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  • Masskara Festival Bacolod City The annual MassKara Festival held in Bacolod City every October is a celebration which has earned for Bacolod the title "City of Smiles". The Festival was conceived in 1980 by a group of City Officials, Art Association of Bacolod members and some concerned citizens with full support from the city government and the Department of Tourism Field Office to enliven the usual City Charter Anniversary celebration which, at the same time consisted of the routine flag ceremony, employees program and the afternoon civic military parade. The word "MassKara" was coined by the late AAB president Ely Santiago from the two words "mass" which means "many or a multitude of the people" and the Spanish "kara" meaning "face". The mask worned by the participants during the parade are always smiling. MassKara thus means a multitude of smiling faces.
  • 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.
  • Buyogan Festival Abuyog, Leyte The Philippines celebrates its Buyogan festival in the coastal town of Abuyog on the island of Leyte every year. The locally known buyog (or bees) are the centrepiece of this feast and where the towns name originated from. The highlight of the festival is the Buyogan parade of brightly coloured bee dancers performing a choreographed bee dance with children buzzing around in a bee like manner. Other participants join in the parade with tribal henna designs on their faces and bodies representing the ethnic history of the town.
  • Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival Cebu Province It is an event that is held annually in Mandaue City, Cebu International Convention Center every August 13 which shows Cebu's culture and different festivals, it is a fiesta of colorful costumes and elaborate props as dancers from 42 towns and cities from all over Cebu compete which ends with a grand fireworks display.
  • Buglasan Festival Negros Oriental The Philippines is a country of fiestas, Negros Oriental is a province full or year round fiestas. We have 24 fiestas each dedicated to their respective patron saints, and topping it off is the BUGLASAN FESTIVAL the fiesta of the entire province, usually taking place in the 2nd week of October.
  • Bonok-Bonok Festival Surigao City Thus, Bonok-Bonok is a ritual dance which originated from these early settlers. The rhythm usually starts with a slow beat and slowly gets faster, causing the dancers to work at pace with the music. Adding to the attraction of the dance is the colorful costumes, which includes beaded headdresses or tubaw, bracelets and anklets of the women. The ceremonial dress of the men and women are likewise elaborate in design, and of various colors. The dance ritual has been brought down through the generations and still being practiced today. In respect to thePatron Saint San Nicolas de Tolentino, the people have already adopted the Bonok bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival which is a reflection of Surigaos rich cultural heritage.
  • Lawig Festival Palompon Leyte LAWIG is a Cebuano word which means to sail on. As a working inspiration of the occasion, the term is a buoyant call and a delightful push-factor to encourage Palomponganons to dare to do mighty things to surmount rippling waves of trials along lifes nautical miles to ably anchor to the proverbial port of their desired destination with full-scale success and indelible fulfilment.
  • Himag-ulaw Festival of Placer Masbate Himag-ulaw is a traditional fiesta in Placer Masbate, Philippines. It is celebrated annually and usually during the 3rd week of February. The celebration is a weeklong of festivities that include street dancing and parades, traditional Filipino prusisyon, and a number of activities held every night such as beauty pageants, singing contests, and etc.
  • Kalilangan Festival Gensan The festival, which made Gensan known in the tourism industry, is derived from the word Kalilang which means celebration in the Maguindanaoan dialect. It is a social gathering marked by the exchange of amenities among ethnic leaders, elders, and townsfolk.
  • Pamulinawen Festival Laoag City The Pamulinawen Festival is held in Laoag City, every year in early February. Laoag City is the capital of the province of Ilocos Norte. Pamulinawen is the name of a woman made popular in the classic Ilocano song titled... Pamulinawen.
  • Palawod Festival Bantayan Island Palawod is another festival held 29 June in honour of Sts Peter & Paul. The street dancing and ritual showdown competitions which depict the fishing traditions of Bantayan have contributed to Palawod's being the 3-times Grand Champion of the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival of Festivals.
  • Manggahan Festival Guimaras An identity festival of the Province of Guimaras celebrated every April 16 20 for the sustained promotion of Mango Industry. Varied activities are being showcased depicting the cultural and historical heritage, livelihood, myth and legendary stories portrayed in a cultural showcase, streetdancing and SINADYA (merrymaking). Spread over a weeklong schedule, promoting its products, services and milestones in an agri trade fair/exhibits, food festival, special events, nightly shows and entertainments and Search for Mutya Ng Guimaras. Manggahan culminates in a grand showcase of cultural festivals in a bid to show the world that there is more to Guimaras than its sweet, fiber and pest-free mangoes.
  • Baragatan Festival Palawan Baragatan Festival and grand Celebration of the Founding of the Civil Government of Palawan. From the Cuyuno word "bagat" which means convergence of people coming together from various municipalities bringing their songs, dances and music and present all these aspects of life through cultural presentation, trade shows, exhibitions, float parade and street dancing.
  • Kaamulan Festival Bukidnon Province Kaamulan Festival is an ethnic cultural festival held annually in Malaybalay City,Bukidnon from the second half of February to March 10, the anniversary date of the foundation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. It is held to celebrate the culture and tradition of the seven ethnic tribal groupsBukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnonthat originally inhabit the province. It is the only ethnic festival in the Philippines.
  • Cagsawa Festival Daraga, Albal Albayanos celebrate next month the second edition of their Cagsawa Festival to mark the 199th anniversary of the February 1814 cataclysmic Mayon Volcano eruption that buried underground an entire community and its imposing Baroque Cagsawa Church, leaving above ground only its belfry. The scenic Cagsawa Ruins, from where one gets a panoramic view of the nearly perfect cone-shaped Mayon Volcano, now serves as a favorite destination for both Filipino and foreign tourists. Albay province and the town of Daraga have teamed up for the monthlong festival that will focus on the site of the ruins, just 11 kilometers away from the crater of Mayon Volcano. Now in its second edition, the Cagsawa Festival ushers in Albays yearlong series of festival celebrations.
  • Pinyasan Festival Camarines Norte Pinyasan (Pineapple) Festival showcases Camarines Nortes premier agri-product which is the sweetest pineapple called Formosa.