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CULTURAL CALENDAR - APRIL

BANANA FESTIVAL
April 1- April 5 | La Castellana, Negros Occidental
A harvest festival that opens on the first day of April, showcasing the different varieties of banana which is abundant in the municipality.

KESONG PUTI FESTIVAL
April 1- April 9 | Sta Cruz, Laguna
Different activities lined up in this celebration that include trade fair, food festival, cultural shows, street dancing, painting contest, beauty pageant and with highlight on the kesongputi, made from carabao milk, fermented and wrapped in banana leaves.

PANAAD HALAD KAY SAN VICENTE FERRER FESTIVAL
April 1- April 9 | Leganes, Iloilo
The miraculous healing of San Vicente Ferrer through palapak or the act of setting the image to one’s head, have gathered devotees from all over the region.

FIESTA PASIKLAB
April 1- May 31 | Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City
It is a multi-lateral Trade Exposition highlighting 12 renowned provincial festivals: Ati-Atihan of Aklan, Higantes of Angono, Iloilo''s Dinagyang Festival, Lucban''s Pahiyas, Davao''s Kadayawan, Ilocos Sur''s Viva Vigan, Bacolod''s Masskara, Zamboanga''s Hermosa, Naga''s Peñafrancia, Batangas'' Parada ng Lechon, Tacloban''s Pintados, and Cebu''s Sinulog.

SUROY TA
April 1- May 31 | Davao City
Initiated by the City Tourism Office, this activity offers affordable tours around Davao City.

ENCHANTED KINGDOM ANNIVERSARY FIREWORKS COMPETITION
April 1- May 31 | Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna
The competition is an annual tradition that features the best fireworks suppliers in a contest to out-do each other in presenting supreme-quality pyrotechnics. EK is celebrating 10 years of providing magic and enchantment to the public. As a treat to their patrons, guests to the park will witness at least 4 fireworks presentations for all weekend of April and May.

BANTAYOG FESTIVAL
April 2 24 | Camarines Norte
As the term suggests, Bantayog festival features the storied First Rizal Monument or “Unang Bantayog ni Dr. Jose Rizal” which is the centerpiece of the celebration. It is held in conjunction with the province foundation anniversary.

LILIW GAT TAYAW FOOTWEAR FESTIVAL
April 3- April 7 | Liliw, Laguna
A colorful event highlighted by a parade of floats featuring the agricultural and industrial products of Liliw.

KAPIYA DISPLAY AND PASYON SINGING CONTEST
April 6 | Santa Barbara, Iloilo
A Kapiya or tableau of the 14 Stations of the Cross is set-up in strategic places all over the town where the procession would pass through. This tableau would either be composed of human characters or art works. On Good Friday, people would go around the town to witness the judging of the most unique and beautiful Kapiya along with the most authentic Pasyon (Passions of Christ) Singing.

ALLAW TA APO SANDAWA (TRIBES HONOR MT. APO)
April 7 | Kidapawan City, North Cotabato
A gathering of all highlighted tribes in honor of Mt. Apo as the country''s highest peak, it comes as no surprise that Mt. Apo is considered sacred ground. Join the highland tribes of Mindanao to the mountain in this annual gathering.

KADAGATAN FESTIVAL
April 7 | Bacacay, Albay
A boat race of outriggered sea crafts powered manually, while “Palayag” is another boat race with sails.

MT. HAMIGUITAN JOURNEY
April 08 - 12 | La Unino, San Isidro, Davao Oriental
A trek to Mt. Hamiguitan where one finds the 600 hectares Bonsai Field or the so called "Pgymy Forest".

KA-ANGKAN
April 8 | Marikina City, Metro Manila
The feast of Ka-Angkan coincides with the founding anniversary of Marikina. It is an event that honors the big native clans of the city that usually has unique “monikers”, i.e. Angkan ng Bangus, Kamote, Hilot, etc

NATIONAL INVITATIONAL SKIMBOARDING COMPETITION
April 8- April 9 | Misamis Oriental
A showcase of skills, courage and agility of skimboarders coming from various parts of the country.

PISTA’Y DAYAT (THANKSGIVING)
April 8- May 4 | Lingayen, Pangasinan
Thanksgiving festival for the year''s bountiful harvest from the sea celebrated every 1st of May.

PORMA BALAS
April 9 | Iloilo City
Sand sculpture competition organized by Rotaract.

TATUSAN FESTIVAL
April 9- April 15 | Caluya, Antique
An annual Agro-Industrial exposition which includes Ati-Atihan mardigras, Search for Binibining Caluya

ARAW NG KAGITINGAN
April 9 | Mt Samat, Bataan
The fall of Bataan is commemorated every year. Top government officials, Japanese and American WW II veterans including their Filipino counterparts and visitors go to Mt. Samat to participate at the annual rites held to honor the bravery of the soldiers who fought for the defense of Bataan.

