www.localphilippines.com


Find Hotels



Where do you want to go?







Sponsors



RSS

Recently added


  • Nestled between ancient mangrove forests and the white sands and crystal waters of its own peaceful bay, shaded by groves of coconut trees and scented by the extravagant flowers blooming in its tro...
    Read more »


  • Your Luxury Island PlaygroundMisibis Bay is a private tropical hideaway built on a pristine stretch of beach along the southern tip of Cagraray island in Bacacay, Albay. This breathtaking, 5-h...
    Read more »


  • Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is defined by the clean elegance of colonial plantation architecture with vast saltwater lagoons stretching across 8 hectares of beach line property. There are 220 ro...
    Read more »


  • Mabuhay! If you are looking for a great place to spend your holidays then look no further. Coron, is fast becoming the pride of tourism in the Philippines due to her rich, natural beauty and the h...
    Read more »


  • At Firefly Cove, all inclusive luxury surrounds you in a setting of lush Philippine beauty. The newest luxury resort destination in the Visayas region, Firefly Cove is situated on an untouched 2 Ki...
    Read more »



RSS

Events & Festivities



    May 2015    
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Events this month of May

  • Muntinlupa - December to January | Muntinlupa,Metro Manila, Philippines.  Is celebrated from December to January with a display of different costumes and masks made of paper mache. This is a yearly competi...
    Read more »


  • Paranaque - May |Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.  Residents of Baclaran celebrates this festivity every month of May in honor of its Patron Saint Sta. Rita de Cascia. A street gathering involves mal...
    Read more »


  • Pasig - No specific date | Pasig City, Metro Manila The Bambino Festival is a celebration in honor of the Sto. Niño. It highlights the relevance of the Blessed Child in the lives of the Pasigue&nti...
    Read more »


  • Cavinti - no specific date | Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines  The festival showcases the Sambalilo, or hat, a native handicraft made from leaves of pandan, an indigenous plant that grows in abu...
    Read more »


  • Paranaque - 09 October | Paranaque, Metro Manila, Philippines. A religious celebration wherein the Komedya or Moro-Moro is stage-played that brings added color to the feast.   Source:VisitMyPhi...
    Read more »


  • Pateros - Every Full Moon in the Gregorian Calendar | Pateros, Metro Manila, Philippines.   A cultural-revival program. It is gathering of fun-loving Senior Citizens of Pateros in a cultural presen...
    Read more »


  • San Pablo - May | San Pablo City, Laguna, Philippines  Another age-old tradition that the San Pableños celebrate is the Flores de Maria sometimes also called as Santacruzan held on the month of M...
    Read more »


  • Uson - No specific date | San Ramon, Uson, Masbate, Philippines.  A harvest festival among Moncadistas in San Ramon, Uson. Famous for the people dancing on glowing embers. The celebration is a ritu...
    Read more »


  • Albay - No specific date | Albay, Philippines A festival cuisine such as pinangat and laing (variations of gabi leaves in coconut of a particular age); Bicol Express (hot stuff); the tinotongan (chicken a...
    Read more »


  • Makati - No specific date | Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines.  The event is represented by local government and socio-economic sector in which they wear native costumes, and in the evening a "Rig...
    Read more »


  • Antipolo - May | Antipolo, Rizal  The traditional celebration of the month of flowers in May is celebrated by processions of little girls, offering flowers-locally called the "Paalay". Another ...
    Read more »


  • La Carlota City -  Every May | La Carlota City Based on the tradition of giving thanks to the Gods of the elements after a bountiful harvest by the ancients in "Buglas".  Source:FlyPhilippi...
    Read more »


  • Pavia - May | Pavia, Iloilo  A holiday when the Carabao is made the "king" for a day. It features a race among carabaos each pulling a bamboo carrosa on a four hundred meter course.  S...
    Read more »


  • Igbaras - 2nd week of May | Igbaras The Tangyan Festival of Igbaras is a celebration dedicated to the Tangyan River of Igbaras, considered as the beginning of civilization in Igbaras. The river ha...
    Read more »


