TravelBook Fans Share 5 Favorite Philippine Festivals

Discover more of the Philippines! Attend these local festivities.

By Nigel Maranan
January 17, 2014

Planning to travel around the Philippines? Take your trip one step further and experience a festival. We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite Philippine Festivals. Read on to find out what some of them said.

Sinulog Festival
Suggested by Mark Lavajo
Visit Cebu City on the third Sunday of January and get to be a part of the Sinulog Festival, which celebrates the Filipinos' acceptance of Roman Catholicism. Among the festival's main attractions is a street dance competition, which features participants in colorful garb dancing to the beat of live music.

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Ati-Atihan Festival

Suggested by Wilan Baure

Kalibo, Aklan, is home to one of the most popular festivals in the country, Ati-Atihan. It is a feast held in honor of the Sto. Niño. During the festival, the streets are filled with dancing and parades.

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Masskara Festival

Suggested by Councilor Caesar Distrito

Known to be one of the happiest and most colorful festivals the Philippines has to offer, the Masskara Festival of Bacolod City is held every third weekend of October. The festival symbolizes the neverending courage and happiness of the Negrenses. Bacolod City is also known as the “City of Smiles.”

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Panagbenga Festival

Suggested by Lyn Cruz

Held at the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City, the yearly Panagbenga Festival showcases the city’s beautiful flowers. It was started as a way for the province to rise from the tragedy of the 1990 Luzon Earthquake. The festival is held throughout the month of February and is attended by thousands of local and international tourists.

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Kadayawan Festival

Suggested by Mark Tutor

The Kadayawan festival is a yearly festival held in Davao City every third weekend of August. The festival celebrates life, wealth of culture, thanksgiving, and bountiful harvest.

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