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Pabirik Festival
February 1-2
Paracale, Camarines Norte
Held in the town of Paracale, the festival is highlighted by “pabirik” street dancing, depicting the gold mining industry in the province.
Office of the Mayor
Paracale, Cam. Norte

Bicol Arts Festival
February 1-28
Legazpi City
A week-long festival showcasing the region’s arts and culture, crafts and agro-industrial products coming from the six (6) provinces and three (3) cities of Bicol. It coincides with the celebration of the National Arts Month every February.
Dr. Ramona B. Rañeses
Dean, Graduate School
Bicol University, Legazpi City
Telefax: (052) 480-1454

Tinagba Festival
February 11
Iriga City
A tradition of the first harvest offering coinciding on the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes. Derived from the early rituals of the ancient Bicolanos offering their harvest to their own gods as a form of thanksgiving and to seek favor for a more bountiful harvest throughout the year. A long parade of colorfully and grandiosely decorated bull and carabao carts, carrying newly harvested crops, ending with a mass before the Emerald Grotto at Calvary Hills. Here all the offerings are blessed, then distributed to indigent families.
Ms. Marilyn Okuszko
City Tourism Officer
Tourism Dev’t. Office
Iriga City
Tel. No. (054) 655-1387
Fax: (054) 655-0330

1st Annual “Harana: Karantahan nin Pagranga” (A Music Festival)
February 14
San Jose, Camarines Sur
The festival feature local talents and young artists in its effortsa to promote cultural awareness, tourism development and youth empowerment in the District of partido. Highlighted by the Bicol Love Song Choral Competition. Other activities are lined up to drumbeat the affair.
Office of the Mayor
San Jose, Camarines Sur

Karanowan Fish-tival
February 15
Bato, Camarines Sur
Acelebration promoting the rich aquatic resources of Lake Bato. Derived from local dialect “ranow” meaning lake, participants are clad in fish-like costumes depicting the different indigenous fish of Bato Lake while gracefully dancing to creatively choreographed movements in their gaily colored unique outfits fashioned from indigenous materials.
Office of the Mayor
Bato, Camarines Sur

Himag-ulaw Festival
February 17
Placer, Masbate
A celebration of praise and thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest in farming or good catch in fishing expressed through various forms of activities like street dancing, beauty competition, games and contests, food fairs, among others.
Mayor Carlos Estonilo
Office of the Mayor
Placer, Masbate

Rodeo Masbateño
April 6-8
Masbate
Hold on to your horses, caballeros, its rodeo time in Masbate once again! Feel the excitement as our local cowboys pit their brains against bovine brawn in western style rodeo events like bull riding and sterr wrestling, apart from our local games like the good old carabao race. So put on them boots and saddle up – its gonna be a rope-slingin’, dust-kickin’, cowpunchibn’ affair.
MR. Jose C. Zafra
Tourism Office
Office of the Governor
Masbate City
Tel. No.: (056)333-2176/333-3012

“Baybayon … A Festival of Advocacy”
April 9-20
Bacacay, Albay

Senakulo
Good Friday
Paracale
This is lenten presentation reenacting the Passion of Christ. Lenten observance includes Visita Iglesias or altar visitations and processions.
Office of the Mayor
Paracale, Camarines Norte
Tel No. (054) 449-1008

Kadagatan Festival
Black Saturday
Bacacay, Albay
A boat race of outriggered sea crafts powdered manually, while “Palayag” is another boat race with sails. The grandiose spectacle is the show of colorful sails set against the backdrop of Albay Gulf puncture by the deep ultramarine color of the sea. Participants from the different parts of Albay merge in this small in this small progressive coastal town of Bacacay to join, win big cash prizes and earn the honor of most skilled sailor.
Mayor Eligio Berango
Bacacay, Albay
Tel. No. (052) 487-2010

Partido Baybayon Festival
April 26-28
Sagñay, Camarines Sur
This festival showcases the different tourism areas in the district and launch the municipality of Sagñay as summer capital of Partido. Visitors converge in Nato shoreline or Baybayon in local dialect where various activities are featured.
Mayor Roberto Briones
Sagñay, Cam. Sur
Tel. No.: (054)452-3530

Butanding Festival
April 28-30
Donsol, Sorsogon
A festival which ushers the “Butanding” (whaleshark season) and a thanksgiving for the blessings that it give to the people of Donsol. The festival is highlighted by a street parade.
Ms. Nitz Pedragoza
Donsol Visitors Center
Donsol, Sorsogon

