Local Philippines Events
April - May| Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines.  The summer months in Banaue, characterized by sunny and clear blue skies, the perfect months for touring and picture taking to the later part of May. The rice terraces change from green to yellow with the ripening of the rice plants. Source:Philtourism.gov.ph

1st Week of April | Leganes Every year thousands of pilgrims visit the San Vicente de Ferrer church to participate in the palapak or the act of being stepped on to by the religious icon. This ritual is said to bring miraculous healing. The festival is highlighted with dancing depicting the healing of faith and a new period of goodwill. Know more about Saad Festival.  

Holy Week | Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines  The Festival is an attraction to those who are interested in seeing a blooded persons sacrificing their selves with masks of leaves of tress in the hips. they are asking to God for favor or pleading rewards. Source:Philippinefiestas.com

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April 1- May 31 | Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, PhilippinesIt 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, Naga''s Peñafrancia, Batangas'' Parada ng Lechon, Tacloban''s Pintados, and Cebu''s Sinulog. Source:Wowphilippines.ca

April 1
 April 1 – 5  | La Castellana The Banana Festival celebrates good harvest. The event opens on the first day of April, showcasing the abundance of various banana varieties in the municipality. Source:FlyPhilippines

April 1 | Candon City, Ilocos Sur, Philippines  Features street dancing competition in tobacco inspired costume and selection of Ms. Virginia Tobacco.  Source:Exploreilocos.com

April 2 - 24 | Camarines Norte  As the term suggests, Bantayog festival features the storied First Rizal Monument or “Unang Bantayog ni Dr. Jose Rizal” which is the centerpiece of the celebration. It is held in conjunction with the province foundation anniversary. Source:Experience Philippines

April 3 - 7 | Liliw, Laguna, Philippines A colorful event highlighted by a parade of floats featuring the agricultural and industrial products of Liliw. Source:Experience Philippines  

April 5-7 | Liliw, Laguna, Philippines The little town is actually the Footwear Capital of Laguna, being the source of quality footwear, most notably tsinelas (slippers). No wonder not only residents of neighboring towns patronize their products but balikbayans as well.Because of the thriving footwear industry, the local government, through the encouragement of the Southern Tagalog Tourism Council whose main concern is to develop tourism in Region IV through the implementation of FESTIVALS, conceptualize the Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival. The festival is dubbed as such in honor of the town’s founder-Gat Tayaw- and its major industry-tsinelas.First held in April 5-7, 2002, the Gat Tayaw Tsinelas Festival was a raging success with no less than Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the guest of honor. This almost 4-year old 5-day festival showcases street party featuring all night dancing, street dancing participated in by different cultural dance troops who perform native and traditional dances depicting the life of the early Liliweños in participation, Music in the Making, and the search for Mutya ng Liliw. The festival also showcases other native products such as uraro (arrow root) cookies and lambanog ( coconut wine) and other local delicacies.A visit to Liliw on regular days is already a treat for people, but during the festival, it will be an experience to beat.Source:MSC Communication Technologies, Inc.

April 5 | Bindoy, Dumaguete City  Street dancing based on Philippine folk dances during April 5 fiesta. Source:Sidlakan Tours & Travel