||30 Aug 2008
|AUGUST CULTURAL EVENTS
| Philippine Cities Trade and Tourism Information Service
|CEBU FOUNDING ANNIVERSAY
August 1 6 | Cebu
Nightly cultural and variety shows, agricultural trade fair and night market are among the many activities lined-up in celebration of the island province''s founding day anniversary.
CELEBRATION OF BUAN NG WIKA
August 1- August 31 | Capitol Site,Batangas City
A month long activity celebrating "Buwan ng Wika". The activities undertaken are campaign for using Filipino as a medium, hanging of streamer and short program.
CABIBI FESTIVAL : LALLO DAY
August 1- August 4 | Lal-lo, Cagayan
The patronal town fiesta of Lallo, formerly Ciudad Nueva Segovia is highlighted by an agro-industrial trade fair and street dancing competition
MERCEDES FISHTIVAL/KADAGATAN FESTIVAL
August 1 8 | Mercedes, Camarines
It is a fishermen’s celebration of thanksigiving for the blessings and bounty during the seafaring, fishing expeditions and fish farming.
August 1- August 5 | Dumarao, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration in honor of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves.
FIESTA BACOLOD (HRANO)
August 2 | Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
KABANKALAN CITY CHARTER ANNIVERSARY
August 2 | Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental
A weeklong celebration highlighted by an agro-industrial fair showcasing the indigenous products of the farmers and the cooperatives
ADLAW HONG BUTUAN (CHARTER DAY ANNIVERSARY)
August 2 | Butuan City
It’s the charter day celebration of Butuan City. It is highlighted by the thanksgiving mass, motorcade recognition of outstanding Butuanons & City employees night.
August 2 | Butuan City
A competition for the longest and the best tasting palagsing
MINDANAO TRADE EXPO
August 4- August 15 | Davao City
An Agro industrial trade fair with business matching for the promotion of Mindanao’s world class product.
OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS PATRONAL FIESTA
August 5 | Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental
Nuestra Señora de los Nieves is the patron saint of the city, parishioners celebrate the event with the Holy Mass and a procession around the city
CORDOVA DINAGAT FESTIVAL (FISHING RITUALS)
August 5 | Cordova, Cebu
The celebration honors the town’s most prized source of livelihood-fishing. “Dinagat” means “anything” pertaining to the sea”. It showcases Cordova’s distinctive cultural heritage though authentic traditional rituals and dances.
August 6 12 | Cordova, Cebu
The festival is a unique reinvention of the Dinagat festival. The exotic eel locally known as ''bakasi'' is pecullar and abundant in Cordova.
August 7 | Gainza, Cam. Sur
A week-long festivity aimed to preserve its culture and tradition and to promote the area as a tourist destination. Highlight is the boat race.
BIMP EAGA « KUMBIRA » CULINARY SHOW AND LIVE COMPETITION
August 8- August 20 | The Atrium, Cagayan de Oro City
Food and culinary competitions sponsored by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA)
August 09 - 11 | Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
Kidapawan takes its fruit growing industry to the streets literally as the city celebrates its annual fruit festival. There are cultural shows, a parade of local fruit products, a bevy of exhibits, street dancing competition and selected lectures on fruit preparation.
PAVVU RULUN FESTIVAL
August 10 17 | Tuguegarao, Cagayan
it is the patronal fiesta of the city honoring St. Hyacinth enthroned at the elevated St. Hycinth Church beside the St. Paul University Philippines. The events surrounding the festival include street dancing competition, drum and lyre competition, beauty pageant, trade fair, pancit cooking and eating contests, job fair and many more
KAADLAWAN HAN SAMAR
August 11 | Catbalogan Samar
Festivities to commemorate the foundation day of Samar
August 12- August 17 | Guinobatan, Albay
The festival is held to coincide with the town fiesta land as a form of thanksgiving for the bounties from the land. Various activities are lined up to drumbeat the affair.
3RD WHOOSH DAVAO NATIONAL SKIMBOARDING FEST
August 12- August 13 | Davao City
An annual competition
August 14 | Jabonga, Agusan del Norte
Held during the town fiesta of Jabonga. It is a thanksgiving celebration for the bounties showered by the Heavenly Father through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Lady of Assumption-patroness of Jabonga.
KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL (HORSE FIGHT & BLOOD COMPACT)
August 15 | Kidapawan City, N. Cotabato
August 14 marks the celebration of the Kalibongan Festival. Kalibongan is a manobo term for a Grand Festival which is celebrated yearly in Kidapawan, Cotabato. The Manobos, Bagobos, and other highland tribes from the different parts of the province go down to Kidapawan to show off and proudly display their tradition and cultural heritage. The natives display thier own version of "party" with a traditional horsefight, a "blood compact" peace ceremony, etc.
LUBI-LUBI (COCONUT) FESTIVAL
August 15 | Calubian, Leyte
The humble coconut tree gets its day in the spotlight as the town celebrates its Lubi-Lubi Festival.
August 15- August 17 | Tiwi, Albay
“Coron” is a Bicol dialect meaning clay-pot or potteries of which the town of Tiwi is popularly known for. Thus, the festival’s main feature is the municipalities pottery industry which is done with skills passed from parents to children and perfected through long years of practice without the benefit of written manuals.
