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  • Rodriguez (Morong) - December 17-23 | Rogriguez, Rizal, Philippines.  The founding anniversary of the town formerly called Montalban of which the highlights of the celebration is the Pamitinan Festival culled aft...
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  • Aborlan - Fullmoon December |Aborlan (Tagbanua Settlements)  A tribal ritual asking the God to heal the sick and as a thanksgiving ceremony.  Source: Palawan Government 
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  • Puerto Princesa - 1st week of May| Tagkawayan Beach, Bacungan, Puerto Princesa City  Celebrated during the month of the ocean, the festival demonstrates the synergy of man with the vast seas and the ocean. He...
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  • Dumaguete City - 3rd week of December | Dumaguete City  Features the Province's oldest and longest Mardi gras parade. Source:Sidlakan Tours & Travel 
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  • Loay - 1st Saturday of December | Loay, Bohol  The festival is celebrated in honor of Loay town's second patron, St. Francis Xavier. Colorful activities are lined up, like the agro-industrial fair, g...
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  • Iloilo - December | Iloilo City  This annual musical extravaganza brings out the best of Ilonggo music and musical talent. The Ilonggo music speaks of their culture, history, passion, and love.  ...
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  • Pototan - December | Pototan, Iloilo  The Christmas Light Festival in Pototan is an array of colors brought about by Christmas lights during the night.  Have you experienced a total blackout and y...
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  • Alegria - Early December | Alegria The Kawayan Festival is celebrated with a parade and display of locally-made bamboo products. The festival also features the famous bamboo dance. Kawayan&nbs...
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  • Imus - December 1 |Imus, Cavite, Philippines. A month long festival celebrates our unique Philippine Christmas holiday. Imus is bathed in thousands of lights, a dazzling array of lanterns of all sha...
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  • Bula - December 1| Bula, Camarines Sur, Philippines  Old Bula town in the Rinconada district of the province makes way for a colorful December celebration of the Bamboo Festival, giving way to the on...
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  • Naga City - December 1-31 | Naga City, Camarines Sur  In the month of December, Naga City opens its door for a whole month in celebrating its charter anniversary and the Birth of Christ with the cooperati...
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  • Cebu City - December 1-31 | Cebu  Christmas in Cebu is celebrated with songs, gifts, twinkling lights—and a month-long program of yuletide events. Check out the nightly cultural shows for taste of t...
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  • Sugbu - December 1 to 31 | Sugbu  A month-long celebration in preparation for Christmas on December 25, Pasko sa Sugbu is known for several Yuletide shows. Every night for the duration of this festi...
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  • Iloilo - December 1-31 | Iloilo City   A festival contest of giant lanterns made of native materials. The event is sponsored by Marymart Mall, Department of Tourism, DYOK and DYMB.   Source:Corpor...
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  • San Enrique (Iloilo) - December 2 | San Enrique, Iloilo, Philippines. The Kalamay Festival is held in tribute to the town's main crop, the sugarcane. The event features a dance parade depicting the labor-intensive p...
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  • San Fernando (Pampanga) - 1st week of December | San Fernando City, Pampanga, Philippines.   Features nightly cultural shows, parades, street dancing, agri, trade, technology, tourism & trade fair usally held...
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  • Pagsanjan -  December 3-12 | Pagsanjan, Laguna, Philippines.  The festival features the history and culture of Pagsanjan through music and dance performed by students in Pagsanjan. The programs inclu...
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  • Roxas City - December 3- December 8 | Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines.  Sinadya sa Halaran literally means “Joy in Sharing & Thanksgiving”, fused two major festivals of Capiz-Sinadya and Hal...
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  • Nasugbu - Cattles Parade is located in Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines. The festival celebrated ever December 3 annually in honor of Nasugbu’s patron, St. Francis Xavier. This festive is ended with...
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  • Pilar (Cebu Province) - December 3 | Pilar  The Pamugsay Festival is celebrated in honor of Pilar's patron saint, Saint Francis Xavier. A fluvial procession is held a day before the actual fiesta. Sour...
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  • Ilagan - December 5 - 11 | Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines  Five provinces of Isabela region gather for a week-long celebration that showcases their culture, crafts, and cuisine. Source:Camperspoint....
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  • Malabon - December 8-9 | Malabon, Metro Manila, Philippines.   The Feast of Our Lady of Immaculate conception observed every December 9th is a joint celebration of the Roman Catholic and Aglipay churche...
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  • Manila - December 8 | Roxas City, Panay and Malabon, Manila, Philippines The Roxas Festival is a showcase of the culture of the province, while the Malabon celebration features a river procession.Sourc...
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  • Puerto Princesa - December 8 |Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Puerto Princesa City  Fiesta celebration falls every 8th day of the month. This activity drags on until Christmas and New Year, laced with a series...
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  • Tudela - December 8-9 | Tudela  The Cebuano town of Tudela on Camotes Island is renowned for its Taganitohan Festival, a Cebu fiesta that showcases the unique Filipino amalgam of Christianity and paga...
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  • Motiong - December 8 | Motiong, Samar The town of the well known "Tabo", a weekly market day where products from the mountain are exchanged with products for its lowlands.  Source:Provinc...
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  • Boac - December 8 | Boac, Marinduque, Philippines  The town fiesta of the municipality of Boac falls on the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. During this day, a religious civic-military ce...
