Category Archives: CULTURE
Mount Hibok-Hibok (also known as Catarman Volcano means that which heaves) is a stratovolcano on Camiguin Island in the Philippines. It is one of the active volcanoes in the country and part of the Pacific ring of fire. Volcanologists classify Hibok-Hibok or Catarman Volcano as a stratovolcano and dome complex with an elevation of 1,332 metres and a base diameter of 10 kilometres.
Taal Volcano is a large caldera filled with a 15 km by 20 km lake located on Luzon island in the Philippines, and is in the province of Batangas. Taal is the second most active volcano in the Philippines, with 34 recorded historical eruptions, all of which were concentrated on Volcano Island, near the middle of Taal Lake. The caldera was formed by prehistoric eruptions between 140,000 and 5,380 BP.
Rizal Day is a Philippine national holiday commemorating the life and works of José Rizal, a national hero of the Philippines. It is celebrated every December 30, the anniversary of Rizal’s 1896 execution at Bagumbayan (present-day Rizal Park) in Manila. Rizal Day ceremonies are held at Rizal Park in Manila. This is usually held early in the morning, led by the President and Vice President
Maytinis Festival an original Kawit tradition that takes place every Christmas Eve, a dramatic retelling of the Virgin Mary and Joseph’s search in Bethlehem for a place to stay called “Panunuluyan”. This re-enactment happens on the streets of Kawit with different floats depicting different biblical scenes from Adam and Eve up to Mary and Joseph. The “Panunuluyan” takes place in several houses
The Giant Lantern Festival is an annual festival held in mid-December in the City of San Fernando in the Philippines. The festival features a competition of giant lanterns. Because of the popularity of the festival, the city has been nicknamed the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines”. The San Fernando lantern industry evolved from the Giant Lantern Festival of San Fernando.
Kasadyaan Festival is a cultural-religious celebration in Tacloban based on the body-painting traditions of the Ancient Aliens”pintados”. In 1986, the Pintura ni Boysen Foundation, Inc. was formed by the people of Tacloban to organize this festival in honor of Sr. Santo Niño. Years later, it was merged with the Kasadyaan Festival. Pintados Festival has three groups
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
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
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, 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