Top Ten Festivals In the Philippines

July 6, 2015 - The Philippines has a wide selection of festivals. Why of the Philippine festivals do you like best? Vote for it and explain why you love that festival! Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Sinulog Festival of Cebu City
For me the Sinulog Festival in Cebu City is the grandest of all Philippine festivals. Why? It is a combination of religious and cultural activities held every month of January in Cebu. It is a religious activity since it is the fiesta of Sr. Sto. Nino de Cebu and millions of devotees all over the Philippines will come to Cebu to join the fluvial procession, solemn procession and most specially to attend the highly celebrated mass at the Basilica church in honor of Sr. Sto. Nino. It is also a cultural activity since it showcase the Sinulog Grand Parade participated by different contingents not only in Cenu but also out of town contingents all over the Philippines.
Go! Sinulog festival reflects the diverse culture of our country. It emphasizes the best festival aside from this festival. I am promoting this festival where ever I go. THE BEST IN THE PHILIPPINES! :-)
SINULOG FESTIVAL IS THE FIRST TO BE ELEVATED TO THE ALIWAN FIESTA HALL OF FAME! HAVING WON THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE YEARS 2006, 2007, 2008.
ALIWAN GRAND CHAMPION 2006
ALIWAN GRAND CHAMPION 2007
ALIWAN GRAND CHAMPION 2008
SINULOG FESTIVAL HAS THE MOST NUMBER OF ALIWAN FESTIVAL QUEEN WINNERS!
ALIWAN FESTIVAL QUEEN 2009
(Sian Elizabeth Maynard)
ALIWAN FESTIVAL QUEEN 2010
( Rezzini Alexis Gomez)
ALIWAN FESTIVAL QUEEN 2011
( Rogelia Catacutan)
ALIWAN FESTIVAL QUEEN 2012
(Angelu Dione Gomez)

That is a true testament that SINULOG is not only majestic in it's dance and choreography but majestic in BEAUTY and BRAINS!

[Newest]Only the Best here in the Philippines!
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2Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City
Dinagyang Festival is the Queen Festival of the Philippines. The Best Festival Event in the Philippines by the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines. Most awaited tribe in every Aliwan Fiesta.
I cannot change the opinion of the people but what I can say is this... Iloilo's dinagyang is the FIRST PHILIPPINE FESTIVALS declared by the international press as a WORLD CLASS FESTIVAL... If you have noticed nowadays when you watch the Philippine's Grandest Festival, the Aliwan Festival, almost every province's festival have tried to COPY the drum beats of the ILOILO DINAGYANG FESTIVAL... Why? Maybe because they have seen how nice are the contenders from iloilo move along with the beat... Pati yung iba jan, naki copya na rin... Watch aliwan festival and you'll see kung anong Tribe and talagang inaabangan ng lahat... When the hosts shouts ILOILO DINAGYANG>>>>naku po... And ingay... Why? Because they have been longing to see how the warriors of iloilo entertain them... It feels like the tribe has brought them to iloilo... Kaya for me, ILOILO'S DINAGYANG FESTIVAL IS THE BEST... HERE AND AROUND THE WORLD...

