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February

PANAGBENGA – BAGUIO FLOWER FESTIVAL
Baguio City | February 1 – March 6
Also known as the Baguio Flower Festival, it will be the 10th holding of this annual event which will showcase the City of Baguio as a City of Flowers. The Floral Street Parade will be held on February 26 and the Floral Float Parade on February 27.
Contact:
Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc.
Tel. No. +6374 446-2009
Baguio City Tourism Office
Tel. No. +6374 446-5793
DOT-CAR
Tel. No. +6374 442-7014
Email Address: dotcar@ymail.com

BICOL ARTS FESTIVAL
Legazpi City | February 1- February 28
A month-long festival showcasing the region’s arts and culture, crafts and agro-industrial products coming from the six (6) provinces and three (3) cities of Bicol. It coincides with the celebration of the National Arts Month. Various activities are lined up which include Festival parade, Essay Writing and Poster Making Contest, Laro ng Lahi, Fashion Show, etc.
Contact:
Dr. Ramona B. Rañeses
Founding Chairman
Albay Council for Culure & the Arts, Peñaranda Park,
Legazpi City
Tel. # (052) 481-0466
CP: 09172480943

SALAKAYAN FESTIVAL
Miag-ao, Iloilo | February 1- February 6
The festival is a week-long cultural presentation of Miag-ao shown through various activities like food fair, agro-industrial, and trade fair, photo exhibit literary and musical program, beauty pageant, street and ballroom dancing, sports events and many others.

LAVANDERO FESTIVAL
Mandaluyong | February 1- February 6
As part of the week-long Mandaluyong Day celebration, the
unique festival focused on the city’s ancient tradition of washing clothes in the once clean and clear waters of the Pasig River. Amusingly, focal point of the festival is the men participants washing clothes instead of women.

FESTIVALS OF HEART
Tanjay City, Negros Oriental | February 1- February 28
In celebration of Valentines, the city tourism council of Tanjay is coming up with a festival of romance showcasing a nightly Harana, Baile ng Bayan, Mass Wedding/Renewal of vows and coronation of SK’s Search for Miss Valentines.

NATIONAL ARTS MONTH
Nationwide | February 1- February 28
Series of festivities and activities mounted throughout the country celebrating Filipino artistry and promoting the arts and the artists. 2011 activities for Leyte will depend on the theme identified by the NCCA
Secretariat:
Leyte Tourism and Investment Promotion Center
Tel. No. (053)321-6484

NATIONAL ARTS MONTH
Province of Laguna | February 1-28
The Laguna celebration of the National Arts Month is being held in four districts of the province. It showcases the artistic character of the Lagueños through the depiction of their way of life and source of livelihood manifested by ethnic street dancing. The event aims to instill the sense of identity and self-distinctiveness of its people.
Contact : History, Arts and Culture Office
Provincial Government of Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 808-5101

SUROY SA SURIGAO
Jaro, Iloilo City | February 2
The biggest and most opulent religious pageantry in Western Visayas with the blessing of candles and a procession of the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria and the Fiesta Queen and her court.

PAMULINAWEN
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte | February 2-10
The word means “Ilocano Maiden”; a festival showing Ilocano Customs and Virtues. Activities include street pageantry, Calesa Festival, Komedya Ilocano, Balikbayan Nights, Search for Miss Laoag.
Contact:
Laoag City Tourism
Council
(077)773-1676

Dagkot Festival
Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte | February 2
It is the sole important event during the fiesta celebration of the municipality of Cabadbaran. The weeklong festivity features socio-civic activities, sports events, trade fairs and capped by a grand street dancing parade and competition to celebrate the historic past and the bright future that awaits Cabadbaran.
Contact:
Ms. Maria Jean M. Chee
Designate – Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (085) 818-1120

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF CANDLES / CANDELARIA FIESTA
Jaro, Iloilo | February 2
The religious celebration of Candelaria or Our Lady of the Candles includes its adornment in the most elaborate gown with the infant Jesus on her right arm and carrying a green candle on both hands. Other events include the traditional blessing of the candles, high mass, and the grand procession. Not to miss out is the Jaro Carnival and Agro-industrial Fair that features rides, games, exhibits, Garden Shows and lots of food, and of course, the Grand Cock Derby where professional cock-fighters, breeders, and aficionados from all over the country gather to try their luck at winning.
Contact:
Mr. Benito Jimena
Tel. No: +6333 336- 3439
Email Address: benitojimena@yahoo.com
Website: www.iloilocity.com

