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ARAW NG ISLAND GARDEN OF SAMAL (IGACOS)
Island Garden City of Samal
March 1 – 7
Festival to showcase the natural bounty of the Island Garden City of Samal, includes water sports competition, horse fight, sand castle contest, cultural shows, etc.

PARADE OF FESTIVALS
Muntinlupa City
March 1
One of the highlights of Muntinlupa City’s Cityhood Anniversary.

Timbac-Tabayok Quest
Kabayan, Benguetmystic
March (no definite date)
Adventure to the mummy caves and the mystic lakes which will conclude with a climb to Mt. Tabayok, the 5th highest mountain in the Philippines.
Contact:
Engr. Berry K. Sangao, Jr.
Contact No: 09154033211

PAYVANUVANUAN FESTIVAL
Sitio Jura, Racujaide, Mahatao, Batanes
March-April (movable)
The festival marks the start of the fishing season in Batanes where the fisherfolks perform a ritual to pray for good fishing season and safety while at the see.
Contact:
Mr. Roldan Esdicul
DMO I & ICO-ENRO
bataneswakay23@yahoo.com.ph
0918-206-8345
0915-993-9977

SUMBRERO FESTIVAL
Barangay Platero, Biñan, Laguna
March (no definite date)
It is a one-day celebration that features the skills and creativity of Brgy. Platero, Biñan cap makers. The festival also features different floats with different cap designs. Every float has its own street dancers from public and private schools and from the Sangguniang Kabataan. It also offers old palaro and contest like the “Fastest Sewer of Cap”.
Contact : Biñan Municipal Tourism Office
Telephone No. (049) 511-3277

Dinagsa Festival
Sto. Niño Plaza, Poblacion, Muntinlupa City
March 1 – 5
A celebration in honor of the city’s patron saint Sto. Niño de Muntinlupa highlighted by a streetdancing participated in by representatives from different barangays, schools, youth sectors and groups from other cities in Metro Manila. A variety show will also be held in the evening after the street-dancing.

Say-am Festival
Calanasan, Apayao
March (no definite date)
Isnag’s grandest celebration. A feast and a religious ceremony – Isnag’s way of offering thanksgiving for honors and victories received and for bountiful harvests.
Contact:
Office of the Provincial Governor, Apayao

Banga Anniversary Fiesta
Banga, South Cotabato
March 1-4
A unique festival that features indigenous games shared and participated in by the community at the town plaza.
Contact:
Cesar Sulit, Jr.
Sr. Tourism Officer/Head
ACTS Office
Koronadal, South Cotabato 083-2283447

Araw ng Tagum City
Tagum City
March 1-7
Commemoration of the city’s anniversary.
Contact:
Geraldine Abella
Tourism Officer
Tel. No.:370-1424/2173819

Mt. Pulag Climb
Kabayan, Benguet
March (no definite date)
Adventure climb where participants can view beautiful sunrise and sunset and where they can feel a sea of clouds beneath their feet. Mt. Pulag, the “Home of the Gods” like Elysium, is a popular Philippine mountain summit expedition trekking and hiking destination in our country. It is 2,922 meters above sea level.
Contact:
Ms. Emerita Albas, Park Superintendent, DENR-
Contact No: 074-4443592
Engr. Berry K. Sangao, Jr., Municipal Tourism Officer, Kanbayan, Benguet
Contact No: 09154033211

IGaCoS Festival
DDN, Island Garden City of Samal
March 1-7
A celebration in commemoration of the creation of the city.
Contact:
Hon. Aniano Antalan
City Mayor
Mobile: 09285066424
Samalcity.gov.ph
Nelson Aquino
City Tourism Officer
Mobile: 09088917353;
09184294745
boyaquino_09@yahoo.com

MALASIMBO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL – THE MANGYAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
March 2-4
The festival is held at the foot of Mount Malasimbo, overlooking the Puerto Galera Bay. Blending traditional arts and performing styles with contemporary expressions in the arts, it also showcases the culture of the Mangyan tribal community while promoting the protection of Puerto Galera’s environment.
For more info pls contact:
Mr. Miro Grgic/Mr. Hubert d’Aboville
Event Organizers
Tel. No. (02) 889-8374
Website: www.malasimbofestival.com

SUGBAHAN
Davao City
March 2- March 14
A culinary festival that features Davao”s grilled specialties such as tuna.

