Calendar Of Festival Events
January 2 - 6 | Mabitac
This particular event which naturally attended not only by the
local individuals of this town, but also by the other people from
nearby towns. This serves as the continuation on celebrating Christmas
and shows the true spirit of gift-giving. This event has a parade
of the selected beautiful women holding wooden horses, which they
called "Kabesillas". The Three Kings that are role played
by the young boys riding on the horses. There is also Santa Claus
that gives gifts for the children and young angels accompanied
with the lively band after the mass inviting anyone to taste the
famous “kalamay” and other food delicacies prepared
by the locals there. The very highlight of this festival is on
its last day, which is what they so-called “Pasabog ng Biyaya”
naturally led by the Mayor with other officials of the Municipality.
festival/major event in Mabitac, Laguna aside from the Three Kings
Celebration, is the "Araw ng Mabitac".
Pablo Coconut Festival
January 10 - 15 | San Pablo City
one of the primary products of the City of San Pablo in Laguna.
The Coconut Festival, having its maiden year on January, 1996,
the coco fest is held during the celebration of the city’s
patron saint, Saint Paul the First Hermit, which falls every 15th
of January. It is a week-long celebration with cultural presentations
featuring different schools, organizations and barangays. One
of the most awaited events during this celebration is the Coronation
Ball of the Mutya ng San Pablo. A Foodfair and Exhibits is also
a part of the festivities where the water treasures of San Pablo
is cooked in coconut milk. The highlight of the celebration is
the Street Dancing or Mardigras where the participants donned
in costumes decorated with materials from coconut. This also includes
the parade of floats decorated with coconut materials as well.
January 16 | Cabuyao
The Batingaw Festival commemorates the legendary “Kampanang
Ginto” which Cabuyao is known. The celebration always starts
with the simultaneous ringing of church bells, which believes,
bring good agricultural harvest. Highlights of the five-day festival
includes the colorful street dancing, singing contest, trade fair
exhibits & fireworks.
January 18 | Santa Rosa City
The town people
were largely dependent in basic agriculture and family own enterprises
for livelihood. The characteristics of the people being masikap
make the town progressive and a town with peace, loving, trustworthy
& industrious people called “Rosenian”. The other
event in this city, aside from this festival, is the "Santa
of San Sebastian The Martyr
19th of the month of January and the following Sunday | Lumban
The traditional procession is observed at the Lumban River, where
the Icon of the Patron Saint San Sebastian, together with hundreds
of devotees are a float on a bunch of big boats, which they called
"Kaskitos", holding a light candle doing ritual turn
across the river, participating are some civic and religious organizations
and groups of bands in the locality.
February 22 | San Pedro
A week long festival which includes various activities ranging
from cultural to sports, trade fairs, amateur singing contest,
parades, historical exhibits, social and religious gatherings,
tribal dance and sports exhibitions. The highlight of the festival
is the Coronation Night of the "Hiyas ng San Pedro".
The festival aims to promote tourism in San Pedro and to promote
and revitalize Sampaguita industry in the locality.
Festival (Feast of San Isidro)
April 3 | Luisiana
It is a five-day celebration, which started in 1998 culminating
on the 3rd day of April of each year, the Independence Day of
the Municipality. The whole celebration revolves around the pandan
plant and its products like bags, hats, mats and other novelty
items. The festivities include beauty pageant, inter-barangay
activities, parade contest with street dancing with the theme
of Pandan, night dancing and many more.
April 6 -10 | Pagsanjan
A festival that last up to five days opens with Best Bangka Presentation,
Best Float and Street Dancing. This activity is a contest for
decorated boats and floats being paraded through the town’s
main thoroughfare while the street dancing is a parade of students
from different schools donned in colorful and attractive costumes
swaying to the beat of upbeat music.
Bangkero Festival was conceptualized in honor of the people who
has worked hard to present the world their hometown’s natural
festival offers additional event like, palo-sebo, tug-of-war (river),
relay and marathon, trade fair, cultural shows, various contests
and competitions. The highlight of the festival is the fluvial
parade, street dancing and the decorated Bantilan and Gantungan.
Starts every Friday after Palm Sunday | Pakil
One of the
most celebrated religious festivals in the country is the Turumba
festival in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows – Nuestra Señora
de los Dolores de Turumba. Based on research the original framed
Image of the Virgin is the picture of the Virgin of Sorrows with
the name “Virgin de Las Antiguas”. This is now the
Image placed in a special nook at the Church Altar, the same image
exulted in the Turumba festival during the “Lupi Season”
in the months of March and April.
April 21 | Calamba City
A banga festival
held on April 21 in the advent of the 1st Cityhood Anniversary
of Calamba. There were street dance and parade of banga, participated
by the young and old alike. This is a display of creative talents
in dancing. The best among the participants were given awards
Festival with Rosas ng Santa Rosa
April 23 - 30 | Santa Rosa City
and a trade fair featuring product of Santa Rosa have been known
for. Merkado, palengke or pamilihan organized by Santa Rosa Tourism
Council and Medical Society of Sta. Rosa and Rotary Center.