  • Jordan - 1st week of May | Barangay Hoskyn, Jordan  Layag Festival is Guimaras' version of Iloilo's Paraw Regatta. Before modern forms of transportation dominated the coasts of Guimaras, The ...
    Read more »


  • Manila - May | Metro Manila, Philippines  The Aliwan Festival, known as the mother of all Philippine festivals, is anticipated every year in the Philippines by many locals and tourist because it offers...
    Read more »


  • Penaranda - Held during the first week of May |Penaranda, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.  The Arakyo is a traditional reenactment of Queen Helena and King Constantine`s search for the cross where Christ was cr...
    Read more »


  • Apayao - May l Apayao, Philippines The Conner Festival is often celebrated every third week of May in Apayao, complete with cultural presentations, trade fairs, pageants and sport activities.  Sou...
    Read more »


  • Liloan - May 29 - 30 | Liloan The Rosquillos Festival showcases the delicious pastry referred to as rosquillos. Rosquillos is a favorite snack in Liloan. It is a cookie with a hole in the middle, ...
    Read more »


  • Baras - May 1| Baras, Rizal, Philippines.  The celebration is derived from the ancient Spanish religious festival in honor of the Nuestra Señora de Turumba. Afternoon procession and street danc...
    Read more »


  • Bacarra - May 1 | Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The Santacruzan or Flores de Mayo is an offering to the Blessed Virgin Mary highlighting a procession along the town’s main streets....
    Read more »


  • Albay - May 1-31  | Albay, PhilippinesA festival in the merry month of May, showcasing Albay as it comes to age, its cultural heritage, trade, travel and tourism beyond Majestic Mount Mayon.  The...
    Read more »


  • Camalig - May 1-31 | Camalig, Albay, Philippines PINANGAT FESTIVAL features the culture and arts of the Camaligueños, the natural and man-made attractions of the municipality and the people’s...
    Read more »


  • Masbate - May 1-3|Ticao Island, Masbate, Philippines Dayaw is an old Tigaonon term which means "to show off, parade or display." In its strictest meaning, dayaw is to present with pride what is di...
    Read more »


  • Caramoan - May 1 - May 8 | Caramoan, Camarines Sur, Philippines.  A week-long celebration coinciding with town's fiesta, to showcase the wealth of wonders (WOW) of Caramoan Peninsula. Various exciting ac...
    Read more »


  • Butuan - May 1-31 | Butuan City It is a month-long fiesta celebration of Butuan City. Several activities are lined up for the celebration like Mutya Hong Butuan Pageant, Sportsfest and Santacruzan. ...
    Read more »


  • Ilocos Sur - May 1 - 3 | Ilocos Sur, Philippines  Thousands of local and foreign tourist flock to Sinait, Ilocos Sur to watch the much-awaited Sinait Garlic Festival during the 1st to 3rd of May that showc...
    Read more »


  • Antipolo - May 1| Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. A newly created festival celebrated every 1st of May, depicting the major products of the City, SUman, MAngga, KAsuy and the old means of transportation go...
    Read more »


  • Tagbilaran City - May 1 | Tagbilaran City The feast of Saint Joseph, patron saint of Tagbilaran City, starts the month-long fiestas in Bohol. It is one of the most exciting and fun-filled occasions of the ...
    Read more »


  • Camarines Sur - May | Camarines Sur, Philippines  A May celebration, Santa Cruzan in Camarines Sur is noted for its resplendent procession which is usually observed during nighttime. Beautiful and young Reyna...
    Read more »


  • Milaor - May 1 | Milaor, Camarines Sur, Philippines. A summer festival in Milaor to commemorate the Foundation Anniversary and Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. Various colorful activities are featur...
    Read more »


  • Minalabac - May 1| Minalabac, Camarines Sur, Philippines  Considered as one of the most colorful and interesting fiestas in the Bikol region which takes place at the old, sleepy town of Minalabac . T...
    Read more »


  • Taytay (Palawan) - May 1-4 |Taytay, Palawan  The Pasinggatan Festival is an annual celebration featuring street dances, merry making ,and various shows. Participants mainly consist of different cultural groups t...
    Read more »


