Local Philippines Events
May | Antipolo, Rizal  The traditional celebration of the month of flowers in May is celebrated by processions of little girls, offering flowers-locally called the "Paalay". Another activity held is the "Salapang" a practice among townsfolk wherein local officials and their wives offer foods to the people who joined the procession. Source:Philtravelcenter.com

 Every May | La Carlota City Based on the tradition of giving thanks to the Gods of the elements after a bountiful harvest by the ancients in "Buglas".  Source:FlyPhilippines

May | Pavia, Iloilo  A holiday when the Carabao is made the "king" for a day. It features a race among carabaos each pulling a bamboo carrosa on a four hundred meter course.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com

2nd week of May | Igbaras The Tangyan Festival of Igbaras is a celebration dedicated to the Tangyan River of Igbaras, considered as the beginning of civilization in Igbaras. The river has been crucial to the livelihood and economic development of the community. The celebration recognizes the river's role in the lives of the people in Igbaras.  The preservation, protection, and sharing of cultural heritage is also upheld in this celebration. The festivity hosts special events including Agro Industrial Fair, Drum Beat Competition, and Pageants among others. People from remote barangays also partake in the celebration by selling food, crafts, and other merchandise.  Read more about Igbaras Tangyan Festival. 

1st week of May | Barangay Hoskyn, Jordan  Layag Festival is Guimaras' version of Iloilo's Paraw Regatta. Before modern forms of transportation dominated the coasts of Guimaras, The Layag de Bela or paraw was the only means of transportation. Activities include the layag such as mini Paraw Regata, Pinta de Layag, street dancing, and the coronation of “Layag Queen”. Read more about Layag Festival.

May | Metro Manila, Philippines  The Aliwan Festival, known as the mother of all Philippine festivals, is anticipated every year in the Philippines by many locals and tourist because it offers new levels of excitement. As we all know that here in the Aliwan Festival, it gathers all the best festivals and fiesta in the country and incorporate into one grander and colorful celebration in Manila. Aliwan festival once again promotes the colorful and vibrant festivals of the Philippines.  Source:etravelpilipinas.com

Held during the first week of May |Penaranda, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.  The Arakyo is a traditional reenactment of Queen Helena and King Constantine`s search for the cross where Christ was crucified garbed in colorful costumes, prince and princess sing, dance and dramatize this centuries old tradition which features sword fights between the Christian and the Moors. The two day performance proceeds to the streets, followed by the audience, till they reach the house of the Hermanos and Hermanas where the search ends and culminates in a procession. Source:Nuevaecija.gov.ph

May l Apayao, Philippines The Conner Festival is often celebrated every third week of May in Apayao, complete with cultural presentations, trade fairs, pageants and sport activities.  Source: Tourism.gov.ph

May 29 - 30 | Liloan The Rosquillos Festival showcases the delicious pastry referred to as rosquillos. Rosquillos is a favorite snack in Liloan. It is a cookie with a hole in the middle, similar to a donut. The festival allows the municipality to promote its famous recipe to tourists while also helping the local economy. Source:Cebu Province Official WebsiteLiloan Official Website 

May 1| Baras, Rizal, Philippines.  The celebration is derived from the ancient Spanish religious festival in honor of the Nuestra Señora de Turumba. Afternoon procession and street dancing is preceded by a Pagoda parade held in Baras River.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com