Bangus Festival is one of Philippines’ most elaborate celebrations. Popular for its unique cultural fusions, this is a popular tourist attraction.
The festival is held in the beautiful city of Dagupan. It is no-brainer why this makes up a perfect location for the event. The city is well-known for its delicious bangus products. Every year, tourists from all walks of life make their way to the city to tantalize their taste buds with this unique delicacy.
Cuaresma is a religious event observed in the month of March in San Jose De Buenavista. This event is the hallmark of Christian sacrifice.
Philippines’ population is largely Catholic, and this makes it a unique tourist attraction (keeping in mind the fact that most Asian countries are Buddhist). One of the most remarkable features of the Catholic religion is Ash Wednesday.
Moriones Festival is an annual event that is scheduled for the Holy Week, and whose focal point is culture and religion in the heart of Philippines.
The festival is held on a beautiful island known as Marinduque, and which is easily regarded as the heartbeat of Philippines. The unique name of the festival is derived from the armour worn by Roman soldiers. In the context of Philippines’ festivals, however, the word makes reference to the locals who play dress up adorning the costumes that Roman soldiers wore in past Biblical times.
Semana Santa is a popular event in Iguig, Cagayan. The event is held annually, attracting both locals and foreigners.
The event is also referred to as the Holy Week by the locals as it lasts from Palm Sunday to Black Saturday and over to Easter Sunday. This event has been held for many years, and marks a solemn period for locals as they look forward to atonement.
Senakulo is a nationwide event that helps devout locals relieve biblical events pertinent to the life, tribulations and ultimate death of Jesus Christ.
This presentation is performed on a unique stage, quite unlike modern theatre halls. Typically, the stage consists of telon(painted paper used as backdrops, cloths are also used). The event lasts a total of eight nights, beginning on Palm Sunday and culminating on Easter Sunday.
Via Crucis is a popular event held yearly on Good Friday. The event is celebrated in the vibrant Cebu City, and attracts tourists in their numbers.
To put this event in context, it is important to understand that majority of Filipinos are catholic. This in itself, always fascinates many a traveller. The simple explanation behind this is that Philippines is nestled in a continent that is largely known for Buddhism, Asia. Catholicism grew in popularity during Spanish colonial rule, and to-date, most religious events depict this way of life.
Mango Festival is home to some of the sweetest, juiciest most succulent mangos you will ever see in the Philippines. The festival is held in Iba, Zambales.
Zambales, for the most part, is popular for its glistening sandy beaches and idyllic islands, but you will be excited to learn that this is home to some of the best mangoes. So sweet are these mangoes in fact that in 1995, the Guinness Book of World Records acknowledged the Zambales mangoes to be the sweetest globally. This is no mean feat for any tourist destination.
Aliwan Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Philippines. It attracts tourists in their numbers from across the country and the globe.
An annual event just as most of the Philippines festivals are, Aliwan is all about celebrating the diverse culture of the locals. The fiesta brings together multiple festivals to gather in Pasay City. Due to the sheer magnitude of the fiesta, the city throngs with culture enthusiasts and other travellers.
Pasalamat Festival is an integral part of Philippines’ culture, so much so that both locals and foreigners indulge in the festivities held each year.
The celebrations are held to celebrate the bountiful harvests, and are a mark of gratitude by the locals. The location of the event is in La Carlota City, and the practices of the day can be attributed to age-old traditions that have been passed down generations over the years.
Binirayan Festival is a popular entity on the Philippines’ social calendar of events. The annual festival is held every last week of April.
The festival is celebrated in Antique Province as a way to commemorate the arrival of the ten bornean datus in Hamtic town way back in the mid-19th century Borneo region. The fascinating thing about Binirayan is that contrary to popular belief, this event is held to honor the Malay roots of locals in Antique.