AURORA FOUNDATION DAY
Aurora Province | February 14-19
The most awaited event during the celebration of the annual Aurora. Foundation Day is the so-called ‘Karansa’: a Street Dancing Competition where the concept of cooperation and unity called ‘Paatag’ prevails as the overall theme of the day’s hilarious activities. The weeklong activity includes singing and dancing competition, parade of the eight towns of the province with matching thematic floats and beauty queens, Search for Bb. Aurora and a streetside tourism and investment exhibits. The festival culminates in a beach party and fireworks display. A wreath-laying ceremony takes place at the foot of the monument of Dona Aurora Quezon before the end of the festival.
Contact:
Aurora Provl Tourism Offce
Cel 0921-3207015

CHINESE NEW YEAR
Manila City | February 3
The Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year with pomp & color through a dragon dance. This parade is performed at the prominent malls and department stores, and the giving of moon cakes.
Contact:
Mr. Joseph Ramos
Tel. No. +632 528-1134

INTERNATIONAL BAMBOO ORGAN FESTIVAL
Las Piñas | February 3- February 11
A ten-day series of cultural events, with a focus on the unique bamboo-made organ made by Fray Diego de la Cera found only in Las Piñas.

KALI-KALIHAN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental | February 6
A harvest festival with a street dance showing their cultural heritage the art of “kali” otherwise known as “arnis” or “escrima”, the traditional martial arts of the Filipino people since the 7th century.

FIESTA TSINOY
Legaspi City | February 6
Chinese New Year Celebration featuring activities like Dragon / Lion Dance, Chinese Cultural Program and others.

Utanon Festival
Dalaguete, Cebu | February 6
A thanksgiving celebration in honor of San Guillermo. The Utanon Festical as the highlight is a festivity of good harvest through dance and music as Dalaguete town is considered as the vegetable basket and music capital of Cebu Province.
Contact:
Off ice of the Mayor
Dalaguete
6332-484-8635 / 484-8399

PHILIPPINE HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (PHSA) ARTS FESTIVAL
Tanghalang Ma. Makiling, National Arts Center, Mt. Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna | February 6 – March 26
The event features music and dance performances, exhibits and stage plays choreographed, prepared and directed by the graduating students of PHSA.
Contact : Ms. Beth Carlos / Ms. Helen Jimena PHSA
Telephone No. (049) 536-2862 / 0905-2925574 / 0907-8284343

Bebingka Festival/Foundation Day
Manticao , Misamis Oriental | February 7
Parade of Bebingka ( rice cake ) in the main streets of the municipality, highlighted with bebingka eating contest. Trade Fair/ Parade/ cultural show
Contact:
Mr. Roland Butaslac
08822-727275
08822-720100 (Mayor’s Office)

MANDALUYONG LIBERATION DAY & CITYHOOD ANNIVERSARY
City Hall Complex, Mandaluyong City | February 9
The longest and grandest civic & military parade in this part of the metropolis with some twenty (20) brass bands in their finest uniforms enlivening thousands of parade participants. Majestic floats and costumed revelers make the entire event one to behold. Spectacular band concert and fireworks display cap the day.
Contact:
Mr. Norberto Archangel
Cultural Affairs & Tourism Office
Telefax: +632 533-9107

FISTAHAN
Davao City | February 9- February 15
A culinary festival that features Davao”s grilled tuna specialties such as “panga and buntot”.

DAVAO CHINESE NEW YEAR
Davao City | February 9- February 17
A festive New Year Celebration of the Filipino Chinese Residents

BULANG-BULANG FESTIVAL
San Enrique, Negros Occidental | February 9
A cultural identity moving high spirited, resilient, an interlude with the life of a cock or rooster, in unity with the nature, an icon of the sportive game of chance and arguably not as a gambling promotion, but basically Filipino Tinobaganon.

HAMAKA FESTIVAL
Taytay, Rizal | February 9 – 15
A weeklong celebration of thanksgiving. The festivities showcase the talents of Taytayenos in terms of woodworks (HAmba), sewing machine (MAkina), garments/couturier’s design (KAsuotan). Activities during the festival includes trade exhibit, street dancing, fashion in the street, sportsfest and Ms. HAMAKA. The festival aims to promote tourism in Taytay and revitalize the woodworks and garments of the municipality.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Taytay, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 284-4770 / 284-4765

