Annual festivals in the Philippines

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    May

    Flores de Mayo

    Manggahan Festival

    Guimaras

    Kneeling Carabao Festival

    Pulilan, Bulacan

    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.

    October

    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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