panagbenga.JPGComprised of 81 provinces subdivided by cities and municipalities, paradise Philippines is well known for its colorful regional and provincial fiestas. These festivals are one of the major influences brought about by the long period of the Spanish regime in paradise Philippines. Mostly, these festivals are celebrated to commemorate the birthdays of the localities’ patron saints, or a celebration of a memorable event that happened in the past.

Here are the top ten most popular paradise Philippines festivals:

  1. Ati-Atihan in Kalibo Aklan, 13-19 of January,
  2. Sinulog Festival in Cebu City, 18-19 of January,
  3. Dinagyang in Iloilo City, 25-26 of January,
  4. Panagbenga (Flower Festival) in Baguio, 23 Feb – 3 March,
  5. Kaamulan, in Bukidnon, 28 Feb – 1 March,
  6. Moriones Festival in Marinduque, 13-20 February,
  7. Pahiyas in Quezon, 11-15 May,
  8. Pintados Festival in Tacloban, 29 June,
  9. Sandugo Festival in Tagbilaran, Bohol, 1-2 July,
  10. Masskara Festival of Bacolod, 14-21 October

Note: Photo intentionally stolen from a good friend’s site. Thanks watson!

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26 Responses to 10 Popular Festivals in Paradise Philippines

  1. [...] It was one year ago when I last visited paradise Philippines’ Baguio. I enjoyed going to Baguio in paradise Philippines during this time of the year because there are few tourists and Manila folks that go here. Got a [...]

  2. syra says:

    i love philippines!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    proud to be a pinoy!!!!!!!!!

  3. don says:

    panagbenga is near. actually we started it now this day!!!!

  4. body says:

    The Authentic Best and the Most Beautiful Festival of the Philippines is the Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City, it is the Most Unique and Extremely Skillful and very Artistic, well innovated and with uncomparable choreo that you cant see it in the other festivals of the philippines.

  5. gin says:

    r u sure with ur top ten? where’s the kadayawan fest?

  6. New york says:

    Basta ang alam ko ang pinakamaganda na Festival sa pilipinas ang Iloilo Dinagyang at yan talaga ang totoo, kaya sa hindi pa nakapunta bisitahin nyo at makumpara ang kaibahan nya sa ibang festival sa pilipinas most unique at maganda ang standard ng Iloilo Dinagyang mapa WOW ka talaga na maganda.

  7. rhonz says:

    have you gone to the camiguin island in there lanzones festival…it was nice also and eat there sweet lanzones is the best..

  8. maverick says:

    I agree that DINAGYANG FESTIVAL OF ILOILO is really the best and most beautiful festival of all the Philippine Festivals at pwede talagang maka compete sa buong mundo…. hindi talaga ito mapaparisan, kung gusto nyong maka experience at makita personally ng DINAGYANG FESTIVAL why not come in Iloilo City, Iloilo Province, Philippines this coming last sunday of january to witness this unique and very artistic festival.

  9. xooxai says:

    wheres the kadayawan fest?

  10. shie says:

    sinulog festival of Cebu is the best..!

  11. arnie says:

    para sa cebuano ang sinulog ang maganda at grabi lang ang promotion pero ang katotohanan pumunta kayo muna at mag ikot mas may maganda pa at mas grabi ang standard ng festival ng Dinagyang ng Iloilo ,sorry ang na observe ko lang kasi pareho kuna napuntahan at nakita kasi.

  12. Iris Caseres says:

    …..,/what a nice festivals that filipino be proud of””
    i am pround to be a Filipino///;;;;

  13. Iris Caseres says:

    ['''try to visit the Buglasan festival here in the Negros Oriental.... you will be enjoy it..... go! Negros!!!

  14. princess says:

    pahiyas festival in quezon
    is very beautiful . really fantastic

  15. benjie boy says:

    no pariho konang na pa nuud ung iloilo festival at at cebu puro d maganda
    walang ka buhaybuhay
    pangit kc maraming ka pariho…..paripariho lng sa ibang festival at dumi pang tingnan d rin maganda ung music kc drum ung gamit

    para sakin pina ka magandang festival na napa nuud ko 1st bailes de luces at 2nd masskara festival. ganda grabi kc colorful sya…at music tlaga ung gamit as ma iinjoy mo tlaga ung sinasabing festival ng pinas…..

    try to watch bailes de luces sa youtube at masskara also walang binat bat ung ibang festival the both festival nkaka punta na sa ibang bansa para mag compet ng bansa para sa festival at d umuuwi ng bigo d tulad sa ibang festival gang d2 lng sa pinas ung thema nila d sila tangap sa ibang bansa

  16. relane says:

    given that “dinagyang”is the best but take note “ati-atihan” also is also one of the best festivities here in philippines..why dont come and visit “ati-atihan” and try to mingle with the persons performing..maybe you will never notice that your already dancing to the beat of the lyres and drums..the main distinction of ati-atihan at dinagyang was you can move freely,dance freely unlike dinagyang which is choreographically done..at ati-atihan you will never notice that your feet is tired of dancing(only you can find out you have already roamed the whole route of sadsad)when your feet aches but then there is somewhat urge for you to still continue to dance..:) so guys i want you to come in kalibo and dance with the ati tribes..experiencing is far better than just seeing pics and reading blogs and post regarding ati-atihan..