Boa-Boahan “Alinsangan” Festival
May 1
Nabua, Camarines Sur
A colorful cultural festival of pagan origin. Derived from the dialect, alinsangan, a word that describes the characteristics of the people living in the early settlements. It is a festival showing fertility and thanksgiving. Fertility, because Boa was taken from the young embryo of the coconut and thanksgiving for it was their only source of food after the ravage of floodwaters.
Office of the Mayor
Nabua, Camarines Sur

Magayon Festival
May 1-31
Albay
A festival in the merry month of May, showcasing Albay as it comes to age, its cultural heritage, trade, travel and tourism beyond Majestic Mount Mayon. The festival includes various activity such as beauty pageant, photo/art exhibit, street parade, trade fair, sports fest, guided tours, etc.
Ms. Denise Silerio
Prov’l. Tourism Officer Albay - PTCAO
Albay Astrodome Complex
Legazpi City
Tel. No. (052) 480-4956/57

Dayaw Dalan Festival
May 1-3
San Jacinto, Ticao Island, Masbate
Dayaw is an old Tigaonon term which means “to show off, parade or display”. In its strictest meaning, dayaw is to present with pride what is distinctly and essentially inherent in a person. Dalan on the other hand, means in olden times, a mountain trail which now includes path, street and highway. Dayaw Dalan Festival symbolizes the best of what the municipality of San Jacinto have as a town and as a people. The festival is held in honor of its patron saint, Santo Cristo de Burgos.
Office of the Mayor
San Jacinto, Masbate

Palong Festival
May 10-13
Capalonga, Camarines Norte
Higlighted by a street dancing and agro industrial fair which expresses local folks’ gratitude for their town’s name etymology and signifies the abundant presence of rooster available in the locality. Held also in celebration of their Black Nazarene’s Feast Day on May 13.
Mr. Abel Icatlo
Provincial Tourism Officer
Provincial Captiol
Daet, Cam. Norte
Tel. No. (054) 721-4341
Fax: 440-2013

Black Nazarene Feast
May 13
Capalonga, Camarines Norte
A two-day religious festivity in honor of the town’s Patron Saint, the Black Nazarene, which is the object of veneration not only by the locals but by foreign devotees as well. It is highlighted by a pligrimage where people come in thousands to give in their respect to the miraculous Patron Saint.
Mr. Abel Icatlo
Provincial Tourism Officer
Provincial Captiol
Daet, Cam. Norte
Tel. No. (054) 721-4341
Fax: 440-2013

Sarung Banggi Festival
May 18-25
Sto. Domingo, Albay
A fun-filled 8-day summer activity to immortalize the song Sarung Banggi and pay tribute to its composer Potenciano Gregorio. It showcases a variety of cultural and religious activities, food and sports fest, Beauty Search, folksong fest, agro-industrial fair and many more.
Office of the Mayor
Sto. Domingo, albay
Tel. No.: (052) 487-1002

Catandungan “Padayaw” Festival
May 20-24
Virac, Catanduanes
“Padadyaw” is an old Catandunganon term which means to show one’s best with pride and dignity coupled with excitement. This is a street-dancing of delegation per town to the tune of Pantomina. The towns are encouraged to flaunt its own image by associating its delegations costume and dance to what the town is best known for.
Ms. Carmel Bonifacio
Office of the Governor
Virac, Catanduanes
Tel. No. (054) 811-1141-75
F: 811-1335

Kaogma Festival
May 21-27
Camarines Sur
A week-long celebration of the of the foundation anniversary of the Province of Camarines Sur. The festival features numerous activities such as cultural expositions, sports events, beauty pageant, procession and Grand Parade.
Ms. Mariefe Nolasco
Head, PTCSO
Provincial Capitol
Cadlan, Pili, Cam. Sur
Tel. No. (054)477-3172
Fax: 473-0391

Padaraw Festival
May 30
Bulan, Sorsogon
A festival showcsing colorful costumes fashioned from the abaca fiber. It is highlighted by a grand street presentation wherein the participants are clad in colorful costumes using the abaca fibers.
Ms. Lynda Asuncion Argaño
Public Information Officer
Municipality of Bulan
Bulan, Sorsogon

