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).