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September 10, 2013

Festivals in the Philippines - September

Aurora Festival
last Sunday of August to first week of September-Tanjay, Negros Oriental
The festival features evening novenas participated in by more than 40 clans, which culminate in a nocturnal fluvial procession at the Tanjay River.

Hin-ay Festival
September 1-29-Venue: Irosin, Sorsogon
This features a cultural show, trade fair, and a street dance depicting the archangels' victory over the "Black" Angels.

Bicol Food Festival
September 1-30-Naga City
This is a festival of Bicol cuisine: pinangat and laing, bicol Express, inolokan or tilmak, pecadillo and cocido.

Sarakiki Festival
September 1-8-Calbayog City
The festival features street dancers dressed as cocks swaying to the beat of ancient Samareño instruments.

T'boli Tribal Festival
3rd week-South Cotabato
This is a gathering of the major ethnolinguistic groups in the province together with representatives from Davao.

Peñafrancia Fiesta Festival
3rd Sunday of September-Naga City, Camarines Sur
This is a religious festival honoring Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia, the patroness of the Bicol Region River

Dalit Festival
September 25-Tangub City
This showcases local rituals, dances, and way of life.

Djanggo Festival
September 28-29-Nassiping, Gattaran, Cagayan
This commemorates centuries-old religious and cultural tradition based on the life of St. Michael.

Banigan-Kawayan Festival
September 29-Basey, Samar
This celebrates the banig and the kawayan crafts industry flourishing in Basey.

Linapit Food Sharing Festival
September 30-Gueday, Besno
This is a festival with a delightful pre-planting feast at its core where natives share their food with everyone.

For details on these events, please contact the Tourism Services and Regional Offices Monitoring Division, Department of Tourism (DOT) Bldg., T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, Direct line.: (632) 524-2421, Trunkline: (632) 523-8411 loc. 174, e-mail add.:

For a 24-hour information access, contact the Tourist Information Center at (632) 524-2384 or (632) 524-1703 or email, or visit them at Rm. 106, Department of Tourism (DOT) Bldg., T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, Visit the D.O.T. website at for their local and international offices

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