FESTIVALS IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE
Date: June 12 Location: Kawit, Cavite
Independence Day Celebration, marked by a flag raising ceremony on the balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo Shrine, where the first Philippine flag was unfurled.
Date: June 15-16 Location: Murcia, Negros Occidental
The festival is a symbolic celebration of man’s return to a primitive time when he was closer to nature. It seeks to instill in people the awareness and care of the environment and the use of natural materials in arts and craft. The highlight of this emerging festival which falls on the 22nd 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
Date: June 5-12 Location: Silay City
The 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 a 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
Biray sa Suba
Date: June Last Week Location: 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
Date: June Last Week Location: Hinigaran, Negros Occidental Mayor Hermilo L. Aguilar, Tel. (034) 391-7715/391-7495
Biray sa Bantayan
Date: June 24 Location: Bago City, Negros Occidental Ms. Rosseni Mina, Office of the City Mayor, Bago City, Tel. No. (034) 4610540,Fax no. (034) 4610199
Lilas Pandan Festival
Date: June 25-29 Location: Calatrava, Negros Occ.A celebration of the town fiesta in honor of Sts. Peter and Paul and the municipality’s festival highlighted with dancing competition.Mayor Araceli T. Somoza, Municipality of Calatrava, Tel. no. (034) 7277256/ 7277288,Fax no. (034) 7277296
Parada ng Lechon
Date: June 24 Location: Balayan, Batangas
The parading on the Feast of St. John the Baptist of “dressed” and decorated “lechons” (roasted pigs) around town. Revelers partake of the lechons after the parade.
Date: June 29 Location: Tacloban City
Street pageantry and contest focusing on the Leyteños’ old custom of tattooing that signifies courage and status in the community.