PHILIPPINE FESTIVAL FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST

 

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  • 24-HOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE ENDURANCE. National Bilibid Prison Land Reserve Area, Muntinlupa City, August 23-24.A competition among the elite and amateur mountain bike outdoor sports athlete from across the country. The event will test the competitor’s mountain biking skills in the varied crisscrossed paths of the NBP Land Reserve Area.
  • 29 DE AGOSTO. Brgy. Hagdang Bato Itaas, Mandaluyong City, August 29.Travel back to history as the city observes its First Cry of Revolution against Spaniards in 1896. A commemorative program and an evening of Kundiman are special activities for the occasion.
  • ADLAW HONG BUTUAN.Butuan City, August 2 . It’s the charter day celebration of Butuan City. It is highlighted by the thanksgiving mass, motorcade recognition of outstanding Butuanons & City employees night.
  • ANNIVERSARY OF CRY OF PUGADLAWIN,. Pugad lawin shrine, Brgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City, August 23.Another historical event celebrated yearly with a flag-raising and a wreath-laying ceremony followed by a civic parade and a program.

  • ARANDURUGAN FESTIVAL. Guinobatan, Albay, August 12-17, The festival is held to coincide with the town fiesta and as a form of thanksgiving for the bounties from the land. Various activities are lined up to drumbeat the affair.
  • ARAW NG TAYABAS. Tayabas, Quezon, August 13, Designated as the day for commemorating heroism of Tayabasins. The event calls for unity, strengthens social bonding and encourages Tayabasins to renew its commitment to service. Araw ng Tayabas pays tribute to the historical event in August 13, 1898 when the Spaniards surrendered to the revolutionaries of Tayabas.
  • BAHANDI FESTIVAL.Alcantara, Cebu, August 27. A street dancing celebrated during the town”s fiesta honoring the town”s patron saint, Señor San Augustine. The dance expresses the town people’s joy’for the Bahandi (Treasure from the environment) that were given to the municipality.
  • BALAGTASAN SA INTRAMUROS. August 22 / Teatrillo, Plaza San Luis, Intramuros, Manila
  • BANKATON. August 20 / Lavezares, Northern Samar (1 hour 15 minutes from Manila to Tacloban City by air; 6 hours from Tacloban City to Lavezares by land). An annual motorboat race off the coast of Northern Samar.
  • BANKATON.Lavezares, N. Samar, August 20.Exciting motorboat race in honor of the town’s patron saint.
  • BATTLE OF PINAGLABANAN, Pinaglaban Shrine, Municipality of San Juan, August 30 National / local celebration of the Battle of Pinaglabanan, a Battle which sparked the Philippine Revolution of 1896. There will be mass at 7:00 am followed by wreath-laying ceremony
  • BONGA. Sibonga, Cebu, August 9, The celebration is in honor of the town”s patron saint, Our Lady of Pilar and Santa Filomena. Among its highlights is the street dancing and ritual/showdown competition. “Bunga” is a Cebuano word which means fruit in English. This festival is a form of thanksgiving for all the blessings and graces the Sibonganhons have received for the abundant fruits found in their town.
  • BUYOGAN FESTIVAL.Abuyog, Leyte, August 29.“Buyog” (bees) dancer depict the origin of the town’s name in a well choreographed dance.
  • CABIBI FESTIVAL, Lal-lo, Cagayan, August 1-4. The patronal town fiesta of Lallo, the former Cuidad Nueva Segovia – the capital of Cagayan during the Spanish colonial period is highlighted with street dancing, trade fair, Balikbayan tribute, among many others.
  • CABIBI FESTIVAL. Lal-lo, Cagayan, August 1-4,The patronal town fiesta of Lallo, the former Cuidad Nueva Segovia – the capital of Cagayan during the Spanish colonial period is highlighted with street dancing, trade fair, Balikbayan tribute, among many others.
