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FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

Date : May 1 to 7
Venue : Social Garden, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna (UPLB)

Description
It is a ten-day showcase of flower garden and ornamental plants selected by the Los Baños Orchid Society.

Contact : Ms. Teresa Cangao, UPLB
Telephone No. : (049) 536-3537



ANG TIPULO FESTIVAL

Date : Every First Tuesday of May
Venue : Antipolo City, Rizal

Description
The Ang Tipulo Festival coincides with the commemoration of the “miracle” of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage when an epidemic illness hit the Antipoleños during the Spanish regime and they were miraculously healed after the Holy Mass at the Pinagmisahan Hills.

This festival was extracted from the City’s name Antipolo and derived from the Antipolo tree (Artocarpus incise) or locally known as “Tipulo” tree which was in abundance in the area during ancient times.

Contact : City Tourism Office, Antipolo City, Rizal
Telephone No. : (02) 661-1880



TROMBA FESTIVAL

Date : May 1
Venue : Baras, Rizal

Description
The celebration is derived from the ancient Spanish religious festival in honor of the Nuestra Señora de Turumba. Afternoon procession and street dancing is preceded by a Pagoda parade held in Baras River.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Baras, Rizal
Telephone No. : (02) 653-3909 / 629-7950



PASINGGATAN FESTIVAL

Date : May 1 to 4
Venue : Taytay, Palawan

Description
Pasinggatan Festival comes from the word “singgat” meaning to shine or luster, an apt name for festival whose events bring out the best in people from their talents to their personalities.

Contact : Ms. Ester Dacuan, Taytay Municipal Tourism Officer
Telephone No. : (0921) 256-9319



SALUBONG (Holy Cross Festival)

Date : May 2
Venue : Alitagtag and Bauan, Batangas

Description
A festive celebration of meeting the Holy Cross of Bauan and the Holy Cross of Alitagtag at Binukalan Shrine at 8:00 am. The celebration is highlighted by a program and praises for the Holy Cross accompanied by street dancing and finally at 2:00 p.m., the Holy Cross of Bauan returns to the Parish Church of Bauan where the jubilation culminates.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Alitagtag, Batangas/ Bauan, Batangas
Telephone No. : Alitagtag – (043) 772-0154
Bauan – (043) 727-1253



SUBLIAN FESTIVAL

Date : May 2
Venue : Bauan, Batangas

Description
The municipality of Bauan celebrates the Sublian every May 2nd. This festival aims to revive the centuries-old tradition of dancing the Subli, an indigenous dance of Bauan. This dance ritual is being done to pay homage to the Holy Cross of Bauan.

Contact : Engr. Vicente Cordero
Telephone No. : (043) 727-1754 / 727-1090



SALUBONG SA MAHAL NA POON

Date : May 2
Venue : Alitagtag, Batangas

Description
An annual meeting of an icon which the early Philippine Christian called as the Mahal na Poon Santa Krus. The devotees mostly of the towns of Alitagtag and Bauan joined this religious festival to invoke the icon, pledge their loyalty, thank it for the blessings granted and call on it for protection, healing and well-being. The 2 crosses meet on the boundary of the municipalities of Alitagtag and Bauan going to Binukalan Shrine where a mass is celebrated.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Alitagtag, Batangas
Telephone No. : (043) 772-0154



FEAST OF THE HOLY CROSS

Date : May 3
Venue : Sta. Cruz, Marinduque
Description
Fiesta of Sta. Cruz in honor of the Holy Cross. Religious, cultural and civic activities are lined up for the event.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque



DE GALERA FESTIVAL

Date : May 10 - 12
Venue : Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Description
An annual event showcasing Puerto Galera’s rich historical heritage, culture and abundant natural resources. The highlight of the event is a fluvial parade at the sea joined by devotees of Our Lady of Fatima. The wooden boats are elaborately decorated in a tropical setting.

Contact : Municipal Tourism Office, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. : ((043) 287-3051



FEAST OF OUR LADY OF BIGLANG AWA

Date : May 10
Venue : Boac, Marinduque

Description
A celebration in honor of the Patroness of Marinduque.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Boac, Marinduque
Telephone No. : (042) 332-1011



PAHIYAS SA LUCBAN (San Isidro Festival)

Date : May 8 - 16
Venue : Lucban, Quezon

Description
One of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festival every May 15th, along with the harvest festivals of the towns of Tayabas, Sariaya, Gumaca and Tiaong. These are the Philippines best known harvest festivals to honor San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Known as the “Pahiyas”, the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the townsfolk in thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Decorations called “Kiping”, leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers which are used to decorate the facades of the homes along with fruits and flowers from nature. The visual and culinary feast has gained national and international recognition.