Tabak Festival
June 16-21
Tabaco City
Held in conjunction with the celebration of the City’s 1st Foundation Anniversary. The festival derived its name from a local word “Tabak”, meaning bolo, where the name of the City (Tabaco) was taken from. It’s highlight is a street presentation where participants’ showcases the legend of the City. Numerous other activities are lined up to drum beat the affair.
Dir. Maria O. Ravanilla
DOT-V, Rawis, Legazpi City
Tel. No. (052) 820-3664/
482-0712/Fax: 820-5066

“Oyange Kaugman Festival”
June 20-29
Polangui, Albay
Office of the Mayor
Polangui, Albay
Tel. No. ()52) 486-1096
Fax: 212-6285

Pili Festival
June 20-29
Sorsogon, Sorsogon
Pili is an indigenous crop of Bicol region, particularly Sorsogon. This festival showcases the Pili, the primary purpose of which is to emphasize its importance and to increase the awareness of the public on its various economic uses. One way of doing this is through a street dance presentation, a highlight of the festival. The street dance presents the three (3) stages of Pili, from green (young fruit) to violet (half-mature) to black (mature) nuts and how it is being processed into different kinds of sweets and delicacies.
Office of the Mayor
Sorsogon, Sorsogon
or Mrs. Cecilia H. Duran
Tel. No. (056) 211-1357

Ginubat Festival
June 11-12
Gubat, Sorsogon
A festival based on the roots of the town of which its name was derived. It features the following activities: cultural street parade, exhibits, sailboat race, beauty pageant, fiesta celebration and the Balik-Gubat which is the highlight of the festival.
Office of the Mayor
Gubat, Sorsogon

Katalingkasan Festival
July 21-25
Libon, Albay
Katalingkasan which means freedom and rebirth, is held in conjunction with the Libon Town Fiesta and the feast of its Patron Saint, St. James the Greater. The festival aims to revive the rich cultural heritage of the town and at the same time promote local tourism.
Ms. Agnes Dycoco
c/o Office of the Mayor
Libon, Albay
Tel. No. (052) 486-6101

Mercedes Fishtival
August 6-11
Mercedes, Camarines Norte
It is a fishermen’s holiday celebration, in which said festivity is dedicated as a time of annual thanksgiving for the blessings and bounty received from the Almighty during the seafaring, fishing expeditions and fish farming endeavors. The “fishtival” is not only a week-long merry making but also a moment of retrospect and recognition of Mother Nature for having endowed Mercedes with a gift of vast fishery resources, magnificent shorelines and other aquatic potentials and the wise utilization and preservation of ecological balance for the attainment of environmental dignity and beauty.
Office of the Mayor
Mercedes, Camarines Norte
Tel. No. (054) 440-1011

“Pagsuwak Festival”
August 12-17
Guinobatan, Albay
Derived from a local word su’wak meaning the process of flowering or blossoming, thus, “pagsuwak” is a sign of growth, devewlopment and progress of the municipality. The festival, therefore, which is held to coincide with the town fiesta signifies act of thanksgiving for the bounties from the land. Various activities are lined up highlighted by a street presentation.
Mr. Art Osia
Office of the Mayor
Guinoabatan, Albay
Tel. No.: (052) 838-0211

Coron Festival
August 15-17
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 benfit of written manuals. Highlight of the festival is a Street Presentation.
Office of the Mayor
Tiwi, Albay
Tel. No. (052) 488-5975
F: 488-5051

Pilgrimage to Joroan
3rd Saturday of August
Joroan, Tiwi, Albay
Every 3rd Saturday of August, thousands of devotees flocked to this coastal town in Albay to pay homage to the miraculous image of Our Lady of Salvation, Patroness of albay. It is highlighted by a maritime procession after a mass at Joroan Church. The image is carried by the menfolks down to the beach where a large and well-decorated trawl boat is docked. An entourage of similarly decorated pumpboats follow, carrying the pilgrims and devotees to the shores and village at Sogod where a concelebrated mass is held again.
Mrs. Maria O. Ravanilla
Regional Director
DOT-Region V
Rawis, Legazpi City
Tel. Nos. (052) 482-0712
820-3664
Fax: (052) 820-5066

Daragang Magayon Festival
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 the cultural life of Daragueños. Various colorful activities are lined up for this celebration.
Mr. Eugene Sangil
Mun. Information officer
Daraga, Albay
Tel: (052) 824-3172/3161

Voyadores Festival
3rd Friday of September
Naga City
Borne on the shoulders of her male devotees, and her voyage back in a fluvial procession along the Bicol River. It is named after the male devotees (voyadores) who accompany and carry the Virgin’s image in a procession called Traslacion for a Novena at the Metropolitan Cathedral
Ms. Amelita P. Saenz
Chairman, DIBA Found.
106 Jacob St., Naga City
Tel. No. (054) 473-9949

