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Mark your Calendars! Philippine Fiestas this June

Do you have plans of seeing the Philippines before the classes start? Wanted to imbibe the sound and colors of the provinces by being in the thick of the action during the fiesta month?

I will never forget the first time I attended Bacolod’s “Masskara Festival” (held every October). It was probably one of the loudest and most colorful celebration I have attended in my life. To this day, and even if I have managed to see other places outside the country — I’ve always regretted not seeing more of my country. The last time I traveled extensively to the Philippines’ many provinces was almost seven or eight years ago when I used to work for a local interisland ferry.

If you are from the Philippines — I hope you won’t be like me. It’s the time to celebrate our culture and see more of our country and meet our kababayans from provinces near and far Metro Manila. In fact, one of my goals this year is to see more of the Philippines. Sabi nga nila, “Huwag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan…” (Do not be a stranger in your own country)

If you are from outside the country — it’s an opportunity to soak in the culture, sights and sounds of the Philippines. With more than 7,100 islands, there’s just so much more to discover and see. You will fall in love with the simplicity and generosity of the people from the provinces as they share their hearth and home to you during the festivities.

The Zambulawan Festival of Pagadian City

The Zambulawan Festival of Pagadian City

Below are some of the festivals being celebrated all through out June. Links for festival information can be found here

PUJADA BAY FESTIVAL
Mati, Davao Oriental
June 19-24

BILANG-BILANG ABAYAN FESTIVAL
Balangay Taft, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
June 01

RIZAL ARTIST FESTIVAL
Angono, Rizal
June 1- June 30

SAKAY-SAKAY ABAYAN (FLUVIAL PROCESSION)
Barangay Taft, Surigao City
June 1

LINGGO NG ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE & “SARDINES AND MANGO FESTIVAL”
Dipolog City
June 1- June 6

PHILIPPINE EAGLE WEEK
Davao City
June 1- June 6

SUROY SA SURIGAO (GUIDED FAMILIARIZATION TOURS)
Dinagat and Siaragao Island
June 1- August 31

CAMOTES CASSAVA FESTIVAL
Tudela, Camotes Island
June 8-14

CARRERA HABAGAT
Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
June 8- June 12

ARAW NG AGUSAN DEL NORTE
Agusan del Norte
June 12- June 17

ARAW NG AGUSAN DEL SUR
Agusan del Sur
June 12- June 12

INDEPENDENCE DAY
Cavite, Manila, and other historical site, (nationwide)
June 12

ARAW NG COTABATO
Cotabato City
June 12-20

LA TRINIDAD FOUNDATION DAY
La Trinidad, Benguet
June 12- June 16

INDEPENDENCE DAY (BAGUIO CITY)
Baguio City
June 12

BATTLE OF BESANG PASS
Cervantes, Ilocos Sur
June 14

PINYASAN (PINEAPPLE) FESTIVAL
Camarines Norte
June 15- June 23

NALIYAGAN FESTIVAL
Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
June 12- June 17

BARAGATAN SA PALAWAN (FOUNDATION DAY)
Provincial Capitol Compound, Puerto Princesa City
June 10-23

PISTA Y ANG KAGUEBAN
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
June 20- June 27 (3rd week of June)

ADLAW NAN SURIGAO
Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur
June 19

RIZAL DAY
Calamba, Laguna
June 19

PISTA NG KALIKASAN
Provincewide, Palawan
June 19

LINGGANAY FESTIVAL
Alang-alang, Leyte
June 18

DAPITAN’S CHARTER
Dapitan City
June 19- June 22

“OYANGE KAUGMAN” FESTIVAL
Polangui, Albay
June 20- June 29

ZAMBULAWAN FESTIVAL (Street pageantry)
Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur
June 20

PILI FESTIVAL
Sorsogon, Sorsogon
June 20- June 29

MUDPACK FESTIVAL
Murcia, Negros Occidental
June 21-22

DIWATA FESTIVAL
San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
June 21

PAGADIAN CITY CHARTER DAY
Pagadian City
June 21

KALIGUAN FLUVIAL FESTIVAL
Cagwait, Surigao del Sur
June 24

CALUMPIT “LIBAD” FESTIVAL_
Calumpit, Bulacan
June 23

PIAT SAMBALI FESTIVAL (RELIGIOUS)
Piat, Cagayan
June 23 – July 2

AGGAW NAK CAGAYAN (CAGAYAN FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY)
Province of Cagayan
June 23- June 30

TOURISM CONGRESS
Cebu City
June 24

FEAST OF SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA
Pilia. Laguna
June 24

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST / LECHON FESTIVAL
Mindoro Oriental
June 24

REGADA WATER FESTIVAL
Cavite City
June 17-24

ARAW NG MAYNILA
Manila City
June 24

TAONG-PUTIK FESTIVAL
Aliaga, Nueva Ecija
June 24

PARADA NG LECHON
Balayan, Batangas
June 24

WATTAH! WATTAH! SAN JUAN FIESTA
San Juan City
June 24

FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
San Juan, Metro Manila
June 25

