Month of May
PASALAMAT LA CARLOTA
Offers thanksgiving to God of Agriculture in Kanlaon Volcano.
Alitagtag, Batangas - TAPUSAN
Celebration to honor the Holy Cross.
Celebrations throughout the province, I where sumptuous feasts are prepared. All Boholanos are expected to return home for the fiesta.
Lingayen, Pangasinan - PISTA’Y DAYAT
Celebrate rich harvested seafood in the province.
Nabla, Camarines Sur - ALINSANGAN BOA-BOAHAN
A fertility festival of pagan origin.
CARABAO CARROZA RACE
The race features the fastest water buffalos (carabaos) in the area pulling bamboo carts.
Masbate City - RODEO PILIPINO
The highlight of Masbate’s Livestock Week focusing on the importance of cattle raising to the island’s economy.
Honors San lsidro, the patron saint of farmers. Beautiful decorations, made of edible rice dough, are placed on the exteriors of houses representing various agricultural products.
Mt. Mayon Volcano in Albay, Bicol Region
Pays tribute to the beauty and power of regal Mt. Mayon Volcano in Albay, Bicol Region.
Daet, Camarines Norte- PINEAPPLE
In honor of Daet’s main crop, the Queen Formosa Pineapple, reputed to be the sweetest variety.
A parade of the town’s loveliest ladies, representing the search and discovery of Christ’s Cross by Queen Helena and Constantine.
Lucap, Pangasinan - HUNDRED ISLANDS
Thanksgiving festival for the blessings of the unique, natural island formations.
Guimaras - MANGGAHAN SA GUIMARAS
Celebrates the founding of province and its famous golden mangoes.
Loboc, Bohol - BOLIBONG KINGKING
A music and dance festival of folklore and traditions.
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya - PANAGYAMAN
Commemorates the establishment of civil government in the province.
Month long of May
Thousands of devotees venerate the miraculous sightings of the Virgin of Antipolo image.
Pagsanjan - BANGKERO
Last Sunday of May
A flotilla of decorated boats (bancas). Features the skills of the Pagsanjan boatmen.
Quezon - PAHIYAS/MAYON/AGAWAN
Flowers come out in May, but these aren’t the only things displayed during this merry month. Down south in the town of Lucban, Quezon, there’s also the kiping – a colorful, transparent rice tortilla that serves as an edible ornament of sorts. You will see lots of these at the Pahiyas Festival, an annual celebration held to accompany in a bountiful harvest, and smashing good times.
It’s a free-for-all, grab-all-you-can affair with suman-sweet, sticky native rice cakes-as the center of contention. It is also the grand prize, so feel free to join the battle. Rest assured, whether you get handfuls or just a plain mouthful, the Mayohan sa Tayabas will leave you wanting for more – suman, of course!
Sariaya’s own version of the San Isidro festival showcases the creativity and ingenuity of the townsfolk in their craft and culinary tradition.