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31 Oct 2007
October Cultural Events
Philippine Cities Trade and Tourism Information Service City Festivals
The important cultural events in all cities nationwide for the month of October are povided in the document.
KAWASAN FESTIVAL
October 00 | Matutinao, Badian, Cebu
“KA akohang WAlay Sukod Alang sa Nasud” or “KAWASAN” was a sustainable eco-tourism development cum nature conservation and social development program.

IMPAKABSAT
October 00 | Manila
Trade exhibit showcasing the Cordillera’s crafts, special skills, resources, and attractions.

HOLY MONTH OF RAMADHAN
October 00- November 00 | (date movable) Regionwide
Start of the month-long fasting of Muslims, Ramadhan as one of the pillars of Islam''s Religous and Cultural Activities.

EID'L FITR
October 00- November 00 | (date movable) Regionwide
A worldwide festival celebrating the end of one-month fasting period of the holy month of Ramadhan by the Muslims which includes our Muslim brothers in Region XII. Activities includes mobile "Takbir", Quran Reading, Fireworks Display, PAGANA and Food Giving.

WOW DABAW
October 1- October 15 | Davao City
A major promotional activity showcasing the various tourist destinations/products of the Davao region.

LA NAVAL FESTIVAL
October | Nationwide
A celebration in honor of the Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario.

FIESTANG KULIAT
October | Angeles City
A month-long celebration of the twin fiestas of Angeles City, namely La Naval and Fiestang Apu.

LANZONES FESTIVAL OF TALISAY CITY
October 1 | Talisay City, Negros Occidental
A thanksgiving celebration of Brgy. Conception, City of Talisay, the home of sweet lanzones, rambutan, mangosteen and durian.

AMIHAN FESTIVAL
October 1- October 2 | Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
Annual fiesta of Brgy. Zone 5.

KAWAYAN FESTIVAL
October 1 | Gloria, Mindoro Oriental
The festival will represent Gloria in the Tourism industry. The festivity symbolizes bayanihan, cooperation, oneness, flexibility of the mind and spirit and versatility. The festivity was singled out as most promising.

ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL
October 1- October 12 | Zamboanga City
The "City of Flowers" celebrates its grand annual festival featuring the "vintas" (colorful native sailboats) in a fast- paced regatta, cultural and flower shows, art exhibits and trade fairs.

MASSKARA FESTIVAL & BACOLOD CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION
October 1- October 22 | Bacolod City
Their biggest annual event that reflect the Bacoleños love for fun & gaiety. Coinciding with the city’s Charter Day celebration, the festival features carnivals, fairs and a mardi-gras style by costumed and masked street dancers. This is also a celebration of the founding anniversary of Bacolod City. There are programs, float parade and Masskara Festival.

PISTA NG GUBAT
October 1 | Pandan, Antique
This event is an annual celebration of the biodiversity of Northwest Panay in the hope of increasing awareness and conservation in the Peninsula.

KINILAW FESTIVAL
October 2 | Surigao City
A festival showcasing different styles in preparing a “Kinilaw” (raw fish delicacy). It also features the variety of fish, seafoods and other marine products in the locality.

CONSUMER WELFARE MONTH
October 3-4
Annual celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month hosted by DTI-BTRCP

BUTUAN-CHINA TRADE MISSION
October 3 | Butuan City
Commemoration of the first Butuan-China Trade Mission

PAGODA (FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISSI)
October 4 | Cardona, Rizal
An annual procession to ask the Lord Almighty for a bountiful and blessed lake through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi.

PHILSMED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
October 4 - 6
An exhibit of different Philippine Products for the domestic and export markets

SINANGGIYAW FESTIVAL
October 4 | Dumanju, Cebu
The name Sinanggi-yaw is taken from two old Cebuano words, Sinanggi meaning abundance of harvested agricultural products of our farmers and Sayaw meaning dance. Through street dancing and field presentation, performers shall dance merrily bringing all the Sinanggi-performance focused on three aspects: planting, harvesting and thanksgiving

KIDAPAWAN CITY FRUIT FESTIVAL
October 5- October 10 | Kidapawan City
An Agro-Tourism event never experienced before in the Philippines Festival. Lots of fascinating activities await every individual but the most thrilling and exciting of all is the Fruit Galore. Here, tons of exotic tropical fruits will be arranged on a make-shift table 800 meters long under the pine trees on the highway island for the public to eat free of charge

LA TORRE
October 6 | Cardona, Rizal
The traditional and colorful “La Torre” will come alive with its joyful poise in concert with the music of the brass bands.