  • Negros Occidental - May 1 | Negros Occidental  Also known as “cooperation,” it is celebrated through sports competition, street dancing, cultural events, and float parade. Source:Fly Philip...
    Read more »


  • Tagaytay - May 1-7 | Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines.  Parade of beauties from Tourism Oriented and related Establishments of the city. Source:Wowphilippines.ca  
    Read more »


  • Tagaytay - May 1-7 | Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines.  The Pilipinyahan Fest is conceptualized by Tagaytay tourism council in coordination with the Local Government unit to promote the pineapple as the mos...
    Read more »


  • Lingayen - May 1| Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines.  Lingayen, the capital town of Pangasinan and the seat of the provincial government, holds the Pita’y Dayat celebration every May 1 in celebrati...
    Read more »


  • Alaminos City - May 1| Alaminos City, Pangasinan, Philippines.  This starts with the traditional Novena for nine days, in honor of the Virgin Mary followed by Santacruzan in celebration of the Holy Cross. Lov...
    Read more »


  • Alitagtag - May 1 | Alitagtag, Batangas, Philippines.  The festival is celebrated in honor of the Holy Cross. The observance peaks on the 31st of May with a colorful procession. The cross is mounted...
    Read more »


  • Roxas -  May 1-15 | Roxas, Palawan, Philippines The festival aims to mirror the richness of Roxas’ cultural heritage to increase awareness of the different tourist attractions and destinati...
    Read more »


  • Nabua - May 2 | Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines  The highlight of the affair is the re-enactment of the 13th century pagan rites which is enriched by colorful costumes. The rite is dramatic revival...
    Read more »


  • Paranaque - May | Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines.  Another theatrical drama which history dates back during the Spanish times. The theme centers on the animosity between Christians &...
    Read more »


  • Bauan - May 2| Alitagtag and Bauan, Batangas, Philippines  A festive celebration of meeting the Holy Cross of Bauan and the Holy Cross of Alitagtag at Binukalan Shrine at 8:00 am. The celebration is ...
    Read more »


  • Canaman - May 3 | Canaman, Camarines Sur, Philippines  A May celebration in Canaman, Camarines Sur to honor the Sta. Cruz tradition. Women dance on the streets while chanting prayers to find the real cr...
    Read more »


  • Naguilian - May 3 | Naguilian, La Union, Philippines Objective of the event is to promote “basi”, a wine made from sugarcane. Activities include street dancing, sport events, agri-trade fair &...
    Read more »


  • Sarrat - May 3-5 | Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The Sarratenos call their fiesta which stands for liberty, courage, leadership, unity & brotherhood even in the most certain pain of death.&nbs...
    Read more »


  • Oton - May 3 | Oton, Iloilo Katagman Festival is a yearly celebration in Oton, Iloilo which celebrates the ancient Ilonggo culture as Katagmans. Merrymakers in the Katagman Festival dancve ...
    Read more »


  • Tayabas - May 5 | Tayabas, Quezon, Philippines.  The clamor for suman and other pabitin as their sweat, strength and rivalry pervade in the air. Impelled by their yearly panata or sacrificial devotion t...
    Read more »


  • Vigan - 1st Week of May | Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines  In an effort to increase public awareness of Vigan as a unique historic city to be conserved and protected, the Save Vigan Ancestral Homes Ass...
    Read more »


  • San Jose (Negros Oriental) - May 7 | San Jose, Negros Oriental  Street dancing retells the origins of the town's former place name derived from INUKITAN, breed pickings. Source:Sidlakan Tours & Travel
    Read more »


  • Mandaue City - May 7 | Mandaue City The Mantawi Festival celebrates the foundation of Mandaue which dates back to 1521. Source:Cebu Province Official Website Wikipedia 
    Read more »


  • Muntinlupa - May 8 | Muntinlupa, Metro Manila, Philippines. The festival is celebrated during the month of May with a procession of the Patron saint “Mary Mother of God” . Hermanos and Hermanas...
    Read more »


  • Legazpi City - May 8 | Legazpi, Albay, Philippines.  This is a race of ‘bancas’ with a use of a paddle during the month of October coinciding with the feast day of St. Raphael.  Source:1stph...
    Read more »


