November

BANAAG FESTIVAL
November 1 | Anilao, Iloilo
A dance-drama competition using light and all its forms as a medium . This “dance of lights” is the first of its kind in the region.

SAN CARLOS CITY FIESTA
November 4 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A three-day religious festivity honoring the patron saint, San Carlos Borromeo, featuring Pintaflores Festival, fluvial parade, processions, sports exhibitions, body painting contest and concerts.

PINTAFLORES FESTIVAL (HONORING ST. CHARLES BORROMEO)
November 5 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
The emerging festival of San Carlos City, highlighs the traditional fiesta celebration in honor of its patron Saint San Carlos Borromeo on the first week of November. It features street dancing by "tribes" dressed in colorful ethnic-inspired costumes, their bodies painted with flower designs reminiscent of the tattoed Visayans of the Pre Spanish Negros

HELOBONG FESTIVAL (T’BOLI)
November 9- November 11 | Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
One of the prettiest places in the Philippines becomes even more attractive this month, as its native residents celebrate a week-long cultural fiesta.See the T''Boli culture in its colorful best through the natives'' traditional songs, dances and crafts.

TAW-ANAY GUGMA
November 11 | Dumalag, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.

LAPU-LAPU CITY FIESTA
November 21- November 22 | Lapu-lapu City, Cebu
Join in colorful rites to honor the Virgin of the Rule, patron of Lapu-lapu City.

KALIMUDAN FESTIVAL (TRIBAL FIESTA)
November 21 | Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
It is another tribal fiesta down in Mindanao, with just about every major ethnic group joining in the fun. Cultural sharing is the theme here, its message clearly displayed in the timeless songs and dances of these native folks. One need not be a Manobo, Tiruray or T’boli to take part in the fun—all you need are the right clothes, the right moves, and a genuine desire to go totally tribal!

CORDILLERA FESTIVAL
November 22 | Baguio City
A showcase of the various tribal dances, rituals and songs of the Cordilleras.

BENGUET FOUNDATION DAY
November 23 | Benguet
The Ethnic Igorots make their presence felt once again in Benguet as they hold a grand canao (the local word for “party”) at the Benguet provincial capital grounds. Ritual sacrifices are made, followed by a series of chants and prayers made in the native language. Tribal performances come next. No touristy stuff here, just a healthy dose of of traditional Cordillera culture.

HIGANTES FESTIVAL
November 23 | Angono, Rizal
A fiesta of "gigantic" proportions highlighted by a grand procession of 10-feet high papier mache puppets, surrounded by a crowd of drenched, water-fighting revelers.

KABKABAN FESTIVAL
November 24- November 25 | Carcar, Cebu
The festival is not just a religious fanfare in honor of the town’s patroness, St. Catherine of Alexandria, but a cuLtural catalogue of the town’s historical periods and industry like shoemaking, as well as their arts that is showcased through street dancing and parade

BAGUIO TOSSED SALAD FESTIVAL 2005
November 25 27 | Baguio City
A record breaking attempt to showcase the heaviest tossed salad and served to the public

FEAST OF SANTA CATALINA
November 26 | Mansalay, Mindoro, Oriental
Palarong Lahi, an array of games very native to Mindoreños and Filipino, joined in by all games enthusiasts.

PANANGEDAYEW
November 27 | Dagupan City
Panangedayew, Pangasinan word meaning to uplift. Acitvites include garden show beside the Dagupan Astrodome, trade fair of Pangasinan’s pride like Bonuan bngus, bgoong, peanut brittle, quilted products housewares and locally made Christmas decors.



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