Sunday, August 3, 2014

Some August Celebrations in the Philippines

  1. PANGAPOG FESTIVAL - Samal Island, Davao 1-7 August This is a thanksgiving festival for a bountiful harvest highlighting the culture of the Sama, the indigenous people of Samal, as shown in the indigenous sports, and other culture-based competitions.
  2. PALO-PALO or PALU-PALO FESTIVAL - Northern Province, Batanes 4-5 August Cultural presentation of the lifestyles of the Ivatans which are the inhabitants of the Philippines most remote Northern Province, Batanes.
  3. MARANG FESTIVAL - Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte 5 August Locals celebrate the bountiful harvest of the fruit Marang.
  4. KAADLAWAN HAN SAMAR - Catbalogan, Samar 11 August Marking the celebration of Samar's provincehood
  5. PANGASINAN BAMBOO FESTIVAL - Calasiao and Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan 12 August Pangasinan Bamboo Festival August 12 This is a festival showcasing bamboo products and includes bamboo planting and film exhibitions. Venue: Calasiao and Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan.
  6. KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL - Kidapawan City, Cotabato 14 August A gathering of tribal groups or Mindanao ethnolinguistic groups like the Bagobos and Manobos featuring horse fighting, a Manobo wedding and a blood compact ceremony in Kidapawan City.
  7. PASAKA FESTIVAL - Tanuan, Leyte 14 August "Pasaka," the native word for Assumption, is a street spectacle in honor of Our Lady of Assumption.
  8. LUBI-LUBI FESTIVAL - Calubian, Leyte 15 August Festivities in Calubian, Leyte, which focus on the various uses of coconut and its by-products in homage to Our Lady of Fatima and St. Roque.
  9. RAJAH BAGUINDA FESTIVAL - Jolo, Sulu 2nd Week of August A three-day cultural show and festivites commemorating the arrival of Rajah Baguinda who was responsible for the spread of Islam and reinforcing the Sultanate Government in the Sulu Archipelago.
  10. BANKATON - Lavezares, Northern Samar 20 August This is an annual boat racing contest celebrating the feast of Nuestra Señora de Salvacion, the town's Patroness.
  11. KADAYAWAN SA DABAW FESTIVAL - Davao City 3rd week of August Davao's annual festival - a colorful occassion that lasts for five days - as a thanksgiving festival and a tribute to its indigenous peoples. Kadayawan is a native expression in Dabawnon tongue, which means "anything excellent that brings great fortune" from "dayaw" (good), describing a thing that is valuable and superior. Indeed, Davao teems with 'kadayawan,' from its delicious durian to pomelos to waling-waling, to its people. Included in the program is a two-hour showcase participated in by eighty (80) traditional artists belonging to the eight indigenous groups of Davao namely: the Manobo-Ubo, Ata-Matigsalog, Bagobo-Tagabawa, Bagobo-Guiangan, Kalagan, Maguindanao, Maranao and Tausug.
  12. KAGAYHAAN or KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL - Cagayan de Oro City 26-28 August This festival is highlighted by streetdancing participated in by contingents from schools and civic organizations. FEAST DAY OF ST. AUGUSTINE | Thursday (Every 28th of August) | Cagayan de Oro City. Feast of St. Augustine in Cagayan de Oro City

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