November Festivals 2013

Enjoy these fun celebrations in the Philippines.

By Nigel Maranan
November 05, 2013

Christmas is just around the corner, and there are plenty of festivities to take part in before the year ends. Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season by participating in fun festivals this November. Read on to find out what some of them are.

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La Union Surfing Festival
November 17-19 | Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

Join the crowd of avid surfers at the annual La Union Surfing Festival. Dedicated surfers around the Philippines come together to have fun and catch some waves at the north's surfing capital. Meet new friends and enjoy local hospitality.

Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta
November 21-22 | Lapu-lapu City, Cebu

To honor the Virgin of the Rule, the patron of Lapu-Lapu City, citizens and tourists celebrate the Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta. Join the locals of Cebu in this one-of-a-kind celebration with great company, food, and entertainment that will surely make you want to come back every year.

Higantes Festival
November 23 | Angono, Rizal

Featuring 10-feet-high paper mache puppets, the Higantes Festival in Agono, Rizal, attracts many locals and tourists every year. The procession is one of the main highlights of the Higantes Festival. Be prepared to get soaked, though, because water splashing activities also play a big part in the fiesta.

Belen Sa Makati
November 1- December 16 | Makati City

Business district Makati City celebrates the start of the Christmas Season with the Belen Sa Makati festival in which colorful locally made lanterns are put on display. The Ayala Gardens are also decorated and turned into a Christmas Light and Music show. Office workers, tourists, and shoppers all gather to witness this majestic blend of music and lights.

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