7 Festivals you don’t want to miss in the Philippines

       Numerous explorers appreciate going by new places, setting off from island to island seeking their hearts desires, may it be adventure, sightseeing or food tasting whatever you like whether you want to experience the dangerous or just the delightful  there’s always a pleasure to witness different festivals in the country and the fully experience the celebration to understand the regions culture.

     There are thousands of festivals taking place yearly which are well known for their iconic music, costumes and street dances. Now, I’ll let you know which ones are the coolest and the most colorful festivals around the country, so you don’t have to miss them on your travel plans the future..

“Sinulog Festival”

Cebu City | 2nd Week of January 

       Known as the Mother of all festivals in the Philippines, celebrated since 1980 is one of the most loved festival in the country it symbolizes the nation’s embrace of Christianity, It showcases the rich culture of Cebu as it reminds us of significant events that happened in the past and together preserving it for the coming generations. Thousands of individuals unite in the city of Cebu to partake in the yearly parade commending the Filipino individuals’ pagan origin, and their acceptance to Christianity.

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“Dinagyang Festival”

Ilo-ilo City | 3rd Week of January 

       Dinagyang Festival is that one time of the year that is mostly anticipated, the grandest, celebration of western Visayas. Dinagyang originates from “dagyang” which signifies upbeat or happy in Ilongo the festival portrays “warriors” dancing in a choreographed movement to the indigenous sound of fast rhythms and extemporized percussion instruments. This celebration is about cheerful making, like Cebu’s Sinulog, Ilo-ilo’s Dinagyang Festival has likewise brought a considerable measure of innovation in the nation and these innovations has influenced the way different festivals is run.

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“Panabenga Festival”

Baguio City | 4th Week of Febuary 

      “Panagbenga” originates from the Kankanaey expression that signifies “period of blossoming.” With the various parades of flower buoys and kids dressed as flowers, it certainly satisfies its name, making Baguio the ideal goal for the individuals who still have an aftereffect from the tremendous celebrations in January.

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“Aliwan Fiesta”

Pasay, Manila | April 14 – 16 (2nd week of April)
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       Aliwan Fiesta is one of the grandest festival in the country, considered as the battle field of festival champions from different regions of the country to compete and perform in a one spectacular day and proclaimed Festival of the year. There are just two festival celebrations that frequently pops in my mind when addressed “what celebration do I like most in the Philippines.?” my reaction is dependably Sinulog and Aliwan, both merriment’s are my most loved and will never be rejected in my trip plans. Sinulog Festival is one of the most astounding celebration in the nation. But how about we give Aliwan festival a superior impression of why it is standard or somehow much the same to Sinulogs humble vainglory.

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“Pintados – Kasadyaan Festival”

Tacloban City | June 26

       The twin Festival Pintados and Kasadyaan  is one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions each year. This is the grandest, biggest and most significant event of Leyte During this time, the streets of Tacloban come alive with the sounds of Festival music, the highlights of “karakay” and the smells wafting from the countless night stalls set-up in various neighborhoods all over the City of Tacloban. Festivals from all over Leyte perform in a one spectacular day to show off  stories about their Culture and heritage, performers had to address multitude difficulties, from the preparation of their tableau, costumes, music, up to the very detail of their presentation.

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“Kadayawan Festival”

Davao City | 3rd week of August

       Kadayawan originates from the Dabawenyo word “madayaw,” a benevolent welcome which implies great or delightful. Most likely the greatest celebration in Mindanao, Kadayawan has everything every single other celebration have: beauty pageants, fireworks displays, floral floats. It is a celebration of Davao‘s as well as the rest of Mindanao’s abundance; showcasing flowers, fruits, and other produces that abound the country’s second largest island.

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“Masskara Festival”

Bacolod City | 3rd week of October

         Masskara Festival symbolizes what the general population of the City of Smiles do best “putting on a cheerful face when stood up to difficulties no matter what circumstances are”  The celebration highlights a street dance competition where individuals go to the streets to see brilliantly masked dancers moving with smiles to the rhythm of filipino-Latin musical beats in a display of exhilaration, coordinated, and dance choreography so don’t worry if your feet offers you to dance with the beat just put on a big smile and you’re good to go.

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