1. Sinulog – Cebu
2. Sandugo – Bohol
3. Ati-Atihan – Aklan
Ati-Atihan also means “to be like Atis”. Itas are known to be the first inhabitants of Cebu City. Ati-Atihan Festival is celebrated on the third Sunday of January every year. The celebration is more on tribal dance, other indigenous activities and participants parade along the streets. Related article: 6 Places to Explore in KALIBO, AKLAN
4. Dinagyang – Ilo-Ilo
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5. Panagbenga – Baguio
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6. Pahiyas – Lucban, Quezon
Every 15 of May, Lucban celebrates the well-known Pahiyas Festival in commemoration of St. Isidore the Labourer. The festival showcases the fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products of Lucban City. Tourists love to roam around this place because of its beautiful and eye-catching decorations.
7. Masskara – Bacolod
Masskara or “Multitude of faces” is celebrated every October in Bacolod City. This festival is focused on the mask with happy and smiling faces. Street dancing, beauty pageant, food and sports events, concerts garden shows are just a few examples of the events celebrated every year during the Masskara Festival.Related article: BACOLOD CITY | 12 Must Visit Places in the City of Smiles (2018)
8. Kadayawan – Davao
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If you’re thinking of visiting Davao, there’s this time of the year that lets you experience the true meaning of festivity. Every 3rd of August, Kadayawan Festival is celebrated inn Davao City. “Dayaw” which means good or beautiful, is a thanksgiving celebration in honor of the bountiful harvest, culture and life in Davao City.
9. Moriones – Marinduque
If you’re looking for a getaway during the Holy Week Season, you should go to Marinduque and celebrate the Moriones Festival. Moriones portrays men and women with masks and garbs replicating the biblical Roman soldiers. Related article: REDiscovering MORIONES FESTIVAL in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque
10. Aliwan Festival at Aliw theater – Manila
Aliwan Festival, tagged as “The Mother of All Fiestas”, aims to portray different cultures and festivals in the Philippines. This is celebrated during the summer season.