Lights of Bago January 1, Bago City, Negros Occidental.  Tel. no. (034) 461-0164/461-0199/ 732-8036

Bailes de Luces January 5, La Castellana, Negros Occidental. The town’s celebration of Charter Day and a befitting culmination of the Christmas season, the festival is conceptualized as a festival of hope and thanksgiving. Thanksgiving for all the blessings received in the year that was and hope for a prosperous new year. Its unique feature is the use of lights or “luces” as props and adornment and its nocturnal festivities and streetdancing. Contact: Mayor Alberto A. Nicor, Jr., Municipal Hall, Tel. no. (034) 4850208 to 09 Or Lynnette D. Cervantes, Tourism Officer Tel. no. (034)473-0472/ 09303868582

Sinulog sa Kabankalan

Sinulog sa Kabankalan

Sinulog FestivalJanuary 6-15 Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. It’s a riotous celebration showcasing the different “ati” tribes in their colorful indigenous costumes. The revelers, painted with black soot on their faces, frolic and stamp to the rhythm of the drum beats in wild abandon. The visitors can get lost and immersed themselves in a gay, unrestrained fun in street dancing. Contact: Virgilio P. Gerongani, Tourism Officer , Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Tel. no. (034) 471-2185/ 09163458555

Dinagsa Festival, January 20-27 Cadiz City, Negros Occidental. A weeklong celebration every 3rd week of January in honor of our Patron Saint, the Señor Sto. Niño. Various programs are lined up such as motocross, drum and bugle corps competition, Ginoong Cadiz and Search for Mutya ng Cadiz. These are a few of the many programs during the celebration. This spectacular revelry features “Ati” tribes garbed in their colorful costumes dancing to the fast and deafening beat of drums while carrying the image of the Holy Child Jesus. This year, activities will start on January 22-29.,Contact: Mayor Patrick G. Escalante, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Tel. no. (034) 4930380, Fax no. (034) 4930360 Kabankalan LGU ExhibitJanuary 23-29Negros Occidental Cadiz LGU ExhibitJanuary 16-22

Negros Occidental Cave ExplorationJanuary 3rd weekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Contact: Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno. Tel. no. (034) 485-0277/ 485-0220/ 485-0461

Feast of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, January 24La Carlota City. These features cultural shows and traditional fiesta activities like procession, traditional games and cultural presentation. Contact: Maria Janeth B. Joseph, City Tourism Officer/CPDO, Tel. No. (034) 4602459, Email:

Kali-Kali FestivalFebruary 6-9Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental. A harvest festival with a street dance showing their cultural heritage the art of “kali” otherwise known as “arnis” or “escrima”, the traditional martial arts of the Filipino people since the 7th century. Contact: Mayor Laurence Marxlen J. Dela Cruz, Don Salvador Benedicto, N.O. or Rhia Carbajos, Tourism Designate, Tel. no. (034) 4461881-82


Bacolaodiat FestivalFebruary 7-10Bacolod City, Negros OccidentalAll through out the world, the Chinese New Year explodes with firecrackers and dragon and lion dances and is observed with religious rituals, gift giving and family feasts. In Bacolod City, it will be marked with dazzling illuminated colorful giant lanterns, lighted floats, fireworks, a Chinese food alley and cultural dances. This is Bacolod’s very own Chinese New year Festival–Bacolaodiat! It comes from the words “Bacolod” & “Lao Diat” (Fookien word for celebration).

