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30 Sep 2007
September Cultural Events
Philippine Cities Trade and Tourism Information Service City Festivals
The most important cultural events for the month of September are shown in the following document.

KASIBU CITRUS FESTIVAL September 00 | Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya
Marks the plentiful citrus harvest of the acknowledged citrus capital of the Philippines – Kasibu, known for its sweet oranges like Perante, Satsuma, Navel and also pomelo and other fruits.

3RD ANNUAL HOTEL, RESTAURANT & TOURISM WEEKEND
September 00 | Baguio City
Culinary skills demonstration and cook fest sponsored by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio (HRAB) and the Baguio Country Club

REGIONAL TOURISM COUNCIL ASSEMBLY (RTCA)
September 00 | Region I
A two-day interaction of Provincial, municipal, barangay and regional tourism council officers discussing the issues and concerns, updates of tourism, presentation of plans and programs per council.

HRAB’S TOURISM WEEKEND CULINARY EXPO
September 00 | Baguio City (date to be announce)
Culinary skills demonstration and cook fest sponsored by the Baguio Country Club

BAGUIO CHARTER DAY/ BAGUIO TOURISM MONTH
September 1- September 30 | Baguio City
97th Founding celebration with street parade, food feast, exhibits and other fun activities

HINIRUGYAW FESTIVAL
September 1- September 10 | Cabatuan, Iloilo
Hirinugyaw, a street dancing festivity participated by various agencies and non-governmental organizations in the Municipality of Cabatuan. This activity serves as the opening salvo of the 10-day celebration of the Feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino on September 1-10 of every year.

HINUGYAW FESTIVAL/ COTABATO PROVINCE FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY
September 1 | Amas, Kidapawan City
Annual foundation day celebration of the Province of Cotabato. Activities include civic parade, ethnic dances, sports activities and agri-cultural trade fair.

VISIT SURIGAO
September 1- September 10 | Surigao City, Surigao del Sur
A balikbayan program in time with « Visit Philippines 2004 ». Festivities and cultural events are lined up highlighted by the Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw ”Festival on September 09 and the Feast of Señor San Nicolas de Tolentino on September 10.

“PAGDIRIWANG” CITY CHARTER ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
September 1- September 5 | General Santos City
Charter Day Celebration of Gen. Santos City. Activities are agro-industrial trade fair, pasiklaban sa Plaza Kusina Gensan Food Festival, Search for Binibining Gen. Santos, Song Festival, Civic-Military Parade, Pasasalamat and re-enactment of Gov. Paulino Santos First Landing

WOW HIRINUGYAW FESTIVAL (TEMPORARY NAME OF FESTIVAL)
September 1- September 10 | Cabatuan, Iloilo
Hirinugyaw, a street dancing festivity participated by various agencies and non-governmental organizations in the Municipality of Cabatuan.

HANDURAW FESTIVAL
September 1 | Leon, Iloilo
The festivity commemorates the transfer of Pueblo del Camando to Sitio Capan .. .

HINIRUGYAW FESTIVAL
September 1- September 10 | Cabatuan, Iloilo
Hirinugyaw, a street dancing festivity participated by various agencies and non-governmental organizations in the Municipality of Cabatuan. This activity serves as the opening salvo of the 10-day celebration of the Feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino on September 1-10 of every year.

VICTORY DAY
September 2 | Kiangan, Ifugao
Annual peace commemoration of the end of the WW II.

SARAKIKI-HADANG FESTIVAL
September 3 7 | Calbayog City, Western Samar
SARAKIKI is a local term apparently referring to premeditated or frenzied movements which means to allure, to draw with, to attract or exercise attraction, to entice or to win. By its pre-colonial denotation, it means to praise, extol or eulogize spirits of gods. The word does not only ascribe to the ritual or hadang as an activity to gratify the gods, but likewise hadang as the offering or the sacrifice.

TILAW SA PAGKAONG NAN SURIGAONON FOOD FESTIVAL
September 3 | Surigao City,Surigao del Norte
A sumptuous, delicious celebration of the native Surigaonon palate.

TUNA FESTIVAL SA GENSAN
September 3- September 5 | General Santos City
The festival is about revelry and gaiety giving back the glory to the ocean for the abundance and bounty of tuna.

SINAB’BADAN TRIBAL FESTIVAL
September 5- September 6 | Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
A festival of oneness among the different tribes of the municipality showcasing indigenous art, music and dances.

