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!

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!

It's an all-in package festival. You get to experience the best of everything. May it be in the religious, cultural and artistic aspect.

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2 Dinagyang 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 the best Festival in the Philippines

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3 Masskara 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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4 Ati-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

nice..

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5 Ati-atihan Festival In Batan, Aklan

I love festival in Aklan

I loved the festival.

6 Kadayawan 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.

Kaya ko pinili and kadayawan Kasi sa Davao ako lumaki

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7 Panagbenga 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!

The best festival ever!

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.

The weather is so cool the place is very Beautiful.

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8 Bailes 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

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...

I love watching bailes de luces

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9 Pasigarbo 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

nice

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10 Ati-ati Festival of Ibajay, Aklan

The most wonderful and unique festival in the Philippines

It's so very nice it amazing

The Contenders

11 Sugat - Kabanhawan Festival of Minglanilla, Cebu

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

This festival transcends religion

Its all in minglanilla

The Minglanilla Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival.
( the Easter Feast of the Resurrection)
by: Erick Cañas Pagar

it was n 1986 that I came into the thought of, why not a festival after the Sugat?
i was with my good friend and brader, Jerry Edwin Añabeza Escobia. I told my brader that " this town transforms into a ghost town after the saviour has risen? why?
we shouldn't sleep! we should sing! and dance! and just do anything to praise Jesus Christ, to Ever thank him for he has saved us all from the original sin!
and so in 1998 I shared this with then municipal councilor Concordio C. Mejias, my good friend and kumpadre.

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12 Buyogan 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.

Proud to be a Buyogan Dancer simce 2008

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13 Bonok-Bonok Festival of Surigao City

My wonderful festival in me

You must see this festival because it is jaw dropping one, also the dances have very nice choreography and they uses very colorful, attractive and unique costume that makes you amaze. so what are you waiting for come to Surigao City and watch the breath taking Bonok-Bonok Festival

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

Truly, bonok bonok marajaw karajaw is worth watching for.

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14 Inagta 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

MALAKI PEPE KO -MIKE

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15 Pintados Festival of Leyte

I like this festival so much

The festival of east..

Ano kaya and pintados festival

Pintados was the term used by Spanish colonists to describe the tattooed indigenous Cebuano Visayan people. They were found on the islands of Cebu, Bohol, eastern part of Negros, Samar and Leyte in the Bicayas (Visayas) region of the Philippines.

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16 Ati-atihan Festival In Makato, Aklan

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

17 Halaran Festival of Roxas City, Capiz

Halaran festival is one of the best festivals in the Philippines

SINADYA SA HALARAN IS ONE OF THE BEST FESTIVAL THAT I EVER KNOWN.. YOU WILL SURELY ENJOY, AND YOU WILL ENCOUNTER MORE SEAFOOD THAT IS REALLY DELICIOUS CAUSE ROXAS CITY IS THE SEAFOOD CAPITAL OF THE Philippines..

18 Pahiyas 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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19 Ati-atihan Festival In Altavas, Aklan
20 Buglasan 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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21 Binirayan Festival of San Jose, Antique

BEST FESTIVAL EVER TO BE CELEBRATE. !

22 Bantayan Festival of Guimbal, Iloilo

I love bantayan

Bantayan festival shows the bravery anh heroism of the early guimbalanons to defend the town guimbal againts moro pirates. And now its became a festival with a unique chanting and dance drama competition... Guimbal where fun and excitement never ends.

23 Pintaflores Festival San Carlos City

The greatest festival of all time!

Magnificent, vibrant, lively festival of all time

Pintaflores is the best festival of negros occidental... and san carlos is the 2nd livable city of the world lugar sg gwapa and san carlos

24 Sinulog Festival of Carmen, Cebu

Sinulog in Carmen Cebu is one of the amazing festival. WOW! ITS VERY WONDERFUL AND THE BEST IN OTHER FESTIVAL

25 Tinapahan Festival of Lemery, Batangas

Its batangenio favorite fish,.,. And it's a smoken food

26 Paraw Regatta Festival of Iloilo City

Its amazing event please do watchet it... And amazing people as well

Iloilo City being the home of the Country's World-class festivals, can also boast PARAW REGATTA! It is the oldest sailing festival of the country. Just like the famous and multi-awarded DINAGYANG Festival, Paraw Regatta also received severals awards. One of which is the BEST TOURISM EVENT for SPORTS!