Bulang-Bulang Festival February 2-9San Enrique, Negros OccidentalBulang-Bulang Festival is celebrated every February 2-9. The festival gives recognition to the game fowl industry which is one of the major sources of livelihood of the town. Bulang-Bulang is a character dance presentation which depicts the life and character of the fighting cock/rooster.Mayor Mario E. Magno, San Enrique, Negros Occ.Tel. no. (034) 7361063

Pabalhas sa TablasFebruary 11Candoni, Negros OccidentalIn 1935, Santiago “Tagoy” Diego lead the group to settle in “Tabla Valley” now known as the Municipality of Candoni. Santiago “Tagoy” Diego and the rest of the group of men cleared up the area, cut off the trees of TABLA and created a road. They planted different varieties of root crops for their food and other needs.Mayor Jechonias G. Manzano, Candoni, Negros Occ., Cp 09182810344

Pasidungog Festival & Charter DayFebruary 11 Talisay City, Negros OccidentalA celebration of Talisay City for its conversion from a municipality into a component city. It features agro-industrial fair, multi-sectoral parade, cultural contest, city employees night and recognition of outstanding Taliseño in different fields of endeavor in the evening of the charter anniversary.Ms. Renea Ferrer, City Tourism Officer, Talisay City, Telefax # (034) 4954966

Charter Anniversary Celebration/ Babaylan Festival, February 19Bago City, Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina Tel. no. (034) 461-0164/461-0199/ 732-8036

Cave Exploration & Tree Growing ActivityFebruary 3rd weekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno Tel. no. (034) (034)485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Arts Day February Last Week, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental Mr. Virgilio P. Gerongani Tel. no. (034) 471-2185/ 09163458555

Charter Day: Escalante People’s DayFebruary 27-28 Escalante City, Negros OccidentalThis event is the commemoration of the signing of R.A. 9014 into law declaring Escalante as one of the component cities of Negros Occidental, by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Escalantehanons prepare for this celebration every year for a day of activities to underscore the progress and how it miraculously metamorphosed from a sleepy town with a notorious past (Escalante Massacre of 1982) to a tourist and trading hub in the northern part of the province.Mr. Vermont Khan L. JuvahibCity Tourism & Information Officer, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Telefax No. (034),454-0696/ 09217480421

Pasundayag Festival, February 28, Valladolid, Negros OccidentalA celebration of good harvest and giving thanks to the Lord.Mayor Romel P. Yogore, Valladolid, Negros Occ., Telefax no.(034) 4610228

Fun Kite Flying, March 17, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Sinigayan Festival, March 19 Sagay City, Negros OccidentalSinigayan Festival is an expression of art and culture of Sagaynons. The Sagay’s coastal line and coral islets blend with natural beauty are the home to a wide variety of marine life. Under Sagay’s seascape is bursting with colors of different sea creatures all beaming with life because of the LGUs protection efforts. It mirrors the abundance of the sea’s bounty.Helen Cuellar, Tourism Officer, City of Sagay, Negros Occidental, Tel. No. (034) 488-0649/ 09156666181, Fax no. (034) 4880187

Kadalag-an Festival, March 21, Victorias CityThe festival is in commemoration of the city’s Charter Anniversary which falls every 21st of March and goes with a week-long festivities. “Kadalag-an”, an Ilonggo term which means Victory symbolizes the triumphant fight of the ancestors against the Moro Pirates during the 17th Century. Though the annual town fiesta falls in April in honor of the town’s patron saint Nuestra Sra. De la Victoria. Victorias City adapted Kadalag-an Festival connotes victory against invasion & the long struggle of the local gov’t officials to make the people’s dreams a reality of converting Victorias into a City.Mayor Severo A. PalancaCity Hall, Victorias City, Negros Occidental, Tel. No. (034) 3993459/, Tourism Office Tel. No. (034) 3992818,Fax no. (034) 3992906

4th Leg – National Age Group Series Triathlon March 23, Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Mayor Oscar C. Montilla, Jr., City of Sipalay, Telefax no. (034) 4340460

 Kisi-kisi Festival, March 23-25, Ilog, Negros OccidentalKisi-Kisi Festival is a yearly festival of the Municipality of Ilog celebrated every March 25 of each year as one of the highlights of Ilog Annual Patronal Fiesta, participated by the different barangays of the municipality. The festival depicts the main seafood products of the town of which it is famous for like oysters, crabs, prawns, shrimps, seashells and fish. The costumes and headdress designs of the participants appear as being made of seafood products and the steps comprise of the movements of the above said aquatic products.Mayor John Paul K. Alvarez, Municipality of Ilog,Tel. No. (034) 4712742

