Indeed, Philippines is the land of the happiest people in the world; we love and we have a lot to celebrate. Thus, making the people from the other parts of the world say, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!”. Check this festival list when you plan to stay in Manila hotel or Cebu resort hotel. Your trip would be more fun with these festivals!

This page will feature the different festivals in the Philippines, schedules, important info, etc. If you know some other festivals in our country not included in the list, please comment below or send me an email to

Feast of the Black Nazarene
Quiapo Manila, January 9, 2013 

Hinugyaw Festival
Koronadal, Mindanao, January 10, 2013 

Ati-Atihan Festival
Kalibo, Aklan, January 11-20, 2013
January 11 (Friday) – Mutya Ag Lakan It Kalibo Ati-Atihan 2013 Grand Pageant Finale & Coronation Night [7:00 PM, ABL Sports & Cultural Center]
January 14 (Monday) – Aklan Festivals Parade
January 15 (Tuesday) – Pagdayaw kay Senyor Sto. Nino
January 16 (Wednesday) – Sadsad Panaad
January 17 (Thursday) – Aklan Higante Contest
January 18 (Friday) – Sadsad Pagpasalamat Kay Senyor Sto. Nino
January 19 (Saturday) – Tribal, Modern, Balik-Ati, and Individual Ati-Atihan Contest
January 20 (Sunday) – Religious Procession and Dance    

Sinulog Festival
Cebu, January 11-20, 2013
January 10 (Thursday) –  Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus [Assembly: 4:00 AM, Fuente Osmena]
January 11 (Friday) – Sinulog 2013 Kick Off
January 12 (Saturday) – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan
January 13 (Sunday) – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan
January 14 & 15 (Monday & Tuesday) – Cultural Show, Sinulog Idol, Street Party Concert
January 16 (Wednesday) – Ms. Cebu 2013 Coronation Night
January 17 (Thursday) – Sinulog Idol Grand Finals
January 18 (Friday) – Sinulog Festival Queen Search
January 19 (Saturday) – Fluvial Procession, Foot Procession, Sinulog Fireworks Competition
January 20 (Sunday) – Grand Streetdance Parade

Zambulawan Festival
Zamboanga del Sur, January 20, 2013

Pasungay Festival (Bull Fighting Festival)
Iloilo, January 21, 2013 

Dinagyang Festival
Iloilo, January 25-27, 2013
January 25 (Friday) – Fluvial Procession
January 26 (Saturday) – Kasadyahan Competition
January 27 (Sunday) – Dinagyang Ati Competition

Chinese New Year
February 10, 2013

Panagbenga Festival
Baguio City, February 1-March 3, 2013
February 1 (Friday) – Grand Opening Parade, Drum and Lyre Competition
February 23 (Saturday) – Grand Street Dancing Parade
February 24 (Sunday) – Grand Float Parade
February 25 (Monday) – Session Road in Bloom
March 3 (Friday) – Closing

Salakayan Festival
Miag-ao, Iloilo, February 1-6, 2013

Lavandero Festival
Mandaluyong, February 1-6, 2013

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte February 2-10, 2013

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Competition 2013
Clark, Pampanga, February 21-24, 2013

International Bamboo Organ Festival
Sibugay, February 21-27, 2013

Sibug-Sibug Festival
Sibugay, February 26, 2013

Caracol Festival
Makati City, February 27, 2013

Paraw Regatta Festival
Iloilo, March 3, 2013

Kaamulan in Bukidnon (Ethnic Cultural Festival of Bukidnon)
Bukidnon, March 10, 2013 

Araw ng Dabaw Festival
Davao City, March 16-17, 2013

Holy Week
March 24-31, 2013

Via Crusis (Way of the Cross)
Cebu City, March 25-31, 2013

Pak’kaat Kallo
Magpet, Cotabato, March 25-31, 2013

Cutud Lenten Rites
Cutud, Pampanga, March 29, 2013

Moriones Festival
Boac, Magpoc, Marinduque, March 31, 2013

Lamilamihan Festival
Lamitan, Basilan, April 14 or 21, 2013

Flores de Mayo/Santacruzan (Flowers of May)
May 2013

Viva Vigan Festival
Vigan, Ilocos Sur, May 1-5, 2013

Pahiyas Festival
Lucban, Quezon, May 15, 2013

Mudpack Festival
Negros Occidental, June 15-16, 2013

Parada ng Lechon
Balayan, Batangas, June 24, 2013

Pintados/Kasadyaan Festival
Tacloban City, June 29, 2013

Sandugo Festival
Bohol, July 1-31, 2013

Kadayawan sa Dabaw
Davao City, August 17-18, 2013

Penafrancia Viva La Virgen Festival
Naga City, September 21, 2013

Lemlunay (T‘Boli Tribal Festival)
Lake Sebu, South Cotabato, September 16-18, 2013

Hermosa Festival
Zamboanga, October 12, 2013

Lanzones Festival
Camiguin, October 19, 2013

Masskara Festival
Bacolod City, October 19-20, 2013

Higantes Festival
Angono Rizal, November 23, 2013

Giant Lantern Festival
San Fernando, Pampanga, December 21, 2013

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  1. Oh yes, I almost forgot it's Sinulog here in Cebu in a couple of months. But I don't feel the vibe.

  2. It would be nice to look forward to this festivals. My hometown is in Baguio but I've missed the Penagbenga festival for the past few years.

  3. I wish this list for January and February can be published earlier so that we can make appropriate flight and hotel reservations. By now, we probably cannot get any anymore. Or can we?

  4. the previous Hot Air Balloon Competition in terms of organizing event was such a flop, I do not advised it when the heat of the sun strikes the most. You'll only jeopardize your health esp. when you have kids around. Iba na ang weather ngayon.Pretty neat listing you have, update me if you've completed until the end of the year.

  5. you're quick! everyone is still busy with 2012 and what's left of it and you already came up with this post! thanks for sharing. i will make sure to post something like this on my blog, too. something we can do to help our local travel and tourist industry, right? kudos!

  6. i noticed a lot here made corrections on your schedule… i could add up to that since holy week is not march 24-31. i guess its late to comment as we only have few weeks left. got to see your blog just would be nice if you give correct information/s. if not sure, better yet not publish and not to mislead people.thanks.

  7. i noticed a lot here made corrections on your schedule… i could add up to that since holy week is not march 24-31. i guess its late to comment as we only have few weeks left. got to see your blog just would be nice if you give correct information/s. if not sure, better yet not publish and not to mislead people.thanks.

  8. Hi,Thanks for the comment and for the correction. Some comments are actually not corrections but additional info just like what I have stated in the disclaimer above. These schedules were gathered from different blogs and websites as well.My apology for the late response.Thanks for all your input guys! Keep it coming! 🙂

  9. Wow! Another great year for Filipino festivities. I just wish I could visit all of them. I must say this, Philippines got some of the most magnificent festival ever!

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