BEST TOURISM EVENT for SPORTS! The most unique festival in the country... Inspiration of Boracay's Sand sculpting because of "Hulma Balas" which is a competion among Ilonggo artists! A festival full of activities and life!

SINULOG FESTIVAL AS BEST FESTIVAL IN THE Philippines? Noo!
Paraw Regatta is the symbol of Ilonggos' resiliency amidst calamities and challenges. Indeed, Iloilo has underwent so many trials but she remains dignified and respected. Just like Paraw Regatta, the country's oldest sailing festival, Ilonggos year after year showcases spectacular sailing boats with magnificent paintings of Ilonggo Artists. It is both a display of Ilonggo Culture and tradition. This is one proof that navigation for the Ilonggos has been an old practice. In fact, the festival is done nearby the Country's FIRST MARITIME SCHOOL in Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City. Could this be one proof that Ilonggos dominated the number of Filipino Saefarers?

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27 Bangus Festival of Dagupan City

Bangus Festival is very enjoyable. I hope next this Bangus Festival 2014 is more attractive and more activities that people attach there attentions. And I hope more cleanliness in the City. God Bless DAgupan!

Most visited and participated festival in northern luzon...

Best of the north

Its more fun in dagupan city.
go bangus festival..

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28 Bariw Festival of Nabas, Aklan
29 Pintados de Pasi of Passi City, Iloilo

Galing mu pintados de pasi

I VOTED PINTADOS DE PASI FESTIVAL OF PASSI CITY, ILOILO, AS THE MOST FACTUAL, HISTORICAL, CULTURAL HERITAGE BY NATURE, IT IS ALSO CALLED THE NOT INVENTED FESTIVAL, BECAUSE OF THE STORIES THAT MAKE PINTADOS DE PASI A REALISTIC APPROACH IN TERMS OF STORY LINES, LIKE OF THE "HINILAWOD" EPIC OF THE ISLAND OF PANAY IN WESTERN VISAYAN REGION. "PINTADOS" ARE PEOPLE INHABITANTS OF PANAY ISLAND BEFORE THE Spanish CAME TO DISCOVER THE Philippines, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN CULTURE, AS A PAGANS, NOT BELIEVING IN GOD, BUT IN ANITO, BATHALA, OR THE NATURAL FORMS OF NATURE LIKE MOUNTAINS, FORESTS, BODIES OF WATERS LIKE RIVERS, LAKES, FALLS, SEA, OR OCEAN. THEY SPORTING BODY TATTOOS IN THEIR SKINS, THEY USES INDIGENOUS MATERIALS FOR THEIR COSTUMES, TURBAN AS THEIR HEADRESSES, THEIR MUSIC AND RHYTHM ARE ARTISTIC AND TRIBAL BY FORM, THEY USES DRUM INSTRUMENTS, PERCUSSION LIKE GONG AND AGONG, FLUTE, BAMBOO STICKS, PIPES, SEA SHELLS CALLED BUDYONG, AS THEIR MEANS OF COMMUNICATION TO THEIR ...more

30 Sarok Festival of Consolacion, Cebu

Sarok means a kind of hat that made from bamboo strips and dried banana leaves and this is commonly used by farmers of Consolacion for protection from the rain and heat of the sun. Also, Sarok is the main livelihood of Barangay Tolotolo. The first Sarok Festival was held in the year of 1996, by then a resolution is mandated of the local officials that Sarok Festival will be celebrated every February 14 as part of the Founding Anniversary of the Municipality of Consolacion.

Consolacion Cebu celebrates the Sarok Festival every February 14, in line with their founding anniversary celebration. The festival is participated by different barangays, elementary and high school students. They will be portraying and showcasing how "SAROK" made a life to the community especially the farmers of Consolacion Cebu.

31 Hinulawan Festival of Toledo City, Cebu

Go go hinulawan of TOLEDO CITY I am proud to be a Toledonhun

32 Pasalamat Festival of La Carlota City, Negros Occidental

Pasalamat festival must be in number 1 its because I'm not only a la carlota city residence but its because of its unique percussion music la carlota city the drun beating city of beauty and dance

THE RIO DE JANIERO OF THE Philippines!

33 Dinagat Festival of Cordova, Cebu
34 Himag-ulaw Festival of Placer, Masbate

Beautiful colors, exciting dance moves, and kind people. Two thumbs up for Himag-ulaw Festival. Visit Placer, Masbate now!