Charter Day Celebration, March 26-30, Sipalay City, Negros Occ.Marks the charter anniversary of the city. This is celebrated through the revival of Pasaway sa Sipalay, a colorful street dancing competition of the 17 barangays of the city which pays tribute to the mining industry that has helped Sipalay become what it is today.Mayor Oscar C. Montilla, Jr., City of Sipalay, Telefax no. (034) 4340460

 Magayon Festival, Last week of March, Moises Padilla, Negros Occ.An annual festivity and celebrated during the town fiesta every last Tuesday of March. The festivity features various sports, social and cultural activities which includes horsefighting, carabao beauty contest, trisikad race, composo, and many more. The highlight of the festival is the street dancing and coronation rites of the Magayon festival queen which is featured on the last day of the festivity.Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno, Municipality of Moises Padilla, Tel. no. (034) 4850277, Fax no. (034) 4950284

Bacolod Liberation DayMarch 29Bacolod CityThis is a commemoration of the liberation of Bacolod by the American forces from the clutches of the Japanese Imperial Army. A one-day celebration wherein WW II veterans and their kins take center stage.Mayor Evelio Leonardia, City Mayor’s Office, Tel. no. (034) 4351111/4353333

Charter DayMarch 31Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental Mayor Agustin Ernesto G. Bascon, Himamaylan City, Tel. no. (034) 388-3504/388-3683/744-7595, Roslyn G. Toreta, Tourism Officer, (034) 744-7156/09103148717

American Liberation (Green Beach Market)March 29Pulupandan, Negros Occidental Mayor Magdaleno M. Peña, Tel. no. (034) 461-0239/461-0309

Ang Pagtaltal and Good Friday ProcessionGood FridayBacolod CityHundreds of Roman Catholics from all walks of life converge in their respective parishes for the observance of Good Friday and the Crucifixion of Jesus. The center of this Lenten celebration is the Bacolod Cathedral while the Bacolod City Plaza, sports a fiesta-like atmosphere replete with balloons, carts and all kinds of ambulant vendors. Heirloom “caros” of saints gaily dressed in vibrant colors parade in the streets, telling of the story of the sufferings and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.Mayor Evelio Leonardia, City Mayor’s Office, Tel. no. (034) 4351111/4353333

Kalbaryo EnactmentGood FridayLa Carlota CityLive re-enactment of the 7 last words held on Good Friday at the Hills of Bgy. La Granja. The Kalbaryo, being a community based and multi-sectoral theatrical showcase makes a total distinction in translating the promise of Christ’s most liberating resurrection.Fr. Jesmar Manato, San Vicente Ferrer Par ish, Bgy. La Granja, La Carlota City or Maria Janeth B. Joseph,Tourism Officer, Telefax no. (034) 4602459

Banana FestivalApril 1-5La Castellana, Negros OccidentalA harvest festival that opens on the first day of April, showcasing the different varieties of banana which is abundant in the municipality. Booths, floats & costumes of muses are made from different parts of the banana. Farmers from all over the thirteen barangays in the municipality display and sell their harvest in their booths in thanksgiving to their patron, St. Vincent Ferrer , whose feast day falls on Apr il 5.Mayor Alberto A. Nico r, Jr.,Municipality of La Castellana,Tel.(034) 4850208/4850279,or Lynnette D. Cervantes,Tourism Officer Designate, Tel. no. (034) 473-0472/ 09303868582

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Panaad sa Negros 2013April 8-14Negros OccidentalThe Panaad sa Negros Festival, also called the Panaad Festival, is a festival held annually during the month of April in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province in the Philippines. Panaad is the Hiligaynon word for “vow” or “promise”; the festival is a form of thanksgiving to Divine Providence and commemoration of a vow in exchange for a good life.The celebration is held at the Panaad Park, which also houses the Panaad Stadium, and is participated in by the 13 cities and 19 towns of the province. For this reason, the province dubs it the “mother” of all its festivals.