Gat Tayaw Festival, much popularly known as Tsinelas Festival,
April 27 - May 1 | Liliw
The highlight of the festival is the street dancing where participants
are in attractive, multi-colored bird costume utilizing local
materials. Liliweños are celebrating this event in honor
of Gat Tayaw, the founder of Liliw. Colorful events from day to
day activities include a parade of floats featuring the agricultural
& industrial products of Liliw, a parade of bird mascots reminding
the people of the origin of the name Liliw, Katutubong Palaro,
Gabi ng Harana, musical, arts and painting contests, Search for
“Mutya ng Liliw”, and the Gawad Parangal for outstanding
Month of April | Santa Cruz
celebration of the town’s quadricentennial as a municipality
in April, 2002, the Keso Festival came into existence. Kesong
Puti is an authentic Filipino cheese which originated from Laguna.
It is made from the freshest carabao’s milk and is made
hard using a coagulating agent- either vinegar or rennet, the
part of the cow’s stomach. A small amount of salt is added
to give it added flavor.
It is said that kesong puti originated from Santa Cruz, the reason
why the municipal officials put up a festival in its honor. The
festival showcased parade participated in by the town’s
officials and employees, candidates of Mutya ng Sta. Cruz pageant
and members of civic and business groups and is made gay by jubilant
street dancing. The nine-day celebration featured different native
products of Laguna as well. Other events in laguna aside from
Keso Festival are the National Arts Month, and the Anilag Festival.
May 10 -15 | Calauan
aims to promote pineapple & other agricultural products of
Calauan. It features cultural presentation and exhibits performances,
mardi grass, street dancing, pineapple float parade, pineapple
and native products décor contest. The
Pinya Festival started in May, 2003 as the highlight in the celebration
of the town’s fiesta, the feast of San Isidro Labrador.
The festivities include Trade Fair Exhibit, Nightly Cultural Presentations,
Culinary Contest, Search for Binibining Calauan, Grand Float Parade
and Mardigras Street Dancing.
Trade Fair Exhibit features the town’s local products, most
of them products made out of pineapple such as delicacies and
the pinya cloth- textile wove from pinya leaves and is the cloth
used for the Philippine’s native attire, the barong. Nightly
Cultural presentations showcase talents of the youth as they belted
out songs and present dance numbers. The Culinary Contest is a
cookfest wherein original recipes’ main ingredient is the
pinya. The celebration will not be complete without the float
parade, with beautiful floats representing each of the town’s
barangay, and the much awaited Mardigras Street Dancing Competition
with different schools competing with the students wearing colorful
Sa Mount Ping-As
Last Sunday of May | Pakil
celebration of Ahunan sa Pingas is held every last Saturday of
May. To climb the Pingas Mountain, it is a zigzag or winding road
and path about one-and-a-half kilometer from the poblacion to
the cross. To ease the fatigue in going up there are 14 stations
of the Cross where short prayers are recited thus providing a
short rest to each one. From the top of Mt. Pingas can be seen
the panoramic view of Lake Laguna de Bae and the surrounding hills
and forest. This tradition originated in memory of a Franciscan
Priest Francisco Solier who, as a way of penance, used to carry
a wooden cross to this mountain about the year 1671. At the summit
of the mountain facing the poblacion can be seen a concrete 35
feet high and at the foot of this is a concrete chapel surrounded
by several concrete steps.
June 19 | Calamba
Rizal Day in the town of Calamba in the Province of Laguna, Philippines,
celebrated every 19th Day of June of each year. This particular
event exists in the honor to the date of birth of our National
Hero and Great Person Dr. Jose Rizal. The Ube Festival is the
other event that celebrated here in Calamba.
July 26 - 29 | Pila
Araw ng Pila is a week long commemorative celebration which includes
a various activities ranging from cultural to sports, trade fairs,
amateur singing contest, dance contest, social and religous gatherings
and street dance exhibitions. This particular event aims to promote
tourism and camaraderie in the locality. The highlights is the
“Regodon De Honor”, wherein the participants wore
a "Mestiza" dress for women and Barong Tagalog for men.
August 26 | Siniloan
was born out of an anecdote when in a last Friday of August in
the year 1583, a group of Spaniards passed by a rice field where
some women are grinding rice with use of grindstone or “gilingang
bato”. The Spaniards mispronounced the “nanggigiling”
September 26 - 30 | Santa Maria
Kalakal Festival is focus on the development of Santa Maria through
Agriculture. The festival is geared on the promotion of economic
development through marketing assistance to agricultural sector
not only from local but also nearby agricultural municipalities
September 14 -18 | Los Baños
Bañamos is an annual festival that is truly unique to Los
Baños. It showcases a shower of nature’s bounties
and scientific discoveries. This is a kind of celebration that
will appropriately trace the Los Baños’ history &
explain its current standing as “the Science and Nature
City. It features civic parade, street dancing, beauty pageant,
the Los Baños Science Community open house and exhibits,
Mt. Makiling eco-challenge, palarong pinoy, buco pie fest, sayawang
bayan and other events. The War of Our Fathers, Los Baños
Flower and Garden Show, UP Los Baños, Orchid and Garden
Show are the other major events celebrated here in Los Baños.