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Agree ako jan... Iloilo Dinagyang is the created the original festival drumbeats and others just copied it...
THE WORLD CLASS FESTIVAL CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN ILOILO, THE DINAGYANG FESTIVAL... BUGAL SANG ILONGGO! HALA BIRA ILOILO! VIVA SENIOR STO NINO!
[Newest]Most creative and original.
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3Masskara Festival of Bacolod City
Masskara festival is a festival of resiliency... It is a symbol of Filipino's attitude of being happy despite of the problems being encountered
For me Masskara Fetsival is unique among the festival in the philippines, it is Asias most spectacular mardi grass, grandest and the most colorful festival in the philippines and also abroad the grand champion in Showtime of variety show won 3 million pesos, mass" people and kara' faces go city of smile and sugar capital of the philippines
Very spectacular festival in the phillippines-well known as MASSKARA festival- the smile of their faces, the mardi-gras it was unique, happy people and colorful design. WORLD-class and very manificient festival among of all festival. I LOVE MASSKARA.
[Newest]Masskara Festival of Bacolod City of Smiles is well known not only in the local but of course also international. =)
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4Ati-Atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan
Super fun! Everybody gets to join in! Also said to be miraculous for sto. Nino is said to posses healing powers. At this time of the year every street is also turned into a place where you can have fun! Where there is much dancing and boozes for the party lovers!
I don't live in aklan but once I goned there it was so fun roaming all around the town everyone can join it it was the best festival I goned to so far
Street dancing? Experience Ati-atihan festival and you'll have a sure way to have a worthy street dancing festival in the whole Philippines!
[Newest]Original and more on the culture of the ati community and their lifestyle also. that's why, the ati-atihan festival is crowned as the mother of all Philippine festivals because of its originality and uniqueness among the other festivals.

5Kadayawan Festival of Davao City
Kadayawan is the people's festival. It's a thanksgiving for the year that was and the year which will be. A celebration of the city's icons - the Philippine Eagle, Mt Apo, Durian, and Waling Waling. And most of all, it's a celebration of all festivities in Davao making it the King of Festivals in Davao.
In this festival fruits are celebrated. But these are not you're ordinary kind of fruits. Each and every one of them unique. For example... The Durian - "King of the Fruits" and Mangosteen - "Queen of the Fruits". The fruits are also cheapest here. The floats in this festival are very colorful thanks to the flowers grown in the cities. And this fest is know internationally.
The only festival in the island of Mindanao that's known internationally.
[Newest]The best Philippine Festival ever

6Ati-atihan Festival In Batan, Aklan

7Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival, Cebu Province
Cebu's Festival of Festivals. The biggest Festival competition in the province for at least 44 competing Municipalities showcasing their respective festivity.
Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival is CEBU'S FESTIVAL of FESTIVALS... Every AUGUST more than 40 COMPETING CEBUANO FESTIVALS from different CITIES and MUNICIPALITIES in CEBU commence in one stage to create a one great spectacle showcasing the different products and culture of each town through dance thus called PASIGARBO SA SUGBO which literally means PRIDE OF CEBU in English. This years Editiion of Pasigarbo sa Sugbo will be held on AUGUST 11 in line with CEBU PROVINCE'S 443rd Anniversary.
Home of the world class festivals PASIGARBBO SA SUGBO FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS- CEBU is known to be the FESTIVAL CAPITAL OF THE Philippines with over 40 Existing WORLD-CLASS Festivals held annually in different towns & municipalities of Cebu. Pasigarbo sa Sugbo is a colorful exhibition & showdown of all Cebuano festivals
[Newest]The biggest provincial festival in the Philippines

8Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City
The best festival ever!
Panagbenga is really the best festival for me. It makes me proud that Baguio city really made it to the top 10. I really really Love Flowers. And it also makes me proud that I am a citizen of Baguio. GO GO GO BAGUIO!
WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR UPCOMING ACQUAINTANCE PARTY PAGKILALAHAY 2012 WITH THE CONCEPT FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS WITH THE THEME ITS MORE FUN IN PASSI CITY COLLEGE, WE LUCKILY PICK UP PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL TO REPRESENT OUR DEPARTMENT HRM, HOPE WE CAN MAKE IT TO THE TOP, TO BE THE CHAMPION IN STREET DANCING!
[Newest]Nice and gOod fOr the tourist

9Sugat - Kabanhawan Festival of Minglanilla, Cebu
So nice..as I've witnessed.so amazing

