3rd Saturday | Naga City, Bicol
Considered to be the biggest and most popular religious event in the Philippines, the Peñafrancia festival is celebrated to pay homage to the miraculous patroness of the Bicol region; our lady of Peñafrancia. This festival is highlighted by a colorful fluvial procession carrying the Virgin through the Bicol River in downtown Naga. Thousands of candles from devotees lit the whole area during the parade. The festival also features civic and military parades, sports competitions, agro-industrial fairs, cultural shows, and the coronation of Miss Bicolandia beauties.
September 28 | Basey, Samar
This colorful festival showcases the unique hand woven mats and bamboo crafts produced by the indigenous people of Basey, Samar. The highlight of the feast is an activity where the women of Basay weave a variety of intricately designed mats from sedge grass locally known as tikog.
Sept. 3-5 | General Santos City
A festival about revelry and gaiety in giving back the glory to the ocean for the abundance and bounty of tuna and other sea foods; the Tuna Festival is an annual event tourist and town locals anticipate. It is one festival that is celebrated with various fun activities, program events and shows including a street dancing and floats parade competitions.
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