||08 Mar 2008
| Philippine Cities Trade and Tourism Information Service
|The following list shows all the cultural festivals being held every month of April.
Source: Department of Tourism, www.tourism.gov.ph
|APRIL CALENDAR |
April 1- April 5 | La Castellana, Negros Occidental
A harvest festival that opens on the first day of April, showcasing the different varieties of banana which is abundant in the municipality.
KESONG PUTI FESTIVAL
April 1- April 9 | Sta Cruz, Laguna
Different activities lined up in this celebration that include trade fair, food festival, cultural shows, street dancing, painting contest, beauty pageant and with highlight on the kesongputi, made from carabao milk, fermented and wrapped in banana leaves.
PANAAD HALAD KAY SAN VICENTE FERRER FESTIVAL
April 1- April 9 | Leganes, Iloilo
The miraculous healing of San Vicente Ferrer through palapak or the act of setting the image to one’s head, have gathered devotees from all over the region.
April 1- May 31 | Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
It is a multi-lateral Trade Exposition highlighting 12 renowned provincial festivals: Ati-Atihan of Aklan, Higantes of Angono, Iloilo''s Dinagyang Festival, Lucban''s Pahiyas, Davao''s Kadayawan, Ilocos Sur''s Viva Vigan, Bacolod''s Masskara, Zamboanga''s Hermosa, Naga''s Peñafrancia, Batangas'' Parada ng Lechon, Tacloban''s Pintados, and Cebu''s Sinulog.
April 1- May 31 | Davao City
Initiated by the City Tourism Office, this activity offers affordable tours around Davao City.
ENCHANTED KINGDOM ANNIVERSARY FIREWORKS COMPETITION
April 1- May 31 | Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna
The competition is an annual tradition that features the best fireworks suppliers in a contest to out-do each other in presenting supreme-quality pyrotechnics. EK is celebrating 10 years of providing magic and enchantment to the public. As a treat to their patrons, guests to the park will witness at least 4 fireworks presentations for all weekend of April and May.
April 2 24 | Camarines Norte
As the term suggests, Bantayog festival features the storied First Rizal Monument or “Unang Bantayog ni Dr. Jose Rizal” which is the centerpiece of the celebration. It is held in conjunction with the province foundation anniversary.
LILIW GAT TAYAW FOOTWEAR FESTIVAL
April 3- April 7 | Liliw, Laguna
A colorful event highlighted by a parade of floats featuring the agricultural and industrial products of Liliw.
KAPIYA DISPLAY AND PASYON SINGING CONTEST
April 6 | Santa Barbara, Iloilo
A Kapiya or tableau of the 14 Stations of the Cross is set-up in strategic places all over the town where the procession would pass through. This tableau would either be composed of human characters or art works. On Good Friday, people would go around the town to witness the judging of the most unique and beautiful Kapiya along with the most authentic Pasyon (Passions of Christ) Singing.
ALLAW TA APO SANDAWA (TRIBES HONOR MT. APO)
April 7 | Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
A gathering of all highlighted tribes in honor of Mt. Apo as the country''s highest peak, it comes as no surprise that Mt. Apo is considered sacred ground. Join the highland tribes of Mindanao to the mountain in this annual gathering.
|By: PhilCTTIS Data Center