  • CAGAYAN DE ORO GOLDEN FLOAT FESTIVAL. Cagayan de Oro, August 27. A float parade and competition highlighting the historical and cultural interpreted into colorful and unique floats. The event is participated by government organizations, civic organizations and various academic institutions in the city.
  • CELEBRATION OF BUWAN NG WIKA, Capitol Site, Batangas City, August.A month long activity celebrating “Buwan ng Wika”. The activities undertaken are campaign for using Pilipino as a medium of instruction, hanging of streamer and short program.
  • COCO SABUTAN FESTIVAL/BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT. Baler, Aurora, August 19.Celebrated every year in honor of the Patron Saint of Baler, San Luis Obispo, and in commemoration of the birth of a great leader and statesman, President Manuel Luis Quezon. The long week celebration features Coco-Sabutan Festival, street dancing, Search for Little Ms Baler and Binibining Baler, Historical Quiz Bee and merry making activities.
  • CORDOVA DINAGAT FESTIVAL (FISHING RITUALS). Cordova, Cebu, August 10-16,The celebration honors the town’s most prized source of livelihood-fishing. “Dinagat” means “anything” pertaining to the sea”. It showcases Cordova’s distinctive cultural heritage though authentic traditional rituals and dances.
  • CORDOVA DINAGAT FESTIVAL. 2nd week of August / Cordova, Cebu (1 hour 15 minutes from Manila by air). A festival characterized by streetdancing and an interpretative dance competition based on the fishing rituals and culture of the Cordovanhons.
  • CORON FESTIVAL.Tiwi, Albay, August 15- August 17.“Coron” is a Bicol dialect meaning clay-pot or potteries of which the town of Tiwi is popularly known for. Thus, the festival’s main feature is the municipalities pottery industry which is done with skills passed from parents to children and perfected through long years of practice without the benefit of written manuals.
  • DARAGANG MAGAYON. Daraga, Albay, August 26. September 8 | A historical and religious celebration in honor of the town’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Gate. It aims to showcase tha cultural life of Daragueños. Various colorful activities are lined up for this celebration.
  • DINAGAT (BAKASI).Cordova, Cebu, August 15-16. The festival is a unique reinvention of the Dinagat Festival. The exotic eel locally known as “Bakasi”is peculiar and abundant in Cordova. The dance replicates the gliding movement of the Bakasi. Other related activities include a Bakasi race and cooking contest to show off the many ways in preparing Bakasi which is the main livelihood of the people.
  • DURIAN FESTIVAL, Tagum City, August-September.It is a month long celebration showcasing the delectable fresh durian produced by the Plant Now Pay Later (PNPL) beneficiaries and other durian growers in the city. The Festival highlights also include culinary competitions that feature durians as the main component. The various events showcase the talents and creativity of the students and F&B professionals. From cakes, pastries and bread, to coffee, cocktails and mock tails.
  • FEAST OF OUR LADY OF SNOWS, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, August 5  Nuestra Señora de los Nieves is the patron saint of the city. Parishioners celebrate the event with the Holy Mass and a procession around the city streets and capped with a cultural show in the local catholic school.
  • FEAST OF OUR LADY OF SNOWS. Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, August 5 Nuestra Señora de los Nieves is the patron saint of the city. Parishioners celebrate the event with the Holy Mass and a procession around the city streets and capped with a cultural show in the local catholic school.
  • FRUIT FESTIVAL . August 09-11 / Kidapawan City, North Cotabato (1 hour 30 minutes from Manila to Cotabato City by air; 2 hours 15 minutes from Cotabato City to Kidapawan City by land). Kidapawan takes its fruit growing industry to the streets literally as the city celebrates its annual fruit festival. There are cultural shows, a parade of local fruit products, a bevy of exhibits, street dancing competition and selected lectures on fruit preparation.
  • FRUIT FESTIVAL. Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, August 09 – 11. Kidapawan takes its fruit growing industry to the streets literally as the city celebrates its annual fruit festival. There are cultural shows, a parade of local fruit products, a bevy of exhibits, street dancing competition and selected lectures on fruit preparation.
