Local Philippines Events
May 1
May 1 | Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The Santacruzan or Flores de Mayo is an offering to the Blessed Virgin Mary highlighting a procession along the town’s main streets. Girls/women act as sagalas excorted by boys/men portraying the Finding of the Cross by Reyna Elena and Rey Constantine. Source: Bacarra.gov.ph

May 1-31  | Albay, PhilippinesA 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.  Source:Wowbicol.com

May 1-31 | Camalig, Albay, Philippines PINANGAT FESTIVAL features the culture and arts of the Camaligueños, the natural and man-made attractions of the municipality and the people’s warmth and hospitality. The name was adopted as an attention-getting feature of the celebration to attract more visitors and promote the product as a food delicacy. The month long festivities is a colorful potpourri of memorable and thrilling activities for everyone especially to Camaligueños. This consists of sporting events for the youth and elderly, competition and exhibition in arnis and other forms of martial arts, cultural presentation of creative songs and dances, a folk concert and lives bands, a dance contest among secondary and tertiary students dubbed as “hataw sayaw laban sa droga,”, song writing contest, amateur singing contest, disco in the park, batang pinoy games (Laro ng Lahi), street presentation, drum and lyre corps competition, mass demonstration, civic and military parade, fireworks display and many more. Part of the culminating activities will be the agri fair wherein pinangat cooking contest among local residents engaged in this home industry.Source:Tourism.albay.gov.ph

May 1-3|Ticao Island, Masbate, Philippines 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.  Source:Wowbicol.com

May 1 - May 8 | Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines.  A week-long celebration coinciding with town's fiesta, to showcase the wealth of wonders (WOW) of Caramoan Peninsula. Various exciting activities are lined-up to welcome the returning Caramoanons who now resides-in varioius parts of the globe. It aims to forge greater unity and cooperation and encourage Balikbayans for possible tourism and trade-related investments. Source:ExperiencePhilippines.ph

May 1-31 | Butuan City It is a month-long fiesta celebration of Butuan City. Several activities are lined up for the celebration like Mutya Hong Butuan Pageant, Sportsfest and Santacruzan. For more information contact Ms. Esther A. Guno, OIC - City Tourism Officer at +63 85 342 5601.  Source:OurAsia

May 1 - 3 | Ilocos Sur, Philippines  Thousands of local and foreign tourist flock to Sinait, Ilocos Sur to watch the much-awaited Sinait Garlic Festival during the 1st to 3rd of May that showcase the talent, ingenuity and hard work trait of Ilocano Farmers in various competition form.The festival, a brainchild of Gov. DV Savellano and Sinait Mayor Edgar Yabes, reinforces the image of Sinait as the only Garlic Center of the North, in Ilocandia and of the entire Philippine archipelago. It also aims to encourage Ilocano farmers to mass produce high quality garlic using modern technology.This festival otherwise known as Sinait Bawang Festival was conceived in 2000 by Governor Savellano and Mayor Yabes, who were given the chance to witness the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, alifornia, USA known as the Garlic Capital of the World. Sinait, which has an area of 7,800 hectares and 24,070 population is the entry point to Ilocos Sur from the North coming from Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Norte.Source:Santa.gov.ph

May 1| Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. A newly created festival celebrated every 1st of May, depicting the major products of the City, SUman, MAngga, KAsuy and the old means of transportation going up to the highlands of Antipolo, i.e. the Hamaka (hammock or duyan). But this is not limited to these products but the entire industry and the colorful cultural and historical heritage of the City. It is celebrated with different programs and activities such as Street Dancing Competitions, cultural presentations, arts and culinary exhibits as well as agro-industrial and tourism fair. Source:Antipolo.gov.ph

May 1 | Tagbilaran City The feast of Saint Joseph, patron saint of Tagbilaran City, starts the month-long fiestas in Bohol. It is one of the most exciting and fun-filled occasions of the year. During the novena, or nine days before the day itself, nightly entertaining activities are held, such as the "Mutya sa Tagbilaran" beauty pageant, literary musical shows, concerts, dramas and stage plays, and many more. Sources:WikipediaPhilippine Tourism

May | Camarines Sur, Philippines  A May celebration, Santa Cruzan in Camarines Sur is noted for its resplendent procession which is usually observed during nighttime. Beautiful and young Reynas in their glittered gowns parade around the town reminding the locals of the travails encountered by St. Elena in her search for the Holy Cross thousands of centuries ago. This one noted tradition has its beginnings rooted down from the Spanish regime. In the modern day celebration of Santa Cruzan, a nine-day novena is celebrated in honor of the Sta. Cruz (Holy Cross) enliven with Dotok and Lagaylay by neighborhoods. Beautiful and decorative altars which are made out of banana stalk carved with designs can be seen in every "istasyon" which is put up during the colorful celebration of the Santa Cruzan.  Source:Camarinessur.gov.ph