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30 Nov 2007
November Cultural Events
Philippine Cities Trade and Tourism Information Service City Festivals

The document provides all the cultural events for the month of November. 


 
 NOVEMBER
MALITA TO MATI MT. BIKING
November 00 | Davao-Davao del Sur-Davao Oriental
Adventure challenge for adventure crossing the various destinations of Davao del Sur and Davao Province and Davao Oriental

TIKHAW AND MAJAWJAW
November 00 | Mayoyao, Ifugao
An ethnic celebration featuring traditional songs, dances, arts & crafts

HARANA SA MAKATI
November 00 | Makati City
A “harana” competition participated in by different highschool corale group from public and private school of Makati.

BANAAG FESTIVAL
November 1 | Anilao, Iloilo
A dance-drama competition using light and all its forms as a medium . This “dance of lights” is the first of its kind in the region.

HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
November 1 | Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
This event adds color to the All Saints Day celebration. There is a contest on the most macabre costume participated in by children. After the contest, the children can disperse and visit houses for the “tricks or treats” games.

IWAG KALAG SA TIGKALALAG
November 1 | Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
“Iwag Kalag sa Tigkalalag” is an Ilonggo tongue of the celebration held at the Municipal Cemetery.

TIGKALA-LAG FESTIVAL
November 2 | Isabela, Negros Occidental
The most peculiar festival of Neg. Occidental . . .


PULUPANDAN BELEN MAKING CONTEST
November 2- December 31 | Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
A contest using indigenous and recyclable materials participated by the twenty barangays of the municipality.

FEAST OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO
November 4 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A religious festivity honoring the patron saint, San Carlos Borromeo, featuring fluvial parade, processions, sports exhibitions, body painting contest, concerts and various activities.

SAN CARLOS CITY FIESTA
November 4 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A three-day religious festivity honoring the patron saint, San Carlos Borromeo, featuring Pintaflores Festival, fluvial parade, processions, sports exhibitions, body painting contest and concerts.

NEGROS DAY
November 5 | Negros Occidental
A historical festival that commemorates the victory of the Negrenses’ bloodless revolt against the Spaniards in 1898.

PINTAFLORES FESTIVAL (HONORING ST. CHARLES BORROMEO)
November 5 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
The emerging festival of San Carlos City, highlighs the traditional fiesta celebration in honor of its patron Saint San Carlos Borromeo on the first week of November. It features street dancing by "tribes" dressed in colorful ethnic-inspired costumes, their bodies painted with flower designs reminiscent of the tattoed Visayans of the Pre Spanish Negros

EL CINCO DE NOVIEMBRE
November 5 | Bago City, Negros Occidental
November 5, 1898 will be remembered by the Negrenses as a day of bloodless revolts against the Spanish colonizers. This patriotic event is celebrated with an annual cultural festival.

ANGONO ARTS FESTIVAL
November 5- November 25 | Angono, Rizal
The festival aims at creating awareness and appreciation of Philippine Art and Culture; and promoting arts and culture as vital attraction for local and foreign tourists. Rizal has the potential of becoming a tourist destination particularly in the field of arts and crafts. It is known as the home of various national artists, musicians, and other equally creative artists.

KALIMUDAN FESTIVAL (TRIBAL FIESTA)
November 6- November 22 | Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
It is another tribal fiesta down in Mindanao, with just about every major ethnic group joining in the fun. Cultural sharing is the theme here, its message clearly displayed in the timeless songs and dances of these native folks. One need not be a Manobo, Tiruray or T’boli to take part in the fun—all you need are the right clothes, the right moves, and a genuine desire to go totally tribal!

VISAYAS-MINDANAO DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS
November 6- November 13 | Mindanao Area / Cagayan de Oro City
Drum and bugle competition from different schools / civic organizations from the Visayas and Mindanao.

FEAST OF SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA
November 6- November 7 | Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
Annual fiesta of Brgy. Zone-7.

HELOBONG FESTIVAL (T’BOLI)
November 9 11 | Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
One of the prettiest places in the Philippines becomes even more attractive this month, as its native residents celebrate a week-long cultural fiesta.See the T''Boli culture in its colorful best through the natives'' traditional songs, dances and crafts.

