Here are some of the festivities happening in the Philippines this June:
June 15-24 | Daet, Camarines Norte
Celebrated annually in honor of their main crop (Pineapple), the Pinyahan festival is an event filled with fun and laughter. This festival features an array of exciting activities from street presentations to trade fairs, cultural dances, art exhibits and more.
June 23-24 |Murcia, Negros Occidental
Highlighted by a merry making of street dancers, the Mudpack festival is an annual event celebrated to instill and educate the youth on environmental conservation and awareness. In addition, the festival also aims to instruct the people on the use of different natural materials in arts and crafts. This mud-moving spectacle showcases a lively street dancing parade with participants wearing almost nothing but mudpacks and mambukal clay.
June 17-23 | Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
Derived from the Cuyonon word “bagat” which means “to meet,” the Baragatan Festival is an annual gathering celebrated to commemorate the city’s founding anniversary. Apart from this, the festival also aims to showcase the beauty and bounty of the province's agricultural products, people, tourist destinations and arts and crafts. It features a colorful float parade and a street dancing presentation of different localities and officials.
June 29 | Tacloban City, Leyte
This cultural-religious festival honors Señor Santo Niño and the native valiant Leytenos; also known as pintados, from wars, epics and folk religions. Participants of this festival are painted with designs that resembles the tattooed warriors of the old. An amazing array of dazzling colors fills the streets of Tacloban as dancers portray various traditions that flourished the land before the Spaniards came.
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