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April

Linggo ng Palaspas or Domingo de Ramos
Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City
April 1
Starts off the Holy Week with the usual metaphorical rendition of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, with the congregation bringing palm fronds to the church for blessing. They would afterwards bring home the fronds and display them in their altars believing that it will aid in the plea for the forgiveness of sins and will bring blessings from above, keep illnesses away and ward off evil.
Contact: Tel. No.(02)541-8016 / 829-0691

SUMMER FESTIVAL
Opol, Misamis Oriental
April-June
Various summer activities to enhance the municipality of Opol like beach dancing competition, ball games and Baroto/fluvial parade.
Contact: Mayors Office
Tel No: 08822-754611

KAMARIKUTAN PAGDIWATA ARTS FESTIVAL
Kamarikutan Kape at Galeri, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
April (Fullmoon)
A weeklong event that gathers artists and art aficionados from all over the country. Various art workshops, film showing and exhibits are the highlights of the festival.
Contact : Ms. Dinggot Prieto
Telephone No. (048) 433-5182

CAMOTE FESTIVAL/BB. ZAMBALES
Castillejos, Zambales
April (movable)
Camote Festival is a two (2) day celebration, the first day is the cooking competition with camote as an Ingredient, and the second day is the search for Bb. Castillejos.
Contact: Oscar Foronda
Cel No. 0917-6204259

FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW
Social Garden, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna (UPLB)
April (No definite date)
Description It is a ten-day showcase of flower garden and ornamental plants selected by the Los Baños Orchid Society.
Contact : Ms. Teresa Cangao
UPLB Telephone No. (049) 536-3537

ITIK FESTIVAL
Victoria, Laguna
April (no definite date)
A week-long celebration coincided with the foundation day of the Municipality which falls always on every 15th day of November of every year and highlighted by duck floats, duck recipes, series of games of duck activities and duck sayawan (street dancing) wherein the costumes/attire are hasped on the duck materials.
Contact : Office of the Mayor Victoria, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 559-0314

KINULOB FESTIVAL
Mabini, Batangas
April (no definite date)
Kinulob Festival gives recognition to the local native chicken raisers. Kinulob is one way of cooking the whole chicken with unique presentation. Street dance competition, mini band exhibition, cultural presentation and Mutya ng Mabini pageant are some of the highlights of the festival.
Contact : Office of the Mayor Mabini, Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 487-1213 local 101/ (043) 487-0707

PANAGABUOS FESTIVAL
Banna, Ilocos Norte
April 1-3
The art of ant harvesting is shown in a dance parade around town. “Abuos” is an exotic delicacy of the residents. This event coincides with their town fiesta.
Contact: Mayor’s Office 077-676-0619

SUROY TA
Davao City
April 1- May 31
Initiated by the City Tourism Office, this activity offers affordable tours around Davao City.

ENCHANTED KINGDOM ANNIVERSARY FIREWORKS COMPETITION

Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna
April 1- May 31
The competition is an annual tradition that features the best fireworks suppliers in a contest to out-do each other in presenting supreme-quality pyrotechnics. EK is celebrating 10 years of providing magic and enchantment to the public. As a treat to their patrons, guests to the park will witness at least 4 fireworks presentations for all weekend of April and May.

BANANA FESTIVAL
La Castellana, Negros Occidental
April 1- April 5
A harvest festival that opens on the first day of April, showcasing the different varieties of banana which is abundant in the municipality.

KESONG PUTI FESTIVAL
Sta Cruz, Laguna
April 1- April 9
Different activities lined up in this celebration that include trade fair, food festival, cultural shows, street dancing, painting contest, beauty pageant and with highlight on the kesongputi, made from carabao milk, fermented and wrapped in banana leaves.

FIESTA PASIKLAB
Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
April 1- May 31
It is a multi-lateral Trade Exposition highlighting 12 renowned provincial festivals: Ati-Atihan of Aklan, Higantes of Angono, Iloilo”s Dinagyang Festival, Lucban”s Pahiyas, Davao”s Kadayawan, Ilocos Sur”s Viva Vigan, Bacolod”s Masskara, Zamboanga”s Hermosa, Naga”s Peñafrancia, Batangas” Parada ng Lechon, Tacloban”s Pintados, and Cebu”s Sinulog.