  17. Roger says:

    Relane,actually nakapunta nakami oo wild sya at maka join ka sa mga dancer pero hindi naman yon ang gust ko eh at very dis-organized sya puedi yon kong pala inum ka at gusto mo ng banda rito banda roon na sayawan punt ka sa ati-atihan ang gusto ko ya ang well organized at mapa WOW ako sa performances ng palabas at hindi ako ang sasayaw yong ma entertain ang mata ko at bongga ang dating sa competition kaya nga hindi sumasali ang ati-atihan dahil hanggang ganyan lang angsayaw sayaw nila at sawa na ako niyan soory gusto ko mag enjoy ng panood at ilike Dinagyang so much of Iloilo World-Class at kahit anong sabi mo na world class ang ati-atihan mo at hindi naman. Hindi ako taga Iloilo ha pero gusto ko lang kasi ang mapa WOW ang mata ko at magenjoy ang puso ko sa super na ganda na performance ng competitions sa Dinagyang ng Iloilo at yan ang katotohanan kapatid.

  18. trisborn says:

    @benjie boy

    mas maganda ang pagamit ng drum o tambol sa festival sa pilipinas kasi yun talaga ang orig, at marami talagang ilonggo sa bacolod ang namangha sa perfromance ng mantawi festival nung nag guest sila sa maskarra nung isang taon kasi tambol gamit nila.

  19. j says:

    whahahaaha of course late civilized ung cebu kasi nung 1500 sya nasakop ng spain compared sa aklan antique capiz na mga 1200 sya na pugaran ng matagal…at nung mga 1800 sa kalibo lang nakastay ng matagal ang mga spaniards…agad din napaalis.. na binisita lang ung aklan at agad napaalis sila ng mga datu….ung iloilo at cebu nacivilize ng spain mga 1800 at masyadong naimpluwensyahan….. compared sa aklan na di basta bastang nasasakop dahil sa napakadaming datu kada town…

  20. Samantha says:

    Im from russia and ive been to aklan and we took a tour all over the province and i must say that every popular place in the philippines can also be found in aklan like beaches, mangrooves caves falls wildest rivers, springs,,its great there..! I have also attended the ati atihan and dancing is great there you can feel the essence of the festival….

  21. mike says:

    napuntahan ko na ung top 5 na yan at masasabi ko lang ung dinagyang ok sa choreography, sa sinulog madami lang silang pera pero nung nandun kami sa ati atihan festival for 5 days na pag sasayaw araw gabi sa kalsada di mo talga mararamdaman ung pagod..at iba ung feeling nakaka kilabot kung may faith ka lang sa sto nino…astig din ung mga uli uling nila..grabeh ang ganda dyan..may promoton lang kasi ung cebu at dinagyang….pero may ati atihan nga sa ibang bansa eh ganun kasikat ang ati atihan

  22. mike says:

    kalibo ati atihan parin kami try nyo pumunta ahahha…
    mag boracay, mag cave adventure falls, mangrooves, at wild river na din kau try nyo visit website ng aklan tourism..promise pinakamatanda lugar at lahat ng sikat sa pilipinas na tanawin makikita nyo rin sa aklan at mas magnda pa..

  23. Arnie says:

    Hay ang daming magagandang nag claim dito sa bansa na mga festival kanya kanyang mga claims ha ha ha pero kahit ang mga sinabi pa nila diyan o ganito .Pero kait isa sa kanila hindi ko nga narinig nanalo man sa aliwan ang iba the best daw ang sound nila pero takot sumali sa aliwan dahil music lang ang sounds na pabalik balik.Lahat the best sila pero people of the philippine isang festival lang ang alam ko na veterano na sa competitions at may binatbat talaga very consistent at hinagaan ng lahat na mapa WOW ka 4 times Grand Champion ng Aliwan at doon palagi sa top 1,2,3 ang lugar. Naging 3 times Best Tourism Event ng Pilipinas at naging Hall of Fame ng Department of Tourism at ang pinaka bago deneklara ng DOT ng Pilipinas na The Queen Festival ng Philippines….Yan ay walang iba kong di ang DINAGYANG FESTIVAL ng ILOILO CITY. OK at yan ay well recorded at kahit eh research nyo pa….

  24. witz says:

    I totally agreeing wth u Benjie and Jay .Masskara is indeed the most colorful.D ksi png santo e. And parepareho lg Pinahihiwatg ng Dinagyan,Ati-atihan,Sinulog ta marami pang tribal festivities.
    Masskara Unique eh.wlang ktulad .

  25. Ashley says:

    yeah! maganda ang ati atihan… take note “ati atihan festival is the mother of all festivals” ang saya saya sumali sa mga nagdadadrums… di mo mafifeel ang pagod!

  26. RIVAS says:

    The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest, most distinguished and most colorful festivals in the Philippines, the longest parade that last for 13 solid hours, the biggest production, and the most star studded. I agree with ati-atihan being your top 1 because Its the wildest among Philippine fiestas and considered as the Mother of All Philippine festivals. Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this two week-long festival you cant stop dancing with the beat of the drums. while the idea of dinagyan was only taken from sinulog wherein they patronize Senior Santo Niño. i really love the thundering of “Hala Bira” by the tribe members makes the celebration a lively one. i love this 3

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