MEGAYON FESTIVAL (THANKSGIVING)
September 7 | Zamboanga del Sur
is a festival of unity and solidarity. It showcases the living tradition and diverse culture of the province. Also Araw ng Zamboanga del Sur (54th)

BUSIG-ON FESTIVAL
September 7- September 8 | Labo, Cam. Norte
A festival based on the epic of Busig-On of Labo town which exemplifies heroism and Bicolano values. The festival features the town’s distinct historical values and sentiments through talent and skills competition featuring the town’s places of interest.

SIPONG FESTIVAL
September 7 | Bais City, Negros Oriental
A colorful and lively mardi gras festival participated in by the different barangays, local and national offices in a choreographed street dancing.

PADUL-ONG
September 7 | Borongan, E. Samar
Pageant relating how the Lady of Nativity became the patroness of Borongan.

PRINT PHILIPPINES 2006
September 7-9
Graphic arts and printing exhibit

DUYOM NAN BALIKBAYAN
September 8 | Surigao City
A homecoming party with returning Surigaonon.

TAMBOBO FESTIVAL
September 8- September 10 | Ajuy, Iloilo
Tambobo is a Hiligaynon term for a storehouse, warehouse or a storage structure for agricultural products, or other goods that are stored and kept until a demand or need arises.

MINULUAN FESTIVAL
September 8- September 10 | Talisay City, Negros Occidental
A three-day celebration in commemoration of the death anniversary of the city’s patron saint San Nicholas de Tolentino

PADIGOSAN FESTIVAL
September 8 | Digos City, Davao del Sur
Festival of the people of Digos highlighted by various activities like lechon parade, trade fair, sports competition, etc.

PANAGDADAPUN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG QUIRINO)
September 8- September 10 | Cabarroguis, Quirino
The 28th Anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Quirino

LINGGO NG BULAKAN
September 8- September 15 | Malolos, Bulacan
A one week celebration featuring the history of Bulacan, exhibits of Bulacan products. Cooking contest, on the spot painting contest, and many others.

VOYADORES FESTIVAL
September 8 | Daraga, Albay
A street re-enactment on the transfer of the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia from her home shrine to the Naga Cathedral. The festivity is named after the devotees who accompany and carry the Virgin’s image.

KASADYAAN FESTIVAL
September 9 11 | Tupi, South Cotabato
An annual celebration of the foundation anniversay of the Municipality of Tupi. Festivities includes street dancing and a parade of "karitons" (craft) drawn by carabaos.

BANOK-BANOK MARADJAO KARADJAO FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)
September 9 | Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
A day-long Mardi Gras marked by street dancing festivity featuring the ethnic Mamanwa dance.

PARADA NG KAKANIN / FESTIVAL OF NUESTRA SENORA DE ARANZAZZU
September 9 | San Mateo, Rizal
Celebration of the foundation day of Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu, afterwhich, delicacies are given to all for free.

FLOMLOK FESTIVAL
September 9 11 | Polomolok, South Cotabato
Flomlok, from a B''laan word whhich means "hunting ground". The people of Polomolok celebrates this by showcasing the local products and a mix of socio cultural activities. Polomolok is also home of DOLE Philippines Inc.

MANDALA FESTIVAL
September 9 | Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur
The festival aims to preserve the local Subanen tradition of Midsalip. Mandala is a Subanen term which means harvest.

SAPATOS FESTIVAL 2006
September 9 | Marikina River Park
This is a celebration of the ingenuity and craftsmanship of our own SAPATEROs. It gives due importance to their hardship and the local shoe industry itself.

FIREWORKS DISPLAY
September 9 | Provincial Grandstand, Surigao City
Held after the stationary dancing competition as the Bonok-Bonok (events) closing ceremony.

SURIGAO CITY FIESTA (SAN NICOLAS DE TOLENTINO-PATRON SAINT)
September 9 | Surigao City
Surigao City Fiesta celebration in honor of San Nicolas de Tolentino. Different activities are lined for this celebration.

MINULUAN FESTIVAL
September 10 | Talisay City, Negros Occidental
A celebration honoring the Creator and the Minuluan tribe.

BUYLUGANAY
September 10 | Ivisan, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.

BANHAYAN FESTIVAL
September 10 | Barangay Cupang, Muntinlupa City
A yearly thanksgiving for the patron, "Impong Kulas'' de Tolentino". This yearly festival is similar to the celebration of Ati-Atihan in Kalibo, Aklan and Sinulog of Cebu City.

KARANSA FESTIVAL
September 10 16 | Danao City, Cebu
A thanksgiving festival in honour of the city’s patron saint Sto. Tomas de Villanueva.

SAYAW LAHI FESTIVAL
September 10 | Naujan, Mindoro Oriental
A festival of entertainment featuring all native dances performed on the streets by schools and barangay communities.