KADAHOMAN FESTIVAL
Lagonoy, Camarines Sur
April 1-May 1
A weeklong festivity showcasing the beauty and rich historical/cultural heritage of the town. Features are cultural presentation, native foods galore, songwriting and logo making contest, nature trekking and many more.
Contact: Office of the Mayor Lagonoy, Camarines Sur
Tel. # (054)453-70-64
Telefax: 453-7433

MORIONES FESTIVAL
Marinduque
April 2-7
A festival of the moriones, colorfuly garbed and masked soldiers and centurions; culminates in the reenactment of the beheading of Longinus. The entire towns of Boac, Mogpog and Gasan are virtually converted into huge stages as the story of Longinus unfolds.

PANDAN FESTIVAL
Mapandan, Pangasinan
April 11 – 16
A festival depicting the origin and various uses of the pandan plant,showing the town’s agricultural wealth, and products of the barangays. The festival highlights the sweet delicacies, origin and their uses in
the collective memory of the people of Mapandan including a cook fest of exotic foods.
Contact: Mayor’s Office (075)505-5100

HUDAS-HUDAS
San Jose, Antique |
April 4
Initiated by the Aglipayan Church since the seventies. The people gather in the town plaza to hang Judas and burned the effigy done on Black Saturday. In this spectacle, the people are reminded of Judas’ treachery and they all participate in “executing” him.

LIBOD-SAYAW
BINDOY ORIENTAL NEGROS
April 4
Libod sayaw refers to the street dancing around the town center, an original moving pageantry with choreography based on Philippines folk dances. The pristine beauty of the shallow Mantalip Reef is now the
subject of the Libod-Sayaw, a mardi gras celebration during the feast of the town patron saint,Vincent Ferrer.
Contact: Office of the Mayor 405-3011/531-0883
Contact person: Joel Verna

SUMMER YOUTH FESTIVAL
Zamboanga del Sur
April 4 – 25
The art work – shops are in dance, music, theatre, visual arts and new media. The Summer Youth Fest features the summer art lectures and workshops that are open to youth, sports clinics for various athletic.
Contact: Provincial Tourism Office of Zamboanga del Sur
Tel.No.(062) 214-2359

SAGRADA FAMILIA FIESTA
ComVal, Laak
APRIL 4
Celebration for the sacred family.
Contact: Ramses Navarro Tourism Officer
09184833855

PAK’KAAT KAL’LO
Brgy. Manobo, Magpet, Cotabato Province | April 5-6
Holy Week
An annual feast of indigenous tribes in Magpet celebrating a bountiful harvest.
Contact: Karl Tanaid Tourim Officer
Office of the mayor
Magpet, Cotabato Province

SEMANA SANTA AT IGUIG CALVARY HILLS
Iguig, Cagayan
April 5-6
Traditional presentation of the passion and death of Christ located in an 11-hectare rolling terrain presented through the larger- than-life size 14 Stations of the Cross at the St. James Parish. The place draws Roman Catholic pilgrims from all over the country yearly..
Contact: Department of Tourism, R2
#29 Rizal Street, Tuguegarao
dotr2@yahoo.com
Tel.No.(078) 846-2435
Mobile: 0918-909-2326

PASKO SA KASAKIT (SEMANA SANTA SA BANTAYAN)
Bantayan, Cebu
April 5-6
A unique mixture of solemn religious rites and local celebration in Bantayan Island where friends of the residents and tourists experience the scenic rites and cool off the summer heat in beautiful white sandy beaches.
Contact: Office of the Mayor Bantayan
6332-352-5190

SEMANA SANTA SA BIKOL
Calabanga, Camarines Sur
April 5-6
A week-long observance of Bicolanos unique religiosity and a pilgrimage to “Amang Hinulid”
Amang Hinulid, as popularly called by his devotees and beneficiaries, is an image of the Lord Jesus in repose in his tomb. Thousands of pilgrims coming from far flung localities would flock in Barangay Sta. Salud in Calabanga town only to plant kiss to the image. To fulfill a promised “pagsongko”, one must devote himself into walking a twelve-kilometer road stretch, if he comes from Naga, in the late night of Maundy Thursday or in the early hours of Good Friday.

LENTEN OBSERVANCE (SAN PABLO CITY)
Sn Pablo City, Laguna
April 5-6
An impressive array of centuries old religious images owned by Don Escudero. These images are borne by their silver carrozas as an expression of faith of the citizens of San Pablo.

