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Top most famous festivals in the Philippines

Updated on April 9, 2011
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Dinagyang Festival - Iloilo City

With more than one hundred festivals in the Philippines, Dinagyang festival is the most famous because of it's excellence in folk choreography and a perfect showcase of Ilonggo's culture and heritage. Mainly, the festival is a thanksgiving and a celebration in honor of Sr. Santo Niño; it is celebrated every fourth week of January. People from different places all over the world go to the Philippines during the festival to winess the colorful, loud-drumbeat and street party in Iloilo City!


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Higantes Festival - Angono, Rizal

Using an art form brought from Mexico by Spanish priests, people from Angono created a larger than life caricatures of their Spanish landlords. The townspeople made the best enjoyment out of a bad situation when the Spanish owners prohibited all celebrations because they were concerned about the costs. With a colorful and gigantic artworks, people in Angono celebrates this joyous festival in honor to their patron saint of fisherman - San Clemente. The festival is a procession of giant artworks or the "Higantes" and the "pahadores" or the devotees dressed in colorful, local costumes or fishermen's clothes, wooden shoes and carrying boat paddles, fishnets and traps.  

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Kadayawan Festival - Davao City

A celebration of life, gifts of nature, wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living! Kadayawan festival is the main festival of Davao City  celebrated every third week of August and also a celebration of the plentiful harvests of fruits and orchids during the season. Kadayawan is derived from the prehistoric word "madayaw" meaning a warm and friendly greeting used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior or beautiful. During the festival, floats of fresh flowers, fruits and street party everywhere; also colorful tribes parade the street with their tribal costumes and jewelry.

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