DINAGYANG FESTIVAL --Iloilo City,Philippines is celebrating this every 4th weekend of January. They celebrate this to to commemorate the Christianization of the natives and to honor the Holy Child Jesus. It is a very colorful parade coupled with a dramatization in honor of the patron Saint - Sto. Niño. The object of dramatized offerings and prayers amidst the cracking of drums and shouts of "Viva Señor Santo Niño" and the thundering of "Hala Bira" by the tribe members makes the celebration a lively one.
HIGANTES FESTIVAL --Angono, Rizal celebrates this 22nd and 23rd of November. It was started on late 1800s, the town of Angono celebrates the Higantes Festival which is characterized by huge papier mache effigies or "higantes". The fiesta is held in honor of San Clemente.
KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL --Davao City, celebrates this every 3rd week of August. It is a celebration of Good Harvest! This globally famous festival is a weeklong celebration and thanksgiving for nature's bountiful harvest.
ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL --Kalibo,Aklan celebrates this every 3rd week of January. It is the wildest among Philippine fiestas and considered as the Mother of All Philippine festivals. Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this two week-long festival. They celebrate this to honor the feast of the Holy Infant Jesus.
MASKARA FESTIVAL --Bacolod City, celebrates this festival every 3rd weekend of October. Festivities kick off with food fairs, brass band competitions, beauty pageants, windsurfing regatta, drinking and eating contests, trade fairs and exhibits, mask-making contests
MORIONES FESTIVAL --Marinduque celebrates this every Holy Monday and culminates on Easter Sunday. Morion means "mask" or "visor," a part of the medieval Roman armor which covers the face. Moriones, on the other hand, refers to the masked and costumed penitents who march around the town for seven days searching for Longinus. The festival is characterized by colorful Roman costumes, painted masks and helmets, and brightly-colored tunics.
- PAHIYAS FESTIVAL --Lucban, Quezon celebrates this every 15th of May and has been going on since the 16th century. They celebrates this to honor San Isidro Labrador, the patron saints of farmers, as a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. Houses along the old streets of Lucban are artistically decorated with agricultural harvest, and of the very unique highlight of the festival, the "kiping." It is a wafer made up of rice that comes in different colors.
PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL --Baguio City celebrates this every whole month of February but the street dancing and float parades is in weekend. It showcases the many floral floats and native dances. At this time of year, the City of Pines is almost surely in flower fury over Panagbenga festival, the city's biggest festival.
PINTADOS FESTIVAL --Tacloban City, Leyte celebrates this merry-making event lasting a whole month, highlights of which include the Leyte Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals, the Pintados Festival Ritual Dance Presentation and the "Pagrayhak" Grand Parade. These festivals are said to have began from the feast day of Señor Santo Niño, held every June 29th. The Leyteños celebrate a religious festival in a unique and colorful way. Since the Visayans are experienced in the art of body tattooing, men and women are fond of tattooing themselves.
SINULOG FESTIVAL --Cebu celebrates this every 3rd sunday of January. Most distinguished and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. This is to honor the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus. It is fundamentally a dance ritual which remembers the Filipino people's pagan past and their recognition of Christianity.