PACTO DE SANGRE OR BLOOD COMPACT OF NEW WASHINGTON, AKLAN
New Washington, Aklan
March 3
Katipuneros respectively wounded their wrists and used their blood to sign a document that formally expressed their grievances symbolizing their revolt against the Spanish authorities, which happened at Sitio Kuntang, Ochando, New Washington. From then on it is remembered as one of the historical places in the country.

Baguio Tourism, Trade and Jobs Fair
Baguio City
March 3-5
First tourism, trade and jobs fair to coincide with the closing week of Panagbenga.
Contact:
Baguio Conventions and Visitors Bureau

PUERTO PRINCESA FOUNDATION DAY
Puerto Princesa City
March 4
A celebration of the founding anniversary of the City highlighted by the crowning of Ms. Puerto Princesa.
Contact : City Tourism Office
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Telephone No. (048) 433-2983 / 434-4211

COUNCIL OF BALABAGO REENACTMENT
Culasi, Antique
March 4- March 5
It is a reenactment of the gathering of the Malayan Datus headed by Sumakwel after their settlement in Malandog for thanksgiving and renewal. The site of the reenactment overlooks the island of Mararison and the Majestic Mt. Madia-as home of Bulalakaw, their acclaimed God.

Manchatchatong Festival
Balbalan, Kalinga
March 4-6
A cultural festival that gathers all the sub-tribes of Balbalan. It features street dance, cultural games and rituals.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor, Balbalan, Kalinga

Tilapia Festival
Mun. of Braulio E. Dujali
March 5
Festival for the bountiful harvest of tilapia in the province.
Contact:
Norbelito B. Juriana
Tourism Officer
09277049041

Ayyoweng de Lambak ed Tadian
Tadian, Mt. Province
March 5
A celebration and thanksgiving showcasing various indigenous songs, chants, dances, sports and games of the town.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor, Tadian, Mt. Province

Ses’long Festival
T’boli, South Cotabato
March 5-16
The celebration portrays the old practices of the indigenous people to gather and barter goods. T’boli and B’laan native songs and dances are the main attractions of the festival.
Contact:
Cesar Sulit, Jr.
Sr. Tourism Officer/Head
ACTS Office
Koronadal, South Cotabato
083-2283447

BULAWAN FESTIVAL
ComVal, Capitol Nabunturan
March 6-8
Festival of Gold is a celebration of thanksgiving, a unified government, sustained good harvests, abundant resources and a promise of a golden future. It is symbolized by the gold Solidarity Ring, the biggest ring in the country.
Contact:
Christine Dompor
Provincial tourism Officer
(082) 376-1028/376-1052

Kamayadan Festival
Norala, South Cotabato
March 6-10
Kamayadan was coined from an Ilongo term “Mayad” which means good. The celebration is a thanksgiving for good harvest.
Contact:
Cesar Sulit, Jr.
Sr. Tourism Officer/Head
ACTS Office
Koronadal, South Cotabato 083-2283447

BOLING-BOLING FESTIVAL
Catanauan, Quezon
March 6-8
It is an age-old practice particular to Catanauanins, which is celebrated annually. Participants roam around the town garbed in any costume they may fancy. Most of them wear colorful clown-like clothes while others imitate anybody whom they want, be it somebody they idolize or somebody they despise, and make fun of them. Boling-Boling comes from the Visayan word “ Boling “ which means dirt. The festival reminds us of the vulnerability of a man and serves as symbolic spiritual cleansing and signals the start of the Lenten season.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Catanauan, Quezon
Telephone No. (042) 315-8198

BANGKERO FESTIVAL
Pagsanjan, Laguna
March 6- March 10
Pagsanjan, the tourist capital of Laguna will hold its “Bangkero Festival” on March 10 until March 14 with the theme: “Mamamayan Makilahok! Bayan Ko, Tutulungan Ko!”

BOLING-BOLING FESTIVAL
Catanauan, Quezon
March 6-8
It is an age-old practice particular to Catanauanins, which is celebrated annually. Participants roam around the town garbed in any costume they may fancy. Most of them wear colorful clown-like clothes while others imitate anybody whom they want, be it somebody they idolize or somebody they despise, and make fun of them. Boling-Boling comes from the Visayan word “ Boling “ which means dirt. The festival reminds us of the vulnerability of a man and serves as symbolic spiritual cleansing and signals the start of the Lenten season.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Catanauan, Quezon
Telephone No. (042) 315-8198