PALO PALO FESTIVAL
Batanes
June 26

TAEPHAG FESTIVAL
Tagbina, Sutigao del Sur
June 27

SIRONG-SIRONG FESTIVAL
Cagdianao, Surigao del Norte
June 28- June 29

KALILANG SA RANAO
Marawi City, Lanao del Sur
June 28 – July 05

SUBIRAN REGATTA
Family Park, Cancabato Bay, Tacloban City
June 28

APUNG IRU FLUVIAL FESTIVAL
Apalit, Pampanga
June 28 30

PINTADOS FESTIVAL
Tacloban City, Leyte
June 27

BALYUAN RITES
Taclobay City, Leyte
June 20

BAILES DE ARCOS
Makati City
June 29

BINIRAY FESTIVAL
Bulalacao, Mindoro Oriental
June 29

KANIYOG’N FESTIVAL
Brooke’s Point, Palawan
June 28

RIZAL PROVINCE FOUNDATION DAY
Rizal (No definite venue)
June 11

"...ang mamatay ng dahil sa'yo"

“…ang mamatay ng dahil sa’yo”

INDEPENDENCE DAY
Kawit, Cavite
June 12

SAB’UYAN FESTIVAL / FEAST OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Pola, Oriental Mindoro
June 24

LUBID – LUBID FESTIVAL AND COW PARADE
Tiaong, Quezon
June 24

RIZAL WREATH LAYING
Dapitan City
June 19

SAN JUAN CITYHOOD ANNIVERSAY
San Juan City
June 17

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
San Juan City
June 12

VICTORY AT BACSIL RIDGE
San Fernando City, La Union
June 14

BATAC CHARTER DAY & EMPANADA FESTIVAL
BATAC, ILOCOS NORTE
June 23

PAYUHWAN FESTIVAL: BATANES DAY
Province of Batanes
June 21-26

BAYKAT FESTIVAL, AMBAGUIO TOWN FIESTA
Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya
June 17-19

PANAGSASALUG FIESTA
Maddela, Quirino
June 12-15

QUEZON TOWN FIESTA
Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya
June 17-20

GINNAMULUAN FIESTA
Cabarroguis, Quirino
June 20-21

LECHONAN SA BAROY
BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE
June 10

ARAW NG QUEZON
QUEZON, BUKIDNON
June 12-18

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY CHARTER DAY
Cagayan de Oro City
June 15

ILIGAN CITY CHARTER DAY
RIZAL PARK, ILIGAN CITY
June 16

TAGNIPAN-ON FESTIVAL
EL SALVADOR CITY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL
June 17

SAN JUAN SA HIBOK-HIBOK FESTIVAL
CAMIGUIN (province wide)
June 24

SAKAY-SAKAY FESTIVAL
JIMENEZ, MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL
June 27-29

KAHALAWAN TE SEBSEB “SPRING FESTIVAL”
MARAMAG, BUKIDNON
June 30

ARAW NG SAN FERNANDO BUKIDNON
SAN FERNANDO, BUKIDNON
June 18

ST. PETER TOWN FIESTA
SUGBONGCOGON, MISAMIS ORIENTAL
June 19

ARAW NG EL SALVADOR
EL SALVADOR CITY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL
June 27

ARAW NG MARAMAG
MARAMAG, BUKIDNON
June 27

SUGBONGCOGONTOWN FIESTA / SACRED HEART OF JESUS
SUGBONGCOGON, MISAMIS ORIENTAL
June 29

3RD SANGYAW FESTIVAL
Tacloban City
June 20

IKID-IKID SA HONONGANAN FESTIVAL
Hinunangan, Southern Leyte
June 25

3RD SANGYAW FESTIVAL SEARCH FOR MS. TACLOBAN
Tacloban City Convention Center
June 27

16TH LEYTE KASADYAAN FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS STREET DANCE AND RITUAL DANCE COMPETITION
Leyte Sports & Development Center, Tacloban City, Leyte
June 27

BITUON HAN LEYTE KASADYAAN
Leyte Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival Park, Tacloban City
June 25

SANGYAW FESTIVAL STREET DANCE AND RITUAL DANCE COMPETITION
Tacloban City
June 29

BONSAI FESTIVAL AND FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF SAN ISIDRO
San Isidro, Davao
June 12

DORONG FESTIVAL
Kapatagan, Digos City
June 16

KAIMONAN FESTIVAL
Maco, ComVal
June 17

WHITE NIGHTS FESTIVAL
Davao del Norte, Brgy, Poblacion, Kaputian District
June 18-19 (Every 3rd week-end)

PANGAPOG FESTIVAL
Sta. Maria
June 13-18

DORONG FESTIVAL
Kapatagan, Digos City
June 14-19

DORONG FESTIVAL
Kapatagan, Digos City
June 14-19

DAMSU CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Kiblawan
June 16

CADANG – CADANG FESTIVAL
Mun. of Carmen, Davao del Norte
June 18

CACABYAWAN FESTIVAL
Municipality of San Isidro
June 27

PABULIG FESTIVAL
Boston, Davao Oriental
June 18-19

CCLS PHOTO COMPETITION AND EXHIBIT
Venue to be finalized by organizers
June 27

TOURISM, CULTURE & HERITAGE SHOWCASE
Leyte (Venue to be finalized by organizers)
June 27-29ESTIVAL
Tabuk City, Kalinga
June 24-26

Source: Department of Tourism website

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