Local Philippines Events
2nd Week of April | Pangasinan, Philippines This is an annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag. Known to local pilgrims / tourists as miraculous, the Virgin's image has become one of Manaoag's main attractions. Pilgrims' vehicles are blessed every Saturday.  Source: Flyphilippines.co.uk

April 15| Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines.  A week-long celebration of the foundation anniversary of the province. Highlighted by a commemorative mass, civic military parade, agro-industrial fair, exhibits, sports festivals. Source:TravBuddy.com

May 15 | Navalas, Buenavista Dagyao is a voluntary and reciprocal group service. The beauty of dagyao is seen in community and group activities such as building or repair of houses and preparation of rice and cornfields. The act of dagyao requires no payment though whoever receives the service is expected to return the service in the future. The Padagyao Festival centers in the community's altruistic acts, to express gratitude towards those that participated in the dagyao, the recipient of the gracious act would make the last day of the service as an occasion for indulgences by preparing food and tuba, a favorite local beverage. Know more about Padagyao Festival.

April 17 | San Jose City, Bulacan, Philippines. A parade to give thanks for a good harvest participated by various barangays and establishments in colorful costumes and instead of marching, dance in the street.  Source:TravelMart.netPhiltravelphotos.com

April 17-19 | Hungduan, Ifugao, Philippines.  Town fiesta adopting the cultural festival term "tungoh", where the community celebrates the end of rice planting season. Source:Philtourism.gov.ph

April 18
April 18 | Luisiana, Laguna, Philippines. On April 3, 1854, the town of Luisiana was granted absolute Independence and Luisiana Day is celebrated on that date every year. Source:Laguna Government Website

April 18
April 18 | Santander  Tostado is Santander's delicacy. It is a sweet toasted biscuit, hence the name tostado or "toasted". The Tostado Festival highlights the local delicacy while also showcasing the culture of the people in Santander. Moreover, the local government uses the event as a venue for promoting the tostado industry. Source:Cebu Province Official WebsiteCebu Provincial News Center 

April 19 - 23 | Iba, Zambales, PhilippinesPaynauen Festival in Iba, Zambales which commemorates the provincial capital's founding anniversary (founded in 1611) traces its origin from a Zambal word which means rest or pahingahan - the ancient name of Iba before the Spanish conquistadores founded the village on the shore of the Bancal River in 1611.  The festival is the brainchild of Vice Mayor Benjamin Farin, Jr. It features photo competition and exhibit, sand sculpture competition, skate boarding, 2-cock derby, carabao race, beauty pageant, kite flying, banca race, boxing tournament, street dancing / Duyan Parade, among other activities.  For info, email at ibazambalestourism@yahoo.comContact Person Benjamin Farin, Jr.Tel. No. (63 47) 811-2597/2910  Source: VisitMyPhilippines

April 19
April 19 | Antipas, Philippines  Though considered illegal, horse fighting has been part of Antipas culture. It is one of the highlights during the feast of San Vicente in this third-class municipality. Horse fighting in Antipas is usually held in a vacant field.  Source:Public.fotki.com

April 21
April 21 | Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines.  A banga festival held on April 21 in the advent of the 1st Cityhood Anniversary of Calamba. There were street dance and parade of banga, participated by the young and old alike. This is a display of creative talents in dancing. The best among the participants were given awards & recognition.  Source:Caliraya Lake Festivals