April

BUTANDING FESTIVAL
April | Donsol, Sorsogon
A festival which users the “Butanding” (whaleshark) season and a thanksgiving for its blessings to the people of Donsol. The festival is highlighted by a street parade.

ALIWAN FIESTA (w/ Photos)
April-May | Quirino Grandstand, Manila
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.

BANANA FESTIVAL
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.

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.

LANG-AY FESTIVAL (w/ Photos)
1st or 2nd week of April | Bontoc, Mountain Province
"Lang-ay" which means to share happiness, promote family solidarity, hospitality, and nurture friendship with a toast of home-brewed wine has become a major local event.

PAHIMIS FESTIVAL
April 15 | Amadeo, Cavite
A Festival that revives the coffee industry

SINABALU FESTIVAL
April 16- April 30 | Rizal, Cagayan
Celebrates the town fiesta of Rizal highlighting the Malaweg ancestry and cooking of glutinous rice on bamboos; showcasing the culture in songs and dances.

OBANDO FERTILITY RITES
April 17- May 19 | Obando, Bulacan
Childless couples, praying that they bear children, do the "fertility dance" on the streets of Obando. The fiesta is observed in honor of Sta. Clara, San Pascual and Virgen de Salambao.

TANDUYONG FESTIVAL
April 17 | San Jose City, Bulacan
A parade to give thanks for a good harvest participated by various barangays and establishments in colorful costumes and instead of marching, dance in the street.

PANAAD SA NEGROS
April 18 - 25, 2009 | Negros Occidental
A cultural fiesta and the trade fair featuring the various products of Negros Occidental like the oysters of Hinigaran, fresh vegetables from Don Salvador Benedicto, puto from Manapla, Danggit from Sagay and a whole lot more.

TUNGOH AD HUNGDUAN
April 18 - 24 | Hungduan, Ifugao
A cultural fiesta of the Ifugaos of Hungduan which features ethnic games, rituals, arts and crafts-oriented activities.

COCOWAYAN FESTIVAL 2005
April 20- April 25 | Isabela City
Beauty pageant, street dances and trade fair of coconut and bamboo products which abound in Isabela, characterize this festival.

BANGKARERA (Boat-rowing race)
April 21 | Penablanca, Cagayan
A boat-rowing race on the waters of scenic Pinacanauan River.

GOTAD AD HINGYON
April 21- April 24 | Hingyon Municipality, Ifugao
Ethnic thanksgiving with cultural fair by Ifugaos in Hingyon.

GOTAD AD KIANGAN
April 23- April 25 | Kiangan, Ifugao
An Ifugao cultural celebration featuring Kiangan's ethnic customs and traditions

BAHAG-HARI FESTIVAL
April 24 | Pinamalayan, Mindoro Oriental
A colorful celebration highlighted by street dancing, a parade of float and a different Moriones Festival.

BANGUS FESTIVAL/PISTA'Y DAYAT
April 15 - May 1, 2009 | Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Part of Dagupan''s Pista''y Dayat celebration, highlight of which is the longest bangus grill, 101 ways to cook bangus, Bangus Harvest Dance parade, sports competition/exhibition.

PANAGAT "FISH" TIVAL
April 25 | Estancia, Iloilo
This is a tribute to fishermen of Estancia. It is a celebration that calls for ultimate cooperation and soul of "Bayanihan" among their neighboring town.

PISTA’Y DAYAT (THANKSGIVING)
April 25 - May 3, 2009 | Lingayen, Pangasinan
Thanksgiving festival for the year''s bountiful harvest from the sea celebrated every 1st of May.



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