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Moriones Festival of Marinduque

Moriones Festival of Marinduque

by Jhaypee Guia on May 22, 2012
The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folk. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history are turned into street festivals.
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 Ibon-Ebon Festival - The Fabulous Fiesta

Ibon-Ebon Festival - The Fabulous Fiesta

by Jhaypee Guia on May 31, 2012

Ibon-Ebon festival, also called “Birds and Eggs Festival,” is a celebration held during the first and second days of February in Candaba, Pampanga. It was first celebrated on February 1 and 2 in 1998 and has been running successfully up to now. This festival is also a celebration for another year of bountiful harvest. The main features of the festival are the migratory birds.


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Tinagba Festival: Celebrating the Abundant Harvest

Tinagba Festival: Celebrating the Abundant Harvest

by Jhaypee Guia on May 25, 2012
Tinagba Festival is a yearly celebration in Iriga City, Camrines Sur during the month of February. It is a harvest-offering occasion that also celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. The festival originally started from the rituals of the earliest Bicolanos who offered their harvest to their gods as a way of thanksgiving and requesting for a more abundant harvest.
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Taong Putik Festival: A Religious Ritual

Taong Putik Festival: A Religious Ritual

by Jhaypee Guia on June 28, 2013
Taong Putik Festival is not just a merrymaking celebration. It is a religious ritual called “pag-sa-San Juan” held every 24th day of June in the town of Aliaga, Nueva Ecija. It is celebrated to honor their patron, Saint John the Baptist.
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Pintados de Pasi Festival

Pintados de Pasi Festival

by Rosevie Decio on August 17, 2012
The Pintados de Pasi Festival, in Passi City, central of Iloilo province, is perhaps one of the best known and established festivals of the Visayan region that have evolved through the years. It has played a big part in the lives of most Passinhons. It is the most popular spectator cultural event and the most popular for the community that has a large following. Theatrical-like street dancing performances are a celebrated part of the Pintados festivity that is characterized by heavy and aggressive body movements. Here, performers adorned in traditional body tattoo with elaborate geometrical designs in their body, including their arms, legs and torso dramatizes stories in which the towns’ ancestral beings laid down every feature of the area, especially, their way of life.
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Rodeo Masbateño Festival

Rodeo Masbateño Festival

by Jhaypee Guia on May 22, 2012
The Rodeo Masbateño Festival is an annual event which takes place in Masbate City that showcases skills in livestock handling, such as lassoing, wrestling, and riding cattle. Also included in the event are a fair and exhibitions and trade of cattle and horses. The event has taken place every summer since 1993 in the province of Masbate, which is traditionally considered the “Cattle Country of the Philippines.”
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Lubi-Lubi Festival

Lubi-Lubi Festival

by Jhaypee Guia on July 16, 2012
Every October, Glan showcases the Lubi-Lubi Festival. There is more to the costumes, choreography, and musicality in this yearly competition. The colors and faces of Lubi-Lubi Festival every 8th of October reflect Glan's industry and tradition altogether.
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Pamulinawen Festival

Pamulinawen Festival

by Jhaypee Guia on May 22, 2012
The Pamulinawen Festival is held every first week of the February. It is the Laoag City’s entry for the Best Tourism Practices Contest of the Department of Tourism. The word Laoag means "the place of light or clarity" in Ilokano and now, Laoag City is a 1st class city in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
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Cry of Pugad Lawin Monument: The Beginning of the Philippine Revolution

Cry of Pugad Lawin Monument: The Beginning of the Philippine Revolution

by Jhaypee Guia on August 7, 2014
The Cry of Pugad Lawin Shrine was developed by virtue of the Pugad Lawin Historical Committee created in 1983 to locate the residence of Juan Ramos, son of Melchora Aquino.
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Homonhon Landing

Homonhon Landing

by Rosevie Decio on May 30, 2012

The town of Guiuan celebrates the first landing of Ferdinand Magellan in the province of Eastern Samar, particularly in the island of Homonhon. This festival is a tribute to Ferdinand Magellan who "discovered" the Philippines and put it in the pedestal of fame as a country with rich natural resources and exotic but hospitable people.


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