Niño image is borne on a decorative banca in a fluvial procession, starting from the mouth of the Iloilo River at Fort San Pedro, winding all the way to the Iloilo Provincial Capitol which stands on the bank of the Iloilo River.
If the festival had to be developed into a major tourist attraction, it would be so big in magnitude and the Confradia thought that it could no longer cope with the demands of a tourist come-on. The year 1976 also brought another feature of the festival. Street celebrations and audience participation were introduced and encouraged.
At that point, the Santo Niño is met by the Hermano-Hermana Mayor devotees, and Ati-atihan tribes. With the Santo Niño leading, the foot procession starts, passing through the main streets of the city and ending up at San Jose Church, where a high mass is then celebrated. As years went by, the celebration continued to be highlighted by a mass at San Jose Parish at the break of the dawn; by a "Kasadyahan" which is the opening event of the celebration, also a merrymaking but is a dramatized dance presentation about the Aeta's survival, the landing of the 10 Bornean Datus in Panay and the colonization; and by dances and more merry making which have become atourist attraction.

20.) Garlic Festival in Sinait, Ilocos Sur - The Bawang Festival also known as, Sinait[->28] Bawang Festival is conceived by Governor Savellana and Mayor Yabes in year 2000 after witnessing the Garlic Festival in Gilgory, California, USA which is known as the Garlic Capital of the World. It is a unique festival whose primary objective is to give recognition to garlic farmers. Also, it aims to form and educate visitors and local residents on the importance of the garlic industry to the Philippine[->29] economy.

b.) When and how each festival celebrates 1.) Panagbenga Festival- The Panagbenga Festival is Baguio City’s annual Festival that is being held during the month of February and extending through the first week of March. Panagbenga in the local language means a season of blooming, because it is during this month that the flowers from Benguet are in their season of Blooming. The month-long celebration of the Panagbenga is highlighted by the Grand Street parade and the Grand float parade which is likened to California’s Tournament of Roses Parade or simply, the Rose Parade.
2.) Sinulog Festival- It is a city-wide display of shows moving along the decorated streets participated in all sectors who take their individual roles with gusto the way they want to express their celebration of the feast ofSeñor del Santo Niño. During the third Sunday of January.
3.) Pahiyas Festival- It is held every year on the 15th of May, the San Isidro Pahiyas Festival, has become one of the most popular must see fiestas in the Philippines. Tourists and locals alike flock to Quezon province to witness this spectacular event.
During this festival, each household decorates the facade of their house, each one trying to outdo another in a friendly competition. A winner is picked every year and many prizes are up for grabs to the household with the most creative and unique decorations.
Each family adorns their house with “kiping,” a popular and by far the most attractive embellishment to be placed as decorations. Kiping is made out of grounded rice flour, shaped by using "cabal" or banana leaves. It is colored radiantly in red, fuchsia, green and other bright colors.
4.) Moriones Festival- The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals
5.) Ati atihan Festival- The Ati-Atihan Festival s a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño[->30] (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan[->31] in the Philippines[->32] . The festival consists of tribal dance, music, accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons, and parade along the street. Christians, and non-Christians observe this day with religious processions. It is the mother of all Philippine Festivals because Sinulog Festival of Cebu and Dinagyang of Iloilo are adaptations of the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival

