August

PANGAPOG FESTIVAL
August 1- August 7 | Island Garden City of Samal
A thanksgiving festival celebration bountiful harvest features parade, indak-indak sa dalan, cultural presentation etc.

PALAGSING FESTIVAL
August 2 | Butuan City
A competition for the longest and the best tasting palagsing

PALU-PALO FESTIVAL (GRAND CELEBRATION)
August 4- August 5 | Basco, Batanes
A cultural presentation of the different municipalities of Batanes, showcasing their ethnic group''s rugged yet storied existence.

PADAGYAW FESTIVAL
August 4- August 5 | Dumarao, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.

PASIGARBO SA SUGBO 2009
August 12- 15, 2009 | Cebu City
Pasigarbo sa Sugbo is a festival which promotes the towns and cities of the Province of Cebu.

KALIBONGAN FESTIVAL (HORSE FIGHT & BLOOD COMPACT)
August 14 | 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.

PAVVU RULUN FESTIVAL & PADDA NA LIMA (GRAND CELEBRATION)
August 15- August 17 | Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Celebration includes sports and cultural presentations, Padda na Lima Trade Fair, beauty pageant, street dancing.

CORON 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.

PASAKA
August 15 | Tanauan, Leyte
Religious homage/ cultural dance parade in honor of Our Lady of the Assumption

SIRONG FESTIVAL
August 15 | Cantilan, Surigao del Sur
A war dance between Muslims and Christians, reflecting the Christianization of the early Cantillanons

KADAYAWAN SA DABAW
August 17-23, 2009 | 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.

FRUIT FESTIVAL
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.

BANKATON
August 20 | Lavezares, N. Samar
Exciting motorboat race in honor of the town’s patron saint

TSINELAS FESTIVAL
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.

KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL
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

PALADONG FESTIVAL
August 28 | Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
The art of performing the ritual of “ladong” conducted by a “landongan”.

TURUMBA
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.



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