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13 Jan 2008
January Cultural Calendar
Philippine Cities Trade and Tourism Information Service City Festivals

SINULOG FESTIVAL 2007
January 12 22 | Cebu
Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival in honor of the Holy Image of Senyor Sto. Niño
 

 
 
 
SINULOG FESTIVAL 2007
January 12 22 | Cebu
Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival in honor of the Holy Image of Senyor Sto. Niño
 
 
 
MALATARLAK FESTIVAL
January 13- January 20 | Tarlac City, Tarlac
The festival features various contingents of school children garbed in grass-inspired costumes - painted with black soots - all merrily dancing to the beat of local tunes and ethnic instruments made of bamboo.
 
 
 
MAKATO STO. NIÑO FESTIVAL
January 15 | Poblacion Makato, Aklan
The ati-atihan festival of Makato dates back before the Spaniards came to sow the seeds of Christianity into this land. During the celebration, thousands of Catholic devotees from all over the country and those from abroad felt the urge to come and join in the wholesome, frolic and religious fervor of thanksgiving to the Holy Child, Sto. Niño.
 
 
 
PASUNGAY FESTIVAL
January 15 | San Joaquin, Iloilo
Celebrated every 3rd Saturday of January. This spectacular & exciting event find its origin on a hillside in one of the inland barangays of the municipality when resting farmers witness for the first time the fight between the two raging bulls, set loose by their herdsmen. It caught the fancy of the barangay folks and soon it became a popular entertainment in most barangay fiestas. During the municipal fiesta, the best bulls from different barangays are pitted against each other by weight category in a “Bull Derby”.
 
 
 
BATAN ATI-ATI MALAKARA FESTIVAL
January 15 | Poblacion Batan, Aklan
The participants celebrating this festival wear masks made up of paper mache and prepared costumes. The festival is celebrated in honor of the Sto. Niño with merry making for a bountiful harvest, peace and prosperity, street dancing along the streets and plaza of the poblacion. A holy mass is celebrated before the start of the contest on Sunday morning proceeded with a parade of participating tribes.
 
 
 
FIRE WORKS DISPLAY & CONTEST
January 15 | Arevalo, Iloilo City
Highlights of this District Fiesta of Arevalo are the multicolor fireworks. The skyline becomes a celebration with the dazzling display of sparkles and blazing lights.
 
 
 
KINARADTO FESTIVAL
January 15 | Buenavista, Guimaras
This cultural festival makes maximum use of the rich cultural tradition of the oldest municipality of the province. The presentation of songs, dances and musical tableau depicts the various influences Buenavista has been subjected to. Celebrated in honor of the town’s patron saint, Sr. Sto. Niño, Kinaradto promises the participant loads of unforgettable positive experiences.
 
 
 
IBAJAY ATI-ATI MUNICIPAL AND DEVOTIONAL FIESTA
January 16- January 22 | Ibajay, Aklan
A religious feast in honor of its patron saint Sto. Niño, held by transferring the holy image of the patron from Ibajay Cathedral Rectory and enthronement at St. Peter Parish Church, by way of amusing the image from where it was originally discovered and brought to the church.
 
 
 
PANGISDAAN FESTIVAL
January 16 | Brgy. Tangos, Navotas
One of the highlights of the Navotas Day celebration featuring a street dancing and float competition focusing on the fishing industry.
 
 
 
KAHIMUNAN FESTIVAL
January 16 | Libertad, Butuan City
Butuan''s version of the Sinulog of Cebu which has an equally lively and spectacular street dancing.
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
CARACOL FESTIVAL
January 16 | Glorietta 4 Park Makati City, Metro Manila
Official Festival of the City of Makati by virtue of resolution No. 251 of Jan. 21, 1991 displaying the call of the local Government for the protection and conservation of our ecology.
 
 
 
BANSUDANI FESTIVAL/FEAST OF THE DEVINE SAVIOR
January 17 | Bansud, Mindoro Oriental
A thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest which coincides with town fiesta. It features dances and cultural presentations by schools and barangay communities.
 
 
 
SADSAD SA KALYE
January 19 | Janiuay, Iloilo
“Sadsad Sa Kalye” is a dynamic mass presentation expressing the beliefs, views, visions and aspirations of the Janiuaynons based upon tradition, historical experiences, and culture of the people of Janiuay. It is a street-dancing affair buoyed by the kaleidoscopic prism of cultured grace and fineness that reflects the embodiment of all that are beautiful in man’s body and soul. “Sadsad” is a native word meaning dance.
 
