May

LUYANG DILAW FESTIVAL
May 2, 2009| Marilao, Bulacan
A street dancing festival about the abundance of Luyang Dilaw or Yellow Ginger.

FLORES DE MAYO / SANTACRUZAN
May | Nationwide
A parade of the town's loveliest ladies depicting the search and discovery of Christ's Cross by Queen Helena and Constantine.

BASI FESTIVAL
May 3 | Naguilian, La Union
Objective of the event is to promote “basi”, a wine made from sugarcane. Activities include street dancing, sport events, agri-trade fair & other amusement games.

CARABAO-CARROZA FESTIVAL
May 03 | Pavia, Iloilo
Features a parade of 18 gaily decorated bamboo sleds and a race among carroza-pulling carabaos on a 400 meter course.

MANTAWI FESTIVAL
May 5 | Mandaue City, Cebu
A showcase of the city’s historical heritage and identity promoting the city as industrial and tourist hub, that involves the Spanish regime through street dancing, dioramas, floats, heroes and great personages as higantes, food festival and sports events.

MAKALAWAN "PINYA FESTIVAL"
May 9- May 15 | Calauan, Laguna
Promotes the juicy and sweetest pineapple or "pinya" as main agricultural product of the town of Calauan.

LUBI-LUBI (COCONUT) FESTIVAL
May 10 | Gingoog City
A cultural dance festival of the city featuring coconut as one of its major agricultural products.

PAHIYAS FESTIVAL
May 15, 2009 | Lucban, Quezon
An annual celebration to usher in a bountiful harvest; where homes are decorated with the town''s best agricultural products.

AGAWAN SA SARIAYA
May 11- March 15 | Sariaya, Quezon
A thanksgiving celebration of the Lord for the good harvest and abundance of agricultural production.

MAYOHAN SA TAYABAS
May 11- May 15 | Tayabas, Quezon
A thanksgiving event marked with agro-trade fair and the famous agawan ng suman in honor of San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers, for the good harvest and abundance of agricultural product.

100 ISLANDS FESTIVAL
May 11- May 12 | Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan
A merry making and festivity in Western Pangasinan featuring thanksgiving Mass at the seashore of Lucap

BALWARTE SA GUMACA
May 11- May 15 | Gumaca, Quezon
Huge arches placed on the strategic locations are lavishly decorated with the most colorful farm produce, local delicacies, horticultural products, palm fronds etc.

MANO PO SAN ROQUE FESTIVAL
May 12 | Valenzuela City
Street dancing and procession along the city’s major thoroughfares in commemoration of the feast of San Roque, highlighting the customs and traditional celebration of the festival.

PULILAN CARABAO FESTIVAL (w/ Photos)
May 13- May 15 | Pulilan, Bulacan
A thanksgiving fiesta that features oiled, perfumed carabaos paying homage to Pulilan''s patron saint by kneeling in front of his statue.

FIESTA BICOLANDIA CRUISE “PEÑAFRANCIA PILGRIMAGE”
May 14- May 18 | Cebu City
Bringing the best of the Bicol region showcasing its products, festivals, arts and crafts, among others highlighted by the procession of Our Lady of Peñafrancia joined by the Bicol Association of Cebu and Marianne devotees.

FEAST OF SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR/CARABAO FESTIVAL
May 14- May 15 | Angono, Rizal
A tribute to San Isidro Labrador with colorful/joyous procession of carabao carts carrying a myriad of local products

SAN ISIDRO FESTIVAL (PANDANAN)
May 15 | Luisiana, Laguna
An annual celebration in honor of farmer’s patron saint San Isidro Labrador.

ONGGOYAN FESTIVAL
May 15 | Malimono, Surigao del Norte
Celebrated with much gaiety and funfare. It features agro-Industrial fair, beauty contest, sports festival and street dancing depicting movement of monkeys.

MANGGAHAN SA GUIMARAS
May 15 - 22 | Guimaras
A commemorative celebration of the anniversary of Guimaras as a province and to showcase the premier product of the province (mango) and the various local attractions.

SARUNG BANGGI FESTIVAL
May 18- May 25 | Sto. domingo, Albay
A fun-filled 8-day summer activity to immortalize the song Sarung Banggi and pay tribute to its composer Potenciano Gregorio. It showcases a variety of cultural and religious activities, food and sports fest, Beauty Search, folksong fest, agro-industrial fair and many more.

SANGGUTAN FESTIVAL
May 18 | Barugo, Leyte
A dance of the drinkers honoring the age-old process of wine-making.

FARMERS FESTIVAL
May 19- May 20 | Bacarra, Ilocos Norte
A festival that highlights a street dance parade participated in by cressed up framers; agro-industrial trade fair; contest of the biggest farm harvest and livestock.

LUBI-LUBI (Coconut) FESTIVAL
May 22 | Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
A cultural presentation using parts of the coconut palm and other indigenous materials as props and costumes.

PANAGYAMAN FESTIVAL
May 22- May 24 | Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
The 165th Anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Nueva Vizcaya. Activities include street parades,street dancing, cultural shows, float parades and contest, sports events by municipality, agro-industrial fairs, others.

BOLOBONG KINGKING FESTIVAL
May 23- May 24 | Loboc, Bohol
A music and dance festivity depicting the history, folklore and traditions of the Lobocanons. Bolibong Kingking is a term applied to the drums and gongs and their rhythm used to accompany the supplicantion dance ritual in frong of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the 2nd Patron of Loboc.

PAGSALUBOK FESTIVAL
May 24 | Dipolog City
Street dances, trade fairs, motorcross, beauty pageants are held.

PAHOY-PAHOY FESTIVAL (SCARECROW)
May 25 | Western Samar
A grand parade and street dancing of people in scarecrow costumes.

PADARAW FESTIVAL
May 30 | Bulan, Sorsogon
A festival showcsing colorful costumes fashioned from the abaca fiber. It is highlighted by a grand street presentation wherein the participants are clad in colorful costumes using the abaca fibers.



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