Local Philippines Events
May 11-15 | Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines. The Feast of San Isidro bears similarities with the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban. While the participants of the Pahiyas Festival make use of kiping (rice-flour concoction shaped like leaves), the decoration used during the Feast of San Isidro consist of fruits, vegetables, candies, bread, and other food either thrown or given to people after the patron saint has passed them. Joyous preparations for the feast of Saint Isidro de Labrador, patron saint of farmers and laborers, begins on the eve of May 14. The best of their crops are hung on the windows, walls, arenas, and young bamboo trees called bagakays. As soon as the procession of the patron saint passes a decorated house, people are allowed to get its crop decor.Source:Fly Philippines

May 11-12 | Capalonga, Camarines Norte, Philippines  A festival celebrating the feastday of the Black Nazarene. Mostly of Chinese descents who seek favor for a favorable business climate pay homage to this small town in spite of the rough access road. A whole day series of processions are held around the main streets. Source:Yehey.com

May12 | Barangay Mabolo, Valenzuela, Philippines.  Called "Sayawan sa Calle" Festival, the festival which is centered in the Church, dates back from the mid-1700s when people in the area danced publicly to show their joy over the departure of the English soldiers who occupied the area for a few days during the Spanish-English war. The practice of street dancing has since become a tradition that took on the form of spiritual thanksgiving every 12th of May.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com   

May 14
May 14 | AlbayThe Provincial Government of Albay has declared May 14 as "Albay Day" starting May 14, 2004 and every year after. The celebration which falls in May during the annual month-long Magayon Festival. Source:TravelMart.nettourism.gov.ph

3rd week of September | Lumban, LagunaIt is a celebration of Lumban’s artistry and history through fun and relevance. It aims to highlight the town’s unique cultural articulation and people’s initiatives while underscoring the interfaced visions of the local government units and the civil society. Festival highlights are Bazaar sa Lumban, Timpalak ng Galing sa Pagbuburda, Paseo at Pasayaw sa Kalye, Parada ng Baro at Saya and many more.  Source:Caliraya Lake Festivals

May 14-15 | Gumaca, Quezon, Philippines. The 2 day event is held annually May 14-15 as a thankgiving for a bountiful harvest and in supplication for more bounty. One of the highlights is the decorated balwartes (arches made of bamboos) set up along several streets of the town, hung with aranas (chandelier like bamboos surrounded by with fruits, vegetables, etc.)  Source:Tourism.qzn.ph

May 15 | Digos City, Davao del Sur  The fiesta day also marks the feast of the Diocese’s patron saint San Isidro Labrador who is also the patron saint of the farmers who celebrate the National Farmers’ Day on the same day. Source:wikipediaDaditama.net  

May 15 | Lucban, Quezon, Philippines.  The fiesta color of summer comes alive again as Lucban celebrates the SAN ISIDRO PAHIYAS FESTIVAL - referred to by many as a fiesta to end all fiestas. Pahiyas means to decorate the hall with Kiping and other agricultural harvest. The most traditional and colorful, the Kiping is made from ground rice flour, shaped using "cabal" leaves or other leaf forms and colored in radiant red, fuschia, yellow, green and other bright shades. The Kiping is then made into different shapes---formed into chandeliers called Anok or huge flowers. But the real essence of Pahiyas Festival is the thanksgiving to San Isidro, the patron saint of farmers. Thus, all families, especially that of farmers, would adorn their houses with Kiping and other farm and poultry produce. This is their way of thanking the saint for a bountiful harvest. Also, to make the event more festive, evey family is given incentives for their effort. Houses will be judged and prizes will be given to the winners. That is why, they outdo each other every year.  Because of this display of colors and local theme, every year, thousands of tourist and holiday makers flock to this historic town, and the festival has become one of the country's tourist attractions prompting the Department of Tourism to list down Lucban as a tourist town and a cultural heritage site. Source:Pahiyasfestival.com

May 15 | Liliw, Laguna, Philippines In a religious procession the statue of the saint, the patron of laborers and good harvest passes through the streets of the town, the people honor saint by food items such as rice cakes, candies, produce and showering crafts to the faithful as a food of sharing the bounty received from San Isidro.  Source:Laguna Government Website

May 15 | Malimono, Surigao del NorteThe Onggoyan Festival is celebrated with much gaiety and funfare. It features an agro-industrial fare, a beauty contest, a sports festival. One of the highlights of the festival is the street dancing event where dancers depict the movement of monkeys. The term "onggoyan" is derived from "unggoy", the Filipino term for monkey. Source:travelmartmedco.gov.ph