  • Calauan - May 9 - 15 | Calauan, Laguna, Philippines  This small, bustling town, located 74 kilometers south of Manila is known for its prime agricultural product- pinya (pineapple). Claiming their local...
    Read more »


  • El Nido - May 10-14, 2006 | El Nido  Installation of collected materials from island and coastal clean-up: Film Showing of "Tres Marias Artificial Coral Reef Project", Cultural Presentation, ...
    Read more »


  • Pinabacdao - May 10 | Pinabacdao, Samar  A farmland for rice production and other root crops.  Source:Province of Samar
    Read more »


  • Subic - 2nd Sunday of May | Subic, Zambales, Philippines  The Caracol Boat Parade coincides with the barangay fiesta of Calapandayan, Subic. An image or statue of the town's patron saint, San Roque, i...
    Read more »


  • Isabela - May 10 | Isabela, Philippines.  Celebrates the bountiful harvest of rice and corn and other agricultural products with street dances and a float parade. Source:Flyphilippines.com.ph 
    Read more »


  • Cagayan - May 10 l Cagayan, Philippines The Fluvial Parade in Cagayan is a local festival that features a fluvial procession of at least 100 boats in various shapes and designs. This is a local tra...
    Read more »


  • Butuan - May 11- May 30 | Butuan City The Paukbayan Festival is an agro-industrial show that features landscape artworks decorated with different species of plants. Source: travelmart  &nbs...
    Read more »


  • Sariaya - May 11-15 | Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines. The Feast of San Isidro bears similarities with the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban. While the participants of the Pahiyas Festival make use of k...
    Read more »


  • Capalonga - May 11-12 | Capalonga, Camarines Norte, Philippines  A festival celebrating the feastday of the Black Nazarene. Mostly of Chinese descents who seek favor for a favorable business climate pay ...
    Read more »


  • Valenzuela - May12 | Barangay Mabolo, Valenzuela, Philippines.  Called "Sayawan sa Calle" Festival, the festival which is centered in the Church, dates back from the mid-1700s when people i...
    Read more »


  • Albay - May 14 | AlbayThe Provincial Government of Albay has declared May 14 as "Albay Day" starting May 14, 2004 and every year after. The celebration which falls in May during the annual month-...
    Read more »


  • Lumban - 3rd week of September | Lumban, LagunaIt is a celebration of Lumban’s artistry and history through fun and relevance. It aims to highlight the town’s unique cultural articulation and pe...
    Read more »


  • Gumaca - May 14-15 | Gumaca, Quezon, Philippines. The 2 day event is held annually May 14-15 as a thankgiving for a bountiful harvest and in supplication for more bounty. One of the highlights is the d...
    Read more »


  • Digos - May 15 | Digos City, Davao del Sur  The fiesta day also marks the feast of the Diocese’s patron saint San Isidro Labrador who is also the patron saint of the farmers who celebrate the Na...
    Read more »


  • Lucban - May 15 | Lucban, Quezon, Philippines.  The fiesta color of summer comes alive again as Lucban celebrates the SAN ISIDRO PAHIYAS FESTIVAL - referred to by many as a fiesta to end all fiestas.&n...
    Read more »


  • Liliw - May 15 | Liliw, Laguna, Philippines In a religious procession the statue of the saint, the patron of laborers and good harvest passes through the streets of the town, the people honor saint b...
    Read more »


  • Malimono - May 15 | Malimono, Surigao del NorteThe Onggoyan Festival is celebrated with much gaiety and funfare. It features an agro-industrial fare, a beauty contest, a sports festival. One of the highlight...
    Read more »


  • Dipolog - May 15 | Dipolog CityThe feast is a religious event aimed to honor Saint Vincent Ferrer. The feast is held in various areas in the country. In Dipolog City the feast is celebrated with concerts, be...
    Read more »


  • Sariaya - May 15| Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines A primary tourist attraction in Sariaya, Agawan Festival is a yearly thanksgiving celebration in honor of "San Isidro De Labrador, " the Spanish ...
    Read more »