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  • Guagua - December 8 | Guagua, Pampanga, Philippines  In honor of Immaculate Concepcion, Pampanga celebrates this day showcasing cultural performances and festivities around town. Source:Camperspoi...
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  • San Teodoro - December 8| San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro  It is a religious festival honoring the Immaculate Conception. It features street dancing, a parade of floats, and other activities centered on the t...
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  • Marikina - December 9 | Marikina Sports Park, Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines.  A festival that showcases the various ethnic groups that make up the population of Marikina. It serves as a tribute to ...
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  • Nabunturan - December 10 | Nabunturan, Compostela Valley The Diwanag Festival is celebrated every December 10-29. During the celebration, the municipality of Montevista showcases lighted booths. A Chris...
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  • Lucena - December 10 | Lucena City, Philippines  Children wearing mascots are paraded around town of Lucena. Attractive programs and children games are held after the parade.  Source:Cam...
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  • Lipa City - December 11-16 |Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines.The coffee festival was conceived to showcase the long reign of Lipa as the coffee granary of the Philippines. Source:TravelMart.net
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  • Legazpi City - December 12 | Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines.  An interpretative folk-festival related to the celebration of Christmas tradition. It reenacts the rejoicing shepherds who sang the first Chris...
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  • Pasig - 3rd week of December | Pasig City, Metro Manila Paskong Himig is a musical fest, which employs the singing talents of the Pasigueños. It is a weeklong competition participated in by dif...
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  • Tanjay City - December 16-17 |Tanjay City, Negros OrientalThe festival gives emphasis to this native delicacy made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt. It features the Biggest Bod-bod that would weig...
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  • Catanduanes - December 16-25 | Catanduanes, Philippines  A folk-religious related activity depicting a Christmas tradition. The activity centers on the re-enactment of the plight of St. Joseph and Virgin Ma...
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  • La Carlota City - December 16- 31 | La Carlota City  The Festival of Lights and Music is the very onset of festival season in La Carlota City.  Source:FlyPhilippines
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  • Pangil - December 18 | Pangil, Laguna A religious festival honoring the Nuestra Señora de la O and Sto. Niño de la O. According to legend, the town’s men folk, wearing their traditi...
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  • Manaoag - December 19 | Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. The Galicayo Festival is a province-wide cultural and religious celebration in honor of Pangasinan’s patroness, Our Lady of Manaoag. ...
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  • San Fernando (Pampanga) - December 19 | San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines Landscaping competitions with agri -trade fair spearheaded by DTI and DA.  Source:Exploreilocos.com Yeepe.com
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  • Calabanga - December 20-24| Calabanga, Camarines Sur, Philippines.  This festival paves the ground for an array of cultural and sports highlights such as the following: Panunuluyan, Larong Pinoy, Night wi...
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  • Bayawan City - December 22 | Bayawan City Street dancing with scarecrow higantes the day before fiesta celebrates the guardins of the city's crops. Source:Sidlakan Tours & TravelPhilippinefesti...
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  • Zarraga - 3rd week of December | Zarraga A gastronomic adventure in Iloilo wouldn't be complete without the pantat or catfish barbecue from Zarraga. Being the “pantat capital” in the re...
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  • Kawit - December 24| Kawit, Cavite A well-loved Caviteño tradition, the Maytinis is a dramatic retelling of St. Joseph’s and Virgin Mary’s search in Bethlehem for a place to stay. T...
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  • Sofronio Espa - June 24 |Sofronio Española  Coastal Clean up and mangrove reforestation.  Source: Palawan Government 
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  • Loboc - December 25 - February 2 | Loboc, Bohol  This is when the town musicians of Loboc cover daily the assigned areas to partake of the food served by the host and to play music to the tu...
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  • Metro Manila - December 25 | Metro Manila, Philippines  Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is the annual film festival held in Manila. The festival, which runs from the 25th of December to the first week of J...
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  • San Nicholas (Ilocos Norte) - December 26-30 | San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, Philippines  This is celebrated during San Nicolas Festival that highlights as a street dance competition pantomiming the Damilian's pottery making...
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  • Mandurriao - November 26 | Mandurriao, Iloilo City   This is the district fiesta of Mandurriao celebrated with a mass procession and carnival.  Source:Corporate.mozcom.com
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  • Antipolo - December 27 | Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines. Celebrated every December 27th in honour of Don Juan Sumulong one of the most illustrious son of Antipolo who earned national recognition and reput...
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  • Plaridel - Held during December 29-30 | Plaridel, Bulacan, PhilippinesHerd of horses with colorful tiburins parading in the streets of Plaridel in reverence to St. James the Apostle every 29th and 30th of Dec...
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  • La Castellana - December 30 – January 5  | La Castellana The town’s celebration of Charter Day and a befitting culmination of the Christmas season, the festival is conceptualized as a festiv...
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  • Antipolo - December 30| Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines Celebrated on December 30, in commemoration of the heroic martyrdom of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Marked with a Wreath Laying Ceremony at his ...
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  • Pavia - October 30 | Pavia, Iloilo  Tigkaralag Festival (from the root word “kalag” meaning soul) is Pavianhons’ way of celebrating All Soul’s Day. Tigkaralag is a da...
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  • Pasig - December 31 |Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines.  People contribute and lay out a feast on the main street of the barangay and everybody partakes of it. Source:TravelMart.net
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