ABRENIAN KAWAYAN FESTIVAL (Abra Foundation Day)
Bangued, Abra
March 6-9
Bamboo is a major product in Abra, thus, the festival was name “Abrenian Kawayan”. It is a traditional celebration featuring a grand cultural parade, trade fairs, cultural presentations, Balikbayan night, and fashion show.
Contact:
Office of the Provincial Governor, Bangued, Abra
Tel No.: 074-752-8148

Al-law ng Kalumunan
Capitol Nabunturan, ComVal
March 7
It is gathering of the six (6) tribes of Compostela Valley during Bulawan Festival to celebrate unity amidst diversity showcasing tribal games, tribal music and dances.
Contact:
Christine Dompor
Provincial tourism Officer
(082) 376-1028/376-1052

ARYA! ABRA FESTIVAL (Bamboo rafting)
Bangued, Abra
March 07 – 11
Abra’s biggest festival highlights of which are “Karerakit” bamboo rafting along Calaba River and Tinguan Festival of the tribal natives of Abra.

PANAGTAGBO FESTIVAL
Tagum City
March 7
Coincides with the city of Tagum’s founding anniversary. It aptly describes a celebration in the city where Tagumeños met Tagumeños from all walks of life in one occasion and setting since the city of Tagum is a crossroad business center in the northern part of Southern Mindanao.

VIS-MIN TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE SHOW
SM Cebu Trade Hall
March 7 9
This 4th International Visayas Mindanao Travel, Tours, Leisure and Lifestyle Exposition and Conference, is a festive capsulized presentation of the different tourism attractions, destination and facilities, tour activities, mode of transportation and information in the Visayas and Mindanao clusters, showcasing its respective unique historical and cultural assets as well as in helping create awareness and promoting various tourist destinations found the VIS-MIN region.

ANILAG FESTIVAL
Provincial Capitol Compound, Sta. Cruz, Laguna
March 8-15
Spearheaded by the office of the Provincial Governor and in cooperation with the Municipal and City Mayors of the entire province, the weeklong festival promises not only a glimpse of Laguna’s wonders, but an experience of the unique blend of cultural, historical and religious celebrations of each of its 27 municipalities and 3 cities, as well. Dubbed as the Mother of all Festivals, ANILAG (derived from Ani ng Laguna) showcases an array of activities relating to the arts, culture and industries distinctive of Laguna and its people. It is both a celebration and thanksgiving which highlights 26 festivals rolled into one. It boasts of the varied local sights and sounds and loads of gastronomical sensations that make Laguna one of the most popular tourism destinations in the country.
Contact : Mr. Valentin P. Guidote, Jr., Festival Director
Telephone No. (049) 501-1120 / 810-2145

BANTAYAN FESTIVAL
Guimbal, Iloilo
March 9-15
A celebration of the birth of a new history and culture of the people of Guimbal as a tribute and reverence to the triumphant struggle of its ancestors for meaningful existence.The magic of the Gimba (drum) and the Bantayan (watchtower) are the major features of the festival. The festival also features dance drama, drum, float & street dancing competition, cultural shows, beauty pageant, paraw & boat racing, fluvial parade, musical concerts and many other presentations.

HOLISTIC FESTIVAL
Villa Jireh, Labrador, Pangasinan
March 9- March 11
Projects Pangasinan as a health tourism destination with focus on wellness & lifestyle change from the holistic approach. Converging multi-sectoral groups: Eco-Defense Movement, Fishermen/Farmers Association, Tourism.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF LATE PRESIDENT JOSE P. LAUREL
Tanauan, Batangas
March 9
A yearly celebration commemorating the birth of President Jose P. Laurel.
Contact : City Tourism Office
Tanauan City, Batangas
Telephone No. (043) 778-5639

PENETENSIYAHAN
Rosario, Batangas
March 9
It is a Lenten celebration of commemorating the life and passion of Jesus Christ starting on Ash Wednesday.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Rosario, Batangas
Telephone No. (043)-321-2561

PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL
Passi City, Iloilo
March 11-18
A festival depicting the history of Passi through “pintados” as a colorful celebration of how Passi got its name, as influenced by the Spanish regime. It also coincides with their Foundation Day commemorating the conversion of Passi as a component city. The festival’s main features include the parade and competition of Tribes, Carosa Parada, Pinta Carabao, Search for Bb. Pintados de Pasi, Laro ng Lahi, Binayle sa Kalye, Drum & Lyre Competition, Food Festival

Hinatdan Festival
Ginatilan, Cebu City
March (2nd week)
Hinatdan Festival got its name from the former name of the town of Ginatilan. It is a celebration of life and of the town’s bountiful harvest under the graces of their patron saint, San Gregorio Magno.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
6332-478-9100