I've been there, the event is very amazing..

35 Ibalong Festival of Legazpi City

Love watching the mythical creatures (Ibalong Epic) on parade.

The Ibalong Festival is a non-religious festival in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines and is held in August. The festival celebrates the epic story of the town of Ibalong Bicolano with three legendary heroes, namely Baltog, Handyong, Bantong and other ancient heroes. People parade in the streets wearing masks and costumes to imitate the appearances of the heroes and the villains, portraying the classic battles that made their way into the history of Bicol. The Ibalong Festival aims to express warmth and goodwill to all people; visitors and tourists are encouraged to celebrate with the Bicolanos.

For me ibalong festival is the best because I am a bicolano I am ryan jhasper B. latosa

36 Sinulog Festival of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental

Sinulog in kabankalan is the best

Southern Nergos' festival at its best!

37 Kabkaban Festival of Carcar City, Cebu
38 Kaamulan Festival of Bukidnon Province

Kaamulan Festival is the only genuine ethnic festival in the country. The gathering of 7 tribes of Bukidnon is a celebration of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest from farms.

I like Kaamulan festival because it reminds of our culture and traditions and should not be forgotten

THIS WOULD AT THE TOP FOR IT IS WORLD-CLASS FESTIVAL AND IT WAS SO IMPECCABLE EVENT. MOREOVER IT IS GREAT FESTIVAL BECAUSE IT IS 100 PERCENT CULTURED INSPIRED FESTIVAL. GO GO GO KAAMULAN..

THE GRANDEST FESTIVAL IN THE Philippines, COVERED 7 TRIBES OF BUKIDNON

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39 Isda Festival of Madridejos, Cebu - Bantayan Island

Madridejos is consider as the "Little Alaska of the Philippines", I will vote this because this is my hometown.

Isda Fesitval Sa Madridejos "The Little Alaska of the Philippines" Madridejos is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. It is one of the three municipalities that make up the island of Bantayan located on the western portion of the northern tip of mainland Cebu. It is bounded on the south by the municipality of Bantayan, Cebu, and on all other sides by the Visayan Sea

Isda Fesitval Sa Madridejos "The Little Alaska of the Philippines".

40 Lawig Festival On Palompon Leyte
41 La Torta Festival of Argao Cebu
42 Panaad sa Negros Festival

Its fun and amazing because all rural and urban sites of negros occidental... Competed in the same event... I like most the festival dances competition and Lin ay sang negros.

Panaad sa negros is wonderful

MOTHER OF ALL FESTIVAL

Panaad sa negros! Festivals of all festivals.. can't wait to see our sinulog de kabankalan performs.. x

43 Haladaya Festival of Daanbantayan, Cebu

It is a very historical festival here in northern Cebu. HALAD PARA KAY DATU DAYA... ;))

It is a festival honoring the bravery of Datu Daya :D

Colorful festival. viva santarosa delima., viva haladaya sakandaya. Viva!

44 Haw-as Festival of Dumangas, Iloilo City
45 Kadaugan sa Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City
46 Halad Inasal Festival of Talisay City, Cebu
47 Hinatdan Festival of Ginatilan, Cebu
48 Hermosa Festival of Zamboanga City
49 Kalilangan, Gensan

Proud to be generals! Love tuna!

This the culture you watch out.

Difinitely! One of the most glamorous kind of festival at all...

WOW GENSAN!

50 Magayon Festival of Albay

Magayon literally means beautiful. And the Magayon Festival promises just that, a beautiful event.

Celebrating life and lights of the people of Bicol, Magayon festival builds up the excitement for the locals and the tourists alike. This month long festivities, which will start on April 10 and will end on May 10, will showcase the beauty and the talents of the south.

With such events like, Mutya at Ginoo ng Magayon, concerts from various artists, the Magayon Festival Legend Showdown (street dancing competition), Karwahe sa Magayon (float competition), Hot-Aw sa Kaonan (eating contest), and so much more, the festival promises fun and culture at the same time.

The festivities will be held at heart of Albay, which offers the scenic view of the world famous Mayon Volcano. The beauty of the place is sure to set the mood for the aptly named festival.

Did you know:

The Magayon Festival got its name from the tragic and legendary tale of its most famous ...more

It should be at least the on the second spot after sinulog...

The premiere festival of bicolanos

I like that idiots faces!

. Proud to be a bicolana

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