Festivals in the Philippines

by wheng18 on August 23, 2011

The Philippines is loved and well appreciated because of the festivals held here. Celebrations and festive activities are noted everywhere in the country. And a number of these festivities are from influences by countries that once conquered our land. It’s one thing we truly prepare for. A perfect time to give thanks for the wonderful blessings which has been showered upon people. From January to December, famous fiestas are celebrated.

Check this list out and look for the festivals in the Philippines. You would definitely enjoy your stay here when you get the chance to visit.

Ati-atihan
Ati-atihan

Ati- Atihan Festival- The festival lasts for almost a week, from January 16- 22 and is held in Kalibo, Aklan. A celebration honouring the Sto. Nino. People who are camouflage as Negritos join the parade in their multi- coloured costumes. They dance with the beat of the drum as they say the words Hala Bira.

Eid el fitr
Eid el fitr

Eid El Fitir- This celebration is very important among Muslims. Observed in March 9. As mark to the end of their 30 day fasting, after the Ramadan. This is celebrated among Filipino Muslims.

Flores de Mayo
Flores de Mayo

Flores de Mayo-A known festive activity during the month of May. There is a parade of damsels escorted by young men. And what is something so captivating is the floral arches and the beautiful Reyna Elena and the emperor.

Parada ng mga Lechon
Parada ng mga Lechon

Parada ng Lechon-Fiesta celebrated in Balayan, Batangas. A parade especially for roasted pigs which the Philippines is very known for. The pigs are dressed up and they are all being paraded around the town before people eat them. Celebrated on the 24th of June, remembering the feast of St. John the Baptist.

Masskara
Masskara

Masskara Festival-The celebration highlights the lovely and stunning masks the folks are wearing on the night of contests and parades. They do mask making as an appealing accent on one of the most commemorating festivities in the Philippines, the Masskara Festival. This is to mark Bacolod city’s charter day.

Travel and witness the festivals in the Philippines. This is not only immerse yourself with the culture and traditions in the country, it is also a way to know the Filipinos more at the same time, a perfect time for you to enjoy. Take note of these events and holidays. I hope you get to experience them.

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