Puerto Princesa is not just a great vacation getaway, it is also where a lot of fun and unique activities happen especially during Puerto Princesa festivals. Taste gastronomical delights at the Seafood Festival where everything is served fresh or party all day and night during the Pangalipay sa Baybay. These Puerto Princesa festivals are just a few good reasons to visit this island no matter what time of year.
Bacolod city is one of the most positive cities in the Philippines. This is evident in its festivals and events. From commemorating ancient tribal rites to giving thanks, Bacolod’s festivals and events are definitely a celebration of its reputation as a city of smiles.
Dumaguete festivals are fun events that help you learn about the exciting and interesting history of this province. The Buglasan Festival, Sandurot Festival and the Santa Cruzan Fiesta are among the few Dumaguete festivals that are highly anticipated and much celebrated. No matter what you are into, these Dumaguete festivals will surely have something to offer you that you will truly enjoy.
Angeles City is very close to Manila and because it’s only a two hour drive from the bustling metropolis, many people frequent this place to unwind or to participate in Angeles City festivals. The Sisig Festival is a much awaited celebration annually and a yummy one at that with this famous pork dish getting all the attention. The Hot Air Balloon Festival on the other hand is an all new different kind of adventure altogether.
Despite being at the southern corner of Luzon, Sorsogon is still rich with local traditions particularly in how they celebrate their special days. Because of the Spanish influence in the country, many of the Sorsogon festivals and events have Christian roots. The province, however, has also incorporated their local products and culture into these religious celebrations.
: The rich history of Dipolog is showcased in several Dipolog festivals that the locals celebrate annually. Take for instance the Sinulog sa Dopolog which is a whole day affair that ends in a sumptuous meal after the dances and parades are done. The Katkat sa Dipolog on the other hand is a Dipolog festival that nature lovers and athletic people will truly enjoy as it involves a scenic and rigorous trek through the mountains of Dipolog.
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.
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.
Ormoc festivals are very colorful events that not only honor the dominant religion in this province but also showcase the history and heritage of Leyte’s prominent towns. The Sunduan ha Carigana and the Buyogan Festival are week long events that are filled with fun and laughter as well as activities that everyone can enjoy. Ormoc festivals are events that should not be missed if you want to capture the diversity and beauty of this province.
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.