ANAO TOWN FIESTA
Mun. of Anao, Tarlac
March 13-15
Founding anniversary of the town of Anao in Tarlac. It features the Miss Anao beauty pageant, street dancing, games called Laro ng Lahi para sa Kabataan, non-stop ballroom dancing and thanksgiving mass.
Contact:
Mayors Office
Tel (045) 493-2023

Delfin Albano Patronal Town Fiesta
Delfin Albano, Isabela
March 14-17
The fiesta features a boat race competition by fishermen using traditional, non-motorized bancas propelled by wooden paddles to traverse the wide expanse of Cagayan River, the longest and widest in the country.
Contact:
Hon. Thomas A. Pua, Jr
Mayor

SIKARAN FESTIVAL
Baras, Rizal
March 15
In Sikaran, the players move around like boxers. Each one aims to knock his opponent down by kicking at the latter’s legs. The kicks are delivered with considerable force and agility and sudden upward and backward movements of the foot. The use of the feet is necessary in winning over the opponent thus, the name “Sikaran” which means to kick.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Baras, Rizal
Telephone No. (02) 653-3909 / 629-7950

HOMONHON LANDING
Homonhon, Eastern Samar
March 16
Commemoration of the discovery of the Philippines by Ferdinand Magellan.

MAGALLANES FESTIVAL
GUIUAN, E. SAMAR
March 16
Depicts how the early Guiuan townfolk enjoyed the bounties of nature, rich marine life, fertile land and verdant forest. A thanksgiving to the Blessed Mother.
Contact:
Aurora delos Reyes, Tourism Officer
Tel No: (055) 271-4444
Mobile: 0915-4043125

LUGAHAIT FESTIVAL
Lugait, Misamis Oriental
March 16
A local festival celebrating the rich history and the founding of the municipality of Lugait through native street dancing, showcase of agricultural products, and other colorful cultural performances

ARAW NG DABAW CELEBRATION
Davao City
March 16
Davao celebrates its birthday in a grand gala fashion befitting the largest city in Mindanao. The Araw ng Dabaw festivities come complete with a jam-packed, seven-day schedule of trade fairs and cultural presentations. There”s also a colorful civic-military parade and a citywide beauty pageant, featuring the smartest, most charming ladies this side of the islands.
Contact:
City Tourism Office
Tel.No. +63 8 2229156

BUTUAN-CHINA TRADE MISSION
Butuan City
March 17
Commemoration of the first Butuan-China Trade Mission

DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF PRES. RAMON MAGSAYSAY
Castillejos, Zambales
March 17
This event is a 4 hours celebration in the morning. The activities consists of flag raising, flower offering to the monument of the late Pres. Magsaysay and a visit to the ancestral house of President Ramon Magsaysay.
Contact:
Oscar Foronda
Cel. No. 0917-6204259

Anitap Festival
Kapangan, Benguet
March 17
This festival features the School of Living Tradition. Activities include cultural performances, the traditional “canao with wat-wat” and highlighted by an agri-industrial trade fair.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor, Kapangan, Benguet / Benguet Tourism Office
Tel. No.: 074-422-1116

SOLI-SOLI FESTIVAL
San Francisco, Camotes Island, Cebu
March 18
Named after the Soli-Soli plant which abounds around Lake Danao, used for mat weaving, bags, hats and other handicrafts. Soli-Soli features freestyle street dancing competition using soli-soli plant as its dominant material. The festival adds color to the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
San Francisco
6332-497-0296

Peñablanca Patronal Town Fiesta
Peñablanca, Cagayan
March 18-19
The patronal town fiesta celebrates the coming together of all barangays manifesting their oneness, unity and cooperation in the programs and projects of the LGU. Food is served to individuals visiting any home during the fiesta.
Contact:
Hon. Marilyn Julia-Taguinod
Mayor
(078) 304-0399
mayor_marilyn@yahoo.com

BANANA FESTIVAL
Baco, Mindoro Oriental
March 18- March 19
A celebration of its abundance of banana. It features banana cook fest and a banana (saba) inspired street dancing competition and beauty pageant. this coincides with the town fiesta in honor of St. Joseph.
Contact : Provincial Tourism Office
Province of Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. (043) 286-7046/ 441-0306

MAYON CONQUEST
Albay
March 18- March 20
A mountain expedition to the country’s most popular volcano, MT. MAYON to be participated in by mountain-climbing enthusiast aimed to develop mountain climbing as a safe, enjoyable and environment-friendly activity.