MAMBULAWAN FESTIVAL
October 6 7 | Jose Panganiban, Cam. Norte
Held during the Feast day of the town’s Patron Saint, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, the festival showcase its major industry – the gold mining and likewise promoted its various tourism potentials. Main feature is the Street Presentation.

SIRONG FESTIVAL
October 7 8 | Bacuag, Surigao del Norte
A fiesta celebration in honor of the Holy Rosary highlighted by street dancing competition, drum and bugle contest, beauty contest and agro-industrial fair.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE HOLY ROSARY
October 7 | Dipolog City
Dipolog City fiesta highlighted with religious and cultural shows.
SIARGAO INTERNATIONAL HUMAN BODY BOARDERS SURFING CHALLENGE
October 7- October 20 | General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
A new water sports event in the ountry participated by international body boarders. This is a world series event organize by the International Bodyboarders Association.

IBALONG FESTIVAL (EPIC TALE OF SUPERHEROES)
October 8- October 14 | Legazpi City, Albay
A festival depicting Bicol’s early beginning as portrayed by
the characteristics in the epic entitled- IBALONG.

LUBI-LUBI FESTIVAL
October 8 | Glan, Sarangani Province
A festival showing various uses of the coconut tree and its by products through dances and street revelry.

ANNUAL NADT CONVENTION
October 8-11
Annual convention of the National Association of Dental Traders and exhibit of the latest dental equipment

PROVINCIAL EXPO
October 8 14 | Kidapawan City
Display and exhibition of agricultural and industrial products, ornamental and bonsai plants; travel and tourism products, product demos, arts exhibits, etc.


LA NAVAL FIESTA
October 8 | Angeles City
In commemoration of the Virgin of the Holy Rosary whose intercession saw the victory of the Spanich felt over the Dutch invaders.

MT. APO OCTOTREK
October 8 14 | Kidapawan City, Magpet and Makilala
Trek to the country’s highest peak is held during semestral break, mostly students participate in this annual trek.


BAGLUS FESTIVAL
October 9 | Angeles City
Wide parade is participated in by representative by the different sector of Angeles City

FEAST OF SAN DIONISIO
October 9 | Brgy. San Dionisio, Parañaque City
A religious celebration wherein the Komedya or Moro-Moro is stage-played that brings added color to the feast.

PARAU FESTIVAL
October 9 | Pilar, Sorsogon
A festival showcasing the culture and heritage of Pilar.

TING’UDO FESTIVAL (FRUIT HARVEST)
October 10 | Makilala, Cotabato
A celebration of bountiful fruit harvest highlighted by a fruit festival.

KAADLAWAN IRAYA
October 12 | Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental
Also dabbed as “Araw ng Katutubo”, a cultural sensitivity festival organized by the local government of which the goal is to make developments based on eco-tourism projects with emphasis to preservation of the town’s cultural and historical assets.

LA NAVAL FESTIVAL
October 12 | Quezon City
A religious celebration in honor of the Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario marked by a Holy mass.

KAPAKYANAN FESTIVAL
October 14- October 15 | Victoria, Mindoro Oriental
Kapakyanan (Abundance) Festival focuses on the bounteous harvest of fruits and crops.

4TH NATIONAL WHITE WATER RAFTING ADVENTURE/ 1ST BIMP-EAGA INVITATIONAL
October 14 16 | Cagayan de Oro
An open invitational rafting competition in two categories (down stream & sprint) in order to promote rafting as an eco-tourism sports and for environmental awareness.

INASAL FESTIVAL
October 14 15 | Talisay City, Cebu
A showcase of the city’s historical heritage and identity promoting the city as an aqua and tourist hub

BAGIUS FESTIVAL
October 14 | Historical District of Angeles
Part of the month long Fiestang Kuliat celebration, this city-wide parade is participated in by representative by the different sector of Angeles City.

INUG-OG FESTIVAL
October 14 | Oroquieta City
Ethnic dances featuring the Subanon rituals.

MT. CANDALAGA OCTOTREK
October 15 21 | Maragusan, Compostela Valley Province
A trek to Mt. Candalaga, one of the region’s highest peak and site of the National Mountaineering Federation of the Philippine National Congress in 1998.

HALAD FESTIVAL
October 15 | Talisay City, Cebu
In celebration of the feast in honor of Sta. Teresa de Avila, the city comes alive with activities such trade fairs, nightly variety shows, civic parade and street dancing featuring city’s famous products like lechon, cooking demonstration & food fair with tastiest lechon contest.

PAMUGU-AN FESTIVAL
October 15 21 | Mansalay, Mindoro Oriental
A festive reunion of different “Mangyan” tribes.

KASANGGAYAHAN FESTIVAL (PROSPERITY)
October 15- October 25 | Sorsogon, Sorsogon
It is a joyous celebration held primarily to commemorate the Foundation Anniversary of Sorsogon.