Philippine International Arts Festival Province of Laguna
Laguna Province | February 9, 10, 11, 14, 25, 26
The Laguna celebration of the National Arts Month is being held in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th districts of the province. It showcases the artistic character of the Lagueños through the depiction of their way of life and source of livelihood manifested by ethnic street dancing. The event aims to instill the sense of identity and self distinctiveness of its people.
Contact:
History, Arts and Culture Office
Provincial Government of Laguna
(049) 501-5101

Patunob Festival/Town Fiesta
Binuangan, Misamis Oriental | February 10-11
A religious activity/ devotees flocked to the shrine of Birhen sa Lourdes to light candle s /to renew their vows / petitions Parade/ cultural show / trade fair
Contact:
Ms. Delaila C. Kho
Tel.No. (088)22-727275
Mr. Roland Butaslac
720851-Mayor’s

Bod-bod Kabog Festival
Catmon, Cebu | February 10
The town of Catmon is famous for its tasty ‘bodbod’ and thus the focus of this festival. The street dancing competition participated by the different barangays has for its dance movements, the movement of making the bodbod with the costumes in bodbod concept.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Catmon
6332-430-9196
Contact person: Mr. Joel Mulit

Aquero Festival
Aglipay, Quirino | February 11-13
Popular feast-day celebrations in France honoring Our Lady of Lourdes migrate to the little-known town of Aglipay in Quirino province, this year Aquero Festival kicks off its fifth year.

PABALHAS SA TABLAS
Candoni, Negros Occidental | February 11
The concept of “Pabalhas sa Tablas” originated from the actual history of Candoni, where a group of settlers (composed of Isabeleños, Hinigaranon, Ilonggo, etc.) decided to look for a land in which they can call their own.

SPRING FESTIVAL (CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR)
Iriga City, Camarines Sur | February 11
A tradition of the first harvest offering coinciding on the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Derived from the early rituals of the ancient Bicolanos offering their harvest to their own gods as a form of thanksgiving and to seek favor for a more bountiful harvest throughout the year. A long parade of colorfully and grandiosely decorated bull and carabao carts, carrying newly harvested crops, ending with a mass before the Emerald Grotto at Calvary Hills. Here all the offerings are blessed, then distributed to indigent families.

TINAGBA FESTIVAL
Iriga City | February 11
A tradition of the first harvest offering coinciding with the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Derived from the early rituals of the ancient Bicolanos offering their harvest to their own gods as a form of thanksgiving and to seek favor for a more bountiful harvest throughout the year. This year, the celebration will be highlighted by the festivals’ showdown which features the best cultural events from the different provinces of Bicol.
Contact:
Engr. Nona A. Santiago
City Tourism Officer
Iriga City
Tel. No. (054) 299-1953
Fax: 299-1933

Ullalim Festival (Kalinga Foundation Day)
Tabuk City, Kalinga | February 11-14
Kalinga province way of celebrating their anniversary as a separate province featuring Kalinga`s songs, music, chants and arts, cultural shows, agri-tourism exhibits and trade fairs & crafts.
Contact:
Office of the Provincial Governor, Kalinga
DOT- CAR

TIBURIN HORSE RACE
Libertad, Pasay City, Metro Manila | February 12
One of the highlights of the Sta. Clara Feast Day, about 100 horses have been trained to participate in this exciting and thrilling horse race.

PAMAYPAY NG CALOOCAN FESTIVAL
Caloocan City | February 12
One of the highlights of the city”s Foundation Day, showcasing the use of teh “Pamaypay”/fan as traditional tool to the surging heat as exhibited in techno-modern folk street dancing competition.

Pagoda sa Daan & Pandangguhan Festival
Pateros | February 12
Celebration of the Pateros town fiesta. Highlight of the festivities is the traditional procession of the image of St. Martha around the town wherein participants are dancing the Pandangguhan.
Contact:
Telefax: 542-4346

Colos Festival and Foundation Day Celebration
Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet | February 12-14
A cultural festival featuring the School of Living Traditions, cultural shows, indigenous sport and, trade fairs. Winner of Best Ecotourism Practices by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines (ATOP).
Contact:
Councilor Norberto I. Pacio
DOT-CAR

“SAMBALILO” HAT FESTIVAL
Paranaque City, Metro Manila | February 13

FEAST DAY OF STA. CLARA
Pasay City | February 13
Different activities are lined up in celebration of Sta. Clara’s Feast Day. Some of the highlights include the Serenata and The Tiburin Race. Serenata is a series of rondalla and brass band concerts and a revival of open-air musical performances held at the Sta. Clara patio, while the Tiburin Race is an exciting and thrilling horse-racing at Cementina and Libertad streets. About 100 horses have been trained solely for this event.

