Friday, October 7, 2011

Philippine Festivals

These are our Philippine Festivals here. There are maybe some that I wasn't able to mention here but at least tried my best though just to give you an idea. 

January: New Year's Day, First Sunday, Three Kings; Second Tuesday, Black Nazarene, Manila; Third weekened, Ati-Atihan, Boracay; Sto Ni ño de Cebu; Fourth weekend, Dinagyang, Iloilo. 

February: 1-3, Feast of our Lady of Candles; 11, Feast of our Lady of Lourdes, Quezon City.

March/April: movable, Holy Week; Friday before Palm Sunday, Feast of the Virgin de Turumba, Palm Sunday; Holy Monday; Maundy Thursday, Good Friday; Easter Sunday.

May: whole month, Santacruzan; 6, Pilgrimages to Corregidor; 15, Pahiyas.

June: 22-25 Halaran Festival; 24, Manila Day; Feast of Saint John the Baptist.

July:  4-7 Pagoda Festival- held in Bocaue, Bulacan.

October: 3, Feast of our Lady of Solitude; 2nd sunday, La Naval de Manila.

November: 1, All Saints' Day. 

December: Dec 1 to Jan 2, Christmas; 8, Feast of our Lady of Immaculate Conception; 8-9 Feast of our Lady of Caysasay; 16-25, Misas de Gallo; 24, Christmas Eve; Last Sunday, Bota de Flores; 28 Holy Innocents' Day; 30 Jose Rizal Day; 31, New Years Eve.

Islamic Festivals: Different holidays and feast are celebrated in the Islamic areas of the Philippines. These follow a lunar calendar and thus fall 1 days earlier each year. They include Muslim New Year, The Prophet Mohammed's Birthday, Ramadan, etc. 

Pahiyas festival

Dinagyang Festival

Christmas Lantern Contest

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