The Bicolanos have a rich heritage and they are considered as one of the most resilient. Every year, there are Legazpi festivals that are much awaited and these are the Ibalong Festival and the Magayon Festival. During these Legaspi festivals, everyone takes a step back in time to significant historical events and a lot of merry making happens to celebrate what the city has become over the centuries.
The Kadayawan Festival and the Baguio Flower Festival are only two of the celebrated events in the “Summer Capital” of the Philippines. These festivals highlight the beauty of Baguio and the peaceful interaction among its locals despite their diversity. The Kadayawan Festival is all about unity while the Baguio Flower Festival has a global perspective and promotes the need to save the environment.
Tagbilaran festivals are always very lively and there are many activities during these events that last from one day to a whole month and a half. Take for instance the Sandugo Festival which is only celebrated in Tagbilaran because this was the actual place where the blood compact was made. The Ubi Festival on the other hand showcases the naturally abundant crop of Tagbilaran, the purple yam, and all the many delicious desserts that can be made from it.
Cebu festivals are comparable to none when it comes to liveliness and preparation. The Cebuanos spend months organizing and preparing for Cebu festivals such as the Marawi Festival and the Sinulog Festival. These two events held annually are the biggest celebrations in Cebu and among the most colorful and educational. The culture of Cebu and the beliefs held by these warm and hospitable people are showcased during these Cebu festivals.