Category Archives: CULTURE

Buglasan Festival the festivals of festivals from Negros Oriental

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Buglasan Festival is also known as “The Festivals of Festivals” here in Negros Oriental. It is considered as the grandest celebration that occurs annually to celebrate camaraderie and peace among one another’s town and municipality. Buglasan Festival is the first ever festival to cater other festivals here in the Philippines. This week-long celebration is occurring every year on the month of October. It is a provincial event where in all

Lubi-lubi Festival oldest town in Southern and Central Mindanao the Coco Queen of the South

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Glan boasts of pristine shorelines dotted with strips of powdery white-sand beach resorts facing the Celebes Sea which, hands down, is among the Philippines’ best beaches. Among the earliest Christian towns in Mindanao, Glan has heaps to offer both for tourists and investors. Colonial-era structures make Glan even more alluring to visitors. Glan showcases the Lubi-Lubi Festival. There is more to the costumes, choreography

Sinanggiyaw Festival celebration of fruitfulness of harvest and dancing

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The “Sinanggiyaw Festival” has its meaning derived from the traditional Cebuano words. The “Sinanggi” which means fruitfulness of harvest and “Sayaw” means dance and also giving honor for Saint Francis of Assisi. This festival is being celebrated on every 4th day in the month of October and this year shall be the 158th year of the “Sinanggiyaw Festival since it was established in the town of Dumanjug in the year 1855.

Banigan Festival popular for its banig weaving demonstration

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The Kawayan-Banigan Festival Parade is a yearly dance parade of pageantry and colorful mats, winding through the town key streets, reliving the two main source of livelihood of Basaynons – bamboo and mat weaving – through their music, dance and drama. It is celebrated every September 28 & 29. This festival became famous when hundred of community folks paraded a one-meter wide mat and claimed now as the world’s longest mat

Coconut Festival consists of Street dancing, float parade, street concerts, nightly programs

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The Coconut Festival is a week-long celebration in Cagayan, it is a celebration started in 1996. The festival consists of Street dancing, float parade, street concerts, nightly programs before the city fiesta and some other important events. Coconut Festival also known as Coco Fest gives more colors to the city fiesta which is held every 20 to 26th of September. It attracts people nearby towns and foreigners as well as local

Peñafrancia Festival, Queen of Bicolandia Patroness of Bicol

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Our Lady of Peñafrancia is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary venerated in Naga City, Bicol, Philippines. The image comes from the original image enshrined in Salamanca, Spain. It is currently housed at the Peñafrancia Basilica where every September is held for the novena festivities in honor of the image as the principal Patroness and Queen of Bicol.

Singkaban Festival term for decorated bamboo arch used as a welcome signage of a town

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Floats from different towns in Bulacan province took part in the annual “Singkaban” festival to celebrate the rich heritage of Bulakenyos. Most of the floats were festooned with bamboo, the main material for the “singkaban,” and showcased the history, culture, arts and several other festivals for which each town is known. “Singkaban” is a Filipino term for decorated bamboo arch, which is used as a welcome signage of a town, city

Kawayan Festival is a transliteration for the word ‘bamboo’

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Kawayan festival is held on every seventh day of September in maragondon, Cavite wherein group of street dancers parade indigenous materials. An exhibit of Bamboo products likewise done in the town plaza. Kawayan is a transliteration for the word ‘bamboo’ of this Cavite word. I think it is quite creative to promote the town through one of its sources of livelihood

Cry of Nueva Ecija – Unang Sigaw ng Nueva Ecija

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The first Cry of Nueva Ecija (Filipino: Sigaw ng Nueva Ecija) (Spanish: Grito de Nueva Ecija) occurred September 2 to 5, 1896, in the province of Nueva Ecija, in the Philippines under Spanish rule. It followed shortly after the Cry of Pugad Lawin and was the first call for revolution in central Luzon. Roughly 3,000 volunteers were led by Mariano Llanera and Pantaleon Valmonte (the Gobernadorcillos of Cabiao and Gapan

National Heroes Day – who has been recognized for his or her role in the Philippine history

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National hero of the Philippines is a Filipino who has been recognized as a national hero for his or her role in the history of the Philippines. Loosely, the term may refer to all Filipino historical figures recognized as heroes, but the term more strictly refers to those officially designated as such. In 1995 the Philippine National Heroes Committee officially recommended several people for the designation.