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Aug 27, 2011 - Festivals    No Comments

4 Things You Should Not Miss During Kadayawan Festival in Davao

Planning to visit Davao? Then there is no better time than to go during the Kadayawan Festival.
Davao is known for a lot of things, which include the infamous Kadayawan celebration. Kadayawan Festival in Davao started as a means for the people of Davao to show appreciation for the abundance of life and resources. Kadayawan is derived from the word “dayaw”, which mean beautiful, valuable, good or superior. During this festive celebration, numerous activities are being conducted by the City government. With this, the kadayawan season is the best time for visitors to experience the unique culture and tradition of Davao City. Nonetheless, before booking your ticket going to Davao, one must come up with a list of activities that they can do upon reaching the airport. By planning ahead of time, one can get the most out of your Kadayawan experience in Davao.

Kadayawan Festival

Kadayawan Festival in Davao—Photo courtesy of Ange Bersabal on Flickr

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Apr 10, 2011 - Festivals    No Comments

List of Philippine Festivals


Sinulog FestivalCelebrated every 3rd week of January in Cebu City
This Philippine fiesta in Visayas region celebrates Cebu’s patron saint, the Santo Niño (Child Christ). This week long event is marked by processions, street dancing and parades. This fiesta is a local version of the Mardi gras.

Ati-Atihan FestivalFiesta starts from the 16th to the 22nd of January in Kalibo, Aklan
Revelers masquerading as Negritos in colorful costumes, dance to the beat of drums while chanting “Hala Bira!” in preparation to the Sunday procession in honor of the Santo Niño.

Dinagyang FestivalHeld every fourth Sunday of January in Iloilo
This event commemorates the Christianization of the natives and to honor the Holy Child Jesus. This festival usually comes after Sinulog Festival in Cebu City.


Feast of Our Lady Of CandlesEvery 2nd of February in Jaro, Iloilo City
This is the biggest and most opulent religious fiesta in the Western Visayas region. The blessing of the candles and the yearly procession of the patroness, the Nuestra Señora de Candelaria is followed by the fiesta’s queen and her court which highlights the fiesta at the town plaza.

Babaylan FestivalHeld every 19th of February in Bago City, Negros Occidental
The public gets a rare view into the simulated rituals of mystics, ancient healers and priests in various ceremonies such as marriage, healing and harvest.

Panagbenga festival

Flowers during Panagbenga Festival—Photo courtesy of Susan Corpuz on Flickr

Panagbenga FestivalHeld yearly during February in the city of Baguio
Panagbenga is a kankanaey word for “a season of blooming.” Kankanaey is a local dialect and widely used in the Cordillera Region. The Panagbenga Festival  is a month-long celebration and features floral floats and native dances.
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