CONQUER MT. APO
April 13 - 20 | Mt. Apo, Davao City
An annual sumer climb to Mt. Apo, the country's highest peak.

BANCATHON SA MAGNAGA
April 13 | Pantukan, Comval
An annual motorized banca race among fisherman of the region within waters of Magnaga offering huge cash prizes

PANA-AD SA NEGROS (GRAND CELEBRATION)
April 14 21 | Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
Is the "festival of all festivals" in the province. It is a week-long summer event that brings together the towns and cities in Negros Occidental in one big showcase of handicrafts, products, tourism attractions, and local festivals. Festivities include trade and food fairs, garden show, golf tournament, singing and songwriting competitions, beauty pageant, and a fiesta presentation featuring the festival of each town and city in a colorful and jubilant presentation at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium

PASA-PASA FESTIVAL
April 14- April 18 | Monreal, Masbate
A premier summer festivity dedicated to the beautiful presence of Manta Rays in the locality.

BAYBAYON FESTIVAL
April 15 17 | Sagñay, Camarines Sur
An annual activity held along the shore of Sto.Niño, Sagñay, Camarines Sur, the highlight of which include: Bikini Watch, Beach Disco, & Ballroom Dancing, Beer Plaza & Concert of the Bands, Beach Sports Competition, Float Parade, Street Dancing Competition, among others.

TOSTADOS FESTIVAL
April 15 | Santander, Cebu
The festival focuses on the town''s famous delicacy the "tostado". The street dancing which is the highlight of the festivity uses the different movements of making a tostado in the dance participated in by the different barangays.

PAHIMIS FESTIVAL
April 15 | Amadeo, Cavite
A Festival that revives the coffee industry

TORUGPO
April 15 | Carigara, Leyte
Carabao and horse fights.

TAMPISAW FESTIVAL (EARTH DAY CELEBRATION)
April 16- April 22 | Concepcion, Iloilo
The festival is an annual 3-day festivity to commemorate the Earth Day Celebration

MANGGAHAN SA GUIMARAS
April 16 0 | Guimaras
A commemorative celebration of the anniversary of Guimaras as a province and to showcase the premier product of the province (mango) and the various local attractions.

MANOK NI SAN PEDRO FESTIVAL
April 16 | San Pedro, Laguna
Grand parade of various and colorful floats participated in by both government and private sectors while the tribal groups aggressively partakes on street dancing with numerous tribal participants lined-up alternately with floats.

TANDUYONG FESTIVAL
April 17 | San Jose City, Bulacan
A parade to give thanks for a good harvest participated by various barangays and establishments in colorful costumes and instead of marching, dance in the street.

BINONGEY FESTIVAL
April 17 | Anda, Pangasinan
From the traditional taste to the most modern way of rice cake cooked in bamboo using direct firing. They have also tried competing in the longest grill.

TUNGOH AD HUNGDUAN
April 18 - 24 | Hungduan, Ifugao
A cultural fiesta of the Ifugaos of Hungduan which features ethnic games, rituals, arts and crafts-oriented activities.

100 ISLANDS FESTIVAL
April 18 30 | Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan
Features sports-triathlon involving three sporting disciplines: swimming, biking and running done in immediate succession to promote the area as an excellent venue for adventure sports, adventure-kyaking trekking, scuba diving, parasailing, jet ski and agritourism-fairs, fish/oyster/vegetable/fruit exhibitions.

BUTANDING FESTIVAL
April 19 21 | Donsol, Sorsogon
A festival which users the “Butanding” (whaleshark) season and a thanksgiving for its blessings to the people of Donsol. The festival is highlighted by a street parade.

RODEO MASBATEÑO (LOCAL COWBOYS)
April 19 23 | Masbate City
Hold on to your horses, caballeros, its rodeo time in Masbate once again! Feel the excitement as our local cowboys pit their brains against bovine brawn in western style rodeo events like bull riding and sterr wrestling,

MAPANDAN PANDAN FESTIVAL
April 19 | Mapandan, Pangasinan
A celebration of the people''s achievements, a venue to discover and develop skills/talents and make the people appreciate history, culture and promote the town as an investment area.

FEAST OF SAINT SALOME
April 19- April 20 | Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
Annual Fiesta of Barangay Zone 1A

TUGBÛNG FESTIVAL
April 20- April 25 | Pandan, Antique
The festival simply connotes a large gathering of communities coming from different parts of the town mainly from the barangays.

COCOWAYAN FESTIVAL
April 20 25 | Isabela City
Beauty pageant, street dances and trade fair of coconut and bamboo products which abound in Isabela, characterize this festival.

