Tudela, Misamis Occidental
The BINALBAL FESTIVAL is an annual celebration held on the first of January. It is a unique festival of welcoming the new year for the people of Tudela.
The KURALDAL FESTIVAL is celebrated every January 6 in honour of the town’s patron saint, Saint Lucy. This saint is believed to help not only the blind but women who wish to have fertility and to bear children.
From January 8-10, the HINUGYAW FESTIVAL is celebrated to mark the foundation anniversary of Koronadal as a municipality. It shows the festive spirit of the people of Koronadal with street dancing and night beer parties in the streets of Koronadal and other fun activities.
San Pablo, Laguna
The COCONUT FESTIVAL is a week-long celebration in honor of San Pablo, Laguna’s patron Saint Paul the Hermit. It is held every first to second week of January. This annual festival started in 1996.
The festival consists of street dancing, float parade, street concerts, nightly programs before the city fiesta and some other important events like the yearly “Mutya at Lakan ng San Pablo”.
Also known as Coco Fest, the San Pablo City’s Coconut Festival gives more colors to the city fiesta which is held every 15 January. It attracts people from nearby towns as well as local and foreign tourists.
Flores de Mayo
Kneeling Carabao Festival
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
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.
The T’NALAK FESTIVAL is an annual celebration held in mid-July that commemorates the Foundation Anniversary of the province of South Cotabato.
The T’nalak Festival is a mix of varied events that embodies the vibrant spirit of the people of South Cotabato. The festival highlights include a civic parade with colorful floats and street dancing, street parties and exciting trade expos.
TIMPUPO FESTIVAL is an annual fruit festival celebrated annually during the month of August in Kidapawan City.
Hailed as the City of Fruits, Kidapawan City, the capital of North Cotabato produces the finest mangosteens, durian and lanzones.
Timpupo is a generic term which means “harvest” among the Visayans and indigenous highland tribes of North Cotabato.
The festival was first celebrated in 2001. But, the name Timpupo Festival was coined by the City Council in 2005. When Kidapawan’s fruit industry suffered because of diseases and harsh weather conditions in 2006, the festival was moved to October.
The festival opens with a Fruit Float Parade, one of the most anticipated parts of the celebration. Thousands participate and join in the celebration of the abundant harvest of fruits in Kidapawan City.
One of the highlights in Timpupo Festival is the Fruit Galore where attendees have the opportunity to eat all the fruits they can consume. Some of the fruits served include durian, mangosteen, banana, rambutan, and lanzones. These fruit stands line along the City Plaza that stretches up to three kilometers long.
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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