Top Ten Festivals In the Philippines

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!

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1Sinulog 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!

For me, no doubt, sinulog festival in cebu is the #1 festivals in the Philippines. Because one of the reasons on that, cebu is the origin of Christianity.

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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.

THE WORLD CLASS FESTIVAL CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN ILOILO, THE DINAGYANG FESTIVAL... BUGAL SANG ILONGGO! HALA BIRA ILOILO! VIVA SENIOR STO NINO!

Nothing else to say... The awards and citations cited below are the proofs of its excellence. What separates Dinagyang from other festivals in the country is it's uniqueness and adeptness to history, culture and ethnicity, as seen on it's heart thumping tribal music, hair raising fast paced movements style and choreography. The concept presented by performers are well researched and always a reminiscent of aboriginal (aetas/atis) way of life. As for the record, Dinagyang Festival is the first and only festival in the world to be recognized by no less than the United Nations to promote the UN-Millenium Dev't Goals!

Dinagyang is more fun

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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.

Its really fun there

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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!

Street dancing? Experience Ati-atihan festival and you'll have a sure way to have a worthy street dancing festival in the whole Philippines!

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

The Mother of All Philippine Festivals. Unscripted, Alive and more fun!

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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.

Kadayawan is the most enjoy festival in the Philippines.

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6Ati-atihan Festival In Batan, AklanV2 Comments
7Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City

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!

I'm not from Baguio but me and my family visits Baguio all the way from manila just to join the feast. Thumbs up for a very fun feast and well disciplined Baguio people. I salute you.

Panagbenga is the best festival of the Philippines.. Its More colorful, more mersmerizing, happier than the other festival and more luxurious than the ROSE (parade) FESTIVAL OF THE United States OF AMERICA.. More than 6.5 million tourists (foreigner/local) are arriving in baguio just to watch the grandest and the mother festival of the north.

Everything is beautiful

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8Pasigarbo 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

The best provincial festival

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9Bailes 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 ...more

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...

The most wonderful, fantastic and unique festivals in Philippines, Its wonderful because of the lights that dancers used, fantastic because of the the dancers on how they timing by on/off the lights. Fantastic because it's different from the other festivals! :D

I love watching bailes de luces

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10Ati-ati Festival of Ibajay, Aklan

The most wonderful and unique festival in the Philippines

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11Sugat - Kabanhawan Festival of Minglanilla, Cebu

So nice..as I've witnessed.so amazing

This festival transcends religion

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12Buyogan 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.

Buyogan to the World Culture 2016

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13Pintados Festival of Leyte

Ano kaya and pintados festival

I love this festival because they produce word class festivals like BUYOGAN FESTIVAL of abuyog, leyte and LINGGANAY FESTIVAL of alang-alang leyte! Hail pintados festival

Yes a lot of experience I've ever enjoy this festival.. Festival of lights is highly appreciated, experinced more fun in tacloban

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14Bonok-Bonok Festival of Surigao City

You gotta check this out. surigao has the most number of talented choreographer that is why bonok bonok festival is worth watching for.

It's a fiestival that showcase the original settlers in northern mindanao, the "mamanwas".

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15Inagta 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! - Budznick

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

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16Ati-atihan Festival In Makato, Aklan

Makato ati-atihan festival so wonderful and most happy...!

17Halaran Festival of Roxas City, Capiz

Halaran festival is one of the best festivals in the Philippines

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18Pahiyas Festival of Lucban, Quezon

May 15 3 day to go to the most colorful festivals in the world! Pahiyas!

The best festival and the most colorful festival in the phillipines PAHIYAS FESTIVAL

Unique, as thousands local n foreign tourist arrive yearly to see dfestival

The Best Queen Festival of Southern Tagalog!

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19Ati-atihan Festival In Altavas, Aklan
20Buglasan 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.

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.

I love Buglasan Festival because it showcased how really rich the province of Negros is. It even gives us a glimpse of each municipalities tourism and cultural qualities.

Buglasan Festival is one of a kind...

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1. Kadayawan Festival of Davao City
2. Masskara Festival of Bacolod City
3. Bonok-Bonok Festival of Surigao City
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1. Buyogan Festival of Abuyog, Leyte
2. Sinulog Festival of Cebu City
3. Pintados Festival of Leyte
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1. Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota City, Negros Occidental
2. Pintaflores Festival San Carlos City
3. Bailes de Luces of La Castellana, Negros Occidental
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