LOCAL MEDIA FAMILIARIZATION TOUR
Cagayan de Oro | February 13- February 19
A one day excursion to media design to update on the new adventure of Cagayan de oro.

PAHIMIS FESTIVAL
Amadeo, Cavite | February 2nd Week
The coffee festival was conceived to showcase the main industry of the town of Amadeo.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Amadeo, Cavite
Telephone No. (046) 483-3010 / 483-3616

FESTIVAL OF HEARTS
Tanjay City, Negros Oriental | February 14
In celebration of Valentines, the city tourism council of Tanjay is coming up with a festival of romance showcasing a nightly Harana, Baile ng Bayan, Mass Weddings/Renewal of Vows and coronation of Search for Miss Valentines

SERENATA
Pasay City | February 14
A series of rondalla and brass band concerts. A revival of open-air concerts held at the patio of Sta. Clara Church.

ANNUAL “HARANA: KARANTAHAN NIN PAGRANGA” (A MUSIC FESTIVAL)
San Jose, Camarines Sur | February 14
The festival feature local talents and young artists in its effortsa to promote cultural awareness, tourism development and youth empowerment in the District of partido. Highlighted by the Bicol Love Song Choral Competition. Other activities are lined up to drumbeat the affair.

BLOOMING HEARTS DAY
Baguio City | February 14
Mass Wedding with longest kissing scene to be held in Baguio City in celebration of Valentine”s Day

AURORA DAY AND SUMAN FESTIVAL
Baler, Aurora | February 14- February 19
Celebration of the foundation of the province of Aurora which celebrated on the very day of birth of the Late Lady Aurora Quezon that coincide with the grandest festival, the Suman Festival.

APAYAO PROVINCE FOUNDATION
Apayao | February 14
A provincial celebration marking the creation of Apayao as a separate province with cultural activities and the trade fairs.

KALINGA PROVINCE FOUNDATION
Kalinga | February 14
A provincial celebration marking the creation of Kalinga as a separate province with cultural activities and trade fairs featuring the Ulalim.

Timpuyog Festival
Kiamba, Sarangani Province | February 14
An Ilocano Word which jeans “gathering and working together towards one accord for the common good, timpuyog festival is a weeklong celebration that showcases the different cultural presentations.
Contact:
Shiela del Cruz
Provincial Tourism Officer
Office of the Governor
Sarangani Province
083-5082195

MENAJAK FESTIVAL
Calamba, Misamis Occidental | February 14
Menajak is a Subanen word which means Love. A street dancing and ritual dance competition depicting the rich Subanen culture – one of the major tribal groups in the region, dwellers of Calamba, Misamis Occidental.
Contact:
Mr. Karl Aoanan
Mobile Phone +63919 300-2635
DOT Region 10
Tel. No. +6362 991-0218
Email Address: dotr10@yahoo.com

AURORA FOUNDATION DAY
Aurora Province | February 14-19
The most awaited event during the celebration of the annual Aurora. Foundation Day is the so-called ‘Karansa’: a Street Dancing Competition where the concept of cooperation and unity called ‘Paatag’ prevails as the overall theme of the day’s hilarious activities. The weeklong activity includes singing and dancing competition, parade of the eight towns of the province with matching thematic floats and beauty queens, Search for Bb. Aurora and a streetside tourism and investment exhibits. The festival culminates in a beach party and fireworks display. A wreath-laying ceremony takes place at the foot of the monument of Dona Aurora Quezon before the end of the festival.
Contact:
Aurora Prov’l Tourism Offce
Cellphone: 0921-3207015

PHILIPPINE MILITARY ACADEMY ALUMNI HOMECOMING
PMA, Baguio City | February 18- February 19
Annual gathering of military officers and their families in Baguio who graduated from PMA, the premier military school which trains the elite corps of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival
Puerto Gallera, Oriental Mindoro | February 18-19
The Mangyan Cultural Festival Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is the first of an annual celebration of music, arts and nature. Coinciding with the full moon, the festival will be held outdoors at the foot of Mount Malasimbo, overlooking the Puerto Galera Bay, selected as one of “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World”.
The festival aims to blend traditional arts and performing styles with contemporary expressions in the arts and showcase the culture of the Mangyan tribal communities while working towards the protection and sustainability of the environment in the environs of Puerto Galera. Mr. Miro Grgic
(0918) 6011918
grgicmiro@gmail.com
Mr. Hubert d’Aboville
(0917) 841-8888
d-aboville@pamatec.com.ph

KAP’YAAN FESTIVAL
Jose Abad Santos, Davao del Sur | February 19
Founding Anniversary of the creation of the municipality; agri-trade fair and civic military parade.
Contact:
Jason John Joyce
Municipal Admin.
09088930178

BICOL REGIONAL TOURISM COUNCILS ASSEMBLY
Naga City | February 18- February 19
A gathering of all tourism stakeholders to agree on a cooperative program and synchronized efforts that would trigger the response towards a unified and sustainable regional tourism development.