CENAKULO (CAINTA, RIZAL)
Cainta, Rizal
April 5-6
Passion plays called cenaculo are held in various places all over the Philippines during Holy Week. However in Cainta, Rizal, people take to the streets to witness passion plays participated in by the town folks.
Contact: Office of the Mayor Cainta, Rizal
(02) 655-0846 local 202 / 387-2992

BUHING KALBARYO
Cebu City, Cebu
April 5-6
During the Lenten season, the Buhing Kalbaryo Foundation Inc. will have Lenten presentations

SEMANA SANTA (DIPOLOG CITY)
Dapitan City
April 5-6
Experience spiritual cleansing through sacrifices, i.e. religious rites (reenactment Passion of Jesus) at St. James the Greater Church, procession alongside life-size images of saints on carriages on selected city streets.

PAGTALTAL SA GUIMARAS
Jordan, Guimaras
April 5-6
Lenten Presentation on the hillside of Jordan with locals as actors. This ala-Oberrammergau Passion Play has been attracting locals and tourists whose visit usually culminates in the trek to “Balaan Bukid”.

SEMANA SANTA AT SILAY CITY
Silay City
April 5-8
Highlights of activities fall on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and Easter Sunday. The Christian Community Theater in coordination with the Silay City Government presents contemporized and stylized version of the sacrifices, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Good Friday procession of the images of Saints made in Italy and crafted by the local artists attract believers and tourists alike.

KATKAT SAKRIPISYO SA 3003 STEPS
Dipolog City
April 5-6
A mountain climbing/trekking activity and via cruces participated in by the Catholic community of Zamboanga del Norte and the neighboring municipalities.

LIVE STATIONS OF THE CROSS AT SAN CARLOS CITY
San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
April 5-6
A live reenactment of the 14 Stations of the Cross along the main thoroughfares of the city.

PAGTALTAL IN BAROTAC VIDEO
Barotac Viejo, Iloilo
April 5-6
A yearly depiction of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

THE SUBOK
Taytay and Tanay, Rizal
April 5-7
A group of men, after feasting and doing an overnight meditation, gather around the church to await the Santo Entierro, a wooden statue of the dead Christ. They rush forward to insert various objects in the folds of the robes, under the feet, in the hallow of the hands. The image is then loaded with handkerchiefs, bronze medals and pieces of paper inscribed with Latin phrases. The float is encircled by the men with linked hands. After the procession, these men retrieve the objects from the image, then followed by the ritual called Subok, the testing of the talisman by using whips, revolvers, knives, machetes and bolo throughout the afternoon and evening until Holy Saturday. Each one tests the effectiveness of his talisman by requesting another man to shoot or stab him.
Contact: Office of the Mayor
Taytay, Rizal
(02) 284-4770 / 284-4765
Tanay, Rizal
(02) 654-1002

SEMANA SANTA AT DARIOK HILLS
Dariok Hills, Barangay Balintokatok, Santiago City
April 5-6
Traditional presentation of the passion and death of Christ which starts at the foot of Dariok Hill and ends at the top where the Chapel of Transfiguration is located to accommodate parishioners and Roman Catholic pilgrims. A long procession from the city starts every Good Friday morning and ends at Dariok Hill for the Stations of the Cross.
Contact: Mr. Mor’o Ocampo
Executive Assistant for Tourism, Culture and the Arts
Tel.No. (078) 682-4930
Mobile: 0918-268-8888

PAGHUKOM
Calinog, Iloilo
April 5-6
Lenten presentation depicting the judgment, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

LENTEN FESTIVAL OF HERBAL PREPARATION
San Antonio, Siquijor
April 5-6
A time when herbalists from all over Visayas and Mindanao participate in a ritual known as “Tang-Alap”.

FLAGELLANTS & LENTEN RITES
Paombong, Bulacan
April 5-8
A way of repentance and sharing in the sufferings of Christ, worshippers whip themselves or have themselves crucified at Kapitagan, Paombong during the Holy Week. Also, religious rituals are celebrated in all the towns especially in Malolos, Plaridel and Pulilan. Old life-size “Santos” are brought out to be part of the colorful processions on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Easter Sunday, a little wooden angel (or a live little girl) descends from the Galilee to take of the virgin’s mourning veil.
Contact no. (044) 665-7950

SENAKULO
Castillejos, Zambales
April 5 and 7 Maundy Thurs & Black Sat
Two (2) days celebration. First day is the station of the cross
and the second day s the re-enactment of the life of Jesus.
Contact: Oscar Foronda 0917-6204259

PILGRIMAGE TO ERMITA HILL
Casiguran / Baler, Aurora
April 5-6 Holy Week
A religious activity during holy week. The center of this celebration is the chapel on Ermita Hill where the “Penetencia” is held. People from other parts of the province come to jointhis celebration.
Contact: Evelyn Arana Mobile: 0921-3215505 (Casiguran)
Riza Del Rosario Mobile: 0918-6859104 (Baler)

KAPIYA DISPLAY AND PASYON SINGING CONTEST
Santa Barbara, Iloilo
April 5-6
A Kapiya or tableau of the 14 Stations of the Cross is set-up in strategic places all over the town where the procession would pass through. This tableau would either be composed of human characters or art works. On Good Friday, people would go around the town to witness the judging of the most unique and beautiful Kapiya along with the most authentic Pasyon (Passions of Christ) Singing.