BANKARERA
April 21 | Penablanca, Cagayan
Boat rowing race at the clear waters of the Pinacanuan River within the Callao Caves Tourist Zone

KINULOB FESTIVAL
April 21- April 25 | Mabini, Batangas
Kinulob Festival gives recognition to the local native chicken raisers. Kinulob is one way of cooking the whole chicken with unique presentation. Street dance competition, mini band exhibition, cultural presentation and Mutya ng Mabini pageant are some of the highlights of the festival.

GOTAD AD HINGYON
April 21- April 24 | Hingyon Municipality, Ifugao
Ethnic thanksgiving with cultural fair by Ifugaos in Hingyon.

SANDUGUAN FESTIVAL
April 21- April 27 | Calapan, Mindoro Oriental
Reviving the barter trade between the Mait native and the Chinese traders. This weeklong festivity features agro-trade, historical parade, reenactment of the barter trading and Indakan sa Sanduguan (a street dancing competition).

FOUNDATION DAY CELEBRATION OF IBA, ZAMBALES
April 21 25 | Iba, Zambales
Commemorates the provincial capital''s founding anniversary (founded in 1611) traces its origin from a Zambal word which means rest or pahingahan - the ancient name of Iba before the Spanish conquistadores founded the village on the shore of the Bancal River in 1611.

ZAMBALES MANGO FESTIVAL
April 22 27 | Zambales
This festival is a yearly celebration created to accommodate and promote the mango industry in Zambales and to show the Provincial Government support to mango farmers.

HINUGYAW FESTIVAL
April 22- April 30 | Hinigaran, Negros Occidental
An annual town fiesta dubbed as “Hinugyaw” to commemorate the blessed event, “Hinugyaw” a local dialect that means rejoice/revelry

KADAUGAN SA MACTAN FESTIVAL
April 22 - 27 | Bgy. Mactan, Lapu-Lapi City, Cebu
A week-long commemoration of the historic battle of Mactan between the Spanish Conquistador Fernando Magallanes and Mactan Chieftain Lapu-Lapu.

LIBOD-SAYAW
April 22 28 | Bindoy, Oriental Negros
Libod means "to make the rounds" while sayaw is vernacular for dance. Libod sayaw refers to the street dancing around the town center, an original moving pageantry with choreography based on Philippines folk dances.

GOTAD AD KIANGAN
April 23- April 25 | Kiangan, Ifugao
An Ifugao cultural celebration featuring Kiangan''s ethnic customs and traditions

PINAKBET FESTIVAL
April 23 | Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur
A festival celebrating a favorite dish of the Ilocanos, “pinakbet” featuring street dances, cooking competitions

PASALAMAT FESTIVAL
April 23- April 24 | Pulupandan, Negros Occidental
Annual fiesta of Barangay Zone 2

AKLAN PIÑA FIBER FESTIVAL
April 23- April 30 | Kalibo, Aklan
The festival will showcase their products with world-class craftsmanship and ingenuity utilizing abaca, piña, raffia . . ..

LAGONOY KADAHOMAN FESTIVAL
April 24- May 1 | Lagonoy, Camarines Sur
A week-long festivity showcasing the beauty and rich historical/cultural heritage of the town. Features are cultural presentation, native foods galore, songwriting and logo making contest, nature trekking and many more.

LAGONOY KADAHOMAN FESTIVAL
April 24- May 1 | Lagonoy, Camarines Sur
A week-long festivity showcasing the beauty and rich historical/ cultural heritage of the town. Features are cultural presentation, native foods galore, songwriting and logo making contest, nature trekking and many more

PAGBANA-AG FESTIVAL
April 24 | Hinoba-an, Negros Occidental
Hinoba-an was founded in the year 1999. Hinoba-an got its festival name “pagbanaag”, because people enjoy non-stop disco dancing and merry making from wee hours of the morning, from dusk till dawn

CANGMATING SIBULAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL
April 24- April 30 | Yagyag Festival
Yagyag is the vernacular for spawning, to lay eggs or spread, propagate and grow. The process refers in particular to the crabs and other marine creatures that gather during the months of October to December in Sapa, one of two springs found in Barangay Cangmating of Sibulan.

BAHAG-HARI FESTIVAL
April 24 | Pinamalayan, Mindoro Oriental
A colorful celebration highlighted by street dancing, a parade of float and a different Moriones Festival.

KAROSAHAN FESTIVAL
April 24 | Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
This is a proud tradition where beautiful maidens compete for attention with the gaily-decorated Karosas with their load of goodies.

AKLAN DAY CELEBRATION
April 25 | Aklan
An Annual celebration commemorating the province’s founding anniversary when it formally declared independence from its mother province of Capiz on April 25, 1958.

