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Panagbenga Festival (English: Flower

Festival) is a month-long annual flower


festival occurring in Baguio. The term is
of Kankanaey origin, meaning "season
of blooming".[1] The festival, held during
the month of February, was created as a
tribute to the city's flowers and as a way
to rise up from the devastation of the
1990 Luzon earthquake.[2] The festival
includes floats that are covered mostly
with flowers not unlike those used in
Pasadena's Rose Parade. The festival
also includes street dancing, presented
by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of
celebration that came from the Cordillera region.

Aside from boosting the economy through tourism, the festival also helped the younger
generation of indigenous people to rediscover their culture's old traditions. The indigenous
people were first wary with government-led tourism because of the threat that they will interfere
or change their communities' rituals.[3]

The A. Lim of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). [4] Entries from the annual
Camp John Nichol Sibug art contest gave its official logo: a spray of sunflowers. The festival
was set in February to boost tourism as it was considered as a month of inactivity between the
busy days of Christmas season and the Holy Week and the summer season.[5]

In 1996, archivist and curator Ike Picpican suggested that the festival be renamed as
Panagbenga, a Kankanaey term that means "a season of blossoming, a time for flowering"

The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Nio (Infant
Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the
Philippines. The name Ati-Atihan means "to be like Atis" or "make believe Ati's". Aetas, known
colloquially as Ati, were th e primary settlers of the islands according to history books. They too
are the earliest settlers of Panay Island where the province of Aklan is located.The festival
consists of tribal dance, music, accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons, and parade
along the street. Christians and non-Christians observe this day with religious processions. It
has inspired many other Philippine Festivals including the Sinulog Festival of Cebu and
Dinagyang of Iloilo City, both adaptations of the Kalibo's Ati-Atihan Festival, and legally holds
the title "The Mother of All Philippine Festivals" in spite of the other two festivals' claims of the
same title.A 1200 A.D. event explains the
origins of the festival. A group of 10
Malay chieftains called Datus, fleeing
from the island of Borneo settled in the
Philippines, and were granted settlement
by the Ati people, the tribes of Panay
Island. Datu Puti, Makatunaw's chief
minister made a trade with the natives and
bought the plains for a golden salakot,
brass basins and bales of cloth. They gave
a very long necklace to the wife of the Ati
chieftain. Feasting and festivities followed soon after.Some time later, the Ati people were
struggling with famine as the result of a bad harvest. They were forced to descend from their
mountain village into the settlement below, to seek the generosity of the people who now lived
there. The Datus obliged and gave them food. In return, the Ati danced and sang for them,
grateful for the gifts they had been given.The misoln was originally a pagan festival from this
tribe practicing Animism, and their worshiping their anito god. Spanish missionaries gradually
added a Christian meaning. Today, the Ati-Atihan is celebrated as a religious festival.
The Binirayan festival is an event
celebrated in the province of Antique in the
Philippines. "Binirayan" literally means
"where they sailed to".The festival was
conceived by Governor Evelio Javier,
and first celebrated on January 1113,
1974. In 1975, the festival was moved to
April 2527, but in the succeeding years
was celebrated in December to coincide
with the Christmas celebration in the
province. In 1981, with the assumption
of Governor Enrique A. Zaldivar, it was
moved back to April. The festival was not celebrated in 1980, 19841987, and 1995 due to
political crises. Consequently, the dates of the festival, which has become one of the major
festivals in the West Visayan region has suffered inconsistency with the every change of
leadership of the province. In 2002, however, the provincial board of Antique passed a resolution
fixing the date of the celebration in April, and when the management of the festival was given to
Binirayan Foundation, Inc. the dates were set on the third weekend of April. The Binirayan
Festival commemorates the legend of the arrival of the ten Bornean datus on the island of
Aninipay now known as Panay. (See the legend of Maragtas.) As Governor Evelio B. Javier, the
Father of Binirayan Festival, reminded the Antiqueos during the earlier celebrations, "let us
gather the strands and memories of our past, as we look back with pride, that we may look
ahead with confidence to Antique tomorrow."Binirayan Festival's permanent theme is "Retracing
Roots, Celebrating Culture and Greatness

The Dinagyang Festival is a religious and


cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on
the fourth Sunday of January, or right after the
Sinulog in Cebu and the Ati-Atihan Festival in
Kalibo, Aklan. It is held both to honor the Santo
Nio and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of
Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the
island to them by the Atis.
The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in
the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name
derives from the friendly greeting "Madayaw",
from the Dabawenyo word "dayaw", meaning
good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival
is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the
gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties
of harvest and serenity of living. It is held every
third week of August.