  • Quezon Palawan - May 15 |Quezon  An annual celebration which meant to express unity among the town folks.  Source: Palawan Government 
    Read more »


  • Pontevedra - May 15 | Pontevedra, Capiz  Balintawakan is a simple gathering, mostly of senior citizens of pontevedra, Capiz who are sentimentally bound together to an unwritten commitment to preserve a si...
    Read more »


  • Matuguinao - May 15| Matuguinao, Samar  A town in the hinterlands of the province, noted for rice production.  Source:Province of Samar
    Read more »


  • San Jorge - May 15 | San Jorge, Samar San Jorge is famous for its seed farm and nursery of different fruit trees. It is also the place of the "calinayan," a local variety of rice.  Eve...
    Read more »


  • Santa Rita - May 15 | Sta. Rita, Samar  Situated in the mouth of San Juanico Strait noted for copra, root crops and woven mats. STO. NIÑO - An island municipality abundant in seafoods.  Source...
    Read more »


  • Luisiana - May 15| Luisiana, Laguna  A yearly celebration in honor of the patron of farmers, San Isidro Labrador. Source: Travelmart.net
    Read more »


  • Luzon - May 15 | Palocpoc, Mendez, Cavite, Philippines  An annual celebration promoting the señorita banana as the most appealing agricultural product in the locality.  Contact : Mr. Herm...
    Read more »


  • Dumaguete City - December 16-31 | Dumaguete City, Negros Oiental Dumaguete observes Christmas with that patented flavor of Negros Oriental. Expect the city streets to be lit up with millions of light bulbs, co...
    Read more »


  • Bulacan - May 17 | Bulacan, Philippines. The lively song holds significant meanings to the childless mothers who, in their desire to share the fulfillment and happiness of motherhood, make the pilgrimag...
    Read more »


  • Jiabong - May 17 | Jiabon, Samar  Noted for "tahong" a nutritious seafood.  Source:Province of Samar
    Read more »


  • Albay - May 18-25  | Albay, PhilippinesAn annual fun-filled eight-day summer festivity immortalizing the timeless love song Sarung Banggi, and a tribute to its composer, Potenciano V. Gregorio. The Sa...
    Read more »


  • Dumaguete City - May 18-26 | Dumaguete City The Flower Festival was at the Central Quezon Park. Countless activities a lot of food and fantastic weather formed the basement for this wonderful Festival.&nb...
    Read more »


  • Bacarra - May 19 | Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, Philippines The Baccara Farmers Festival is a celebration where farmers can show that they can also have a good time. Festivities include street dancing, a floa...
    Read more »


  • Adams - May 19-20 | Adams & Carasi, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.  Aims to commemorate the ancient peace pact that has brought lasting peace between ethnic tribes in the province of Ilocos Norte. It ...
    Read more »


  • Lian - May 19 - 20 |  Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas, Philippines  A festival that centerpieces the Balsa as a way of relaxation by the Matabungkay Beach. The celebration is culminated by a race a...
    Read more »


  • Barangay Mat-i - May 20 | Barangay Mat-i, Surigao CityThe Banwahon Festival is an ethnic dance competition. Each dance number features the culture of the early inhabitants of Barangay Mat-i in Surigao City. &nb...
    Read more »


  • Gingoog City - May 22 | Gingoog City, Misamis OrientalA cultural presentation using parts of the coconut palm and other indigenous materials as props and costumes. Source: travelmart    &nbs...
    Read more »


  • Guimaras - May 22-24 | Guimaras  A commemorative celebration of the anniversary of Guimaras as a province. Highlighted by street dancing, a technology fair, cultural presentations, painting and drawing c...
    Read more »


  • Dipolog - May 24 | Dipolog CityThe Pagsalabuk Festival features a street dance, trade fair, motocross, and a beauty pageant. The term pagsalabuk refers to a gathering or being together. The festival...
    Read more »


  • Camarines Sur - May 24-31 |Camarines Sur, Philippines  The Kaogma Festival marks the foundation anniversary of the Province of Camarines Sur. The week-long festival features numerous activities such as cultur...
    Read more »


