Local Philippines Events
April 27 | Mactan  This Cebu festival seeks to commemorate the battle between Spanish invader Fernando Magallanes – more popularly known as Ferdinand Magellan – and Mactan chieftain Lapu-Lapu. Reenactments of this historic fight – and the subsequent victory of the Cebuano natives over the invading forces – are expected and looked forward to during this Cebu fiesta. Source:Cebu Central.com 

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April 27-29 | Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines.  A festival celebrated every after 3 years. The event title was coined after the term "bumayah" refering to a well-to-do who celebrates his good health or ripe old age w/ gong-beating and dancing culminating the feast. Source:Philtourism.gov.ph

April 29 to May 3 |Lumban, Laguna, Philippines. The local Government officials of Lumban initiated the first “Barong Tagalog Festival” from April 29 to May 3, 1996. Various embroidery products were displayed for sale at the town plaza where the festival was held. This was participated in by forty local producers. It also showcased a variety of popular locally-produced food like “Kesong Puti and Ginataang Hipon”, among others, and a few products from small cottage industries like walis, bolos, yunot, and native bags made of sundried water lily.This activity is meant to be a continuing project of the Municipality. Lumban established itself as the “Embroidery Capital of the Philippines.”  Source:Laguna.gov.ph

April 29- May 1 | Lemery, Batangas, PhilippinesA three-day festivity that will showcase a trade fair of agro-industrial products, lectures on livestock raising and food processing as well as food demo competition. Source:Wowphilippines.ca

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April 29 | Bauang, La Union, PhilippinesInland and coastal sports, beauty contest, musical extravaganzas and activities for balikbayans. Source:Wow Philippines Website

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April 29- May 1 | Banaue, Ifugao, Philippines.Imbayah is an ethnic sports festival and thanksgiving rites featuring Ifugao's traditional practices showcased in their songs, dances, arts & crafts. Source:TravelMart.net

April 30 | Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines  A month-long celebration to honor Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. Devotees are seen taking the much-trodden path leading to Antipolo. The image, which is already three centuries old, is said to exhibit supernatural powers. In the evening of April 30, thousands of pilgrims from several places in Metro Manila and nearby towns begin an annual trek to the path, on foot. Source:Fly Philippines 

April 30- May 1 | Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines.  Every May, many pilgrims are seen taking the mudtrodden path leading to Antipolo. It is in this small town that one can find the religious shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, popularly known as the Virgin of Antipolo. Source:Travelmart.net

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April 30 | Banga, Aklan  A celebration highlighting the ascension of Datu Manduyog as leader of the Confederation of Madya-as and the establishment of his seat of government in the 13th century in what is now known as Banga.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com

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April 30 | Dagupan City, Pangasinan, Philippines.  Imagine a bustling City main avenue- all 1,001 meters of its becoming the site of a grand 'party' for some 40,000 people engaged in consuming ( and enjoying immensely about five tons of grilled milkfish or Bangus! Definitely, the scene should be one for the Guinnes Book of World Records, or for 'Ripley's Believe it or not'. The former is precisely the big target of organizers of the first ever Bangus Festival in Dagupan City, a river filled community adjacent to the sea, which is delicacy known as bangus. A Festival denotes merrymaking, rejoicing, gaiety, celebration - even amusement or fun. But when Dagupan City under Mayor Benjamin Saplan Lim undertakes its 2002 Bangus Festival, it seeks more than jubilation. It desires to inject the true value of the city's bangus to the existence and identity of Dagupan City. Source:Bangus-express.com