CUTUD LENTEN RITES
San Pedro Cutud, San Fernando, Pampanga
April 6
A re-enacment of Christ’s passion and death is done every Good Friday. The re-enacment is complete with a passion play and culminates with the actual nailing of at least three penitents on wooden crosses atop a makeshift Calvary.
Contact: Arwin Paul Lingat Provl Tourism Officer
Tel (045)961-0538 963-0107

LENTEN WEEK/ “PAGPAPAKO”
Baler and Casiguran, Aurora
April 6
Highlighted in every Good Friday at a hilltop of Ermita hill “Pagpapako” celebration. Simultaneous at poblacion procession of different patron saints.

ANGELES CITY LENTEN RITES
Angeles City,
April 6 Good Friday
In a tiny village called Lourdes, northwest of Angeles City, people are kept busy during Good Friday when some five to ten penitents perform their annual vow of penitence by having themselves nailed to the cross in a makeshift Golgotha. The commemoration starts at about 1:00pm with the reenactment of the arrest of Christ in the Garden of Gethsamani and the dramatization of Christ’s passion and death is played through the streets up to the Calvary where the actual crucifixion takes place before 3:00 in the afternoon.
Contact: Brgy Chairman Enriquez
Tel (045) 6258790 0919-8629611

KALBARYO
San Vicente Ferrer Parish Bgy. La Granja, La Carlota City
April 6
Live re-enactment of the 7 last words held on Good Friday at the Hills of Bgy. La Granja. The Kalbaryo, being a community based and multi-sectoral theatrical showcase makes a total distinction in translating the promise of Christ’s most liberating resurrection.

“PRUSISYON”
Angeles City, Mabalacat, San Fernando City, Sasmuan and Betis, Pampanga
April 6
The highlight of the Good Friday ritual is the procession of the image of the Mater Dolorosa (Our Lady of Sorrows) preceded by a choir group singing the Stabat Mater accompanied by musicians playing violin. Practiced in Bacolor, Guagua, Mabalacat and some other towns in Pampanga,
Contact: Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga
Tel. No. (044) 963-0107 ; 961-0538

BALIUAG LENTEN PROCESSION
Baliwag, Bulacan
April 6
Held every Holy Wednesday and Good Friday. The “Prosisyon ng mga Santo”, Baliuag’s main Lenten attraction is a grand parade of 60 lavishly decorated floats depicting scenes of the passion and sufferings of Christ.
Contact: Rosie Decasa
Tel No. (63 44)6734059

PAMALANDONG HA PALO
Palo, Leyte
April 6
In Leyte, Holy Week sacrifice and meditation (pamalandong) are best expressed in Palo where Jesus Christ’s sufferings on the Cross are re-enacted.
Contact: Office of the Mayor
Tel. No. (053) 323-3060

ANG HATOL . . . .(THE WAY OF THE CROSS)
Cainta, Rizal
April 6
A stage presentation that highlighted the judgement of Jesus Christ
Contact : Office of the Mayor Cainta, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 655-0846 local 202 / 387-2992

GIWANG-GIWANG
Binangonan, Rizal
April 6 (Good Friday)
It is a play executed every Good Friday by replaying the funeral of Jesus Christ through a procession. Due to the influx of tourists, devotes and other people trying to touch the “Sepulkro”, it sways, hence, Giwang-giwang. People searching for an amulet or anting-anting to join this religious activity.
Contact: Office of the Mayor Angono, Rizal
(02) 651-0062 / 451–1033

LANG-AY FESTIVAL
Bontoc, Mt. Province
April 6-8
Foundation Day Anniversary Celebration of the province showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the people of the Mt. Province with street dances, theatrical performance, sports competition and agri-trade fair.
Contact: Office of the Provincial Governor, Mt. Province
Tel. No. 074-602-1036

ALLAW TA APO SANDAWA (TRIBES HONOR MT. APO)
Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
April 7
A gathering of all highland tribes in honor of Mt. Apo as the country”s highest peak, it comes as no surprise that Mt. Apo is considered sacred ground. Join the highland tribes of Mindanao to the mountain in this annual gathering.
Contact: Hon. Rodolfo Y. Gantuangco.
City Mayor
Kidapawan City
064-2783361/2881604

