Local Philippines Events
Third week of November | Dumaguete City  Fiesta events welcome the various cultural strain that enrich the city's character. Source:Sidlakan Tours & Travel 

San Carlos City | Every November  Coined from the words "pinta" and "flores", depicts the tradition of welcoming visitors through dancing as in the "pintados" during the coming of the Spaniards in the Visayas. Flowers instead of tattoos are painted on the bodies and costumes of the dancers. Source:FlyPhilippines

Last week of November | Silay City This Ilonggo Sarsuela Festival showcases the best Ilonggo sarsuela scripts written by Silaynon playwrights. It is produced by independent theater groups, school-based drama clubs, and barangay cultural ensembles.  Source:FlyPhilippines

November to December | Baguio City, Philippines.  An annual event organized by the Baguio Arts Guild started 1989, with the vision of making Baguio City a premier venue for art and artists. Featured are visual arts (photography, film, video, sculpture and art installations); performing arts (modern dances drama, music, poetry reading) and ethnic arts. Source:Gobaguio.com

November 2-5 | San Carlos City,  Negros Occidental If Iloilo has Dinagyang, Bacolod has Maskara, then San Carlos has Pintaflores. Pintaflores is a festival born out of two activities that highlighted the city's fiesta: the Nabingkalan Tattoo Festival and the Dance of the Flowers. The blending of the two concepts has become the city's unique counterpart to other festivals.  The whole festival is features flowers of different kinds and arrangments: flower props, flower tattoos, flower costumes, and more flowers. This bright and cheery festival depict the people's thanksgiving for abundant blessings and success. Read more about Pintaflores Festival.

(Held during Good Friday) | Paombong, Bulacan, Philippines A way of repentance and sharing in the sufferings of Christ, worshippers whip themselves or have themselves crucified at Kapitangan, Paombong during the Holy Week.  Also, religious rituals are celebrated in all the towns especially in Malolos, Plaridel and Pulilan. Families with old life-size "Santos" or statues of saints bring them out during this time to be part of the colorful processions on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Easter Sunday, a little wooden angel (or a live little girl) supposedly descends from Galilee to take off the virgin's mourning veil. Source:Bulacan.gov.ph 

No specific date | Barangay Bantigue, Masbate, Philippines  “Lapay” means seagulls that can be seen flying regularly in the shores of Barangay Bantigue, Masbate, thus, the festival was formed in honor of the townsfolk simple way of living. The people came up with a local folk dance originating from the graceful movements of the “Lapay”. Source:1stphilippines.com 

April 25 | San Jose City, Nueva Ecija. San Jose City prides itself as the "Onion Capital of the Philippines" and is a leading producer of onion, garlic, rice and vegetables. Every year, on the fourth Sunday of April, the people of San Jose dance through the main street in a colorful, enchanting celebration of the blessing of the harvest. On festival day, the streets are filled with contingents of dancers outfitted in striking, multi-hued native costumes. Exotic rhythms of improvised musical instruments fill the air as the dancers gyrate and sway to the beat of life. Special activities included are: beauty contest, tourism and trade fair, awarding ceremony and cultural shows.  For more information visit Visitmyphilippines.com and Nuevaecijatourism.com or call Mr. Lito Buenaventura Tel. No. (63 44) 511-1744

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November 1 | Gigaquit, Surigao del NorteThe Jinawa Festival centers around the Jinawa play. The play is about a lost soul of a sinful man who sends a message to the living to not make the same mistakes as he did. This is a traditional play that was lost as the area started to adapt modern customs. The festival was founded recently by the local government to promote the area's original traditions.  Source: travelmartMy Gigaquit 

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November 1 | Anilao, Iloilo  A dance-drama competition using light and all its forms as a medium . This “dance of lights” is the first of its kind in the region. Source:TravelMart.net