SAMBUOKAN FESTIVAL
September 10- September 16 | Mati, Davao Oriental
From Mandaya word "sambuok " - unity celebrating the development of the area thru the united efforts of the people and thanksgiving for bountiful harvest

REPEAT PERFORMANCE OF THE BONOK-BONOK FESTIVAL WINNERS
September 11 | Surigao City
After the thanksgiving mass held at the City Cathedral, winning contingents of the Bonok-Bonok Festival will have its repeat performance from the City Cathedral to the City Hall grounds.

103RD ANNIVERSARY – BATTLE OF PULANG LUPA
September 13 | Torrijos, Marinduque
Battle won by Filipino soldiers during the Fil-Am War over the Americans.

TOURISM QUIZ
September 14 | Tacloban City
Regional inter-high school tourism quiz.

C3 - COLLEGE x CAREER x CASH
September 14-15
18th Career Counseling and Guidance Fair

BANAMOS
September 15- September 19 | Los Banos, Laguna
A week-long celebration coinciding with the founding anniversary of Los Banos.

BISLIG CITY CHARTER DAY
September 15- September 19 | Bislig City
A week-long activities to commemorate the charter day of Bislig.

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY
September 15 | Regionwide
Coastal clean up activities in support the World Clean up Day

LAYAG FESTIVAL
September 16 | Rapu-Rapu, Albay
A week-long festivity coinciding with the feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. The festival name was taken from a local word “layag” or sail boat which is a primitive means of transportation of the early people of Rapu-Rapu.

PEÑAFRANCIA FESTIVAL
September 16 | Naga City, Camarines Sur
A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region.

NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK - CARAGA REGION
September 17- September 23 | CARAGA Region
Varied activities for awareness & appreciation of tourism and ecology.

KASUOTANG FILIPINO EXHIBIT & FASHION SHOW
September 17 23 | Exhibit - Museo ng Makati, Makati City
A yearly exhibit mounted at the city’s museum featuring the evolution of Filipino costumes per region in celebration of the month of Filipino costumes.

PROVINCIAL TOURISM WEEK
September 17- September 23 | Negros Occidental
Different activities has been lined-up by the province for the week-long celebration.

ARAW NG SIQUIJOR WITH SOLILI
September 17 23 | Siquijor, Siquijor
Araw ng Siquijor is the province’s charter day celebration with week long activities that starts on the 12th of the month. Parade, trade fairs, sports competition, cultural presentations performed by the different schools, search for Miss Siquijor were the main features of the event which was capped with a SOLILI street dancing, depicting the marriage ritual of the Siquijodnons.

TALAKUDONG FESTIVAL (STREET DANCING)
September 18 | Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat
A neo-ethnic cultural spectacle show in hilarious street dancing that mainly features exhibition of "Talakudong" accompanied by exotic sound of percussion instruments.

NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK - CAR
September 20- September 26 | CAR Region
Annual tourism celebration featuring Tourism Quiz Bee

NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK - CAGAYAN VALLEY
September 20- September 27 | Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
A weeklong celebration featuring school convocations, exhibits, press conferences, lectures/dialogues.

BURDANG LUMBAN
September 21 | Lumban, Laguna
A festival showcasing the main industry of the town embroidery of Barong Tagalog.

COSMOPOLITAN BACHELOR BASH
September 21-22
A fabulous party where the hip and happening cosmo girls can let their hair down and be entertained my live music and a fashion show.

NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK - COTABATO CITY
September 21 27 | Cotabato City
A week-long celebration of National Tourism Week. Activities include display of streamers, tourism quiz on the air, open-house museums and DOT open house exhibit.

PATABANG FESTIVAL
September 21- September 30 | Tapaz, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration

PHILHARDWARE 2006
September 21 24 | PICC REception and Forum Halls, Pasay City
The 1st and only International Hardware Expo in the Philippines to be held at the PICC Reception and Forum Halls

SEMANA SANG TURISMO (SILAY TOURISM WEEK)
September 21- September 27 | Silay City
A week-long celebration featuring Lakbay-Silay para sa kabataan; tourism photo exhibit; food discount in restaurants, museums, and pension houses; lecture series on environment care and tourist attractions . . .

PATABANG FESTIVAL
September 21- September 30 | Tapaz, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.

SIARGAO NATIONAL SURFING CUP
September 22 25 | General Luna, Surigao del Norte
A national prelimary of the international surfing event

DUMALONDONG FESTIVAL (Tribal rituals)
September 23 | Salug, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur
Yearly convergence of all tribal leaders in the province higlighted with the performance of authentic tribal rituals by the tribal priests.