KADAUGAN SA MACTAN FESTIVAL
Bgy. Mactan, Lapu-Lapi City, Cebu
April 7
A week-long commemoration of the historic battle of Mactan between the Spanish Conquistador Fernando Magallanes and Mactan Chieftain Lapu-Lapu.
Contact:
Mr. Damian Gomez Jr.
Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (032) 341-1644

FOLK HEALING
SAN ANTONIO, SIQUIJOR
April 7 (BLACK SATURDAY)
A time when herbalists from all over Visayas and Mindanao go to San Antonio, Siquijor to participate in a ritual known as “Tang-Alap”. They roam the area’s forests, caves and cemeteries to gather medicinal herbs and roots, after which they sit in a circle and combine the ingredients in piles. The gathering culminates in an exclusive ritual that takes place in a secluded cave at dawn.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Siquijor, Siquijor
344-2088

SUGAT – KABANHAWAN
MINGLANILLA, CEBU
April 8
Showcases the “Sugat” in which the town is known for many years. Street dancing depicts the joys felt by the believers when Christ resurrected. The celebration is followed by long games and entertainment that highlights the endownment of Minglanilla’s history, trade and arts.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Minglanilla
6332-272-8038

ASEAN PARAGAMES VISMIN ELIMINATION GAMES
Zamboanga City
April 7- April 9
Paralethics from Visayas and Mindanao will converge in Zamboanga City for a three-day sports competition. Champions in this event will then compete in the 3rd ASEAN Paragames to be held in Manila in December 2005.

SALUBONG (ANGONO, RIZAL)
Angono, Rizal
April 7-8
Black Saturday is highlighted by 3-hour presentation of “Vigilia na Muling Pagkabuhay” at the patio of the church. On Easter Sunday, a celebration is held of the reunion of the Risen Christ with Virgin Mary is reenacted. It is facilitated by young girl inside an inverted giant paper flower suspended the removal of the mourning veil from Mary’s head by a from bamboo trellis. The petals are mechanically opened by giant toy birds to reveal the girl inside. It is then followed by a religious dancing of young ladies called “Kapitana” and “Tenyenta”, to the tune of “Bati”.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Angono, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 651-0062 / 451-1033

Pagay-Pagay Festival
Saguday, Quirino
April 7-8
A thanksgiving celebration for a bountiful harvest in the Municipality highlighted by an agri-industrial fair, street dancing, parades, beauty pageant and sports competitions.
Contact:
Hon. Dionisio M. Vicmundo
c/o Aurea Martinez
Mobile: 0917-416-5945

SALUBONG (EASTER VIGIL) AND PASKO NG PAGKABUHAY (FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION)
Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City
April 8
The Easter festivity unfolds at dawn around five o’clock with a procession heralding the resurrection of Christ and his reunion with Mary. While the molded images of Mother and Son are placed side by side, a little girl dressed up like an angel replace the Blessed Virgin’s black veil of grief and mourning with a white one as the Osana, a hymn of praise and adoration endemic to Parañaque, is sung.
Contact:
Tel.No.(02)541-8016 / 829-0691

HALADAYA FESTIVAL
Daan Bantayan, Cebu
April 8
Is celebrated every Easter Sunday and ends with a streetdancing on the seventh day after Easter. Haladaya means “Halad kang Datu Daya”, the leader of the first Malayan settlers in Daan Bantayan.

SUGAT
San Carlos, Negros Occ.
April 8
A religious procession that depicts the meeting of the resurrected Jesus Christ and His mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is usually celebrated every dawn of Easter Sunday.

SUNDUAN HA CARIGARA
Carigara, Leyte
April 8
The Holy Week is capped with a float parade and homecoming activities to highlight the rich history of Carigara, which was once the capital of Leyte.
Contact: Office of the Mayor
Tel. No. (053) 331-2004

GEMS OF THE PHILIPPINES (YAMAN NG PILIPINAS)
Maharlika Hall of Casino Filipino, Parañaque City
April 08
A dinner/cultural show presented by the Asian Gem Tourism Foundation, Inc. in cooperation with DOT and PAGCOR. It is an authentic cultural extravaganza showcasing the rich heritage of Filipino culture, fashion, traditions and festivities through dances, music and songs.

MT. HAMIGUITAN JOURNEY
La Unino, San Isidro, Davao Oriental
April 08 – 12
A trek to Mt. Hamiguitan where one finds the 600 hectares Bonsai Field or the so called “Pgymy Forest”.