6.) HANE Festival- It starts on November 12 which happens to be the anniversary of San Ildefonso Parish, the towns Parish, and ends at November 20.
This festival also shows the beauty of Tanay. There are contests, Street Parade and Amateurs at the Tanay park during the festival.
7.) Kakanin Festival- The festivity is celebrated every 9th of September and was introduced by Monsignor Manuel Balbago. The day’s event starts with a mass in the morning and proceeded with a Parada ng Kakanin (Parade of Rice Cakes) usually participated by all the barangays in the town which designs their parade floats withkakanin, fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The rice cakes paraded will be freely eaten by those who joined at the end of the parade.
8.) The Feast of St. John the Baptist- The Feast of St. John the Baptist, or Araw ng San Juan, is a festival known because of the custom of Basaan, or playfully throwing water at each other in honor of the St. John's act of baptizing Jesus Christ at the Jordan River. Today, this practice is only done in certain areas of San Juan from 7am to 12nn, though it's best to be prepared with a change of clothes or an umbrella when venturing into San Juan during this day.
9.) Pineapple Festival- June 15-24, Daet, Camarines Norte
The town of Daet in Camarines Norte is known for the Queen of Formosa pineapple, which has a sweetness and flavor distinct from other kinds of pineapple. In order to showcase their unique produce, the people of Daet hold the colorfulPinyasan Festival, where they have pageants, parades, and dancing in the streets.
10.) Pili Festival- June 28-29, Sorsogon City, Sorsogon
The Pili Festival in Sorsogon City is celebrated in honor of the city's patron saints St. Peter and St. Paul. The festivities always includes the Pili tree and the various products that come from it, like pili nut candy and oil, as the tree is indigenous to Sorsogon. During the festival there is street dancing and various performances.
11.) Padaraw Festival- It is celebrated during the 30th of May. Town Fiesta celebrated to honor Bulan’s patron saint,Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The festivities are an expression of this coastal community’s gladness and thanksgiving for God’s bounties and gifts. Padaraw also expresses not only the bounties of the sea but of the plains and mountains as well, for which the people of Bulan give thanks to God.
12.) Lubid-lubid Festival and Cow parade- An annual 15th May[->33] festivity celebrated as a tribute to the cow and the abaca. Usually held in July of each year, the prominent theme in its street parades are creative cow features donned by participants using the hardyabaca leaves and its derivative, the world-famous Manila hemp
13.) Agawan Festival- The Agawan Festival is an annual agricultural festival[->34] held in Sariaya[->35] , Quezon[->36] , Philippines[->37] every. The name describes the main feature of the fiesta procession. As the parade[->38] winds its way through the streets, people snatch the goodies and other produce hanging on the houses they pass by or on a pabitin, specially made for the parade. At the same time, people in the houses throw food, fruits and money into the parade.
14.) Harana't Sayaw Festival- It is celebrated on April 22 and t he tradition of "harana" has been practiced by Infanta folks for the past decades. However, it is seldom practiced nowadays.
15.) Mantawi Festival- It is celebrated on May 5 and the festival is about a showcase of the city’s historical heritage and identity promoting the city as industrial and tourist hub. Through: street dancing, dioramas, floats, food festivals and events.
16.) Panagyaman Festival- When:May 22-24 Where:Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya What it is:
The founding anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Nueva Vizcaya (note: 168th year in 2012).
17.) Laguimanoc Festival- A festival celebrated on February 17 every year. This feast explains the history of the municipality. ""Laguimanoc"" was the former name of the municipality before it was renamed to Padre Burgos.
18.) Feast of Black Nazarene- Every 9th of January, the feast of the Most Holy Black Nazarene is celebrated while novena masses begin on the first Friday day of the year, in honor of its weekly novena mass held every Friday. This also celebrates the Translacion or the transfer of the image to its present shrine in Quiapo. The devotion to the miraculous Black Nazarene (Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno) has attracted huge following among the public. Its popularity, which initially spread to the northern and southern provinces of Luzon,spread over time throughout the country. Devotees pay homage to the Santo Cristo Jesus Nazareno by clapping their hands in praise at the end of every Mass performed at the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. On its feast during January 9, people believed that whoever touched the Nazarene sometimes has been healed of their diseases.Catholics come from all over Manila for the chance that they will be able to get close enough to touch theimage and perhaps even receive a miracle. Some devotees also throw towels or handkerchiefs to the people guarding the statue and ask them to rub them on the statue in anticipation of carrying some of that power away with them.
19.) Dinagyang Festival- The Dinagyang Festival is celebrated every fourth weekend of January to honor the Christianization of the natives and to respect the Holy Child Jesus. On this day, streets of Iloilo City will once again come alive as the Ilonggos celebrate the annual festivity. It is a very colorful parade coupled with a dramatization in honor of the patron Saint Sto. Niño as the object of performs offerings and prayers amidst the cracking of drums and shouts of "Viva Señor Santo Niño." The thundering of "Hala Bira" by the tribe members makes the celebration a lively one. It is also a very popular tagline used by Ilonggos to express their warm participation during the "Dinagyang" celebration. Atribute in honor of Señor Sto. Niño whom Ilonggos believe was very miraculous in times of famine and drought.
20.) Garlic Festival- It happens during the 1st to 3rd of May that showcase the talent, ingenuity and hard work trait of Ilocano Farmers in various competition form. It is also known as the Sinait Bawang Festival. The province-wide cooking contest is also held side-by-side with the Search for the Biggest Garlic Bulb and Garlic Bundling, whose categories include Longest Twined Garlic, Creative Bundling, and Bundling Competition which also allows tourist participation.

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