Cave ExplorationApril 3rd weekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno Tel. no. (034)485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Pagbanaag FestivalApril 23-24Hinoba-an, Negros OccidentalThe festival was founded in the year 1999. Hinoba-an was founded in the year 1999. Hinoba-an got its festival name “pagbanaag”, because people enjoy non-stop disco dancing and merry making from wee hours of the morning, from dusk till dawn.Mayor Teresa L. Bilbao, Municipality of Hinoba-an,Tel. no. (034) 1982181 to 184,Or Oscar V. Tilos,Tel. no. (034) 473-0507/ 09219516388

Himaya-an FestivalApril 18-25Himamaylan City, Negros OccidentalThe festival is one grand fiesta celebration of the city. It is a weeklong commemoration of thanksgiving and merrymaking highlighted by a Tribal Dance competition and ‘Binayle sa Kalye’, an all night street party. The festival showcases the warmth of the people in the community and their indulging love for fanfare and elaborate celebration of life.Mayor Agustin Ernesto G. Bascon,City of Himamaylan,Tel. no. (034) 3883683

Hinugyaw sa HinigaranApril 25-30Hinigaran, Negros OccidentalAn annual town fiesta dubbed as “Hinugyaw” to commemorate the blessed event. “Hinugyaw” a local dialect that means rejoice/revelry. There is thanksgiving, rejoicing and jubilation to celebrate the event. It is said that the miraculous white lady saved the town from Moro raids using her miraculous power. She caused the rising of waves during the 18th century.Mayor Hermilo L. Aguilar,Municipality of Hinigaran, Tel. no. (034) 3917715, Telefax (034) 3917495

Malihaw FestivalApril 26Victorias City, Negros Occ. Mayor Severo A. PalancaVictorias City, Neg. Occ.,Tel. no. (034) 3993459,Fax no. (034) 3992906

Pasalamat Festival, La Carlota City

Pasalamat Festival, La Carlota City

Pasalamat FestivalApril 22-28 La Carlota City, Negros OccidentalHeld every Sunday nearest the first of May or Labor Day. It is a harvest thanksgiving celebration by the people of La Carlota City. The festival is based on an age-old practice of offering thanksgiving to the god of agriculture living inside Kanlaon Volcano. The celebration features an Ecumenical Thanksgiving mass, games, sportsfest, agro-industrial fair and street dance competition with “tribes” dressed in indigenous materials and swaying to the beat of Sambita. The celebration is capped with the selection of Ginoong Pasalamat and the Pasalamat Queen.Maria Janeth B. Joseph,City Tourism Officer,La Carlota City,Telefax No. (034) 4602459,Email:

Panaad Kay Sr. San Vicente Ferrer VitoMay 1-2Sagay City, Negros Occidental Mayor Leo Rafael M. Cueva, City Hall, Tel. no. (034) 488-0101/488-0187

Ugyunan FestivalMay 1E. B. Magalona, Negros OccidentalIt is celebrated every May 1 of the year also known as ‘cooperation’ was taken from the idea of ‘labor’ which is celebrated on the same day the festival is celebrated through sports competitions, street dancing, cultural events and the week-long celebration focuses on the different fields of labor in the municipality. Each barangay showcases their respective local resources in a float parade.Mayor David Albert R. Lacson,Municipality of E. B. Magalona,Telefax no. (034) 4951100

Feast of St. Isidore & Farmer’s Day May 3Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno, Tel. no. (034) 4850277,Fax no. (034) 4950284

Balbagan FestivalMay 15Binalbagan, Negros Occidental Mayor Alejandro Y. MirasolBinalbagan, Negros Occ.,Tel. no. (034) 3888288,Fax no. (034) 3888892