BABAYLAN FESTIVAL (RITUALS)
Bago City, Negros Occidental | February 19
A festival newly conceptualized by the City of Bago and celebrated during the Charter Anniversary every 19th of February. Babaylan Festival is based on the rituals performed by the Babaylans, like rituals on marriage, baptism, healing, harvest and others. Babaylans get their healing powers from the unseen spirits.

ILOILO PARAW REGATTA
Iloilo City | February 19- February 20
Paraw Regatta is a well-attended and well-anticipated race of native double outriggers. Colourful paraws line-up the waters of the strait between the island province of Guimaras and Iloilo City. The paraw is a dugout, having an average length of 16 feet or 5.5 meters to 25 feet or 8 meters. They are fitted with outriggers that are mainly used as balancers against the tilting effect to the craft. The highlight of the event is the paraw race, a memorable and exciting spectacle, participated by men as they put their skills, stamina and strategy against one another for honours while spectators cheer the action from the shore.
Contact:
Ms. Hazel Grasileño
Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation c/o City Tourism & Dev’t. Office
Tel. # +6333 336-3439

Sinacbang Festival
Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental | February 19
(Emerging) Decicated in honor of the patron saints of the town and of its different barangays, as a gesture of thanksgiving for the bountiful blessings they have received from the Almighty
Contact:
Ms. Lalaine Tan
Mr. Karl Aoanan
088-531-1632/ 09193002635

MUTYA NG CARAGA
Urios College Gym, Butuan City | February 20
This beauty search is one of the highlights of the annual celebration of the founding of the Caraga Region.

BALSAHAN FESTIVAL
Sibunag, Guimaras | February 20
Balsahan is Sibunag’s way of immortalizing the mystical Sibunag river which snakes its way through most of the town’s barangays. A major geographical feature of the town, the river holds many interesting myths and legends that are sure to tickle one’s imagination, and whet one’s appetite to unravel its secrets. Use the balsa in your trek for some satisfying discoveries – you will be pleasantly rewarded.

35th Bamboo Organ Festival
Las Piñas | February (3rd week)
An international organ festival participated in by foreign artists being held every year at St. Joseph Parish of Las Piñas City where the famous Bamboo Organ is housed. To date, the bamboo organ is praised for its unique, rare and melodious sound. Concerts are also held in celebration of the festival.
Contact:
Telefax: 874-1440

ASINAN FESTIVAL
San Lorenzo, Guimaras | February 20
Marvel at how the ordinary salt has gravitated the people of San Lorenzo into an annual gathering with all the delicious trimmings of specialty products. Not everything in the Asinan festival is salty though, as there are the spicy seafoods, the juicy citrus, the crispy nuts. With the proper blend of the unique hospitality and the natural smiles of the people and one will hunger for more of the Asinan spectacle.

Dapil Festival (Bangued Town Fiesta)

Bangued, Abra | February 20-25
Bangued municipality’s way of celebrating their town’s
Fiesta.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor, Bangued, Abra
DOT-CAR

CEBU X INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS EXHIBITION
Cebu City, Cebu | February 21- February 27
With Cebu X promoting Cebu as the Design Destination in Asia, an exhibition is scheduled by the end of February showcasing Asia’s best furniture designs expertly executed by master craftsmen.

BUYBUY FEST/BURGOS TOWN FIESTA
Burgos, La Union | February 21-23
A celebration of the town’s major produce “buybuy” or tiger grass. This raw material is made into softbrooms and other decorative items. Featured is a civic parade, trade fair & handicraft exhibition. Cultural performances can also be seen during this time.
Contact:
Mayor’s Office
(077)766-1020

WOW ARAW NG CARAGA
Region wide (CARAGA Region) | February 22-26
A celebration of the creation of Caraga as an administrative Region. Among the activities are the Kalagan Festival Street dancing competition, Garden Show, Trade Fair, Tourism and Regional Line Agencies exhibit, Food and Services Skills contest and exhibitions, CRTCFI General Assembly and the Songwriting and Singing Contest.
Contact:
Dir. Letty dC Tan
Regional Director
Dept. of Tourism Regional Office
Tel. No. (085) 341-8413 / 815-6040