ARAW NG KAGITINGAN
Mt Samat, Bataan
April 9
The fall of Bataan is commemorated every year. Top government officials, Japanese and American WW II veterans including their Filipino counterparts and visitors go to Mt. Samat to participate at the annual rites held to honor the bravery of the soldiers who fought for the defense of Bataan.
Contact: Mr. Sarsi Cuayson
City Tourism Officer
Tel. (045) 791-4785

DUPAX DEL SUR TOWN FIESTA
Dupax Del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya
April 9-11
A typical town fiesta celebrated with parades, playground demonstrations and people’s night honoring the culture of the Isinais. Dupax del Sur is also home to the Spanish colonial St. Vincent Ferrer Church and an ecclesiastical museum.
Contact:
Mayor Romeo P. Magaway Mun. Mayor
078-808-1035

PANA-AD SA NEGROS
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
April 9-15
A yearly trek of devotees coming from the neighboring municipalities, cities and provinces in Visayas and Mindanao to Camiguin’s walkway considered the Region’s famous Holy Week site. As a holy week event, Panaad means to walk around the Island of Camiguin for a promise. The 64-km-walk serves as a test as to how much one will endure to keep a promise. To keep the essence of the Holy Week, the 14 Stations of the Cross serve as the guide of the whole walk and are posted throughout the island starting in Benoni, Mahinog, just around 300 meters from the wharf. Because a participant has to walk around Camiguin, the Panaad event is also referred to as “round” by the locals.
Contact:
Ms. Candice L. Borromeo
Tel. No. 088-387-1097 loc 120

RODEO MASBATEÑO (LOCAL COWBOYS)
Masbate City
April 9-14
Hold on to your horses, caballeros, its rodeo time in Masbate once again! Feel the excitement as our local cowboys pit their brains against bovine brawn in western style rodeo events like bull riding and sterr wrestling, apart from our local games like the good old carabao race. So put on them boots and saddle up – its gonna be a rope-slingin’, dust-kickin’, cowpunchin’ affair.
Contact:
Office of the Governor
Provincial Capitol
Masbate City
Tel. No. (056) 333-6937/582-0320

MAGAYON FESTIVAL (“Festival of Festivals Showdown”)
Albay
April 10-29
In admiration of the Majestic Mayon’s beauty and splendor, this festival is dubbed as Magayon, a Bikol term which means beautiful. It is a celebration of the Albayano’s way of life and a thanksgiving for the abundance of the land’s plentiful harvest through various activities such as agricultural products display and trade fairs, cooking shows, cultural events, street parades, photo/arts exhibits, sports events, and many more.
Contact:
Ms. Dorothy F. Colle
Provincial Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (052) 820-6315

TURUMBA FESTIVAL
Pakil, Laguna
April 10, 16-18, 27 May 6, 18, 27
The largest religious activity consists of seven fiestas or lupi to commemorate the seven sorrows of Our Lady of Turumba, starting before the Holy Week and every nine days thereafter and ends in the month of June, celebrated with a dancing procession.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Pakil, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 557-1766

PANDAN FESTIVAL
Mapandan, Pangasinan
April 11 – 16
A 5-day celebration culminating in April 3, to commemorate the Independence Day of Luisiana. The whole celebration revolves around the Pandan plant and its by-products like bags, hats, mats and other novelty items.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Luisiana, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 503-6208

ALIWAN FIESTA
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
April 12-14
Regional groups from all over the country participate in this yearly float and street dancing competition organized by the Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC). It features the various festivals held in the different regions.
Contact:
Tel. No.:
(02) 551-0523; 832-6120

EASTHFEST SUMMER FESTIVAL
Tagum City
April 13 – May 6
Kids and teens immerse themselves in different arts workshops. Interwoven to these workshops is the global call to take a stand for Mother Earth. Arts serve as a medium for the advocacy for the care, preservation and rehabilitation of the environment.
Contact:
Geraldine Abella
Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (084) 218-4727

ANA KALANG FESTIVAL
Nagcarlan, Laguna
April 13-17
A roster-full of activities highlighting an agricultural fair that exhibits the town’s bountiful harvests and products. A musical festival, children’s sports competition, cultural events enhance the harvest celebration.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Nagcarlan, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 563-1202

CONQUER MT. APO
San Miguel, Baggao, Cagayan
April 13- April 17
The Congress aims to foster relationship among cavers in the country and to help develop the knowledge and attitude of the community on the Tourism Industry. The Sierra Madre Outdoor Club and Sang-at Salug Outdoor Club are pioneering outdoor groups in region 02 are collaborating for the event.