Manlambus Festival, Ragasa Street Party,May 26-30,Escalante City, Negros OccidentalMamlambus Festival is a Visayan term meaning “to strike with a club” because fishes were then teeming around its coastal waters and that catching them could simply be done by clubbing with a wooden paddle. The festival culminates every May 30 annually with the traditional Street Dancing Competition, where people share a vibrant and festive commemoration of Escalante’s Culture and Heritage. Street party colors fill the city with fun and spirit of togetherness among the people. Escalantehanons who migrated abroad and other parts of the country return home to celebrate this annual big event of the city and honored in “Balik Escalante” program.Mr. Vermont Khan L. Juvahib,City Tourism & Information Officer,Office of the Mayor, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Telefax No. (034) 4540362

 Balik Escalante, May Last Week ,Escalante City, Negros Occidental Mr. Vermont Khan L. Juvahib, City Tourism & Information Officer, Office of the Mayor, Escalante City, Negros Occidental, Telefax No. (034) 4540362

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Mudpack FestivalJune 15-16Murcia, Negros OccidentalThe festival is a symbolic celebration of man’s return to primitive time when he was closer to nature. It seeks to instill in people the awareness and care of environment and the use of natural materials in arts and craft. The highlight of this emerging festival which falls on the 22 nd of June is a merrymaking with dancers’ faces covered with mudpack and bodies painted with Mambukal clay.Mayor Andrew L. Montelibano, Municipality of Murcia,Tel. No. (034) 3452105/ 3452243

Hugyaw FestivalJune 5-12Silay CityThe weeklong celebration starts with the celebration of “El Cinco de Noviembre”, a one-day bloodless revolution in Silay which caused the surrender of the Spanish civil guards. The series of activities include food festival, Know Silay Quiz, Ilonggo poetry presentation, agro-industrial fair and days for the multisectoral groups. Special focus in on Kansilay street dance – drama competition participated in by the 16 barangays. It features the “Legend of Kansilay”. Kansilay is a forest tree with purple-pink flowers where the city got its name.Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, Tel. no. (034) 495-5145, Fax 495-0587, Charter DayJune 11Sagay City, Negros Occidental Mayor Leo Rafael M. Cueva, City Hall, Tel. no. (034) 4880101, 4880187

Charter DayJune 12Silay CityIt is highlighted by a flag raising ceremony and charter day program; multi-sectoral parade; Parada kag Punsyon sang Lechon sa Plaza; a colorful variety show, kiddies rides and sale of hometown delicacies.Mayor Jose L. Montelibano, City Hall, Silay City, Tel. (034) 4950603/4950840, Fax 495-0587, June 12Bago City Ms. Rosseni Mina, Office of the City Mayor, Bago City, Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199

 Tree Growing ActivityJune 3rd weekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno Tel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Environment WeekJune 3rd weekEscalante City, Negros Occidental Mr. Vermont Khan L. Juvahib, Office of the Mayor, Telefax No. (034) 4540362

Foundation Day & Feast Day of St. John the BaptistJune 24Bago City, Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina, Office of the City Mayor, Bago City, Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199

Biray sa Suba June Last Week, Bago City, Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina, Office of the City Mayor, Bago City, Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199

Biray sa Baybay, June Last Week, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental Mayor Hermilo L. Aguilar, Tel. (034) 391-7715/391-7495

Biray sa Bantayan, June 24, Bago City, Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina, Office of the City Mayor, Bago City, Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199

Town Fiesta

Lilas Pandan Festival, June 25-29, Calatrava, Negros Occ.Celebration of town fiesta in honor of Sts. Peter and Paul and the municipality’s festival highlighted with dancing competition.Mayor Araceli T. Somosa , Municipality of Calatrava, Tel. no. (034) 7277256/ 7277288,Fax no. (034) 7277296

Sag-ahan Festival & Charter Anniversary CelebrationJuly 1Toboso, Negros OccidentalSag-ahan Festival manifests its joy and sense of thanksgiving and gratefulness for all the blessings and abundance it has received through the years. Sag-ahan is derived from the original name of the settlement near the Sag-ahan River many years ago. In the local dialect “sag-ahan” means to take or catch fish with the hands. This method of fishing was popularly used due to the abundance of fish in the area.Mayor Evello M. Valencia, Jr., Toboso, Negros Occidental, Tel. no. (034) 7259007

