Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giant Lantern Festival of Lights

Giant Lantern Festival of Lights
By Tropical Paradise Asia

LIGLIGAN PARUL

Festival of Giant Lanterns of Pampamga

December 19, Saturday

During December in San Fernando, Pampanga, the city celebrates the Giant Lantern Festival, Saturday before the Christmas Eve. The festival features competition of creatively built giant lanterns. Through this, the city has earned the nickname The Christmas Capital of the Philippines.

Origin: The art of parol making tradition started way back 1928 as Francisco Estanislao made a symbol of the Star in Bethlehem when he made the first parol that has five-point star lantern, lighted by a candle or carbide lamp. Lantern-making industry in San Fernando is dramatically influenced and assisted to boost by this magnificent event, the Giant Lantern Festival. Originally named as ìLigligan Parulî or ìPista ng Parulî, the festival is said to have started in 1904.

Itinerary

2 pm Assembly and Departure in 15minutes

5 pm ETA Paskuhan Village/Road Trip Around Pampamga Barangays for Parul display

7:30 pm Dinner

9 pm Proceed to Lantern Festival

10 pm ETD back to Manila

Package Rate : P999/pax

W PROMO of 1 FREE for every group of 8pax

Inclusive of

* Round Trip Aircon Van
* Entrance at Paskuhan Village
* Healthy Authentic Kapangpangan Dinner
* Service of the Tour Coordinator
* Christmas Souvenir

Reservation and Inquiries

Book and Buy/First Come First Serve Reservation

Deadline of Reservation on December 14 Monday (if there are still seats available)

Carpe Diem and GOD Bless

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Kadayawan Schedule of Festival Events

SCHEDULE OF FESTIVAL EVENTS

Aug. 12
8-11 AM
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Criterium Race
From Magallanes, C.M Recto, Rizal, Legaspi to Magallanes

4-6 PM
HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN (Fashion Presentation)
Gaisano South Citimall

Aug. 12-13
SKIM Davao 3rd Whoosh National Skimboarding Competition
MerGrande Ocean Resort

Aug. 13
6 AM-1 PM
Flight of the Eagles
Magsaysay Park to Malagos

Aug. 14
8 AM-1 PM
WAW Davao Recreational Kayak Racing
Davao Marina Mark

Aug. 15
8 AM-2PM
WAW Davao Whale Watching
Lasang, Davao City

10 AM-6 PM
SAYAW MINDANAW (Preliminaries)
SM City Entertainment Plaza

5:30-6:30 PM
PASALAMAT (Mass and Promenade)
Quezon Park

7 PM
TINGOG KADAYAWAN (Concert of 200 Voices)
Centennial Park

Aug. 16
8 AM-4 PM
WAW Davao Windsurfing 101
Chemas Beach Resort

10 AM-6 PM
SAYAW MINDANAW (Preliminaries)
SM City Entertainment Plaza

7 PM
HIYAS SA KADAYAWAN (Search for Festival Symbol)
SM City Entertainment Plaza

7 PM UROG ETNIKA (Mindanao Fashion Showcase)
SM City Entertainment Plaza

Aug. 16-18
9 AM-8 PM
Ikebana International Exhibit
NCCC Mall Ground Level

Aug. 16-18
7 PM
Kaimunan sang Da’an
Palma Gil St.

Aug. 17
8 AM-4 PM
WAW Davao Sports Fishing and Island Hopping
Island Garden City of Samal/Davao Gulf

8 AM-6 PM
Kasamongan Festival
IIPE Grounds (infront of Nanay Bebeng’s)

9 AM-4 PM
SUBA SA KINABUHI (Davao River Festival)
Davao River Promenade

2-4/ 6-8 PM
Bayanihan – “On Golden Wings of Love”

AGONGAN UG KULINTANGAN
4 PM-8 PM Rizal Park
7:30-11:30 PM Matina Town Square

Aug. 17-18
6:30PM-12MN
2nd Global PWU-PWC Alumni
The Venue

Aug. 18
Whole day
Globe Intensity G Caravan
Rizal Park

9 AM-12 NN
HURAWAN (Davao Horse Rite)

1-5 PM
LUMADNONG KAGIKAN (Indigenous Peoples Festival)
Gaisano Mall of Davao

4:30-10 PM
WAW Davao Sunset Cruise and Moonlight Cruise
Davao Gulf

Whole Day
ABS-CBN Global Concert
Rizal Park

7 PM
SAYAW MINDANAW FINALS
(Mindanao Indigenous Dance Festival)
SM City Entertainment Plaza

Aug. 18-19
6 PM-12 MN
Blue Roost: Ateneo de Manila National Reunion
The Marco Polo Davao

Aug. 19 8 AM-4 PM
WAW Davao Barkadahan: An Island Getaway
Davao Gulf

9 AM-9 PM
INDAK-INDAK SA KADALANAN (Street Dancing)
Major city thoroughfares

12 NN-3 PM
Ginoong Kadayawan
NCCC Mall

2-5 PM
Longest Durian Roll (Bid for Guinness Book of World Records)
Roxas Avenue

7:30 PM
David Pomeranz Concert
NCCC Mall Convention Hall

7:30 PM-2 AM
YANOG UG YUGYUGAN SA KADALANAN (Street Disco)
Major city thoroughfares

