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The Wonderful Philippine Festivals

Updated on June 21, 2012

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The "Pandesal" or "Tinapay".
The "Pandesal" or "Tinapay".

A close peek at the Philippine Festivals that are slowly gaining popular

Let’s take a peek at some Festivals in the Philippines that is celebrated every February: Pabirik Festival, Salakayan Festival, Festival of Hearts, Pamulinawen Festival, Tinapay Festival, Serenata, Babaylan Festival, Itik-Itik Festival, Tinagba Festival , and Fistahan.

Pabirik Festival - Held in Paracale, Camarines Norte every February 1 to 2. This town celebrates the Bicol Region's gold mining industry with flair and glitters. Be sure you are there before the Gold Rush celebration transpires.

Salakayan Festival - From February 1 to 6, a six-day cultural celebration is held in Miag-ao, Iloilo which highlights street dancing, agro-industrial trade-fairs and exhibits, beauty and sporting events, literary and musical extravaganza and many more.

Festival of Hearts - , one of the youngest cities in the country Negros Occidental's Tanjay City, celebrates its annual two-weeks long "Festival of Hearts" with romance, love and affection. The grand celebration falls on the Valentines Day as it features Harana (Serenade), Baile ng Bayan (Town Fiesta filled with dance til you drop motif), Mass Wedding/Renewal of Vows and the coronation of the Miss Valentines winner. This celebration is truly an event to look for since you'll be able to feel love in the air and the tender loving care here seems contagious.

Pamulinawen Festival - Held every February 2 to 10 in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, this celebration features the popular customs and virtues of the Ilocanos. Expect participants wearing colorful and dazzling costumes dancing to Ilocano folkdances and eventually make you captivated with a smooth folksongs music. "Pamulinawen" means “Ilocano lass”.

Tinapay Festival - In Cuenca, Batangas, people here celebrates their very own Tinapay Festival from February 7 to 14. “Tinapay” means “Pandesal,” which is a round bread and one of the favorite foods eaten by the Filipinos especially during breakfast.

The competitive features of Filipinos about showing off their respective towns and cities by means of festivals is boon as it brings out the best in the Philippines. This celebration is a Thanksgiving honoring the town’s Patron Saint “Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage”. An assortment of "tinapay" can be seen here, and other fun-filled activities are lined up for local visitors to enjoy.

Serenata - Every 14th day of February, Pasay City which is one of the most progressive cities in Metro Manila and even in the whole Philippines, showcases series of musical extravaganza like rondalla and brass band concerts to captivate and mesmerize the audiences in an open-air concerts situated at the patio of Sta. Clara Church.

Babaylan Festival - Held alongside Bago’s Foundation Day, Babaylan Festival is celebrated every 14th day of February and it features the traditional rituals of birth, marriage, healing, harvest and death to commemorate the native priests of the past.

Itik-Itik Festival - Featuring the humble “Itik,” or the native duck, this very interesting "Itik-Itik Festival" is a display of street dancing, duck-cooking contest, fun-filled boat race and a fluvial procession. Itik-Itik Festival is held every 23rd of February.

Tinagba Festival - The first harvest offering tradition, that coincides with the Feast Day of Our Lady Lourdes. Bicolanos derived this wonderful festivity from the early rituals, offering their harvest to their own Gods to appease him and seek for bountiful harvest. Colorfully decorated bulls and carabao carts loaded with newly harvested crop are the centerpiece of a long parade that ends with a mass at Grotto located at the Calvary Hills.

Fistahan - From February 1 to 15, Davao, the premier city in Mindanao, celebrates its Fistahan by highlighting its scrumptious grilled tuna. This culinary festival places the tunas “panga and buntot” (jaws and tail) at the center stage. Yummy Festival indeed...

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    • Ladybird33 profile image


      7 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Absolutely wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Your country holds a very special place in my heart! Truly beautiful hub!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah thanks for the visit... JM I really appreciate it...

    • Juliette Morgan profile image

      Juliette Morgan 

      9 years ago

      Great to see love is so important in your country, that's some celebration for Valentines Day!! Thanks for really interesting cultural info.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      thanks a lot pdh...

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      9 years ago from US

      GH, Can i link this to my Panagbenga festival, thanks, this is wonderful BTW, Maita

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Hehehe thanks for the wonderful comments, thank you very much again...

    • agusfanani profile image


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      I like this hub, especially some local words you use are the same as my national language, itik ,for example, also means duck in Bahasa Indonesia.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah we have a lot of 'em and about hundreds to few thousands I guess. Glad you find time to drop by... and commenting thanks...

    • RedElf profile image


      9 years ago from Canada

      Love the pictures, General...and all the great info - I had no idea there were so many festivals in your homeland!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Hmmm okies I'll wait, thanks for commenting and dropping by emievil...

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      Great hub GH =). Don't worry about the hub score, it will go up.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah we do shamelabboush hehehe there are more than a hundreds of them all over the country...

    • shamelabboush profile image


      9 years ago

      You are a festival country! You just like to festive and celebrate and enjoy life.... That's why all guys and girls from the filipines don't look old :) Nice country and nice people....


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