Local Philippines Events
Every last Sunday of January | Calinog, Iloilo  Festival similar to Ati-atihan of Kalibo and Iloilo City's Dinagyang.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com

Last Friday of January |Jordan Bulantihan Festival celebrates Jordan's major thriving industry: fishing, farming, and mango production. Product from these industries are brought to the town's market for trade or bulante.  The festival celebrates the locals endeavors in Jordan's economic progress. It features a dance drama portraying the life of hardworking artisans and laborers. Source:Visitmetroiloiloguimaras.com 

3rd Sunday of January | Buenavista Kinaradto Festival is a celebration of Buenavista's rich cultural tradition. The festival is filled with presentation of songs, dances, and musical tableau. The festival is also in honor of the town's patron saint, Sr. Santo Niño. Know more about Kinaradto Festival.  

January | Maitum, Sarangani Province The Bangsi Festival celebrates Maitum's prosperous fishing industry, particularly on bangsi (flying fish). The festival features street dancing performed by representatives coming from different schools. Dance themes portray marine life and the dancers wear colorful costumes symbolizing life in the sea. Source:Maitum Sarangani 

January|  Angadanan, Isabela, Philippines The Gakit Festival is an annual festival held at the Cagayan River. It was revived by Mayor Bentot to remind Angadanians of their cultural tradition of resourcefulness and self-reliance.  Participants of the festival offer fruits, vegetables, poultry, and livestock as thanksgiving for their abundant bounty. The practice also reminds Angadanians of their tradition of planting crops and raising poultry in their own backyards for their own consumption. This hopefully will reduce Angadanian’s reliance on others and will inculcate resourcefulness in each Angadanian.  The Gakit Festival also aims to show Angadanians that progress can only be achieved if they are united as one. A key detail of the Gakit Festival is the hand-made bamboo rafts which are used by the participants of the Festival. Each bamboo pole, if alone, has no value. It cannot float reliably on a river nor can it be used to transport anything. But if many bamboo poles are tied together as one, it can be made into a raft which can float and sail on calm or rough waters while transporting people and products. Just like Angadanians, if they act individually, individual hardwork will produce minimal results. But if they act as one, have one goal, and drive towards the same set of objectives, great results can be achieved and the Journey Towards Progress can become a reality.  Source: angadanan.gov.ph

January | Manila, Philippines  The first Philippines-China Traditional Culture Festival was held in Manila Sunday night with various Chinese traditional arts presented to thousands of local residents. The festival, held in the famous Rizal Park's Chinese Garden beside the Manila Bay, included a series of exhibitions of Chineselanterns, paper cutting art works, kites, Chinese paintings, 27 pictures of well-known Chinese cultural and natural heritage sites,dance and singing performances and a fireworks display. Some of the over 10,000 visitors also enjoyed the fun of finding the answers of more than 600 riddles written in Chinese, Filipino and English. At the event which was held two days before Chinese traditionalLantern. Source:Highbeam.com

January l Romblon, Philippines The Biniray Festival is usually held during early January in Romblon, and the festivities start with a grand fluvial parade and is capped with a fun celebration in the streets.  Source: FlyPhilippines.com.ph

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January 1| Tagkawayan, Quezon, Philippines.  A month long activity held in time with the town's foundation day (Jan. 1) till the Town Fiesta (Feb.9-11). The celebration are highlighted with the following events: agricultural fairs wherein all the products and crafts of Tagkawayan are exhibited and sold. Sibidan Festival (a one-man banca with the use of paddle and the town's people designed their bancas in different colors). Carabao Festival features a colorful parade of decorated carabao.  Source:Tourism.qzn.ph

January 3-10 | Koronadal, South Cotabato Translated literally, it means "Day of Koronadal" and indeed it is. It is also during this day that the Hinugyaw Festival is being celebrated.Hinugyaw Festival, dubbed as the "Festival of Festivals," is a celebration of the different cultures that has dwelled on the fertile valley of Koronadal for many years now."Hinugayaw," from a Haligaynon term, meaning "merrymaking," is a jovial and colorful festival which tells of the historical stream of how tribes from different parts of the Philippines has rolled up in what Koronadal is now despite their diversity in culture.Source:Seraja - The Event Web

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January | Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines  The month of January is considered the spring period in Banaue and start of planting season where rice seedlings are finally transplanted (hopnak) in the rice fields. Source:Philtourism.gov.ph