Annual Festivals of the Philippines

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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

Pit Senyor!

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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Feast of the Black Nazarene

Classes in all levels in the City of Manila are suspended on Monday, January 9th, to give way to the Feast of the Black Nazarene. #Translacion2017

Pista ng Itim na Nazareno

Tuwing ika-9 ng Enero, ipinagdiriwang ng mga deboto ang Pista ng Itim na Nazareno sa Quiapo, Maynila.
Devotees celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene every year on the 9th of January in Quiapo, Manila.

Dinudumog ng mga tao ang santong patron ng Quiapo, ang Nuestro Padre Nazareno, na dinala noong siglo 1800 ng Ordeng Recoletos at itinampok sa simbahang nakaharap sa tanyag na Plaza Miranda.

People flock to the patron saint of Quiapo, Our Father Nazarene, which was brought in the 19th century by the Recollects and was featured at the church in front of the famous Plaza Miranda.

Ang estatwa ng Itim na Nazareno ay isang imahe ni Kristo na kasing-laki ng tao, may maitim ang balat at nililok ng isang Aztec na karpintero at binili ng isang paring taga-Mexico noong panahon ng Galleon Trade.

The statue of the Black Nazarene is a life-size image of Christ with black skin; it was sculpted by an Aztec carpenter and was bought by a Mexican priest during the time of the Galleon Trade.

Walang pasok sa Maynila sa ika-9 ng Enero, 2017. #Translacion2017

Metro Manila Film Festival

December 25, 2016

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MARDI GRAS in the Philippines?

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” the day before Ash Wednesday of the Holy Week that ends on Easter Sunday. But in the Philippines “Mardi Gras” refers to a street carnival that’s celebrated during other times of the year, not during Lent.

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MassKara Festival in Bacolod

First time a president of the Philippines opens the Masskara Festival !!! President Rodrigo Duterte on October 2, 2016 !!!

The Masskara Festival takes place every year during the month of October in Bacolod, the “City of Smiles” and capital of Negros Occidental province in the Visayas region of the Philippines.

Among the events on schedule are the street dance and fireworks display competitions, and the Electric Masskara and Red Party.

Masskara Schedule
Masskara 2016 Schedule of Events

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