  • GOLDEN FLOAT PARADE. Cagayan de Oro, August 27. A grand parade and competition of thematic floats depicting the city’s history , arts and culture, food and important structures.
  • GUILING – GUILING FESTIVAL, Siniloan, Laguna, August. UDYAKAN SA KABANKALAN/CHARTER ANNIVERSARY, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, August 2,One of the Festivals of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental . A weeklong celebration 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.The Festival features street dancing competition.
  • HIGA-ONON DANCE FESTIVAL. City Streets of CDO City, August 26. St. Dancing and Tableau presentation of Higa-onon dancers. a festival participated by diff. groups showcasing Higao-non tribal dances & culture.
  • JINAWA FESTIVAL. Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte, August 27- August 28. A local rendition of the classic Christian-moro conflict interpreted through songs and dances.
  • KAAHAAN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG KINOGUITAN). Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental, August 11, Display of various agri- products of the municipality Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental.
  • KADAYAWAN SA DABAW . August 20-24 / Davao City (1 hour 45 minutes from Manila by air). A festival celebrating the city’s bountiful harvest in a form of grand colorful parade of orchid-bedecked floats and tribal street dancing. 2003 Kadayawan Festival [details]
  • KADAYAWAN SA DABAW. Davao City, August 14-21.Celebration of the thanksgiving, this cultural festival’s highlights include street dancing, floral float parade, cultural shows, exhibits, etc.
  • KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL.Cagayan de Oro City, August 28.A street parade and competition showcasing the Higaonon and Maranao influences of the city participated by various schools and groups.
  • KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL (HORSE FIGHT & BLOOD COMPACT). Kidapawan City, N. Cotabato, August 14.August 14 marks the celebration of the Kalibongan Festival. Kalibongan is a manobo term for a Grand Festival which is celebrated yearly in Kidapawan, Cotabato. The Manobos, Bagobos, and other highland tribes from the different parts of the province go down to Kidapawan to show off and proudly display their tradition and cultural heritage. The natives display thier own version of “party” with a traditional horsefight, a “blood compact” peace ceremony, etc.
  • KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL. August 15 / Kidapawan City, North Cotabato (1 hour 30 minutes from Manila to Cotabato City by air; 2 hours 15 minutes from Cotabato City to Kidapawan City by land). The natives’ own version of “party” with a traditional horsefight, a “blood compact” peace ceremony, etc.
  • KALUBIHAN FESTIVAL. Jordan, Guimaras, August 14-20.Every 3rd week of AugustCelebrated in support to the National Coconut Week Celebration in recognition of the efforts of the coconut farmers and other stakeholders of the province. Activities include “karituhan”, a parade of caritos artistically decorated with coconuts and its products, poster making and painting contests. Hataw sa Kalubihan-games and cultural presentation, food festival and highlighted by a coronation of “Nanay sang Kalubihan.”
  • KALUMUNAN FESTIVAL.San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, August 28. A reunion of relatives and friends during town fiesta of San Agustin celebrated through street dancing.
  • KARIYAWAN FESTIVAL.Monkayo, Compostela Valley, Aug 28-Sept 4.A thanksgiving for the municipality’s rich agricultural harvest and abundant mineral resources. It features street dances depicting its wealth of cultural heritage and trade fairs.
  • KASUOTANG PILIPINO EXHIBIT & FASHION SHOW. Museo ng Makati, Makati City, August 1- August 31.A yearly exhibit mounted at the city’s museum featuring the evolution of Filipino costumes per region in celebration of the month of Filipino Costumes.
  • KAUMAHAN FESTIVAL.Opol , Misamis Oriental, August 15-31.Series of activities such as beautification , parade of farm products , agro and trade fair, cultural shows.
  • KAYABA: GUIMARAS – ILOILO CROSS CHANNEL SWIM, Iloilo City, August 30.A cross channel swim to create awareness to preserve the Iloilo river, promote tourism in Guimaras and Iloilo and encourage endurance swimming as a competitive sport.