Charter DayJuly 4 Cadiz City, Negros OccidentalCelebrated every 4th of July often times a five-day celebration marking the anniversary of Cadiz as a City. Sports competition, nightly musical shows, exhibits, dog shows are a few of the activities, highlight of which is a parade of beautifully adorned floats of every organizations, barangays, school in their most colorful and most creative designs.Mayor Patrick G. Escalante, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental, Tel. no. (034) 4930380, Fax no. (034) 4930360

Eco-Tourism Educational Seminar, July 2nd week, Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno, Tel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Feast of St. Mary MagdaleneJuly 22, Hinigaran, Negros OccidentalAnnual patronal fiesta, in honor of Saint Mary MagdaleneMayor Hermilo L. Aguilar\Tel. (034) 3917495

Charter Day/ Udyakan sa Kabankalan FestivalAugust 5, Kabankalan City, Negros OccidentalA weeklong celebration highlighted by an agro-industrial fair showcasing the indigenous products of the farmers and the cooperatives. Creative booths that display these products are constructed by the different  barangays at the city plaza.Eddie M. Yap ,City Administrator,Kabankalan City, Negros Occ.,Cell # 09195921957, Tel.# (034) 4712291/ 4712185, Fax 4712291

Town AnniversaryAugust 2nd SundayCandoni, Negros Occidental Mayor Jechonias G. Manzano,0918-2810344

Cave Exploration, Tree Growing ActivityAugust 3rd we ekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno,Tel. (034) 485-0 277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Manang Pula Festival & Feast of St. Roch,Augu st 15-16,Manapla, Negros Occidental Sipalay City Tourism Week,September 2-6 ,Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Mayor Oscar C. Montilla, Jr .,City of Sip alay,Telefax no. (034) 4340460

Minuluan Festival,September 10,Talisay City, Negros OccidentalA three-day celebration in commemoration of the death anniversary of the city’s patron saint San Nicholas de Tolentino and in connection with the city’s arts and culture week celebration. It features Adlaw sang Kabataan, employees cultural night, visual arts exhibit by the local artists of Talisay and Negros, Dep. Ed. Cultural contest, Civic Military Parade, fun ride and the Minuluan Street Dancing Competition in a live drum beat which tells about great heroes and rich history of Talisay.Ms. Renea Ferrer, City Tourism Officer, Talisay City, no. (034) 4954966

City Tourism Week SeptemberLa Carlota City, Negros Occidental Municipality Tourism WeekSeptember 10-14Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. NazarenoTel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Tourism Week Celebration. September 2nd weekBago City, Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina, Office of the City Mayor, Bago City, Tel. No . (034) 4610540, Fax no. (034) 4610199

Provincial Tourism Week,September 23-29,Negros OccidentalDifferent activities has been lined-up by the province for the week-long celebration.Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Province of Negros Occ., Telefax(034)4332515/7098775,Email:

City Tourism WeekSeptember 2nd Week,Kabankalan City, Negros OccidentalA weeklong activity geared to heighten the awareness of the people on the impact of tourism industry in the economy of the city. The event is highlighted by the participation of the different schools and organizations in the city through cultural presentations like folk dances, songs, painting symposium and speech fest. A search for Mr. and Miss Tourism cap the celebration.Virgilio Gerongani,Tourism Officer,Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental ,Tel. no. (034) 4712291/ 4712185,Fax 4712291

World Tourism Day,September 27,Negros Occidental


33rd MassKara Festival & 74th City Charter AnniversaryOctober 1-21 (Highlight: Oct. 19, 20 & 21) Bacolod CityBacolod City’s celebration of her charter anniversary through a civic-military parade, agro-fair and other activities highlighted by the world-renown MassKara Festival. A photo exhibit of the 72 years of Bacolod as a city.c/o City Tourism Office, City Hall, Bacolod City, Tel. No. (034) 4346751/7083066

