Friday, April 28, 2017

List of Philippine Festivals in July


Philippines has hundreds of festivals and most towns have their own celebrations in addition to the popular festivals we are familiar with. Lasting anywhere between a day to an entire month, Philippine Festivals are mostly religious and cultural celebrations that attract thousands of local and foreign tourists because of its fun and colorful vibe. 


Here's a list of Festivals in the Philippines in July:

T'nalak Festival
Where: Koronadal, South Cotabato
When: Second week of July
What is it all about?
The T’nalak Festival is an annual festivity that commemorates the Foundation Anniversary of the province of South Cotabato. It is celebrates every second week of July in Koronadal City, the capital of South Cotabato. It features street dancing, beauty pageants, street parties and trade expos.

Kinabayo Festival
Where: Dapitan City
When: July 25
What is it all about?
Kinabayo Festival which is celebrated every July 25 in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte It showcases a mysterious and colorful pageant re-enacting the Spanish-Moorish wars, mainly the Battle of Covadonga where the Spanish forces under General Pelagio took their last stand against Saracan. 

Sandugo Festival
Where: Tagbilaran City, Bohol
When: 3rd/4th Sunday of July
What is it all about?
The Sandugo Festival is an annual celebration in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. It commemorates the Treaty of Friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a chieftain in Bohol, and Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi, which took place in 1565. It's a month-long event that features the tradition, history, and culture of the Boholanos. 

Did we miss something out? Do you know of any major Festivals in the Philippines not included in the list celebrated in July? Please let us know in the comment below. If you are from the local tourism office and you would like your Festival included in this list, please email me with the name of the festival and short description. Thank you!