Diadi Town Fiesta
Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya
March 18-21
Events during the fiesta include sports tournament, open dance competition and battle of the bands and selling of vegetable products from the barangays.
Contact:
Mayor Norma U. Miguel
Mun. Mayor
078-299-1391
CP: 0908-887-9510

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
La Trinidad, Benguet
March 18 – April 9
A grand festivity showcasing the Strawberry fruit. The Guinness Book of World Records has listed in the festivity the “Biggest Strawberry Short Cake”. It also has a contest for the most unique product with a touch of strawberry. Agro Trade Fair, sports competition and marathon are included as activities.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor, La Trinidad, Benguet
Tel No.: 074-422-2601

SULYOG FESTIVAL
Bongabong, Mindoro Oriental
March 19
A religious festival in honor of St. Joseph celebrated by way of a Sulyog (Suli and Niyog) Festival done through dances, flats and cultural shows.
Contact : Municipal Tourism Council
Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. (043) 283-5013

TABAK FESTIVAL
Tabaco City, Albay
March 19- March 22
Held in conjunction with the celebration of the City’s 1st Foundation Anniversary. The festival derived its name from a local word “tabak”, meaning bolo, where the name of the City (Tabaco) was taken from. It’s highlight is a street presentation where participants showcase the legend of the City. Numerous other activities are lined up to drum beat the affair.

SINIGAYAN FESTIVAL
Sagay City
March 19
An annual celebration & thanksgiving in honor of their patron, St. Joseph, showcasing the best of Sagay – – the arts, culture, products, and its people. Sinigayan concocted from the spherical shell “sigay” which abounds many islets and shores of the city.

“Baykat Festival”/Aritao Town Fiesta
Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya
March 19-22
A typical town fiesta with parades, playground demonstrations participated in by elementary and high schools of the town; exhibit on agriculture featuring the town’s best products and socialization night during the last day. Highlight of the fiesta is the cook fest of exotic and local dishes.
Contact:
Mayor Guillermo M. Peros, Sr.
Mun. Mayor
078-332-1025

Barotorera Festival
Brgy. Odiongan, Gingoog City
March 19
Baroto race/festival
Contact:
Mr. Audie Ocampo
8842-509/ 09219943938

SEMANA SANTA AT BALINTOKATOK LA SALETTE SHRINE
Santiago City
March 20- March 27
Traditional presentation of the passion and death of Christ on a hill and ends at the top where a chapel stands.

PINDANGAN FESTIVAL
San Fernando City, La Union
March 20
Commemorates the Cityhood Anniversary. Activities include Grand Street Dancing Competition & awards night for outstanding residents. San Fernando was formerly named “Pindangan” derived from the word “pindang”, a traditional method of drying fish.
Contact:
City Tourism Office (072)888-6901 Trunkline

Sabutan Festival
Palanan, Isabela
March 21-23
Marks the establishment of the civil government of Palanan, the commemoration of the capture of the First President of the Republic, Emilio Aguinaldo and the promotion of the Sabutan products like mats, fans and bags made of grass grown in the coastal areas of Palanan.
Contact:
Ms. Myrose Alvarez
Tourism Officer Designate
0916-252-4545

ALIMANGO FESTIVAL
Lala, Lanao del Norte
March 22
A festival to celebrate “Araw ng Lala” featuring displays of different sizes of alimango (crab). Also features native costumes, dances and cotests depicting and promoting local culture and tradition and fluvial parade passing through unspoiled mangroves.

MALAYBALAY CITY CHARTERED DAY
Malaybalay City
March 22
Celebrations are held in commemoration of the day Malaybalay City was chartered.
Contact:
Ms. Honolu C. Cruzin
088-221-2267

TORUGPO
Carigara, Leyte
March 22
Carabao and horse fights.

BIRTHDAY OF GENERAL EMILIO AGUINALDO
Cavite
March 22
A celebration commemorating the birth of the First President of the Philippine Republic.
Contact : Cavite Provincial Tourism Office
Telephone No. (046) 419-1919 local 142 / 419-2920

19 MARTYRS OF AKLAN
Kalibo, Aklan
March 23
Celebration dedicated to the 19 martyrs of Aklan who consecrated their lives in the cause of freedom against the colonizers.

KABANHAWAN FESTIVAL
Minglanilla, Cebu
March 23
Showcases the “SUGAT” in which the town is known for many years since. This year, the celebration will be more grand followed by a day long games and entertainment tht highlights the endowment of Minglanilla in history, trade and arts.