10Bailes de Luces of La Castellana, Negros Occidental
Bailes de Luces of La Castellana (literally translated as Dance of Lights) is a Festival of Hope and Thanksgiving. Celebrated every 30th of December (Street Dancing Competition) and 5th of January (Arena Showdown) Bailes de Luces is a spectacular festival that showcases the Filipino's creative mind couple with the wildest of imagination. The most colorful festival in town that utilizes technology through the use of Light Emitting Diodes that radiates colorful rays of lights throughout the performance. A Festival that is best watched live for one to experience the magical interplay of colorful lights wrapping every dancer's body. A one of its kind Festivity. The One and the only in the world. Performing in one Varity show of a national television (ABS-CBN's It's Showtime), La Castellana's Bailes de Luces gained not just a score of 9.9/10 but also a minute or more of standing ovations from both the judges and the viewers. A truly peculiar, spectacular and grandious Festival. Vamos a bailar en La Castellana!
Great festival world class
One of a kind festival... The blend of dancing lights and colorful costume and headdress of the dancers makes it more delightful... You don't want to wink your eye while watching for you not to miss anything... Watching it once makes you comeback for the next time...
[Newest]Bailes de luces! Vamos!

The Contenders

11Ati-ati Festival of Ibajay, Aklan
The most wonderful and unique festival in the Philippines
It's so very nice it amazing

12Bonok-Bonok Festival of Surigao City
My wonderful festival in me
You gotta check this out. surigao has the most number of talented choreographer that is why bonok bonok festival is worth watching for.
I like it because
Its very beautiful festival in the world

13Inagta Festival of Siaton, Negros Oriental
The oldest festival in the province of Negros Oriental. Truly a celebration of authentic Negrense culture! The dance ritual was Christianized upon the arrival of the Spanish colonizers. After the foundation of the parish of Siaton. St. Nicholas of Bari was chosen as the towns patron saint and since then the religious image of San Nicolas is carried and paraded around the town proper and included in the Inagta dance ritual. Shouts and chants of Viva! Senyor San Nicolas! And responded by the people with Viva!

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A festival which originated from pre-hispanic era. It has a unique dance formation and choreography. The dance movements are derived from the forest animals abundant in Siaton during those times like Monkey, snake, wild chicken, frog, wild boar. The town of Siaton in the southern tip of Negros Oriental was home to a large number of negritos "Agta" they already inhabit the coastal areas and the river banks of Siaton in the early 14th century.
I love inagta festival... Cause it's the festival of my hometown... And not just that it is the most oldest festival in negros oriental... And it's is really historical

14Ati-atihan Festival In Makato, Aklan

15Halaran Festival of Roxas City, Capiz
Halaran festival is one of the best festivals in the Philippines

16Buyogan Festival of Abuyog, Leyte
August 27! The date you should not miss.. Buyogan Festival of Abuyog Leyte with its colorful Grand Parade and mind blowing ritual performances!

Mark that date on your calendar.
Buyogan Festival is a all packed festival. Considered as a world class festival and top ten in the Philippines now-a-days.
For me really ought to qualify the buyogan festival. Due continent anywhere in the Philippines ever really known buyogan since settled their festival. And they are the most popular with bees.
[Newest]It is the pride of Leyte. Buzz buzz buzz

17Pintados Festival of Leyte
I like this festival so much
The festival of east..
Ano kaya and pintados festival
[Newest]Nice festival in the region

18Buglasan Festival, Negros Oriental
Buglasan Festival showering tourist spots of the 20 towns and 5 cities throughout the province of Negros Oriental - 1st ever experience unlike other festival. Buglasan Festival promote Negros Oriental as province of best kept tourism secret in the Philippines.
I LOVE BUGLASAN FESTIVAL
We have lots of festival dances to offer. It's a province wide celebration and a collection of festival of festivals. Come and visit Dumaguete City every 2nd week of October to celebrate with us.
[Newest]Buglasan Festival is one of a kind...

19Ati-atihan Festival In Altavas, Aklan

20Pahiyas Festival of Lucban, Quezon
The best festival and the most colorful festival in the phillipines PAHIYAS FESTIVAL
May 15 3 day to go to the most colorful festivals in the world! Pahiyas!
Unique, as thousands local n foreign tourist arrive yearly to see dfestival

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