Expect for a jam-packed February as back-to-back concerts in the Metro and nearby cities are about to happen. But it isn’t just concerts that are expected to be slated this love month, there’s this known Festivals in the Philippines or popularly known as Fiesta that has been one of the most celebrated events not only by Filipinos but tourists as well.
Christianity is evident in all corners of the Philippines. Festivals for saints are celebrated at least once a month, but festivals in honor of Mary always draw throngs of devotees to cities all over the country. One such festival is the Peñafrancia Festival, held in Naga City every third Saturday of September. COLORFUL, YET STILL ROOTED IN RELIGION. Children representing a school from Naga City with their presentation for the Voyadores Festival in Naga City. Image by John Bongat, grabbed from Facebook The Peñafrancia Festival is a festival held in honor of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Patroness of Bicol Region. Festivities usually start with the Traslacion on […]
Festivals are a big thing with Filipinos. We celebrate them for different reasons and in different seasons. There’s at least one festival a month that everyone is raring to go to. One festival stands out in August: Legazpi’s 25th Ibalong Festival. AN APPROPRIATE DEPICTION. The Ibalong Festival is as colorful as it is rooted in Legazpi’s history. (Cover photo grabbed from Ibalong Festival Official Facebook page) The Ibalong Festival has been celebrated for a quarter century, and has always been about the Ibalong epic. From the first time the Ibalong festival was first celebrated, they have always featured lessons and scenes from the epic. Now on its 25th […]
AN EPIC FESTIVAL OF EPIC PROPORTIONS. Legazpi City’s Ibalong Festival is one of the few non-religious festivals in the country. Photo grabbed from wowlegazpi.com Festivals vary greatly in their origins. Philippine festivals are mostly tied to religion or an ancient tradition, but the Ibalong Festival of Legazpi City, Albay is unique because it’s born from from the Ibalong epic, a tale of three heroes who all fought to keep the peace for the town of Ibalong: Baltog, Handyong, and, Bantong. They fought mythical creatures such as the tandayag (giant boar), dambuhala (one-eyed monster), oryol (half-woman, half-serpent), and a giant called Rabot. These tales of bravery and strength in character are […]
Get your game faces on! The annual multi-level national scholastic athletic competition is now here! Catch the much-awaited Palarong Pambansa 2016 as it will be held in the province of Albay on April 10-18, 2016 in Bicol University Sports Complex. Various Filipino students will compete through different sports such as football, Sepak Takraw, Gymnastics, Wushu, and Wrestling, among others. Witness grade school and high school students compete against students from various Philippine provinces and see their passion for athletics! Check the official website for Palarong Pambansa 2016 for more details. DETAILS When: April 10-18, 2016 Where: Bicol University Sports Complex, Albay, Legaspi City Website: http://www.albaypalaro2016.com/ Contact: (052) 742-21-67 Email: […]