NATIONAL INVENTOR'S WEEK
November 10-15
An event hosted by the Department of Science and Technology dedicated to the Philippine scientists and their recent inventions


TAW-ANAY GUGMA
November 11 | Dumalag, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.

SKIMBOARDING/ KAYAKING COMPETITION INVITATIONAL
November 12 18 | Opol, Misamis Oriental
An open competition on skimboarding and kayaking (open sea category) to increase awareness of tourism aqua sports in the area


FEAST OF SAN DIEGO DE ALCALA
November 12 | Poblacion, Valenzuela City
Celebration of the feast of the oldest church in Valenzuela City, which includes annual boat racing, street dancing and different fabulous activities of the festival.

PAGODA SA ILOG & SAYAW SA KALYE
November 12 | Barangay Ugong, Pasig City
A fluvial parade and streetdancing in celebration of the “Pista ng Ugong.”

PUTONG POLO FESTIVAL
November 12 | Polo, Valenzuela, Metro Manila
As part of the San Diego de Alcala Feast Day, it is one of the unique food festival in the country which features the famous Putong Polo, the small but classy “kaka in” which was originally created in the town of Polo, Valenzuela.

SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL
November 13 | Silay City
The day opens with a concelebrated mass with the bishop as the main-celebrant at San Diego Pro-Cathedral

PAINIT SA PASKO
November 16- December 24 | Surigao City
A display of Surigaonon native delicacies at the Rizal Park for Mass goers during the Misa de Gallo.

URUKAY FESTIVAL
November 17 18 | Anini-y, Antique
It is inspired by a local custom whereby a wedding feast is observed no matter how poor or humble the bride and groom are in this celebration.

LA UNION SURFING INVITATIONAL/SURFING FESTIVAL
November 17 19 | Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
An all Filipino managed surfing competition. A community based tourism activity where surfers from around the Philippines are invited to compete and have fun at one of the best surfing destinations in the country


KAHILWAYAN FESTIVAL/CRY OF STA. BARBARA
November 17 | Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
Anchored upon the Cry of Santa Barbara Celebration, Kahilwayan Festival is a cultural festival in a dance-drama form which is a reenactment of sort of the struggle for freedom by our very own local folks led by the heroic Gen. Martin G. Delgado. Aptly dubbed as Kahilwayan Festival, Kahilwayan being an Ilonggo/Hiligaynon word which means Freedom or Liberty, it highlights the quest of the Ilonggos to attain freedom through their fierce independent spirit.

BAGUIO ARTS FESTIVAL
November 18 | Baguio City
An exhibit of the different artworks and art pieces of the various Cordillera artists in different art media.

NETWORK 21 BUSINESS BUILDING SEMINAR
November 18
A seminar for Network 21 clients

WOW PHILIPPINES CORDILLERAS BEST
November 19 25 | Baguio City
A grand Cordillera cultural Festival featuring a myriad of Cordilleras best to include chants, songs, ethnic dances, sports competitions, cultural performances, arts and crafts, trade & agri-exhibits

WAY KURAT MOUNTAIN BIKING COMPETITION
November 19 25 | Maragusan, Compostela Valley Province
An adventure tourism activity designed to showcase the various eco-adventure potentials of the province through mountain biking.

EXHIBIT: SETTING THE CORDILLERA NICETIES PHOTO EXHIBIT & COMPETITION
November 19- December 11 | Baguio City
Exhibit of Cordillera Fashion and Cordillera Tourist Attractions including the selection of Best Cordillera Photos.

INILUSAN
November 20- November 25 | Mambusao, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration

LAPU-LAPU CITY FIESTA
November 21- November 22 | Lapu-lapu City, Cebu
Join in colorful rites to honor the Virgin of the Rule, patron of Lapu-lapu City.

