Annual Festivals of the Philippines

December: Puto Festival of Calasiao, Pangasinan

Listahan ng Mga Taunang Kapistahan sa Pilipinas

Filipino Celebrations: Feasts & Festivals
Filipino Celebrations: Feasts & Festivals


Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan – January

Sinulog Festival of Cebu – third Sunday of January

Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo – January

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Sinulog Festival of Cebu

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The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The main festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus, who used to be the patron saint of the whole province of Cebu. It is essentially a dance ritual that remembers the Filipino people’s pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.

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Ati-Atihan Festival of Kalibo

The Ati-Atihan Festival is held every year in January in Kalibo, the capital of Aklan province. It is a two-week festival that ends on the third Sunday of the month.

Kalibo has been known for its Ati-Atihan before all the other neighboring provinces started their own.
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Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo

The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo. It is held every year on the fourth Sunday of January. This is right after the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and the Ati-Atihan Festival in Aklan.

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Location, Size & Boundaries

Location: The Philippines comprises an archipelago of some 7,107 islands located off Southeast Asia, between the South  China Sea on the west and the Philippine Sea on the east. The major islands are Luzon in the north, the Visayan Islands  in the middle, and Mindanao in the south. Continue reading “Location, Size & Boundaries”


According to Google’s Zeitgeist 2008, Pangasinan was the most searched-for travel destination by Filipinos in the Philippines.

Hundred Islands, Philippines
Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan

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Sarangani Bay

Sarangani Bay is located on the southern tip of Mindanao in the Philippines.

General Santos City, one of the country’s most important ports, and also the hometown of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, is located at the head of the bay.

The province of Sarangani, created in 1992, is named after the bay. A festival known to the locals as Sarbay Fest is held in the area every year in the third week of May. It is possibly the most popular beach event in the southern region of the Philippines.

Sarangani Bay

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Official Holidays in the Philippines 2017

January 2nd (Monday) is a holiday in the Philippines. Happy New Year!

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