 Charter Day, October 15Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno, Tel. (034) 485-0277/ 485-0220/ 485-0461

ATOP National Convention (ZaNorte)October 2-5Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr., Province of Negros Occ., Telefax(034)4332515/7098775, Email:

Cave Exploration Tree Growing Activity, October 3rd, weekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno, Tel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Al Cinco de NoviembreNovember 5Bago City. Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina,Office of the City Mayor,Bago City,Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199

Sigabong sang mga Kanyon CompetitionNovmber 5Bago City. Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina, Office of the City Mayor, Bago City, Tel. No. (034) 4610540, Fax no. (034) 4610199


Pintaflores Festival, November 3-5 San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ,A colorful and lively street dancing and dance rituals performed by dancers with tattoos and painting of flowers on their faces, arms and bodies. The originality and gracefulness of the dancers make the festival a must-see for tourist and locals alike, celebrated simultaneously with Negros Day.Mr. Joe Recalex Alingasa,City Tourism Office,San Carlos City, Tel. No. (034) 312-5112; Fax (034) 312-5408

Peace WeekNovember 22San Carlos, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr., Provincial Capitol, Bacolod City, Tel. no. (034) 4332515,Fax no. (034) 7098775

Sigabong sang mga KanyonNovember 5Poblacion, Bago City “Parada Sg mga Cañon.” This is a historical festival that commemorates the Negrenses’ bloodless revolt against the Spaniards led by Gen. Juan Anacleto T. Araneta in 1898. In commemoration of that historic bluff that freed Negros from Spanish conquestadores in 1998, the City Government of Bago celebrates that event with gleeful reminiscence and pride for a great General and his gallant men from this City who, armed with courage and ingenuity played a great role in the history of Negros. Spanish authorities in Bacolod capitulated after seeing advancing troops armed with rifles and cannons which were actually nipa stalks and rolled sawali mats painted black.Ms. Rosseni Mina,Office of the City Mayor,Bago City,Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199

Pasundayag sa TigkalalagNovember 1Moises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno,Tel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

It’s Showtime sa TigkalalagNovember 1-2Pulupandan, Negros Occidental Mayor Magdaleno M. Peña,Tel. (034) 461-0239/461-0309

Tigkalalag FestivalNovember 2Isabela, Negros OccidentalTigkalalag Festival of the Municipality of Isabela is celebrated every 2nd day of November. The most peculiar festival of Neg. Occ. was planned and organized by the Hon. Mayor Renato Y. Malabor with the support of the Municipal Tourism Council headed by the Municipal Tourism Officer Mrs. Mary Ann M. Gellado. Tigkalalag Festival does not depict pagan rituals but merry-making activity, unlike in the mid 40’s that children were threatened by their forefathers to be at home during the Angelus because they might be made as “daga’ or offering to the sugar mills to appease the spirits living in the “mariit” site. With the advent of modern technology and science, this festival is considered to be the past culture and is only reminisced to give recognition to the human and superhuman forces.Mayor Francis Y. Malabor,Isabela, Negros Occidental,Tel. no. (034) 3872245 or 162

Negros DayNovember 5Negros OccidentalA historical festival that commemorates the victory of the Negrenses’ bloodless revolt against the Spaniards in 1898. The Spanish authorities in Bacolod then capitulated after seeing advancing troops armed with rifles and cannons which turned out to be made only of nipa stalks and rolled sawali mats painted in black November 5 has been declared as a special holiday in Negros Occidental.Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr.,Provincial Capitol,Bacolod City,Tel. no. (034) 4332515,Fax no. (034) 7098775

