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January
* 1 January: New Year (family gatherings, media noche party, fireworks).
* First Sunday: Epiphany, celebrated with particular fervour on the island of Marinduque.
* 9 January: Procession of the Black Nazarene during the afternoon in the Quiapo district of Manila, with a huge crowd seeking to touch the sacred statue and thus secure remission of their sins.
* 3rd week of January: Sinulog or Fiesta of Santo Niño (Cebu) with a religious procession, native dances, a carnival, fireworks, etc.
* Third weekend: Constitution Day.
* During the month: Ati-atihan at Kalibo (Aklan, island of Panay), the biggest carnival in the archipelago, lasting three days, with a representation of the encounter between natives and Malay invaders.

February
* 2 February: Celebration of Candlemas (Nuestra Señora de Candelaria) at Jaro (Iloilo).
* 11 February: Tinagba (harvest festival) at Iriga City. Festival of Our Lady of Lourdes in Quezon City and at the Novaliches grotto.
* 14 February: St Valentine's Day, the lovers' festival.
* 20-27 February: Kalilangan festival (General Santos City)
* 23 February to March 3: Panagbenga Festival (Baguio), flower festival where people wear colorful costumes with parade of floats of flowers.
* During the month: Chinese New Year, celebrated in Chinatown and among Chinese communities in provincial towns, with dancing in the streets, operatic performances in the open air, etc.
* During the month: Departure of pilgrims for Mecca (Hani Raya Hadj) in Muslim areas.

March
* 10-16 March: Araw ng Davao, fiesta celebrating the foundation of Davao.
* During the month: Moriones Festival (Marinduque) in Holy Week
* During March or April: Holy Week ceremonies in towns all over the country, religious processions with flagellants, representations of the Passion, etc.
* Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are a public holidays.

April
* 9 April: Bataan Day, commemorating the heroic defense of Bataan in 1942; pilgrimage to Mt. Samat.
* 24 April: Commemoration of Magellan's arrival at Cebu in 1521
* Fourth week: Handugan at San Jose de Buenavista on the island of Panay (modeled on the Ati-atihan of Kalibo)
* During the month: Fiesta of the Virgin of Turumba (Pakil, in Laguna province).

May
* 1 May: Labor Day.
* 6 May: Commemoration of the fall of Corregidor in 1942.
* 7-8 May: Sea Fair at Balangit (Bataan).
* 14-15 May: Carabao Festival at Pulilan (Bulacan), Angono (Rizal) and in Nueva Ecija. Water Buffalo Festival, with blessing of the buffaloes, races and other contests.
* 15 May: Harvest Festival (Pahiyas) in honour of San Isidro at Lucban and Sariraya (Quezon province).
* 17-19 May: Fertility rites at Obando (Bulacan), through which childless
couples hope to obtain a child.
* Throughout the month: Santacruzan (Processions in honour of the Virgin, particularly at Antipolo).

June
* During the month: River procession (Pista ng Krus) at Obando, Bulacan, designed to secure a good harvest.
* 12 June: Independence Day; parade at Rizal Park, Manila.
* 15-24 June: Pinyahan Festival (Camarines Norte) with street presentation of pineapples, art exhibits, sports competition and cultural shows
* 24 June: Feast of St. John the Baptist (San Juan, Rizal province). Lechon Parade (Balayan, Batangas), during which sucking pigs are roasted in honour of the saint. Halaran festival at Roxas (Panay): similar to the Ati-atihan of Kalibo.
* 27 June: Celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (Baclaran,
Paranaque).
* 29 June: Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul (Apalit, Pampanga province), with river procession. Feast of San Pedro (Davao). Pintados Festival (Tacloban, Leyte), actual festival centres on body painting and tattooing to celebrates the bravery of the early warriors.

July
* Throughout the month: Harvest festivals in Cordillera Central of Luzon, with mingling of pagan and Christian rites (Tengao and Fagfagto)
* 1-2 July: Sandugo Festival (Tagbilarain, Bohol), commemorating the blood compact of Spanish conquistador and chieftain of Bohol.
* 4 July: Filipino-American Friendship Day (working holiday)
* 29 July: River festival at Pateros (20 minutes from Manila) in honour of St. Martha, in gratitude for protecting the village from an alligator.

August
* 1-7 August: Dances by the Aetas (Bayombong, Nueva Ecija)
* 20-24 August: Kadayawan Festival (Davao) a whole week celebration that involves exhibits, grandiose float parades and pageants
* 26 August: Cry of Balintawak, commemorating the outbreak of the revolution
against the Spanish occupation.

September
* 10 September: Sunduan (La Huerta, Paranaque). The girls of the town are escorted round the houses by young men carrying parasols, who serenade them.
* 21 September: Thanksgiving Day, commemorating the proclamation of the New Society in 1972 (public holiday).
* Third weekend: Fiesta of Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia (Naga City), an extraordinary river procession in which men are taken part

October
* 3 October: Fiesta of Our Lady of Solitude (Cavite).
* 12 October: Fiesta of Our Lady of the Pillar (Zamboanga):
* Second Sunday: Night procession (Santo Domingo, Quezon City) in honour of Nuestra Seora de la Naval (Manila), who gave victory over the Dutch in 1646.
* 19 October: Mascara Festival (Bacolod City), people wear colourful and smiling mask while dancing along the street.
* 20 October: Commemoration of the American landing on Leyte in 1944 (Palo, Leyte).
* 21-24 October: Boat race (Sibidan) at Legazpi.
* Last Friday: Pista ng Apo procession (Angeles City).
* Last Sunday: Feast of Christ the King (throughout the country).

November
* 1 November: All Saints Day. Graves are decked with flowers or candles.
* 2 November: All Souls Day.
* 15-30 November: Yakan festival (Basilan).
* 18-20 November: Kaamulan (Bukidnon dances) at Malaybalay.
* 23 November: Fiesta of San Clemente (Angono) Higante festival, with the parade of huge papier mâché puppets
* 30 November: Heroes Day (public holiday).
* Throughout the month: Hari Raya Puasa (in Muslim areas).

December
* 8 December: Immaculate Conception, with processions, fireworks and a variety of different celebrations. Principally at Roxas (island of Panay), Vigan (Ilocos Sur), Pasig, Malabon and Taal (Batangas).
* 12 December: Fiesta of Pasangjan.
* 16-25 December: Christmas novena, with masses celebrated before dawn (Misa de Gallo).
* 24 December: Panunuluyan, commemorating Joseph and Mary's quest for a room on Christmas Eve. Lantern Festival at San Fernando (Pampanga).
* 25 December: Christmas Day. Decorated cribs in churches and houses, lights in windows, etc.
* 26 December: Bota de Flores offerings of flowers to Nuestra Señora de Guia in the church at Ermita (Manila).
* 28 December: Feast of the Holy Innocents.
* 30 December: Rizal Day (public holiday).

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