BAMBANG TOWN FIESTA: “PANGGAYJAYA FESTIVAL”
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
April 13-16
The patronal fiesta of Bambang is also celebrated with simple activities like novena masses and processions.
Contact:
Mayor Flaviano D. Balgos
078-803-1909; 078-321-3074

BANTAYOG FESTIVAL
Camarines Norte
April 13-16
As the term suggests, Bantayog festival features the storied First Rizal Monument or “Unang Bantayog ni Dr. Jose Rizal” which is the centerpiece of the celebration. It is held in conjunction with the province foundation anniversary.
Contact:
Provincial Tourism Office
Prvoncial Capitol
Daet, Cam. Norte
Tel. No. (054) 721-4341

BANCATHON SA MAGNAGA
Pantukan, Comval
April 13
An annual motorized banca race among fisherman of the region within waters of Magnaga offering huge cash prizes

HUGYAW SA KADAGATAN
Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte
April 14
Thanks giving for the bountiful harvest of the sea in line with the municipality’s foundation day and fiesta.
Contact:
0906-633-90-44

BAYBAYON FESTIVAL
Sagñay. Camarines Sur
April 15-17
An annual activity held along the shore of Sto. Niño, Sagñay, Camarines Sur, the highlight of which include Bikini Watch, Beach Disco & Ballroom Danciug, Beer Plaza & Concert of the Bands, Beach Sports competition, Float Parade, Street Dancing Competition, among others.
Contact:
Sagñay, Camarines Sur
Tel. No. (054) 452-3530

MANGGAHAN SA GUIMARAS
Guimaras
April 15-22
Spread over a weeklong schedule, Manggahan culminates in a grand showcase of all the municipal festivals in a bid to show the world that there is more to Guimaras than its sweet, fiber and pest-free mangoes. Varied activities are being showcased depicting the cultural & historical heritage of the province with emphasis on the promotion of Guimaras as a “mango country”.
Contact:
Ms. Angie Gabinete
Provincial Tourism Officer (09294655594)

TUNGOH AD HUNGDUAN
Hungduan, Ifugao
April 16 -19
A cultural fiesta of the Ifugaos of Hungduan which features ethnic games, rituals, arts and crafts-oriented activities.
Contact:
MS. PURIFICATION S. MOLINTAS, Regional Director
DOT CAR
3/F Don Monsylito Bldg, Legarda Road, 2600 Baguio City
Tel.:(6374) 442 7014 / 619 1127
Fax: (6374) 442 8848
E-Mail: dotcar@pldtdsl.net
dotcar@visitcordillera.com
Website: www.visitmyphilippines.com

GARLIC FESTIVAL
Pinili, Ilocos Norte
April 16-20
Coincides with their fiesta in honor of their patron saint, St. Isidore de Farmer. Activities include Ecumenical Service, Street Pageantry, Agro-Industrial Fair, NGO Night, Balikbayan Night, SK Night, Municipal & Barangay Night.
Contact:
0912-3885173; 0917-4326200

KA-ANGKAN
Marikina City, Metro Manila
April 16-22

TAMPISAW FESTIVAL (EARTH DAY CELEBRATION)
Concepcion, Iloilo
April 16- April 18

BINONGEY FESTIVAL
Anda, Pangasinan
April 17

BANGUS FESTIVAL
Dagupan City, Pangasinan
April 17- May 4

TANDUYONG FESTIVAL
San Jose City, Bulacan
April 17

KASIBU TOWN FIESTA
Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya
April 18-19

ALFONSO CASTAÑEDA TOWN FIESTA
Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya
April 18-20

PASA-PASA FESTIVAL
Monreal, Masbate
April 18-21

TARLAC CITY CHARTER ANNIVERSARY
Tarlac City, Tarlac
April 19

CAROMATA FESTIVAL TOWN FIESTA (ST. CRUZ) LAGUINDINGAN, MISOR
Laguindingan , Misamis Oriental
April 20

COCOWAYAN FESTIVAL
Isabela City
April 20 – 25

MANGO-BAMBOO FESTIVAL AND TRADE FAIR
San Carlos, Pangasinan
April 20-27

COCOWAYAN FESTIVAL
Isabela City
April 20-25

“LA LAGUNA” FESTIVAL
Provincial Capitol Compound, Sta. Cruz, Laguna
April 20-29

PANAAD
Camiguin
April 21-22

SUNDUAN – Feast of Sta. Rosa de Lima
Pasig City, Metro Manila
April 21 (3rd Saturday)