Kasaysayan & Adobo FestivalNovember 5Silay CityIt commemorates the victory of the sugarcane workers who attacked the Spanish garrison in Silay on November 5, 1898. The event paved the way for a successful bloodless Negros revolution. It is celebrated with a thanksgiving mass, program at Calle Cinco de Noviembre featuring the reenactment of the attack in a dance drama competition.Mayor Jose L. Montelibano,Silay City,Tel. no. (034) 495-0603/495-4600; Fax 495-0587

Light A Tree – Switch OnNovember 15Murcia, Negros Occidental Tinabu-ay FestivalDecember 1st WeekMurcia, Negros Occidental Adopt a Tree / Switch on Ceremony Christmas projectDecember 1stWeekBago City, Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina Office of the City Mayor,Bago City,Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199

Feast of St. Francis XavierDecember 3Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental Mayor Isidro P. Zayco,Tel. (034) 471-2185/471-2291

Pamaskwa sa CadiznonWhole Month of DecemberCadiz City, Negros Occidental Mayor Patrick G. Escalante,Tel. (034) 493-0360/493-0380

Light a Tree ProgramDecember 1st weekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno Tel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Feast of Immaculate ConceptionDecember 8Murcia, Negros Occidental Christmas PresentationLighting of the Christmas Tree December 2nd WeekPulupandan, Negros Occidental Mayor Magdaleno M. Peña, Tel. (034) 461-0239/461-0309

Hinigaranon Firework’s Festival

Agro Industrial Show,Agro Industrial and Cultural Showcase,December 1st Week,December 2nd Week,December 1st Week,Hinigaran, Negros Occidental Mayor Hermilo L. Aguilar,Hinigaran, Negros Occidental,Tel. no. (034) 3917715/3917495

Torch Parade/CompetitionDecember 2nd WeekEscalante City, Negros OccidentalElementary, secondary schools and barangay category competition.Vermont Khan L. Juvahib,City Tourism Office,Tel. no. (034) 4540696,Email:

Paskuhan sa EscalanteDecember 3rd WeekEscalante City, Negro Occidental Vermont Khan L. Juvahib,City Tourism Office,Tel. no. (034) 4540696,Email:


Christmas Festival of Lights & Music, December 3rd WeekLa Carlota City, Negros OccidentalFeatured in this festival are lighted trees in the park and private and public buildings. This also showcases various churches and school choirs in the nightly “Christmas Extravaganza and Concert in the Park”.Maria Janeth B. Joseph,Tourism and Cultural Promotions Office,La Carlota City,Telefax (034) 4602459,Email:

Opening of Pasko sa Toboso CelebrationDecember 2nd WeekToboso, Negros Occidental Mayor Evello M. Valencia, Jr.,(034)725-9003

Opening Day: Christmas Carol PresentationDecember 3rd Week,Kabankalan City, Negros OccidentalThe Christmas season becomes more meaningful with choir presentations staged at the city plaza starting December 16 up to December 2 at 6 p.m. This choral festival is participated in by different churches and schools in the city. The assigned group every evening is responsible in presenting their own program.Virgilio Gerongani,Tourism Officer,Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental,Tel. no. (034) 4712291/ 4712185,Fax 4712291

Christmas FairDecember Last WeekSagay City, Negros Occidental Mayor Leo Rafael M. Cueva, City Hall, Tel. no. (034) 4880101, 4880187

Homecoming DayDecember Last WeekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno,Tel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Magayon’s Got Talent Season 4December Last WeekMoises Padilla, Negros Occidental Mayor Francisco M. Nazareno,Tel. (034) 485-0277/485-0220/ 485-0461

Bailes de LucesDecember Last WeekLa Castellana, Negros Occidental Lynnette D. Cervantes,Municipal Tourism Office,Tel. no. (034) 4730472

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  1. Francis Van Gargantiel

    proud gin ko nga gin-bata ko diri sa negros hahaha,,, ask lang ko tani kung when ang tourism quiz bee di sa negros?


    Negros Occidental posses a very rich cultural and historical events manifested by this very festive festivals from different cities and municipalities. So proud to be a Negrosanon.

  3. nice feeling kay may ipa bugal ta!!!

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