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Philippines: Holidays and Festivals

Holidays and Festivals, Islands Philippines

The Filipinos love to celebrate, so many days in the calendar have special significance. Here are just a few important dates.

Jan 9 - Feast of the Black Nazarene (Quiapo, Manila)

Jan 22-27 - Philippine Balloon Fiesta (Clark Field, Pampanga)

Jan (Sun Wk 3) - Sinulog Festival (Cebu City)

Jan (Sun Wk 3) - Kalibo Ati-Atihan (Kalibo, Aklan)

Jan (Wk 4) - Dinagyang Festival (Iloilo City)

Feb 15-25 - International Bamboo Organ Festival (Las Pinas Church)

Feb - Baguio Flower Festival (Baguio City)

Mar/Apr (Holy Week) - Moriones Festival (Marinuque)

Mar/Apr (Good Friday) - Cutud Lenten Rites (San Pedro, Cutud, Pampangna)

Apr 9 - Bataan Day (Mt Samat, Bataan)

Apr 21-23 - Imbayah Festival (Banaue, Ifugao)

May 14 - Pulilan Carabao Festival (Pulilan, Bulacan)

May 15 - Pahiyas Sa Quezon (Sariaya, Lucban)

May 17-19 - Obando Fertility Rite (Obando, Bulacan)

Other Philippine Holidays and Festivals with brief description.



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Desserts Food, Philippine Cuisine

As a tropical oriental country it should come as no surprise there are many treats made from rice and coconuts. One often seen dessert is bibingka, a hot rice cake optionally topped with a pat of butter, slices of kesong puti (white cheese), itlog na maalat (salted duck eggs), and sometimes grated coconut. There are also glutinous rice sweets called biko made with sugar, butter, and coconut milk.

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