  • KUMBIRA CULINARY FOODSHOW AND COMPETITION. Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro, August 17-19. A yearly culinary show and competition usually participated by hotels, restaurants, and schools.
  • KUMBIRA” (FOOD FESTIVAL). Cagayan de Oro City.August 14-16 .Food & culinary competitions sponsored by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA).
  • LAMBAGOHAN FESTIVAL.Cagayan de Oro, August 28. A fluvial parade and a river festival with fully decorated outrigger boats complete with live band musician & ethnic dancers usually participated by various barangays of the city; this is also held to honor St. Augustine, the Patron Saint of the City.
  • LUBI-LUBI (COCONUT) FESTIVAL.Calubian, Leyte, August 15. The humble coconut tree gets its day in the spotlight as the town celebrates its Lubi-Lubi Festival.
  • LUBI-LUBI FESTIVAL. August 15 / Calubian, Leyte (1 hour 15 minutes from Manila to Tacloban City by air; 3 hours from Tacloban City to Calubian by land). The humble coconut tree gets its day in the spotlight as the town celebrates its Lubi-Lubi Festival.
  • LUMIN-AWA FESTIVAL.Lubuagan, Kalinga, August 18. A festival that showcases a parade, cultural presentations, fashion show, and field presentations from different barangays of Lubuagan.
  • MALIPUTO FESTIVAL. San Nicolas, Batangas, August 9, The festival is a showcase of local maliputo (Caramax Ignobilis) and its contribution to the growing industry of fish in the area. The people of San Nicolas enduring efforts to promote and cultivate the maliputo as a source of income to local residents is highlighted by a streetdancing parade showcasing the different concepts and themes of maliputo fish.
  • MANARAGAT FESTIVAL.Catbalogan City, Samar.August 23 | Manaragat is the local dialect for fishermen. This festival honours St. Bartholomew as the miraculous Saint who maintained the richness of Maqueda Bay as a major fishing ground of the province of Samar. It is interpreted by colours, dances and the sound of drums that echoes through the deep culture of the fishing industry that stayed long in the history of Catbaloganons.
  • MANDAUE CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION, Mandaue, Cebu, August 30. The Mandauehanons celebrates this eventful anniversary with parades, games and variety shows. The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry spearhead the holding of the Mandaue that will start off on this day.
  • MERCEDES FISHTIVAL/MERCEDES KADAGATAN FESTIVAL Mercedes, Camarines Norte, August 1-8.It is a fishermen’s celebration of thanksgiving for the blessings and bounty during the seafaring, fishing expedition and fish farming endeavors. The fishtival is also a moment of retrospect and recognition of Mother Nature for having endowed Mercedes with a gift of vast fishery resources, magnificent shorelines and other aquatic potentials and the wise utilization and preservation of ecological balance for the attainment of environmental dignity and beauty.
  • NAGSABADO FESTIVAL.Pasig City, August 29.A re-enactment of the revolutionary action against the Spaniards leb by Valentin Cruz and Andres Bonifacio in 1896. The historic revolution happens to fall on a Saturday that”s why the event is called “Nagsabado”.
  • NATIONAL HEROES DAY.San Carlos City, Negros Occidental, August 29.A celebration paying homage to people who fought for freedom, usually held with a cultural program and flower offering at the foot of the Unknown Soldier Monument.
  • NATIVE “MANOK” FESTIVAL.Mabunao, Panabo City, August 27. One of the highlights of Brgy. Mabunao’s araw, this festival is in thanksgiving of the bounty given as the Native Manok is one of the major products of Mabunao.
  • PADAGYAW FESTIVAL. Dumarao, Capiz, August 1-5.Being held every year mirrors the spirit of unity and cooperation of its people. One of the few is the street dancing and pista ng bayan. These are the concrete example of group effort. From one fermented idea of planners, action men, and executions, they have translated their ideas and concepts into mass action of well rehearsed and well executed play, dancers, and graceful rendition of songs and dances. A delight to the eyes of the heart.
