Annual festivals in the Philippines



    Flores de Mayo

    Manggahan Festival


    Kneeling Carabao Festival

    Pulilan, Bulacan

    La Loma Lechon Festival

    La Loma, Quezon City

    Every year, the third Sunday of May is an oily, greasy yet tasty day for the people of La Loma in Quezon City as a number of lechon (roasted pig) and other pork dishes are given to tourists and residents taking part in the Lechon Festival.

    A gastronomic treat awaits foodies which may include a culinary competition where lechon is the main ingredient, a street dance competition, a lechon float parade, street boodle fight, Grand Procession of the Nuestra Senora de Salvacion, and a fireworks display.

    La Loma is dubbed as the Philippines’ lechon capital because of the large number of establishments selling roasted pig in the area. Lechon, a popular Filipino dish, is loved for its crisp skin and juicy meat.

    Katang (Mudcrab) Festival

    Calauag, Quezon Province

    Pasayahan sa Lucena

    Lucena City, Quezon Province

    Chami (a type of noodle) Festival

    Pahiyas Festival

    Lucban, Quezon Province

    “PAHIYAS” FESTIVAL is touted as the most colorful celebration in the Philippines. It is held by the locals of the quaint town as a way to thank their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, for their bountiful harvest of various agricultural products.

    Residents of the town center adorn the facade of their homes with fresh harvest of fruits and vegetables such as squash, bittergourd, bananas and tomatoes. They also make pretty and colorful lanterns out of “kiping”, which is a leaf-shaped wafer laboriously made from rice dough.


    Binulig Festival

    Panabo City, Davao del Norte

    BINULIG FESTIVAL is an annual thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of the city encompassing the empowered people, its rich culture and abundant products. It is celebrated by Panabo City every October as a thanksgiving celebration for a bountiful harvest. It also coincides with the Buwan ng Tribu, a celebration of the Indigenous Peoples’ month in the city.

    Panabo City is known as the banana capital of the Philippines because of its vast banana plantations.

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