Local Philippines Events
May 17 | Bulacan, Philippines. The lively song holds significant meanings to the childless mothers who, in their desire to share the fulfillment and happiness of motherhood, make the pilgrimage to Obando.Obando is a small town in Bulacan, on the banks of Angat River. On May 17, 18, and 19, a fiesta is celebrated in this town in honor of its three patron saints: Santa Clara, the patron saint of the childless; San Pascual Baylon, a humble 16th century s hepherd who danced his prayers and became a model of religious virtue; and Lady of Salambao, who got her name because the image of the Immaculate Conception was fished out by a fisherman, with the use of a salambao net.What makes the Obando fiesta unique among Philippine festivals is the dance performed in the streets by the childless women. With both their hands in the air, they swing and sway wildly to the Santa Clara melody.Source: Expo.edu.ph

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May 17 | Jiabon, Samar  Noted for "tahong" a nutritious seafood.  Source:Province of Samar

May 18-25  | Albay, PhilippinesAn annual fun-filled eight-day summer festivity immortalizing the timeless love song Sarung Banggi, and a tribute to its composer, Potenciano V. Gregorio. The Sarung Banggi festival showcases a variety of cultural and religious activities. The entire colorful performance is shown at nighttime when the street parade routes are brightly lighted with large torches. The whole town becomes a true picture of rural life with the multitude of people occupying the streets to watch and join the nighttime merriment.  Source:Tourism.albay.gov.ph

May 18-26 | Dumaguete City The Flower Festival was at the Central Quezon Park. Countless activities a lot of food and fantastic weather formed the basement for this wonderful Festival. Source:Dive-Monster Rhoody 

May 19 | Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines The Baccara Farmers Festival is a celebration where farmers can show that they can also have a good time. Festivities include street dancing, a float parade, and an agro-industrial trade fair. One of the highly-anticipated events in this celebration is a farmer's contest for the biggest farm harvest and livestock. Source:Bacarra.gov.ph

May 19-20 | Adams & Carasi, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.  Aims to commemorate the ancient peace pact that has brought lasting peace between ethnic tribes in the province of Ilocos Norte. It is also celebrated to enhance fellowship and stronger ties among the tribes and Ilocanos intermingling with them.  Source:Exploreilocos.com

May 19 - 20 |  Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas, Philippines  A festival that centerpieces the Balsa as a way of relaxation by the Matabungkay Beach. The celebration is culminated by a race and decorating contest for the Balsa. The festival is spearheaded by the DOT and the private sector headed by the Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel.  Contact : Matabungkay Beach Resort and Hotel Telephone No. : 752-5252/752-2525  Source:Visitmyphilippines.com

May 20 | Barangay Mat-i, Surigao CityThe Banwahon Festival is an ethnic dance competition. Each dance number features the culture of the early inhabitants of Barangay Mat-i in Surigao City.  Source:travelmart  

May 22 | Gingoog City, Misamis OrientalA cultural presentation using parts of the coconut palm and other indigenous materials as props and costumes. Source: travelmart                

May 22-24 | Guimaras  A commemorative celebration of the anniversary of Guimaras as a province. Highlighted by street dancing, a technology fair, cultural presentations, painting and drawing contest, selection of mango bulilit queen, a marathon race and many more.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com