KALIMUDAN FESTIVAL (TRIBAL FIESTA)
November 21 | Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
It is another tribal fiesta down in Mindanao, with just about every major ethnic group joining in the fun. Cultural sharing is the theme here, its message clearly displayed in the timeless songs and dances of these native folks. One need not be a Manobo, Tiruray or T’boli to take part in the fun—all you need are the right clothes, the right moves, and a genuine desire to go totally tribal!

PAWIKAN FESTIVAL
November 22- November 27 | Morong, Bataan
Pawikan Festival in Brgy. Nagbalayong, Morong was organized to intensify the information campaign and generate public awareness on the importance of endangered baby Olive Ridley turtles (Lepidochelys Olivacea are the smallest in the world) in our eco-system

DJANGO FESTIVAL
November 23 | Gattaran, Cagayan
The local government unit of Gattaran and the local parish worked together to highlight the culture of Gattaran town by featuring the Djanggo Festival.

BENGUET FOUNDATION DAY
November 23 | Benguet
The Ethnic Igorots make their presence felt once again in Benguet as they hold a grand canao (the local word for “party”) at the Benguet provincial capital grounds. Ritual sacrifices are made, followed by a series of chants and prayers made in the native language. Tribal performances come next. No touristy stuff here, just a healthy dose of of traditional Cordillera culture.

HIGANTES FESTIVAL
November 23 | Angono, Rizal
Angono’s joyous fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal vestment


BAGUIO TOSSED SALAD FESTIVAL
November 25 27 | Baguio City
A record breaking attempt to showcase the heaviest tossed salad and served to the public

LANUZA SURFING FESTIVAL
November 26 30 | Lanuza, Surigao del Sur
An annual surfing festival participated by different surfers around the country.

SUPER NINDOT BARANGAY DAYGON CONTEST
November 26- December 8 | Entertainment Plaza, SM City, Cebu City
Choir competition participated by the different barangays in Cebu.

ILONGGO SARSUELA FESTIVAL
November 26 30 | Silay City
The best Ilonggo sarsuela scripts written by Silaynon playwrights are produced by independent theater groups, school-based drama clubs, and barangay cultural ensemble.

QUEEN CITY INTERNATIONAL RUN
November 26 | Cebu
More fun and funky than Olympic in effort. Runners from all
over the world join the 13-kilometer marathon. A $1000 prize awaits the first to cross the finish line.

KABKABAN FESTIVAL
November 26 30 | Carcar, Cebu
The festival is not just a religious fanfare in honor of the town’s patroness, St. Catherine of Alexandria, but a cuLtural catalogue of the town’s historical periods and industry like shoemaking, as well as their arts that is showcased through street dancing and parade

FEAST OF SANTA CATALINA
November 26 | Mansalay, Mindoro, Oriental
Palarong Lahi, an array of games very native to Mindoreños and Filipino, joined in by all games enthusiasts.

BUDYAS FESTIVAL
November 26 30 | Amlan, Negros Oriental
A seaside folk ritual invoking good fortune on fishermen, followed by fluvial procession of elaborately decorated sea crafts and street dancing

PANANGEDAYEW
November 27- December 2 | Dagupan City
Panangedayew, Pangasinan word meaning to uplift. Acitvites include garden show beside the Dagupan Astrodome, trade fair of Pangasinan’s pride like Bonuan bangus, bagoong, peanut brittle, quilted products housewares and locally made Christmas decors.

BONIFACIO DAY
November 30 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A program to pay tribute to Gat Andres Bonifacio, which usually culminates with a flower offering at the foot of his monument.

ANNUAL PINATUBO TREK (A MARCH TO PEACE AND TRANQUILITY)
November 30 | Bgy. Sta. Juliana, Capas, Tarlac
An annual event to commemorate the world-famous eruption of Mt. Pinatubo heralded the world over as the biggest geologic upheaval of the 20th century.

KUNSIERTO SA CIUDAD
November 30 | Kidapawan City
Live band competition featuring local and regional artists.

SUROY SA KAPITOLYO
November 2006 | Provincial Capital, Surigao del Norte
A guided familiarization tour of elementary pupils to the different buildings and facilities in the provincial Capitol Compound.
 
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