KALILANGAN FESTIVAL
General Santos City | February 22-27
Celebrates the “friendly co-existence with all the people of General Santos City”. Activities include agro-industrial trade fair, cultural presentation, culinary arts contest, Pagana, Kulintangan, ethnic musical instrument competition and Kidig-Kidig sa Dalan.
Contact:
Mr. Edgar Cadiente
Department Head
CEMCDO – Tourism Office
Tel. No. +6383 553-8338 +6383 553-8448
Website: www.magandagensan.com

CARAGA ANNIVERSARY
CARAGA | February 23- February 25
A grand celebration of the creation of CARAGA Region

ANNIVERSARY WORLD WAR II
WW II Sites | February 23- September 3
60th Anniversary of WW II “A Salute to Valor”

SIBUG-SIBUG FESTIVAL
Zamboanga Sibugay | February 23
Highlighted by colorful ethnic street dancing with rituals depicting good harvest, wedding and healing rituals.

PANAGTITIMPUYOG
Nagtipunan, Quirino | February 23-25
Founding anniversary celebration through the affirmation of their commitment for unity and solidarity in the town of Nagtipunan highlighted by parades, beauty pageant and sports competitions.

ARAW NG ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY
Zamboanga Sibugay | February 24
A civic-military parade kicks off the celebration. Agri-trade fair, sports competition, cultural presentation and selection of Bb. Zamboanga Sibugay are also held.

CEBU CITY CHARTER DAY
Cebu City | February 24
In celebration of Cebu City”s Charter Day, related activities like civic parade, cultural presentations attended by Cebu Officials and guests at the Cebu city hall.

ADIVAY
La Trinidad, Bengued | February 25
The maiden launching of an annual Agri Tourism Trade Fair featuring the various products of the BLIST area which will complement the activity highlights of Panagbenga . Adivay which means “fun” will be held in La Trinidad Benguet.

DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF BALDOMERO AGUINALDO
Binakayan, Kawit Cavite | February 26
Traditional mass and flower offering by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and the Municipality of kawit. History tour for elementary school children in other historical sites in Cavite-sponsored by the Cavite Historical Society.
Contact:
Office of the Tourism Officer
Tel: 046-4815706 / 4349442 / 09272461783
Telefax: 046-4847643
Email add: filmortega@yahoo.com

HIL-O – HIL-O FESTIVAL
Maayon, Capiz | February 26- February 28
A cultural and fiesta celebration.

DIA DELA CIUDAD DE ZAMBOANGA
Zamboanga City | February 26
A celebration to honor the historical event when Zamboanga was converted into chartered city. Activities include street dancing, cultural dance festival and a regatta.

CARACOL FESTIVAL
Glorietta 4 Park Makati City, Metro Manila | February 27
Official festival of the City of Makati wherein participating groups are dressed in flowers, trees, birds, butterflies, fruits and other endangered species of animals in expression for the need to preserve and conserve mother nature.
Contact:
Ms. Ling Cervantes
Telefax: +632 896-2464/+632 896-0277
Website: www.makati.com.ph

ITIK-ITIK FESTIVAL
Pasig City, Metro Manila | February 27
The Itik-Itik Festival is held every last Sunday of February in
Brgy. Kalawaan. Men, women and children take part in the activities and merrymaking. The significant event is not only limited to colorful activities, sumptuous food, revelry and fun, but also draws people closer to God and to one another. It is a rich showcase of Filipino culture and tradition usually celebrated on the Feasts of the barangay’s beloved patroness, St. Martha.

MANIAMBUS FESTIVAL
Negros Occidental | February 27
“Maniambus” is a Visayan term meaning to strike with a club because its coastal waters were them beaming with fish that catching could be done simply by clubbing.

Nangkaan Festival
Maigo , Lanao del Norte | Feb. 27
(Emerging ) Celebration of Langka’s abundance in the municipality of Maigo through street dancing competition and aqua/ agro fair highlighted with evening search for Ms. Maigo and fashion show using langka as the main attraction.
Contact:
Ms. Lucia Mejorada
09194435568

SAMBAYAN FESTIVAL
Tobias Fornier, Antique | February 28- March 31
A celebration of rites called samba/paned. This describe two kinds of rituals, one held on the hills (or mountains) and other held along the seacoast perform to ask for rain, to thank the ancestral spirit for good harvest.

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