Philippines festivals - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippines festivals


IN PHOTOS: Camiguin's 40th Lanzones Festival

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Lanzones or buwahan is the staple fruit produce of this pearl-shaped island

LANZONES FESTIVAL. Camiguin celebrates the bountiful harvest of the island's main produce, the lanzones. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Kalibo Ati-Atihan fiesta extended to 18 days, begins on January 2

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:47 PM

The 2019 edition of the Ati-Atihan festival attended by devotees, balikbayans and tourists starts January 2 until January 20, the third Sunday of January

18-day Kalibo Ati-Atihan celebration begins on January 2. Photo Boy Ryan Zabal

Albay caps Magayon Festival with Santacruzan

Jun 03, 2018 - 10:40 AM

'We hope that by doing this, we have sparked interest among the millennials to learn more about our local culture and traditions,' says Dorothy Fernandez Colle, head of the provincial tourism, culture, and the arts office in Albay

YEARLY CELEBRATION. Albay celebrates the Magayon and Flores de Mayo festivals in one procession. Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Kaamulan, a colorful indigenous festival in Bukidnon's highlands

Apr 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Colors, stories, and dances from the age-old cultures of seven ethnic groups are the stars in this indigenous festival

Isabela's Bambanti festival is not just about scarecrows

Feb 05, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The Bambanti festival showcases the province's local products and produce

IN PHOTOS: Cebuanos celebrate Sinulog 2018

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Cebu celebrates its annual festival with dance, music, and homage to the child Jesus

Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The colorful Mimaropa 2017 festival in Romblon

Dec 09, 2017 - 5:19 PM

The provinces of the region come together to celebrate the annual festival, this time in Romblon

The Sandurot Festival 2017 brings the party to quiet Dumaguete

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The City of Gentle People goes wild and happy in Sandurot Festival 2017

FESTIVAL COLORS. Street dancers from various schools & barangays wash the streets of Dumaguete in colors, dances & music. Photo by Potpot Pinili

WATCH: Pahiyas Festival 2017

May 19, 2017 - 2:22 PM

See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017

A Sinulog story of love and devotion

Jan 15, 2017 - 11:13 AM

The love story of devotees Irish and Edwin Labatus traces its roots from the Sinulog celebration

FAMILY TRADITION. The Labatus family takes a pose after the fluvial procession. All photos by Apple Grace Danuco/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2016

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Stunning floats of various eye catching designs show off local artistry and culture

The icon Philippine eagle

IN PHOTOS: Street dancing at Kadayawan 2016

Aug 20, 2016 - 7:18 PM

Check out the full list of winners for the street dancing event too and see the intricate costumes worn by the dancers

Photo by Henrylito D Tacio/Rappler

The vibrant beauty of Davao's Kadayawan Festival

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:24 PM

More on the cultural significance of Kadayawan and what makes this week long celebration unique

The lively street dancing. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

Invasion Tour returns to Kadayawan Festival

Aug 18, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Gather all your friends and experience fiesta nights of music and fun with this year’s Invasion Tour

Sandugo Festival: Experience Bohol's past and future

Jul 31, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Writer Josh Berida explores Bohol beyond the iconic Chocolate Hills and tarsiers

CELEBRATING FRIENDSHIP. The Blood Compact Shrine is a reminder to the Boholanos of the friendship of East and West in the Country. Photo by Josh Berida

Filipinos celebrate own fiesta in Japan

Jun 21, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Now on its 5th year the 2016 Philippine Festival is aimed to reach out to the over 240 000 Filipinos in Japan appreciating Filipino culture in a Japanese society

FILIPINO CULTURE. More than 100,000 visitors were present to witness the best in Philippine culture, craft, music, dance, and food. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

LIVE: Dinagyang Invasion Tour 2016

Jan 23, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Check out what happened at the Invasion show at the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City

Spectrum to hold last leg of Invasion Tour in Dinagyang 2016

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:11 PM

Be part of one of the biggest parties at the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo

36th MassKara Festival kicks off October 1

Oct 01, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s MassKara Festival in Bacolod City

Fruits, flowers, food: Davao celebrates 30th Kadayawan Festival

Aug 23, 2015 - 4:40 PM

This year s Kadayawan festival showcases Davao s culture through music dancing competition and food

8 things to expect at Baguio's Panagbenga Festival

Feb 28, 2015 - 1:01 PM

Dance walk laugh enjoy

Photo by Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Beautiful Dinagyang Festival 2015

Jan 25, 2015 - 4:06 PM

Scenes from the colorful festival one of Iloilo s most prominent attractions

My Sinulog: The personal and the collective

Jan 19, 2015 - 9:13 PM

It is the festival s befores and afters I find endearing reflects writer Jona Branzuela Bering

Kadayawan Festival 2014: Celebrating abundance and harmony

Aug 18, 2014 - 9:01 PM

Scenes from the colorful event photos capturing the energy of this year s Kadayawan Festival

Lechons and mudbaths at Feast of St John the Baptist

Jun 25, 2014 - 11:13 AM

Whole roasted pigs are dressed like people while locals cover themselves with mud as an act of humility at the religious festival

IN PHOTOS: 2014 Sillag Festival of Lights, La Union

Mar 10, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The sky was bright with the lights of La Union View images from the 2 day festival here

In photos: Panagbenga 2014

Feb 23, 2014 - 9:16 PM

Floats full of minions fairies and whole gardens a parade of street dancers and more

ALL SMILES. Everyone was invited to Panagbenga 2014. Photo by Dave Leprozo Jr / Rappler

Your guide to Panagbenga 2014

Feb 21, 2014 - 8:16 PM

All set for this year’s Panagbenga Flower Festival? Here are some tips to have the best time at the vibrant joyful occasion

Fire breaks out in the middle of Dinagyang Festival

Jan 25, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Despite the large fire s destruction the Kasadyahan parade of the Iloilo festival will continue as planned

BLAZE. A large fire reaches 12 establishments in Iloilo City on the night before the Kasadyahan parade, a highlight of the Dinagyang Festival. Photo from Christine Florete

PHOTOS: Batobalani Festival

Jan 27, 2013 - 12:51 PM

In the town of Bato Leyte a less commercialized festival for the Child Jesus is also celebrated

DANCING FOR THE CHILD JESUS. The Batobalani Festival is less commercialized but no less colorful than other festivals for the Pit Senyor. All photos by Izah Morales

PHOTOS: Colors of Sinulog 2013

Jan 22, 2013 - 7:44 PM

During Sinulog 2013 colors exploded streets were filled with dancing lechon was consumed beer flowed and devotion was offered to the Santo Niño for whom people cried Viva Pit Señor

SPECTACULAR! SPECTACULAR! Costumes of every shape and color turned the parade into eye-candy. All photos by Pia Ranada

Malls and the total customer experience

Nov 15, 2012 - 3:27 PM

Malls ain t about just shopping anymore