Category Archives: CULTURE

Kamundagan Festival is an annual celebration of Naga city featuring its traditional cultures

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Kamundangan is a month-long activity during the month of December in celebration of the Advent season. Belen contests, trade fairs, regatta, carabao race, Miss Naga City Beauty Pageant and tricycle race are some of the activities featured during the festival. Naga is known as the “Queen City of Bicol”, and as the “Heart of Bicol”, due to its central location on the Bicol Peninsula

30th SEA Games Opening Ceremonies showcase of Filipino arts, culture and sports

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The 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) Opening Ceremonies on November 30 at the Philippine Arena has been teased as a showcase of Filipino arts and culture. World-class Filipino talents are expected to shine on the Philippines’ stage with the finest singers such as international singing sensation Apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas, the TNT Boys and Asia’s Nightingale, Lani Misalucha

Cordillera Festival hosts indigenous tribes from the mountainous highlands of Luzon

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In Baguio City the Grand Cordillera Festival is held every November and celebrates the culture and tradition of the major ethnic group of the region. This week-long festival features tribal dancing and thanksgiving ceremonials. This is a great time to visit Baguio and take part in its amazing cultural diversity. The region consists of the provinces of Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao.

The Higantes Festival is a local festival held annually In Angono

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The Higantes Festival is a local festival held annually In Angono, Philippines. It is celebrated every 4th week of November in honor of the Feast of Pope St. Clement I. Higantes Festival is celebrated every 22 and 23 November in the city of Angono, Province of Rizal. The festival features a parade of hundreds of higantes, papier-mâché giants. Higantes are puppets rendered as man or woman in various costumes

Lapu-Lapu first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist imperial Spanish colonization

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Lapu-Lapu was a ruler of Mactan in the Visayas. Modern Philippine society regards him as the first Filipino hero because he was the first native to resist imperial Spanish colonization. He is best known for the Battle of Mactan that happened at dawn on April 27, 1521, where he and his soldiers defeated Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who was killed in the battle. Magellan’s death ended his voyage of circumnavigation

Kalag-Kalag Festival which revives the Filipino convention of seeing relatives to affectionately

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Kalag-Kalag Festival is situated in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines, which revives the Filipino convention of seeing relatives to affectionately recall their left friends and family. In most piece of the nation, it is known as all holy people day held each thirteenth of November. The Kalag-Kalag Festival was the brainchild of Mayor Renato Malabor who likewise commends his birthday

Sandurot Festival fellowship and reaching out for the offering and enjoyment of hospitality

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Sandurot which means, “fellowship and reaching out,” and is derived from the Visayan word “pakig-sandurot” for the offering and enjoyment of hospitality. It is a colorful, annual fiesta event to commemorate Dumaguete’s rich history dating the pre-Hispanic period where peoples of different and foreign cultures, including Chinese, Japanese and Spanish, came together to create a diverse community that is Dumaguete today.

Kahimunan Festival commemorating the feast of Señor Santo Niño

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The “Kahimunan” Festival is an annual celebration of the Señor Sto Niño and a traditional ritual performed by the natives before the start of the planting season, characterized by chanting, singing and playing accompanied by indigenous musical instruments such as the gimbor (drum), gong and bamboo instruments called “Kalatong” and “Kotik.” Furthermore, this annual occasion also aims to promote neighboring local tribes

Hinugyaw Festival merrymaking is a celebration of the separation of Anilao from Banate

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Hinugyaw Festival, this year’s event was the first to have a dance-drama competition showcasing the town’s culture, heritage and history from the precolonial period to the present. Rising from its sleepy image and troubled past, Anilao town in Iloilo province recently held its Festival, highlighting its rich history through well-researched theater performances. Anilao is a fourth-class municipality in the province nestled 42 kilometers

Enchanting Balete Festival emphasizing on the rich culture and traditions of Baleten-ons

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Enchanting Balete Festival an annual civic and religious fiesta emphasizing on the rich culture and traditions of Baleten-ons. Highlighting the Culture and Arts month and the Enchanting Balete festival, this mixed cultural event is celebrated every February and October. Some of the activities are cultural presentations, art exhibits, agro-fishery and trade fair, symposia, art contest, etc.