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION
August 15 | Boac, Marinduque
A celebration in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption.
August 15 | Tanauan, Leyte
Religious homage/ cultural dance parade in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption
August 15 | Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
A war dance between Muslims and Christians, reflecting the Christianization of the early Cantillanons
KADAYAWAN SA DABAW
August 16- August 22 | Davao City
A festival celebrating the city''s bountiful harvest in a form of grand colorful parade of orchid-bedecked floats and tribal street dancing.
August 18- August 30 | Cagayan de Oro City
A showcase of the Best of Northern Mindanao featuring Agriculture, Trade, & Tourism destinations.
PILGRIMAGE TO JOROAN
August 19 | Joroan, Tiwi, Albay
Held every 3rd Saturday of August to pay homage to the miraculous image of Our Lady of Salvation, Patroness of Albay
QUEZON DAY/ ANGONO DAY
August 19 | Angono, Rizal
Anniversary of Independence, the residents of Angono led by the Municipal Tourism Office, prepare a weeklong celebration characterized by trade fairs, art exhibits, symphonic band concerts, cultural presentations, etc.
August 20 | Lavezares, N. Samar
Exciting motorboat race in honor of the town’s patron saint
August 21- August 28 | Jordan, Guimaras
A festivity in support of the National Coconut Week Celebration which recognizes the efforts of the coconut farmers and other stakeholders of the province.
ANNIVERSARY OF CRY OF PUGADLAWIN
August 23 | Pugad lawin shrine, Brgy. Bahay Toro, Quezon City
Another historical event celebrated yearly with a civic parade at 6:00 am followed by a flag-raising and a wreath-laying Ceremony.
GLOBAL SPORTS EXPO
August 24 26 | World Trade Center, Pasay City
The expo will showcase Games & Gadgets, Hobbies and Leisure including sporting goods, accessories and equipment as well as spas, resorts and hotels to be held at the World Trade Center.
August 25- August 29 | Jovellar, Albay
“Quipia” was formerly the name of the municipality. Held annually in time for its fiesta celebration, the festival features various events highlighted by a street presentation.
August 25 | City of Gapan, Nueva Ecija
To mark the anniversary of the town’s cityhood, Gapan City holds its annual Tsinelas Festival, with street dancing, parade of floats decorated with regular to gigantic 7 ft. slippers the famous slippers bazaar. The festival is aimed at bolstering the new city’s claim as the North Slippers Capital.
August 26- August 28 | Cagayan de Oro City
A celebration of the annual fiesta in honor of its Patron, Saint Agustine; with a mardigras type of street dancing participated in by contingents from school & civic organizations
August 26- September 8 | Daraga, Albay
A historical and religious celebration in honor of the town’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Gate. It aims to showcase tha cultural life of Daragueños. Various colorful activities are lined up for this celebration.
ALCALA TOWN FIESTA
August 26 | Alcala, Cagayan
The local government unit of Alcala has highlighted the agricultural products of Alcala town like corn and rice and presented a local street dancing version and the colonial past of the town depicted in its centuries-old church- St. Phillomene Church
FEAST OF ST. AUGUSTINE
August 27 | Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
Annual fiesta of Barangay Ubay.
August 27- August 28 | Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte
A local rendition of the classic Christian-moro conflict interpreted through songs and dances.
August 28 | Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
The art of performing the ritual of “ladong” conducted by a “landongan”.
August 28 | San Agustin, Surigao del Sur
A reunion of relatives and friends during town fiesta of San Agustin celebrated through street dancing.
August 28 | Abuyog, Leyte
“Buyog” (bees) dancer depict the origin of the town’s name in a well choreographed dance.
NATIONAL HEROES DAY
August 29 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A celebration paying homage to people who fought for freedom, usually held with a cultural program and flower offering at the foot of the Unknown Soldier Monument.
KAYABA: GUIMARAS – ILOILO CROSS CHANNEL SWIM
August 30 | Iloilo City
A cross channel swim to create awareness to preserve the Iloilo river, promote tourism in Guimaras and Iloilo and encourage endurance swimming as a competitive sport.
MANDAUE CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION
August 30 | Mandaue, Cebu
The Mandauehanons celebrates this eventful anniversary with parades, games and variety shows. The Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry spearhead the holding of the Mandaue that will start off on this day.
August 30 | Teresa, Rizal
This is done every year during the feast of Saint Rose of Lima called “Turumba sa Birhen”, which means a unique dance dedicated to Saint Rose of Lima, the patron saint of Teresa
BATTLE OF PINAGLABANAN
August 30 | Pinaglaban Shrine, Municipality of San Juan
National / local celebration of the Battle of Pinaglabanan, a Battle which sparked the Philippine Revolution of 1896. There will be mass at 7:00 am followed by wreath-laying ceremony
DRUM & LYRE COMPETITION
August 31 | Provincial Sports complex, Surigao City
A competition among the secondary school’s Drum and Lyre Corp. It showcases the competence of the different Drum & Lyre Corps of the City and Province of Surigao del Norte.
Source: Department of Tourism
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