  • PAGPASIDUNGOG FESTIVAL. Panit-an, Capiz, August 6-10, Meaning to honor. The Panitan Municipal Government gives honour and recognition to every Paniteño who has given something for the social, cultural, educational and economic development of this town. Pagpasidungog honors those whose successes in life give inspiration to our young generations. This festival also honors their “KASIMANWAS” who brought fame, honor and recognition for Panitan.
  • PALADONG FESTIVAL. Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, August 28. A festivity of arts and rituals. The art of performing the ritual of “ladong” conducted by a “landongan”, a person who has the power and ability to cure as medium to call the spirits and relay the wishes to the clients through an offering.
  • PALAGSING FESTIVAL, Butuan City, August 2. A competition for the longest and the best tasting palagsing
  • PALAGSING FESTIVAL. Butuan City, August 2 , A competition for the longest and the best tasting palagsing
  • PALO-PALO FESTIVAL  , Basco, Batanes, August 4- August 5. A cultural presentation of the different municipalities of Batanes, showcasing their ethnic group”s rugged yet storied existence.
  • PALO-PALO FESTIVAL.  Basco, Batanes, August 4- August 5, A cultural presentation of the different municipalities of Batanes, showcasing their ethnic group”s rugged yet storied existence.
  • PALU-PALO FESTIVAL. August 04-05 / Basco, Batanes (2 hours from Manila by air). A cultural presentation of the different municipalities of Batanes, showcasing their ethnic group’s rugged yet storied existence.
  • PANGAPOG FESTIVAL. Island Garden City of Samal, August 1- August 7.A thanksgiving festival celebration bountiful harvest features parade, indak-indak sa dalan, cultural presentation etc.
  • PASAKA FESTIVAL. Tanauan, Leyte, August 14,Pasaka is a waray word meaning invitation to progress, health and luck for the inhabitants for the coming year. Religious homage, cultural dance parade in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption. A form of thanksgiving for the blessings received and a way of welcoming the visitors.
  • PASA-PASA IKAW FESTIVAK.Pasacao, Camarines Sur, August 25-30. The festival showcases the town’s rich cultural heritage forever reminding its people of the significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the province of Camarines Sur and the region, in general.
  • PASIGARBO SA SUGBO. Cebu International Convention Center, Cebu City, August 13 2nd Saturday of the month.In celebration of the province’s founding day, the Cebu Provincial Government stages this event where the best of what Cebu can offer is showcased. From world-class furniture and handicrafts, to the different delicacies that Cebu is well known for, this event showcases the talent and diversity of the Cebuanos to the world. The event is capped with the presentation of the different festivals in Cebu and fireworks.
  • PAVVU- RULUN FESTIVAL & PADDA NA LIMA. August 15-17 / Tuguegarao, Cagayan (55 minutes from Manila by air). Celebration includes sports and cultural presentations, Padda na Lima Trade Fair, beauty pageant, street dancing.
  • PAVVU RULUN FESTIVAL. Tuguegarao, Cagayan, August 10-17, The patron fiesta of Tuguegarao City. It is being celebrated yearly in honor of St. Hyacinth, which is being venerated at the Ermita de San Jacinto. Pav-vurulun which means comng together allows all members of the community to join in the celebrations from the well applauded street dancing competitions, drum, bugle and lyre competitions, beauty pagent, agri-trade fairs and job fairs, among many others. The highlight of the event is the outdoor cooking and pancit eating contest of the Pancit Batil Patung, a local noodle delicacy in the city.
  • PINAGLABANAN, San Juan City, August 30.San Juan is where the first attempt of the Katipuneros to fight for freedom happened, which inspired more Filipinos to struggle towards the achievement of independence. The commemoration of this historical event is being celebrated at the Pinaglabanan Shrine through a Eucharistic Celebration, Flag-raising Ceremony, Flower Offering at the various heroes’ monuments in town, and the Re-enactment of the Battle of San Juan Del Monte (Pinaglabanan). Several contest are also held prior to the event like essay-writing, poster & slogan-making contests and quiz bees.