SAGINGAN FESTIVAL
October 16 17 | Tubod, Lanao del Norte
A celebration of thanksgiving and bounty featuring the banana.

CIMARRONES FESTIVAL
October 16- October 26 | Pili, Cam. Sur
A festival highlighted by grand street presentation depicting the local culture and history of Cimarrones believed to be the early inhabitants of Pili. Other activities include: beauty pageant, Kawat Suanoy, Cultural Night, Fiesta celebration, etc.

MANILA FAME
October 17-20
An international order-taking trade fair on home furnishings, giftware, holiday decors, and fashion accessories

ANA KALANG FESTIVAL (AGRI FAIR)
October 18- October 22 | Nagcarlan, Laguna
A roster-full of activities highlighting an agri-fair that exhibits the town''s bountiful harvest.

27TH LANZONES FESTIVAL
October 18 22 | Camiguin
A street dancing extravaganza featuring Camiguin''s favorite fruit - the Lanzones.

LEYTE GULF LANDING ANNIVERSARY
October 20 | Dulag and Palo, Leyte
Commemorative program and parade marking the anniversary of the landing in Leyte of the Allied Forces of Liberation

CATANDUNGAN “PADAYAW” FESTIVAL
October 22- October 24 | Catanduanes
Celebration of the province’s founding anniversary, and a tribute to its founder, to continuously remind the people of Catanduanes of the province’s independence from the province of Albay. Main features: street dance – Pantomina, beauty pageant, agro-trade fair, sports events, guided tours, photo exhibits, and more.

BUGLASAN FESTIVAL
October 22 | Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
This will be the time when established festivals in Negros Festivals Oriental will gather for a show down and street dancing to highlight the week-long fiesta.

LISAGAN FESTIVAL
October 22 31 | Magallanes, Agusan del Norte
A religious celebration showcasing Mamanwa dances and healing rituals.

DAWITODAWIT TA BUAHAN
October 24 | Brgy. Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin
A prelude ritual to the Lanzones Festival participated by different folks in the barangays done during twilight at the Guijob Church ruins.

PMA FOUNDATION ANNIVERSAY
October 24 | Baguio City
Alumni homecoming of the country''s premier Military school

HAIRDRESSERS' DAY
October 24
An event showcasing the latest cosmetic and hair products together with a competition of the nation's best hairdressers

BATTLE OF SURIGAO STRAIT
October 25 | Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
Commemoration of the anniversary of the battle of Surigao Strait during World War II.

STRATWORKS
October 25-27
An annual convention of the STRATWORKS company

BANAYAN FESTIVAL
October 26- October 28 | Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
A thanksgiving celebration giving tribute to the town’s main product.

LANZONES FESTIVAL
October 25 28 | Camiguin
A street dancing extravaganza featuring Camiguin''s favorite fruit - the Lanzones.

PICS SHOW
October 26-28
An instrumentation show


ULLALIM FESTIVAL
October 27 | Tabuk, Kalinga
A cultural celebration featuring Kalinga’s songs chants, music and arts & crafts.

APO FIESTA
October 27 | Angeles City
Celebration begin with several masses at the Holy Rosary parish church after which the faithful kiss the feet of the Image of the Reclining Christ.

TIGTIGAN AT TERAKAN KENG DALAN
October 27 28 | Balibago, Angeles City
The celebration of Fiestang Kuliat culminates with the ever popular TIGITIGAN, TERAKAN KENG DALAN which features singing and dancing in the street.

ASWANG FESTIVAL
October 29- October 30 | Roxas City
A festival organized by Dugo Capiznon, Inc. determined to change the negative notion of Capiz being an Aswang haven and turn it into an advantage. The festival intends to eclipse the aswang impression with the world-class quality of Capiz’ seafood products and warm captivating hospitality of the Capicenos.

SALUDAN FESTIVAL
October 29- October 31 | Tigbauan, Iloilo
A dialect used for the crude method of threshing rice, catching fingerlings through nets, saludan is one of Iloilo’s emerging festivals.

CRY OF JELICUON FESTIVAL
October 29- October 31 | New Lucena, Iloilo
The Cry of Jelicuon commemorates the historic undertaking of our Ilonggo revolucionarios, led by Gen. Martin Delgado and his company of voluntaries who swore the price of their lives to revolt against the Spanish government

R.A. GAPUZ NURSING REVIEW
October 29-November 7
November 22-30
A review for nursing students who will take the local and CGFNS examinations

HINUGYAW SA ANILAO
October 31 | Anilao, Iloilo
This is a celebration of the separation of Anilao from Banate, which also features various sports and cultural activities.
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