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Fantastic Festivals: November

by Rieh Argel on Wed 5 Nov, 2014


Higantes Festival

November 22-23 | Angono, Rizal

Celebrated to honor their patron Saint San Clemente, the Higantes festival in Rizal is an event highlighted by a grand procession which features higantes - a ten-feet paper mache effigy. Devotees of the patron are dressed in colorful local costumes, wooden slippers, and carrying boat paddles throughout the festival. The street event culminates in a fluvial procession in Laguna de Bay until the image of the patron saint is brought back to its sanctuary.


Grand Cordillera Festival

November 22 | Baguio City

Considered to be one of the region’s major events, the Grand Cordillera festival features the gathering of different tribes in a week-long event to celebrate peace and life. This annual event showcases tribal dancing, thanksgiving rituals, and performances by different tribes.


Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta

November 2-22 | Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

The Lapu-Lapu City Fiesta is a colorful festivity which features a fluvial parade held at the Mactan channel in honor of Nuestra Senora “Virgin of the Rule”. Various entertainment programs and activities are also held during the said event.

Other festival includes:

Sandurot Philippine Festival November 22 | Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

Feast of Santa Catalina November 26 | Mansalay, Mindoro, Oriental

Kansilay Philippine Festival November 5 | Bago City, Negros Occidental