Peñafrancia Festival
3rd Saturday of September
Naga City
A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region. The festivity begins on the second Friday of September when the Image of the Virgin of Peñafrancia is carried by hundreds of male devotees from her shrine to Naga Cathedral. Main highlight is the fluvial procession along the Naga River.
Office of the Mayor
Naga City
Tel. No. (054) 473-2240
Fax: (054) 811-1286

Himoloan Festival
September 28-29
Oas, Albay
This festival commemorates the Patronal Feast of St. Michael the Archangel. Himoloan literally means pag-atang or tinagba (offering). Thus, it is the time of the year when the faithful honor their patron, St. Michael on the Feast of the Archangels by offering to him not only material goods but the “talents” that God bestowed upon all as well. Its highlight is the Himoloan street presentation and the Carrosa Contest wherein it is participated by the different barangay and is also open to other barangays of other nearby towns to gather and bring the carrosa/andas of their patron decorated with their produce as well as native materials found within their reach.
Office of the Mayor
Oas, Albay
Tel. No. (052) 485-6022

Hin-Ay Festival
September 28-29
Irosin, Sorsogon
This festival is a commemoration of the feast day of the town’s Patron Saint, St. Michael the Archangel, and at the same time a rediscovery of the town’s cultural heritage. The festival traces the struggles of the people of Irosin at various stages of its history and aims to renew the enthusiasm and faith among people for sustained involvement in community building. Various activities include: Mardi Gras, which depicts the victory of the Archangels over the Black Angel, cultural show, agro-trade fair, beauty pageant, food festival, among others.
Office of the Mayor
Irosin, Sorsogon

Ibalong Festival
October
Legazpi City
A festival depicting Bicol’s early beginning as portrayed by the characters in the epic entitled – IBALONG. The name was the early nomenclature of Bicol region. It showcases many superheroes such as Handiong, Baltog and Bantong among others. The festival is highlighted by a street presentation where masks of heroes and villains are paraded on mainstreets, combined with song and dances. Other activities include trade fair, art exhibit, sports fest such as the triathlon, guided tours, beauty pageant and other colorful competitions.
Ms. Ma. Aissa N. Sabio
Acting City Tourism Officer
Legazpi City
Tel. No. (052) 820-3679

Kasanggayahan Festival
October 15-25
Sorsogon, Sorsogon
This festival was derived from the dialect which means “prosperity and happiness”. It is a joyous celebration held primarily to commemorate the Foundation Anniversary of Sorsogon since its establishment as a separate province from Albay. The highlight is the “Pantomina sa Tinampo” participated in by LGUs, schools, NGOs and other civic organizations.
Office of the Governor
Sorsogon, Sorsogon
Tel. No. (056) 211-1398
Fax: (056) 211-2121

Catandungan Festival
October 22-24
Virac, Catanduanes
A celebration of the province’s anniversary and tribute to its founders, to continuously remind the people of Catanduanes of the province’s independence from the province of Albay. Main features of the festival are: street dance Pantomina, beauty pageant, agro-trade fair, sports fest, guided tour, art/photo exhibits, etc.
Office of the Governor
Virac, Catanduanes
Tel. Nos. (052) 811-1571/811-1690

Pastores Bicol
December 18
Legazpi City
An interpretative folk festival related to the celebration of Christmas tradition. It reenacts the rejoicing shepherds who sang the first Christmas Carol during the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Locally known as “pastores”, here they are clad in colorful costumes with the traditional arc and “musikeros” as they sing and dance to the tune of “Pastores a Belen.”
Mrs. Maria O. Ravanilla
Regional Director
DOT-Region V
Legazpi City
Tel. No. (0-52) 482-0712
Fax: 820-5066

Kamundagan Festival
December 1-31
Naga City
In the month of December, Naga City opens its door for a whole month in celebrating its charter anniversary and the Birth of Christ with the cooperative efforts of Camarines Sur and Naga City. The festivity seeks to boost tourism, expand business and provide livelihood opportunities by showcasing various activities, the highlights of which are the “kiri-kiti”, “pastoras”, beauty search, agro-industrial fair, civic parade, cultural shows and other colorful events.
Office of the Mayor
Tel. No. (054) 473-2240
Fax: (054) 811-1286

 

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