  • QUEZON DAY/ANGONO DAY.Angono, Rizal, August 19.Anniversary of Independence , the residents of Angono led by the Municipal Tourism Office, prepare a weeklong celebration characterized by trade fairs, arts exhibits, symphonic band concerts, cultural presentations, etc. Flower offering to the statue of President Quezon is being observed, as it is also his birthday.
  • SABUTAN FESTIVAL. San Luis, Aurora Province, Agust 21-25.Highlights the importance of growing palm trees locally called Sabutan on the community’s economic wellbeing. The raw material is used to weave a variety of useful products and ornamentals like hats, placemats, fans and even native dress. The festival features native dance presentation among school children, trade fair, cultural shows and exhibits.
  • SANTONES FESTIVAL.Barangay Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna, August 12-16. A five day festivity featuring the sweet santol and lanzones fruits raised in the locality.
  • SELEBRASYON NG BUWAN NG WIKA.Batangas, August 1-31. A month long activity celebrating “Buwan ng Wika”. The activities undertaken are campaign for using Pilipino as a medium of instruction, hanging of streamer and short program.
  • SILOY FESTIVAL.Alcoy, Cebu, August 30.The festival promotes the Mag-abo forest with its famous Black or Siloy, the town”s scenic white sand beaches and dive spots and in honor of the town’s patroness Saint Rose of Lima.
  • SIRONG FESTIVAL.Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, August 15.A war dance between Muslims and Christians, reflecting the Christianization of the early Cantillanons
  • STA. CLARA FESTIVAL. Tigaon, Camarines Sur, August 4-13, held in honor of Patron Saint, St. Claire of Assisi. Various activities are lined up including cultural shows, job fair, concert, fairworks display, beauty pagent, firworks display, battle of the bands and the highlight activity which is the Sta. Clara devotional dance.
  • SUMAYAJAW FESTIVAL.Jabonga, Agusan del Norte, August 15. Held during the town fiesta of Jabonga. It is a thanksgiving celebration for the bounties showered by the Heavenly Father through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Lady of Assumption.
  • SUNDAYAG. Cagayan de Oro City, August 18. A showcase of the Best of Northern Mindanao featuring Agriculture, Trade, & Tourism destinations.
  • TILAW SA PAGKAONG NAN SURIGAONON FOOD FESTIVAL. Surigao City,Surigao del Norte, August 29-31. A celebration of Surigao City’s diverse bounty of seafoods and unique Surigao flavour and food culture. An annual event designed to provide opportunity for caterer’s/food handlers and individuals to showcase their culinary talents as they create their own Interpretations of a uniquely Surigaonon dish. It is also an avenue for the restaurant staff and students to showcase their skills and expertise in basic restaurant services.
  • TSINELAS FESTIVAL.City of Gapan, Nueva Ecija, August 25. To mark the anniversary of the town’s cityhood, Gapan City holds its annual Tsinelas Festival, with street dancing, parade of floats decorated with regular to gigantic 7 ft. slippers the famous slippers bazaar. The festival is aimed at bolstering the new city’s claim as the North Slippers Capital.
  • TURUMBA, Teresa, Rizal, August 30.This is done every year during the feast of Saint Rose of Lima called “Turumba sa Birhen” which means a unique dance dedicated to Saint Rose of Lima, the patron saint of Teresa. Song and dance rites are practiced during the turn of the 19th century up to this time. It is participated by children, young and old who dance with the accompaniment of the musical band. They are clad in colorful costumes with big salakot decorated with multi colored Japanese papers and dance their way from the church to the different barangays of the town. They get hold of any branches of trees and shrubs found on their way to use as their swaying instruments for the dance.
  • UDYAKAN SA KABANKALAN/CHARTER ANNIVERSARY. Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, August 2, One of the Festivals of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental . A weeklong celebration 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.The Festival features street dancing competition.
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