Philippine Festivals

What country can you find festivals all-year round and in almost every region and city or town? Where else but in the Philippines!

Festivals or “fiestas” have always been part of Filipino tradition. Most of the festivals are religious in nature and are a way of thanksgiving. Philippine festivals date back in the Spanish era when townfolks would bring to the town their bountiful or biggest harvest and honor their patron saint. Households, no matter how humble, would celebrate by preparing a grand banquet for the family and relatives to share. Friends and even acquaintances were welcomed to their abodes and were given the best seats on the table.

Philippine festivals date back in the Spanish era when townfolks would bring to the town their bountiful or biggest harvest and honor their patron saint. Households, no matter how humble, would celebrate by preparing a grand banquet for the family and relatives to share. Friends and even acquaintances were welcomed to their abodes and were given the best seats on the table.

The Filipino hospitality can be experienced during the various Philippine festivals. The tradition continues till now.

Here is a list of the popular festivals in the Philippines.

Cebu Sinulog Festival

Camiguin Lanzones Festival

Naga City Penafrancia Festival

Dagupan Bangus Festival

Quiapo Feast of the Black Nazarene

Davao City Kadayawan Festival