The MassKara Festival


(Hiligaynon: Pista sang MassKara,
Filipino: Fiesta ng MassKara) is an
annual festival held every third
weekend of October in Bacolod,
Philippines. The word "Masskara" is
a portmanteau, coined by the late
artist Ely Santiago from mass (a
multitude of people), and the Spanish
word cara (face), thus forming
MassKara (a multitude of faces). The
word is also a pun on maskara,
Filipino for "mask" (itself from
Spanish mscara), since a prominent feature of the festival are the masks worn by participants,
which are always adorned with smiling faces because it is called the city of smiles.

The Pintados Festival is a cultural-religious celebration in Tacloban based on the body-


painting traditions of the ancient tattooed "pintados" warriors.[1] In 1986, the Pintados
Foundation, Inc. was formed by the people of Tacloban to organize this festival in honor of Sr.
Santo Nio.[2] Years later, it was merged with the Kasadyaan Festival which is always held on
June 29.
The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines.
The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical
Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired
the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned
into street festivals.[1]

It is a colorful festival celebrated on the island of Marinduque in the Philippines. The participants
use morion masks to depict the Roman soldiers and Syrian mercenaries within the story of the
Passion of the Christ. The mask was named after the 16th and 17th century Morion helmet.[2] The
Moriones refers to the masked and costumed penitents who march around the town for seven
days searching for Longinus. Morions roam the streets in town from Holy Monday to Easter
Sunday scaring the kids, or engaging in antics or surprises to draw attention. This is a folk-
religious festival that re-enacts the story of Saint Longinus, a Roman centurion who was blind in
one eye. The festival is characterized by colorful Roman costumes, painted masks and helmets,
and brightly colored tunics. The towns of Boac, Gasan, Santa Cruz, Buenavista and Mogpog in
the island of Marinduque become one gigantic stage. The observances form part of the Lenten
celebrations of Marinduque. The various towns also hold the unique tradition of the pabasa or the
recitation of Christ's passion in verse.[3] Then at three o'clock on Good Friday afternoon, the
Santo Sepulcro is observed, whereby old women exchange verses based on the Bible as they
stand in wake of the dead Christ. One of the highlights of this festival is the Via Crucis. A re-
enactment of the suffering of Christ on his way to the calvary. Men inflict suffering upon
themselves by whipping their backs, carrying a wooden cross and sometimes even crucifixion.
They see this act as their form of atonement for their sins. This weeklong celebration starts on
Holy Monday and ends on Easter Sunday.

2010 was a very memorable year for everyone of us in Pangasinan because this was the first
celebration ever of the
We made this event more exciting and enjoyable, we invited some visitors a very especial guest
celebrity guest from GMA channel 7,
Dominic Roco and Rocsan of the Star
Struck batch V.

Of course when theres a party theres food


and when theres a especial guest there
should be a special food. Our Food
committee of course wanted to prepare a
very special food for our celebrity guest.
And they want it different and a healthy
one.

Our master cook have a lot of delicious


and extra ordinary recipe that are very
healthy and easy to cook with. They have a lot of party food recipes that they could choose from
that could make our visitors feel wow when they taste it and enjoy eating in their stay with us as
they participate in this very memorable and very special event Bagoong Festival. Maybe this
is just the beginning of a yearly exciting celebration of Bagoong Festival.

The Panaad sa Negros Festival, also called


the Panaad Festival (sometimes spelled as
Pana-ad), is a festival held annually during
the month of April in Bacolod City, the capital
of Negros Occidental province in the
Philippines. Panaad is the Hiligaynon word
for "vow" or "promise"; the festival is a form
of thanksgiving to Divine Providence and
commemoration of a vow in exchange for a
good life.[1] The celebration is held at the
Panaad Park, which also houses the Panaad
Stadium, and is participated in by the 13 cities
and 19 towns of the province. For this reason,
the province dubs it the "mother" of all its festivals.[2]

The first Panaad sa Negros Festival was held at Capitol Park and Lagoon in a three-day affair in
1993 that started April 30. The festival was held at the lagoon fronting the Provincial Capitol for
the first four years. As the festival grew each year, it became necessary to locate a more spacious
venue. In 1997, the festival was held at the reclaimed area near where the Bredco Port is located
today.[3]

The construction of the Panaad Stadium and sports complex paved the way for the establishment
of the Panaad Park as the permanent home of the festival.