This years’s participants from Cordillera administrative region the flower city of ther north, baguio City’s immensly popular Panagbenga Flower Festival which showcases the many floral floats and native dance of the region.
In Central Luzon, Bulacan’s offerings from its regional Singkaban, Halamanan Festival of Guiguinto wich pays tributeto nature.
Par with other festivals in the archipelago Ala Eh Lambayok Festival will represent what Batangas is, while Mamang-os Kambingan Festival of Tuy, Batangas will present a goat themed performance.
The Pandang Gitab Festival of the Province of Oriental Mindoro will present its lively street-dancing, adapting the basic steps and music of the original cultural dance, Pandanggo sa Ilaw. while Pattaraday Festival depicts unity is celebrated on the occasion of the founding anniversary of Santiago City Isabela.
Yet, in spite the diversity of cultures, Catanauan Quezon remains steadfast in upholding the Boling-Boling Festival, an age old practice celebrated annually as a prelude to the Lenten season from Palm Sunday to Holy Tuesday on the other hand Pasay City will be sending Dayang Dayang festival and Taguig City for Tagagiik Festival.
Providing that the competition will still be intense, Iloilo will be sending Two festivals, one of which is Tribu Pan-ay, Dinagyang Festival that commemorates the Christianization of the natives and to honor the Holy Child Jesus. On the other hand Salakayan Festival showcase on how the local people in Miag-ao defends their town from Moro invasion. The events included in the festival surely promote the heritage, history, as well as culture of some of the tribes in the province.
Not to be outdone, The return of the home of best Festivals in the Philippines, Leyte also brings their festival champions the Linganay Festival of Alang-Alang Leyte showcases its religious devotion To Sr. Sto Nino by tribesmen who also learned to co-exist with their environment, while the town of Abuyog bring life to the mystical bees of the magical fairy Opayda in the Buyogan festival.
To remind residents in Maguindanao’s 36 towns of the significance of the practices pioneered by their ancestors to propagate the value of patience, goodwill and fraternalism to catalyze co-existence among Muslim and Christian communities Mahuindanao will be sending Sagayan Festival and Padang-Padang festival of parang as a show of unity and peaceful coexistence among Christians and Muslims people.
while the town of Upi presents the Meguyaya Festival which highlights their ritual traditions in a grand celebration prior to beginning the work cycle. on the other hand Kalilangan Festival projects a positive and dynamic meaning for it engulfs the artistic, humane and altruistic aspects of social interaction that takes place in any occasion or celebration.
Cotabato will be sending three festivals, Kalivungan Festival of Alamada Cotabato and Lembuhong Festival of Surallah South Cotabato a gathering and festivity, where they celebrate the beauty and bounty of thier land.
Named after a woven cloth created and woven by the women of the province’s T’boli tribe, T’nalak Festival of the Province of South Cotabato will present thier creativity in weaving through their performance.
A noble tradition, Kalilangan Festival of general santos city projects a positive and dynamic meaning for it engulfs the artistic, humane and altruistic aspects of social interaction that takes place in any occasion or celebration.
The people of Zamboanga fervently believe that the lady has served as their unifying cultural and historical symbol. Hermosa Festival or the popurlay known as Fiesta Pilar, is held in honor of the miraculous image of Our Lady of the Pilar.
Aliwan 2012 will be celebrating its 10th year The Festival of Festivals . and will take pride and honor on April 14 for its grand parade from Quirino grandstand to Aliw Theater