 
 
PANDOT SA BACOLOD
January 20 | Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
A true to life dramatization depicting the life of Bacoleños during the Spanish times and the life of being a Catholic
 
 
 
BINULIGAY FESTIVAL
January 20 | Jamindan, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.
 
 
 
ALTAVAS STO. NIÑO FESTIVAL
January 21- January 22 | Poblacion Altavas, Aklan
This day marked the end of the Fil-American war in Altavas. Since then, January 22 is being celebrated as an Annual Thanksgiving and Armistice Day in Altavas. Later, the date was adopted as its municipal town fiesta. This is the continuation of the joyous celebration of peace when Fil-American war ended in this municipality.
 
 
 
HALAD SA STO. NIÑO FESTIVAL
January 21 | Midsayap, North Cotabato
The annual fiesta celebration of Midsayap, Cotabato in honor of its patron, Señor Sto. Niño. Highlights are street dancing and the theater parade contest.
 
 
 
HUGYAW FESTIVAL
January 22 | New Lucena, Iloilo
Street
dancing competition.
 
 
 
PANUBASON FESTIVAL
January 22- January 25 | Valderrama, Antique
An annual festival of young Valderramanian talents. A festival created to discover and develop special talents from aspirants in the field of music, dances and sports. The festival is also a thanksgiving festival for the good and abundant crops during their respective harvest season. And such are displayed and shared during the event. A Mardigra Competition participated by the LGU elementary and secondary level highlights the festive mood.
 
 
 
INTERNATIONAL LONG BOARD CUP
January 22- January 31 | Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union
Organized by the La Union Surfing Association open for pro and amateur surfers.
 
 
 
 
LONGANIZA FESTIVAL
January 22 | Vigan City,
It features the “Longest Longaniza” with the hope of entering to the Guinness Book of Records as the longest longaniza of the world.
 
 
 
THE BORACAY INT’L FUN BOARD CUP
January 22- February 5 | Bulabog Beach, Boracay, Malay, Aklan
The country’s biggest windsurfing event drawing participants from all over Asia.
 
 
 
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF PEACE AND GOOD VOYAGE
January 24 | La Carlota City
These features cultural shows and traditional fiesta activities like procession, traditional games and cultural presentation.
 
 
 
DINAGSA ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL
January 24- January 30 | Cadiz City, Negros Occidental
A weeklong celebration every 3rd week of January in honor of our Patron Saint, the Señor Sto. Niño. Various programs are lined up such as motocross, drum and bugle corps competition, Ginoong Cadiz and Search for Mutya ng Cadiz. These are a few of the many programs during the celebration. This spectacular revelry features “Ati” tribes garbed in their colorful costumes dancing to the fast and deafening beat of drums while carrying the image of the Holy Child Jesus. This year, activities will start on January 22-29.
 
 
 
SAUG FESTIVAL
January 25 | Lemery, Iloilo
A festival which features eight (8) districts portraying different situations or scenes on the real purpose of Saug. Saug is a local term/dialect which means to transfer wood/other farm products from one place to another by means of karosa (sled).
 
 
 
LUBAY-LUBAY FESTIVAL
January 25 | Cauayan, Negros Occidental
Lubay-Lubay Festival portrays and preserve the early culture of Cauayanons in facing adversities, hardships and difficulties as well as abundance, plenty, prosperity and sufficiency, and to foster the spirit of unity, cooperation, camaraderie and thanksgiving especially for the blessings endowed by the Almighty.
 
 
 
STO. NIÑO FESTIVAL
January 25 | Malolos, Bulacan
The biggest expression of devotion to the Holy child Jesus in the entire Luzon island.
 
 
 
HANDURAWAN FESTIVAL
January 27- January 28 | Laua-an, Antique
A Foundation Day celebration of the municipality with various programs: hakwaton, boxing, traditional games, ati-ati and mardigras presentation, Lin-ay kang Laua-an Pageant, Kan-anay sa Plaza, Upas karbaw, Bugal ka Laua-an, Diana, comedia show, launching of municipal theme song, cultural show, municipal products parade.
 
 
 
SANA-AW FESTIVAL
January 27 | Jordan, Guimaras
Primarily a celebration of the economic endeavor that made Jordan what it is today. Sana-aw also pays tribute to the skillful artisans and the enduring workers in an endearing characterization through dance drama.
 
 
 
BALOT SA PUTI FESTIVAL
January 31 | Pateros
One of the highlights of the Pateros Town Fiesta celebration
 
 
 
 
Source: www.tourism.gov.ph
                                   
By: PhilCTTIS Data Center
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