3rd week of September | Lumban
It is a celebration of Lumban’s artistry and history through
fun and relevance. It aims to highlight the town’s unique
cultural articulation and people’s initiatives while underscoring
the interfaced visions of the local government units and the civil
society. Festival highlights are Bazaar sa Lumban, Timpalak ng
Galing sa Pagbuburda, Paseo at Pasayaw sa Kalye, Parada ng Baro
at Saya and many more.
September 29 - October 2 | Majayjay
is a celebration of the founding anniversary of Majayjay. It features
the different farm products that are available in the forty barangays
composing the municipality. The most beautiful women in this place
from which the “Miss Kabukiran” will be chosen are
presenting every barangay. The three day festival every September
also features old games and dances participated by the young and
old, amateur contest and street dancing participated by different
public and private schools in colorful costumes.
every 3rd week of the September, starts Wednesday to Sunday |
An annual event
started in 1987, this festival aim to promote agricultural produce
of the municipality who’s vying to become the vegetable
bowl of Southern Tagalog. It feature "pinaka" contest
the biggest agri-produce, cultural presentation, exhibit of local
antiques collections, arch making contest, kalang-kalang (giant
scarecrow) contest, cooking contest, sports contest (laro ng lahi),
Barangay night, beauty contest (Ms. Ana Kalang) and the Grand
Parade on its last day with street dancing contest.
held during the early weeks of October, the festival includes
school bands exhibition, folk games, search for the Princess and
Queen of the Festival, cultural presentations of students and
local organizations, and the town parade. Nownearing its ninth
year, the festival, which was first held in 1987, had changes
made for the betterment of its celebration. One of these is changing
its schedule, now celebrated in the time for the semestral break
of the students, and including more activities and presentations.
Among the latter year inclusions are the Kusina ni Ana Kalang,
Pamana ng Lahi, Hiyas ng Nayon organized town tours, Paligsahan
ng Pabitin and the colorful Street Dancing.
Anniversary of Our Lady of Turumba
September 18 | Pakil
On this festival
there will be a weeklong display and demonstration of fantasy
woodcarving, shaving and whittling by which this town is frequently
visited by tourists and other visitors. There will be an open
house for paintings of a Pakil painter who is nationally known.
The town’s Young Painters Group will exhibit also their
paintings reflective of their native talents in this art. Booths
shall be constructed to house selected products of agricultural
farming, home industries and handicraft, dressmaking, food preserving,
and others. One main attraction of this cultural affair is the
interpretative dancing of the Turumba Music by different groups
and organizations, each in their chosen costumes. Competitive
native games shall also be an interesting cultural presentation
to be participated in by children and adults.
and Garden Show
1st sunday of October | Los Baños
Laguna consider these garden shows among the hits of major tourist
attractions and destinations. It is a showcase of local products,
especially the exotic and newest species of orchids in the province.
Not only bring local and international visitors to scenic and
beautiful resorts in Laguna. Most of the guests also purpose to
see a glimpse of Laguna’s floriculture industry.
October 4 -12 | Alaminos
A nine-day festivity in honor of Nuestra Señora Del Pilar,
our Patron Saint. The festival includes religious activities such
as novena, clutural shows held every night participated by public
and private schools, NGO’s and GO’s supported by the
Local government. A trade fair is also organized which aims to
promote the different products produced by our fifteen barangays.
The highlight of this festival is our Coramblan Festival, a stret
dancing competition and performances from the different schools
promoting our COconut-RAMButan-LANzones which are the major products
produced in the municipality of Alaminos.
By The Lake
October 29 | San Pablo City
aims to make San Pablo City a tourism destination for local and
foreign tourists through its famous and attractive Seven Lakes
and also to promote the products and services offered by San Pableños.
The market by the lake is in cooperation with Department of Trade
and Industry and San Pablo City Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The five-day affair is highlighted by exhibits of the city’s
existing business offerings as well as of neighboring towns, food
courts at night time complete with live bands and daily cultural
November 13 -15 | Victoria
Itik is the
main product of the town of Victoria in Laguna. This small, bustling
town is the center of the duck industry in the province. In this
regard, on the occasion of its 52nd year as a municipality, the
local government launched the Itik Festival on November, 2002.
Now on its fourth year, the 3-day festival includes free dental
and medical clinic for the constituents, trade and jobs fair,
nightly musical variety show, motor and car show, wall painting,
chess tournament and volleyball championship on its 1st day. The
2nd day celebration includes activities such as the Irish Bikathon
and the Gay Sports Fest. The culmination of the celebration is
the much awaited Duck Fest which is participated in by all of
the 9 barangays constituting the town. The event will not be complete
without the colorful and boisterous Street Dancing and Float Parade
participated in by the local officials, students and members of
different civic organizations of the town. The parade starts at
Barangay Masapang where a giant duck monument is located going
towards the town center. A search for Miss Victoria is also held
and to make the occasion even more shining, a fireworks display
to culminate it.
December 18 | Pangil
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 traditional headdresses (BANDANA), together
with the other inhabitants joyously welcomed the statues in the
town of Pencil. The highlight of the festival is the street dancing
where in colorful bandanas participants will display.