PANAGAT "FISH" TIVAL
April 25 | Estancia, Iloilo
This is a tribute to fishermen of Estancia. It is a celebration that calls for ultimate cooperation and soul of "Bayanihan" among their neighboring town.

THE SABUTAN FESTIVAL AND MINI-TRADE FAIR
April 25- April 29 | Mabitac, Mindoro Oriental
Exhibit of different products mainly from Sabutan.

SINABALU FESTIVAL
April 25 26 | Rizal, Cagayan
Celebrates the town fiesta of Rizal highlighting the Malaweg ancestry and cooking of glutinous rice on bamboos; showcasing the culture in songs and dances.

PISTA SA KINAIYAHAN
April 25- April 30 | Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
A tree-planting activity done at the foot of Mt. Apo and clean-up program at the peak.

IGKHUMTAD AD MAJAWJAW
April 25 27 | Mayoyao, Ifugao
A cultural festival after rice planting season featuring colorful ethnic parade, ethnic sports, traditional songs and dances, arts and craft.

SIBIT SIBIT FESTIVAL
April 25 27 | Driftwood Beach, Brgy. Barretto, Olongapo City
This 3-day event is an annual city affair that aims to reminisce the glorious saga of Olongapo as an ancient fishing village

HIMAYA-AN FESTIVAL
April 25 | Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental
The festival is one grand fiesta celebration of the city

PAGAY-PAGAY FIESTA
April 25 26 | Saguday, Quirino
A thanksgiving celebration for a bountiful harvest in the Municipality of Saguday, highlighted by an agri-industrial fair, street dancing, parades, beauty pageant and sports competition.

KUTSITSA FESTIVAL
April 26 | Molave, Zamboanga del Sur
This is a thanksgiving event for a bountiful harvest, with festivities like street dancing competition and agri-trade fair.

SAKNUNGAN FESTIVAL
April 27- April 30 | San Jose, Mindoro Occidental
Festival incorporating the exhibition of the cultural heritage of Mindoro’s ethnic communities.

KAFAGWAY
April 27 | Baguio City
A commemorative event reliving the liberation of Baguio City from the control of Japanese Forces through a moving pageant along Session Road

PASALAMAT FESTIVAL
April 27 | La Carlota City, Negros Occidental
It is a harvest thanksgiving celebration by the people of La Carlota City.

BINIRAYAN FESTIVAL
April 27 29 | San Jose, Antique
Celebrated annually to commemorate the landing of the ten Bornean datus and made their first settlement in the country

MANGO-BAMBOO FESTIVAL AND TRADE FAIR
April 28 | San Carlos, Pangasinan
A festival promoting San Carlos City as major trading center of bamboo based products/furniture and best producer of "carabao" mangoes and other mango variety in the country.

YAG-YAG FESTIVAL
April 28 29 | Cangmating Sibulan, Oriental Negros
Yagyag is the vernacular for spawning. The process refers in particular to the crabs and other marine creatures which gather during the months of October to December in Sapa

IMBAYAH
April 29- May 1 | Banaue, Ifugao
Ethnic Sports Festival and thanksgiving rites featuring Ifugao''s traditional practices showcased in their songs, dances, arts & crafts

TINAPAHAN FESTIVAL
April 29- May 1 | Lemery, Batangas
A 3-day festivities that will showcase a trade fair of agro-industrial products, lectures on livestock raising and food processing as well as food demo competition

BAGGAK FESTIVAL
April 29 | Bauang, La Union
Inland and coastal sports, beauty contest, musical extravaganzas and activities for balikbayans.

TIRINGBANAY FESTIVAL
April 30- May 1 | San Jose, Antique
Simply means “reunion”. Every year people of San Jose celebrate Tiringbanay Festival just to go home to their families and friends and celebrate

EL LEVANTAMIENTO DE LOS OCHENTA Y DOS DE LILOAN
April 30 | Malinao, Aklan
Celebration in commemoration of the heroes who fought during World War II

ANTIPOLO PILGRIMAGE
April 30- May 1 | Antipolo, Rizal
Every May, many pilgrims are seen taking the mudtrodden path leading to Antipolo. It is in this small town that one can find the religious shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, popularly known as the Virgin of Antipolo.

BANGUS FESTIVAL
April 30 | Dagupan City, Pangasinan
Part of Dagupan’s Pistay Dayat celebration with the highlight of longest bangus grill covering more than 1,000 meters of the whole stretch of the main road

Alvinbrice
04/23/12, 09:14 PM
I would like to buy a new calender in beaning of the new year. I got a nice moon light calender. The main two great lights in heaven, one to rule the day and the night. The sun's light measurement day, the moon's light measurement time is greater than one day. The greater light, and of course the sun. We call the sun's solar energy transactions. The lesser light, or the soul of the Moon. The word moon and the moon or month. The identity of the sun and moon lamps.