Philippines Guide and Reference for Filipino Culture, Society, People, Humanities, Places, Travel & Destinations
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Philippines: Holidays and Festivals
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)
I still make sure to go, at least once every year, to a country where things cannot be taken for granted, and where there is either too much law and order or too little. Christopher Hitchens
Philippines Cuisine Characteristics
Filipino cuisine is distinguished by its bold combination of sweet (tamis), sour (asim), and salty (alat) flavors. While other Asian cuisines may be known for a more subtle delivery and presentation, Filipino cuisine is often delivered all at once in a single presentation. More details at Philippines Cuisine Characteristics
Why it’s best to travel with a group?
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