R.A. GAPUZ NURSING REVIEW
September 23-27
September 30-October 1
A review for nursing students who will take the local and CGFNS examinations

ANIHAN FESTIVAL
September 24- September 30 | Dueñas, Iloilo
Celebrated with the town’s patronal fiesta, the festival features the town’s culture and traditions as observed by their forefathers in celebrating their bountiful harvest.

NATIONAL TOURISM WEEK
September 24 30 | Region 11 (Davao)
Tourism program and activities to inculcate the culture of tourism and instil pride of place and culture.

TUGAK FESTIVAL
September 24 | City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Pampanga is known for its Kapampangan frog traditions and cuisine. This festival is presented with “Mamadwas Tamu” (Let’s go and catch frogs), a bouncy, lively dance that depicts the industry and perseverance of the Kapampangan

TOURISM WEEK - KABANKALAN CITY
September 24- September 30 | Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
A weeklong activity geared to heighten the awareness of the people on the impact of tourism industry in the economy of the city.

LAPAY BANTIQUE DANCE FESTIVAL
September 24 30 | Masbate City
It is a local dance art festival that originated from the grateful movements of hovering birds known as seagulls or the LAPAY, found abundant in Barangay Bantigue, Masbate.

TOURISM WEEK CELEBRATION - CENTRAL VISAYAS
September 24- September 30 | Regionwide (Central Visayas)
In celebration of the National Tourism all four provinces composing the Central Visayas celebrate the event with the various tourism-related activities.

DALIT FESTIVAL
September 25 | Tangub City
The festival showcasing varied activities and presentations which includes Filipino rituals, songs, dances and their way of life

DRUM AND BUGLE CORP COMPETITION
September 25- September 30 | Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
An annual drum and bugle corp competition participated by the different schools in the province.

LAPAY BANTIGUE DANCE FESTIVAL
September 25- September 30 | Masbate City
It is a local dance art festival that originated from the graceful movements of hovering birds known as seagulls or the LAPAY, found abundant in Barangay Bantigue, Masbate

NUANG FESTIVAL
The local government unit of San Agustin highlights the more than 500 water buffalos of the town with a buffalo parade, milking contest, buffalo race and other games in cooperation with the research and outreach office of Isabela State University

SURIGAO INTERNATIONAL SURFING CUP
September 26- October 2 | General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
The biggest event in the Philippines with top national and international surfers competing for the $20,000 prize money. An open invitational surfing competition among the local and foreign surfers.

KASADYA STREET DANCE
September 27 | Anahaw Amphi-Theater
Street dancing competition in honor of St. Michael Archangel

137TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GEN. MIGUEL MALVAR
September 27 | Capitol Site,Batangas City
A commemorative celebrative of birth anniversary of the last general to surrender to the Americans.

ANIHAN FESTIVAL
September 27 | Lobo, Batangas
The festival is a rendezvous of the people of Lobo represented by the barangays that showcase products being produced in their barangays.
September 26 | San Agustin, Isabela

WORLD TOURISM DAY - CAR REGION
September 27 | CAR Region
Annual celebration recognizing the contribution of the tourism industry

DIYANDI FESTIVAL
September 27 | Anahaw Amphi-Theater, Iligan City
Street dancing competition and show participated by various barangays and civic organizations; highlighted by the presence of original tribal group (Higaonon)

HIN-AY FESTIVAL
September 28 29 | Irosin, Sorsogon
This festival is a commemoration of the feast day of the town’s patron saint, St. Michael the Archangel, and at the same time a rediscovery of the town’s cultural heritage.

HIMOLOAN FESTIVAL
September 28- September 29 | Oas, Albay
Himoloan literally means offering of the town’s produce and talents to their Patron Saint, St. Michael the Archangel

BANIGAN-KAWAYAN FESTIVAL
September 28 | Basey, Samar
Basey''s favorite local product is highlighted in this wacky tribute to the native bamboo mat.

BALANGIGA ANNIVERSARY
September 28 | Balangiga, Eastern Samar
Commemorates the Balangiga Massacre, an event that drove a wedge between Filipino-American relations. Today, it now serves as a celebration of peace between the two nations.

5TH 100 ISLANDS FESTIVAL
September 29 30 | Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan
A merry making and festivity in Western Pangasinan featuring thanksgiving Mass at the seashore of Lucap

ANGELS FESTIVAL
September 29 | San Rafael, Bulacan
A yearly street dancing festivity in various angel costume in honor of San Rafael, Bulacan’s patron saint, Saint Rafael the Arch Angel. A week long festivity.

LAKE MAINIT GRAND FESTIVAL
September 2006 | Jabonga, Kitcharao & Lake Mainit, Agusan del Norte
An eco-adventure event highlighted with the fluvial parade, baroto race, lakeside mountain bike challenge, Mamanwa cultural dances and among others.

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