The Lucban town center is a permanent facility for merchandising crafts and delicacies including special events that showcases the lifestyle of its environs.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Lucban, Quezon
Telephone No. : (042) 540-7995 / 911-1079



AGAWAN SA SARIAYA (San Isidro Festival)

Date : May 13 - 15
Venue : Sariaya, Quezon

Description
The Agawan Festival is an age-old tradition of thanksgiving to San Isidro Labrador for a bountiful harvest, being observed in the town of Sariaya, Quezon. The houses along the procession route are artfully decorated by the residents mostly with fresh farm produce, while in recent years have given way to other more commercial commodities. Moreover, tall bamboo trees hanged with goodies lined both sides of the streets, providing a beautiful and bountiful swaying canopy. In the afternoon, the people eagerly await the passing of the patron of farmers which is the signal for everyone to grab at everything within their arm reach, with a big help from the residents who eagerly rip off the decorations and throw them to the crowd, all in the spirit of giving and sharing aptly termed as “Happy Pandemonium”.

The Sariaya Tourism Council spruced up this tradition with a host of activities spread over a few days for appropriate tourism promotion.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Sariaya, Quezon
Telephone No. : (042) 525-8450 / 651-2650



MAYOHAN SA TAYABAS (San Isidro Festival)

Date : May 8-16
Venue : Tayabas, Quezon

Description
A thanksgiving event marked with agro-trade fair and the famous Agawan ng Suman in honor of San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers, for the good harvest and abundance of agricultural produce.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Tayabas, Quezon
Telephone No. : (042) 793-3129



ARANA'T BALWARTE SA GUMACA (San Isidro Festival)

Date : May 14 to 15
Venue : Gumaca, Quezon
Description
Huge arches placed on strategic locations are lavishly decorated with the most colorful farm produce, local delicacies, horticultural products and palm fronds which are offerings of the local townsfolk to San Isidro, patron saint of farmers, for their bountiful harvest, good fortune and prosperity. The decors are mounted on frames that are playfully lowered and raised to the delight of guests, children and local townsfolk who joyfully reach out and compete with each other to share the goodies.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Gumaca, Quezon
Telephone No. : (042) 317-6550 / 317-5275 / 317-6269



FEAST OF SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR/CARABAO FESTIVAL

Date : May 15
Venue : Angono, Rizal

Description
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador with a colorful and joyous procession of carabao carts carrying a myriad of local products. Prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabao. Likewise, a carabao paper mache
contest is being held and included in the parade.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Angono, Rizal
Telephone No. : (02) 651-0062 / 451-1033



TINAPAY FESTIVAL

Date : May 15
Venue : Cuenca, Batangas

Description
An annual festival conceived as thanksgiving to their patron saint, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage for a bountiful life.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Cuenca, Batangas
Telephone No. : (043) 342-1202



PANALAMINAN FESTIVAL

Date : May 15
Venue : Roxas, Palawan

Description
Panalaminan is a Cuyunan word which means “to mirror”. The festival’s name refers to both the municipality’s history as a repository of silica sand used in producing mirrors and glassware and to its’ claim of being the reflection of Northern Palawan beauty, with Roxas as a point of the bountiful convergence of Agri-Fishery and Ecotourism.

Contact : Mr. Feridoden Tan, Roxas Municipal Tourism Officer
Telephone No. : (0908) 542-1178



CALAUAN "PINYA" FESTIVAL

Date : May 15
Venue : Calauan, Laguna

Description
An annual event which started in 1999. The festival aims to promote pineapple and other agricultural products of Calauan. It features cultural presentation and exhibit performances, mardi gras, street dancing, pineapple float parade, pineapple and native products décor contest.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Calauan, Laguna.
Telephone No. : (049) 568-0015 / 568-0011



KATANG FESTIVAL

Date : May 25
Venue : Calauag, Quezon

Description
A festival highlighting the Higanteng Alimango as their icon. The feast celebrates the abundance of mud crab in the province.

Contact : Municipal Agriculture Office, Calauag, Quezon
Telephone No. : (042) 301-7751



PASAYAHAN SA LUCENA

Date : 4th week of May
Venue : Lucena City

Description
A parade of floats with different motifs, the best of which is given an award; a Mardi Gras is likewise presented while people eat, drink and dance on the streets.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Lucena City
Telephone No. : (042) 373-5931 / 373-5932 / 373-5934 / 373-6190



TAPUSAN

Date : May 31
Venue : Alitagtag, Batangas

Description
Tapusan honors the Holy Cross on the last day of May. Floral offerings are laid at the foot of the cross during the afternoon ceremonies in the town church. The observance peaks on the 31st of May with a colorful procession during which the cross is mounted on a gaily decorated float, together with other floats swathed with lights, silken fabrics and freshly cut blooms to honor the various Marian images.

Contact : Office of the Mayor, Alitagtag, Batangas
Telephone No. : (043) 772-0154

 

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