Local Philippines Events
March 21
March 21 | Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines The city was once an importer of rice but now rice is the most important export of Calapan. According to statistics, the increase in palay production is attributed to the improvement of the city's agricultural programs. In recognition of this outstanding achievement, the Harvest Festival was conceptualized and celebrated annually during the city's founding day.  Source:Orminvest.com.ph

March 22 | Lala, Lanao del NorteThe Alimango Festival features a display of different sizes of alimango (crab). The celebration includes a fluvial parade that passes through a strip of mangrove trees. Various activities, such as native dance performances, are held to showcase the local culture and tradition.   HOW TO GET THERE  The most convenient way to Lanao del Norte is through Iligan. To get to Iligan you must first reach Cagayan de Oro city either by air or by sea. If taking off within the Mindanao area, you can also try land transportation. You can ride a bus to Iligan once you reach Cagayan de Oro. Source: hoparound.net  

March 24- March 25 | Dipolog CityKatkat Sakripisyo is a mountain-climbing activity conducted in observation of the Holy Week. It is a venue where Catholics pay penance for their sins. The event is held in Linabo Peak. A similar event conducted within the same month is Katkat sa Dipolog, a trekking event participated by nature enthusiasts.  Source: travelmart                  

March 24 | Bantayan  Cebu's Bantayan Island comes alive every March, when the Pasko Kasakit sa Bantayan festival in Cebu takes place. A truly remarkable Cebu festival, Pasko Kasakit sa Bantayan is renowned for the procession of life-size statues representing several saints, as well as the localized feasts that take place in practically every home on the island. Aside from the unique celebration, Bantayan Island is also a particularly noteworthy summer destination for its white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Source:Cebu Central.com

March 25
March 25 | Binangonan, Rizal, PhilippinesIt is a play executed every Good Friday by replaying the funeral of Jesus Christ through a procession. Due to the influx of tourists, devotes and other people trying to touch the “Sepulkro”, it sways, hence, Giwang-giwang. People searching for an amulet or anting-anting to join this religious activity.  Source:TravelMart.net

March 25 | Negros Occidental Kisi Kisi is a dance parade which imitates the way fishes flip-flop and twitch as they are hauled during the bountiful harvest.  Participating groups wear costumes and headdresses adorned with multi-colored shells & fishnets while props include bamboo poles and baskets used for fishing.  Before the dance parade, there is a re-enactment of the Sinulog in honor of the town’s patron Sr. Sto. Niño. According to the stories, the saint  saved the village from the moro raids.  Read more about Kisi Kisi Festival.

March 26
March 21-26 | Tabaco City, Philippines   A week-long activity held in time with the City’s Foundation Anniversary. Street presentation depicting the city’s legend, trade fairs of the growing cutlery industry, woodcraft and pili, colorful parades and the Mutya ng Tabak Search highlights the event.  Source:Tourism.albay.gov.ph

March 26
March 26-27 | Angono, Rizal, Philippines.  Black Saturday is highlighted by 3-hour presentation of “Vigilia na Muling Pagkabuhay” at the patio of the church. On Easter Sunday, a celebration is held of the reunion of the Risen Christ with Virgin Mary is reenacted. It is facilitated by young girl inside an inverted giant paper flower suspended the removal of the mourning veil from Mary’s head by a from bamboo trellis. The petals are mechanically opened by giant toy birds to reveal the girl inside. It is then followed by a religious dancing of young ladies called “Kapitana” and “Tenyenta”, to the tune of “Bati”.  Source:Travelmart.net

March 27-31 |Guimbal, Iloilo A celebration of the birth of a new history and culture of the people of Guimbal as a tribute and reverence to the triumphant struggle of its ancestors for meaningful existence.The magic of the Gimba (drum) and the Bantayan (watchtower) are the major features of the festival. The festival also features dance drama, drum, float & street dancing competition, cultural shows, beauty pageant, paraw & boat racing, fluvial parade, musical concerts and many other presentations.  Source:TravelMart.net

March 27 | Minglanilla  This simple Cebu fiesta in Minglanilla highlights the town's popular 'sugat.' Source:Cebu Central.com