  • Calauag - May 24 | Calauag, Quezon, Philippines.  The TREE OF LIFE popularly known as coconut is a common cash crop in the Municipality of Calauag and in the whole province of Quezon. Almost 100% of t...
    Read more »


  • La Paz - May 24 | La Paz, Iloilo City  This is the district fiesta of La Paz in honor of Nuestra Señora de La Paz de Bien Viaje.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com
    Read more »


  • Calauag - May 25 | Calauag, Quezon, Philippines.  A festival highlighting the Higanteng Alimango as their icon. The feast celebrates the abundance of mud crab in the province.  Source:VisitMyPhili...
    Read more »


  • Calbiga - May 25 | Calbiga, Samar In the Western Samar town of Calbiga, tribal memory goes back to a time when this "humanoid" had saved village folk from imminent famine by driving ...
    Read more »


  • New Bataan - May 26- May 30 | New Bataan, Compostela ValleyThe Malumagpak Challenge is a trek to the Malumagpak Falls in Mount Manurigao.  Source:Travelmart      ...
    Read more »


  • Lucena - May 1-30 | Lucena, Quezon, Philippines  Pasayahan sa Lucena was conceptualized to the natural and ecological interrelationship and independence between nature and man. It also promotes the ...
    Read more »


  • Lucena - May 30 | Lucena, Quezon, Philippines. The Fiesta is celebrated every May 30 of the year, in honor of Saint Ferdinand. Other festivities also includes Lucena’s version of Ati-Atihan, Igorot C...
    Read more »


  • Lucena - May 30 | Lucena, Quezon, Philippines.  This is celebrated on the eve of the City Fiesta, in commemoration of its original townsfolk who have already settled abroad tracing ones family origin, ...
    Read more »


  • Pagsanjan - Held every last Saturday and Sunday of May | Pagsanjan, Laguna This event features the skills and sportsmanship of Pagsanjeño boatmen in boat racing, tug-of-war and even in singing. The...
    Read more »


  • Escalante City - May 30 | Escalante City  “Manlambus” is a Visayan term meaning “to strike with a club” - because its coastal waters were then teeming with fishes that catching them co...
    Read more »




Philippine Destinations



Philippine Main Islands

Visayas


Visayas is one of the three island groups in the Philippines, along with Luzon and Mindanao. It consists of several islands, primarily surrounding the Visayan Sea. Its inhabitants are referred to as the Visayans.
More info about Visayas | Hotels & Resorts | Events & Attractions


Places to visit in Visayas

Vacation Packages and Vacation Rentals


Tourism in the Philippines

  • Valesol Haven


    Valesol Haven is located at U.P. Los Baños Campus, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.  This half-hectare farm is where tropical flowers and orchid varieties such as with cattleyas,... More Read more


  • Basi Festival


    May 3 | Naguilian, La Union, Philippines Objective of the event is to promote “basi”, a wine made from sugarcane. Activities include street dancing, sport events, agri-trade fair &... More Read more


  • Batohan Falls


    Located two kilometers from the national highwa... More Read more


  • Cogon Eco-Park


    Cogon Eco-Park is a reforestation area established in 1958 located in Barangay Cogon. It is home to different species of trees and wild animals. The place is a favorite camping site of mountaineers... More Read more


  • Mainit Point (Dive Site)


    Mainit Point is located in Anilao, Batangas, Philippines.  Dive here is 99 percent with current because it is adjacent to maricaban strait. The way we do diving here often one way follow the c... More Read more


  • Battle Memorial


    The Battle Memorial is a tribute to soldiers who died during the Japanese occupation. Its location is the venue of the hard-fought battle between the Japanese soldiers and the combined forces of th... More Read more


  • Bahay Paniqui (House of Bats)


    Bahay Paniqui (House of Bats) is located in San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines. On the other side of the river along the left trail is a cave, probably the largest in the Biak-na-Bato area, that... More Read more


  • Feast of San Isidro


    May 11-15 | Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines. The Feast of San Isidro bears similarities with the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban. While the participants of the Pahiyas Festival make use of k... More Read more