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Philippine Festivals 2013: Schedule, Celebrations, and Activities

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 chasingphilippines@gmail.com.


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

Pamulinawen
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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