TABACCO FESTIVAL
Candon City, Ilocos Sur
March 23 – 29
An Annual festival to promote the major industry of the city, “tobacco” and is celebrated during the cityhood anniversary. Activities include open street dancing competition, marching band competition, selection of Miss Virginia Tobacco and Ms. Gay Fort Ilocandia, tobacco rolling, cultural presentations, basketball w/ movie stars, boxing and mountain bike competition, and others.
Contact:
Mayor’s Office
(077)742-6644;
742-6136

ANI FESTIVAL
Dingras, Ilocos Norte | March 23-30
Dingras is the rice granary of Ilocos Norte, thus, they celebrate harvest in a festive way. Activities include Thanksgiving mass, Agro-industrial fair, Dance parade featuring ethnic dances of Dingras, Komedya Ilokana, Choir competition, Dance competition and Food fest.
Contact:
(077)784-7124

MANOK NI SAN PEDRO FESTIVAL
San Pedro, Laguna
March 27
Grand parade of various and colorful floats participated in by both government and private sectors while the tribal groups aggressively partakes on street dancing with numerous tribal participants lined-up alternately with floats.

ARAW NG SAN JUAN PINAGLABANAN SHRINE
SAN JUAN CITY
27 March
Celebrates the 104th Foundation Day with various activities such Healthy Lifestyle Aerobics, Boodle Fight, Fun Run and recognize their outstanding citizens and companies through the “Mga Natatanging San Juaneño” awards, in the field of business, public service, arts and other.
Contact:
Coun. Vincent Pacheco
Mobile #: 0920-9102224
Allenmarie Alejo (Tourism Office)
Mobile #: 0917-8878148
Tel. Nos.: 467-9481, 480-5882 or
494-9823

KISI-KISI FESTIVAL
Negros Occidental
March 27- March 31
Kisi Kisi Dance Parade is a dance parade which stands for the way fishes flip-flops and twitches as they are hauled during the bountiful harvest. It starts at 1:00 in the afternoon where participating groups wear costumes and headdresses adorned with multi-colored shells & fish nets while props include bamboo poles and baskets used for fishing. Before the dance parade a re-enactment of the Sinulod is being shown wherein the town’s patron Sr. Sto. Niño saved the village from the moro raids.

CUARESMA
San Jose, Antique
March 28 – April 4
The center celebration is replete with theater practice: from Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) to Paskwa kang Pagkabanhaw (Easter Sunday). It is a one week theatrical events where there is a street pageantry where the dramatic persons are composed of antiquated life-sized images of saints on pasos decorated with flower.

KATKAT SA DIPOLOG
Dipolog City
March 28- April 3
An annual activity at the mountain ranges of Dipolog City’s Linabo Peak and the Sungkilaw Falls area. This is participated in by mountaineers and nature trekkers, which is to be held every summer season in Dipolog City.

GAWAGAWAY-YAN KAWAYAN FESTIVAL
Cauayan City
March 30-April 15
Gawagaway-yan, meaning good harvest and joyous gathering, is a celebration of Cauyan’s cityhood. The 2-week celebration includes cultural shows, float parade, streetdancing competition, sportsfest and agri-trade fairs featuring mushroom delicacies.
Contact:
Ms. Maribel D. Eugenio
City Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (078) 652-2017

Bangus Festival
Coastal Road, Panabo City
March 30
Forming part of the annual anniversary celebration of the Mariculture Park, it celebrates the bounty of the sea to be freely enjoyed by Panaboans and visitors during this whole-day event. Games are featured to promote the city’s second One Town One Product, the Panabo Bangus.
Contact:
Jan Mari Café
City Tourism & Investment Promotion Office
+63 84 628-8683 / 646-0234 /822-7466 loc. 121

SINUGDAN/COMMEMORATION OF THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MASS
Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte
March 31
The event marks the celebration of the first recorded Catholic Mass in the Orient after Ferdinand Magellan’s discovery of the Philippines. Southern Leyte commemorates this historic event with anniversary program and the Sinugdan festival dances and songs.
Contact:
Municipality of Limasawa
Provincial Government of Southern Leyte
Secretriat:
Southern Leyte Provincial Tourism Office
Tel. No. (053)570-9018

FIRST EASTER MASS CELEBRATION
Butuan City
March 31
A re-enactment of Magellan’s landing and planting of the cross on March 21, 1521 at Mazaua, Butuan City.

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