GOTAD AD HINGYON
Hingyon Municipality, Ifugao
April 21- April 24

BANGKARERA (Boat-rowing race)
Penablanca, Cagayan
April 21

PABASA NG PASYON
San Juan, Batangas
April 21

AGOO SEMANA SANTA
Agoo, La Union
April 21-22

Senakulo (Way of the Cross)
Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City
April 21-22

SANDUGUAN FESTIVAL
Calapan, Mindoro Oriental
April 21- April 27

HINUGYAW SA HINIGARAN FESTIVAL
Hinigaran, Negros Occidental
April 22- April 23

PAGSALABUK FESTIVAL
Dipolog City
April 22-May 19

SUBIC ‘AY FESTIVAL
Subic, Zambales
April 22-28

SUBIC BAY LEGENDARY WILDERNESS ADVENTURE
Subic Bay Freeport
April 22

KANGAYEDAN FESTIVAL
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
April 22-26

GOTAD AD KIANGAN
Kiangan, Ifugao
April 23- April 25

PISTA SA KINAIYAHAN
Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
April 23- April 26

PINAKBET FESTIVAL
Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur
April 23

CANGMATING SIBULAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL
Yagyag Festival
April 24- April 30

KAROSAHAN FESTIVAL
Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
April 24

SIBIT SIBIT FESTIVAL
Driftwood Beach, Brgy. Barretto, Olongapo City
April 24-30 (last week)

PISTAY DAYAT
Lingayen, Pangasinan
April 24-May 1

ARAW NG SULOP
Sulop
April 24

Mutya ng Taguig
Taguig City
April (3rd week)

MT. APO SUMMER CLIMB “SINGGIT SA KINAIYAHAN”
Bansalan, Davao del Sur
APRIL 24-30

BALINGOAN FESTIVAL
Balingoan , Misamis Oriental
April 25

THE SABUTAN FESTIVAL AND MINI-TRADE FAIR
Mabitac, Mindoro Oriental
April 25- April 29

AKLAN DAY CELEBRATION

Aklan
April 25

PANAGAT “FISH” TIVAL
Estancia, Iloilo
April 25

BAHAG-HARI FESTIVAL
Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
April 25

PASALAMAT FESTIVAL
La Carlota City, Negros Occidental
April 25

PANAGSANGAL FESTIVAL
Baggao, Cagayan
April 25-May 1

SINABALU FESTIVAL
Rizal, Cagayan
April 25-26

BAGGAK SUMMER FESTIVAL
Bauang, La Union
April 25-30

IMBAYAH FESTTIVAL
Banaue, Ifugao
April 25-29

PANAGSANGAL FESTIVAL
Baggao, Cagayan
April 25-May 1

KUTSITSA FESTIVAL
Molave, Zamboanga del Sur
April 26

LILIW GAT TAYAW TSINELAS (FOOTWEAR) FESTIVAL
Liliw, Laguna
April 26 – May 1

AWESOME DIVES PHILIPPINES: AN ADVENTURE LIFESTYLE
Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City
April 26- April 28

1ST GLOBAL SINADYA SA MINA FESTIVAL
San Jose, Sipalay Negos Occ.
April 26-27

KAFAGWAY
Baguio City
April 27

PISTA SA KINAIYAHAN
Sta. Cruz
April 27-30

MAY ILAOUD FESTIVAL
Milaor, Cam. Sur
April 27 – May 1

BINIRAYAN FESTIVAL
San Jose & Hamtic, Antique
April 27-29

SAKNUNGAN FESTIVAL
San Jose, Mindoro Occidental
April 27- April 30

BUTANDING FESTIVAL
Donsol, Sorsogon
April 28-May 5

INDAK PADURUKAN FESTIVAL
San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
April 28

DIKIT FESTIVAL
Aurora, Isabela
April 28-30

PANDAWAN FESTIVAL
Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija
April 28

TINAPAHAN FESTIVAL
Lemery, Batangas
April 29- May 1

DINAKLISAN FESTIVAL
Currimao, Ilocos Norte
April 29-May 1

MUNGO FESTIVAL
San Mateo, Isabela
April 30-May 2

BAMBANG PATRONAL TOWN FIESTA: ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya
April 30

ANTIPOLO PILGRIMAGE
Antipolo, Rizal
April 30- May 1

KALIPAYAN FESTIVAL
San Agustin, Romblon
April 30

SuMaKaH FESTIVAL
Antipolo City, Rizal
May 1

TOSTADOS
April(no exact date yet)

 

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