7 PM
M.O.R. For Life! Street Party Concert
Bonifacio cor. Legaspi Sts.

Aug. 19-20
9 AM-5:30 PM
Airsoft Games
RMC Gym

Aug. 20
8 AM-4 PM
WAW Davao Diving 101

9 AM-12 NN
HALAD (Floral Float Parade)
Major downtown thoroughfares

1:30-5:30 PM
BANDA LANOG (Parade Band Competition)
Major downtown thoroughfares

5:30 PM-12 MN
PASALAMAT NI MAYOR SA KATAWHAN CONCERT
Rizal Park

Continuing Events:
KAAN DAWET - August 11-20 Roxas St.
TABO - August 01-21 Magsaysay Park

FOR MORE IMFORMATION
City Tourism Operations Office
Rm 20, 2/F City Hall, Davao City
Tel. Nos. (82)222.1956 /TelFax (82) 222.1957

Kadayawan sa Davao Foundation, Inc.
No. 6 Penaloza Bldg., Villa Abrille St., Davao City
Tel. Nos. (82)224.6319

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Kadayawan Festival 2008 - Davao

It is a celebration of Good Harvest! This globally famous festival is a weeklong celebration
and thanksgiving for nature’s bountiful harvest. Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated
every 3rd Week of August. A celebration of the plentiful harvests of fruits and orchids
during the season. Kadayawan is derived from the prehistoric word “madayaw,” a warm and
friendly greeting also used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior, beautiful, good,
or profitable, “Kadayawan” in Mandaya means anything that brings fortune, a celebration of
life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest
and serenity of living. Ethnic tribes around Mt. Apo usually gathered during the
harvest-time when they had a bountiful harvest to give thanks to their gods particularly the
all-powerful Bathala (supreme God). According to legend, the occasion is noticeable by
happiness, singing, and dancing, as well as offerings to their divine protectors.

The festival began from a government-initiated program called “Unlad Proyekto Davao” in
1986, planned to unite the Davaoeños after the chaotic martial law years and to showcase the
city as a peaceful and colorful place to visit and do business in. At the time, it was
called “Apo Duwaling,”a name created from the icons Davao was famous for: Mt. Apo, the
country's highest peak; durian, the king of fruits; and waling-waling. The queen of orchids.
Davao is also home of the majestic Philippine eagle, the national bird. In 1988, the
festival was renamed “Kadayawan sa Dabaw” by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to celebrate the city's
unique wealth in flowers, fruits, and ethnic culture.

Today, Kadayawan has transformed into a festival of festivals, the mother of may other
festivals in the region as it honors Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage, its
past personified by the ancestral “lumads”, its people as they celebrate on the streets, and
its floral industry as they parade in full regalia in thanksgiving for the blessings granted
on the city.

“Kadayawan sa Dabaw” is an enriching experience with a difference as its explores the past,
present and future of the Davaoeños, the Mindanaoans, the Filipinos. Its sights and sounds
remain supreme. Be part of the experience.

“Du-aw na sa Dabaw! Duyog sa Kadayawan! Maglingaw-lingaw ta!”

for more information visit
philippine country
kadayawan festival



Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Feast of St. Anne - Taguig City

HAPPY FIESTA !!!! STA ANANG BANAK !!!

Pagodahan - Fluvial Parade of the image of St. Anne
Festively decorated boats follow the image of Sta Ana in its grand pagoda up and down the Taguig River to the open mouth of Laguna Lake. The traditional Pasubo or Hagis (throwing and catching of offers like suman, santol, orange etc...) will start as soon as the image of St. Anne boarded on the Pagoda or boat. Then after the fluvial parade, dance procession follows (pandanggohan) through the main streets of Bgy. Sta. Ana, Bambang, Tuktukan and Wawa.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sta Anang Banak Taguig River Festival - Videos

Sta Anang Banak Festival - July 26, 2008
Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne, Taguig City


video video

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Philippine Festivals and Events in September

Lemlunay (T'Boli Tribal Festival)
Date: September 16-18 Location: Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
An annual authentic T'boli tribal festival staged at Lake Sebu. Features tribal rituals that start at early down amidst sounds of gongs and native music, culminating at the town plaza where cultural dances and ethic sports like horsefight are held.

Feast of Nuestra Senorra Penafrancia
Date: 3rd Saturday of September Location: Naga City, Camarines Sur
A religious festival held in hornor of the Feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia. Bicol's most revered patrones highlighted by the fluvial procession of the Lady's image down the Bicol river. The week-long-celebration includes civic-military parade, sportsfests, exhibits, cultural shows, beauty pageants and colorful competitions.


July Events and Festivities

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUIBANG
July 1- July 2 | Gamu, Isabela
Annual feast day of the Miraculous Lady of Guibang.

FESTIVAL OF OUR LADY OF PIAT
July 1- July 2 | Piat, Cagayan
Annual feast day of Our Lady of Piat highlighted by the procession of the Marian Image being venerated for centuries.

SAN CARLOS CHARTER ANNIVERSARY
July 1 | San Carlos, Negros Occidental
Usually celebrated with a Thanksgiving Mass, sports activities, concerts, parade, beauty pageant and awarding to the city’s achiever of the year.

BANANA FESTIVAL
July 1- July 10 | Tagum, Davao del Norte
Street dancing, agri trade fair to highlight Davao del Norte as “banana country”.

ARAW NG DAVAO DEL SUR, DAVAO DEL NORTE, DAVAO ORIENTAL
July 1 | Digos City, Tagum City, Mati, Davao, Oriental
Celebration of the division of Davao into three provinces. Consist of agro trade fair, civic military parade, sports competition, horse fight, tribal dances, beauty pageants, etc.

ARAW NG PASIG
July 2 | Pasig City
A grand celebration of the Pasig day highlighted by different activities like the Mutya ng Pasig Pageant, Dancing Parade, Outstanding Pasiguenos Night, Arts & Literary Competition, Palarong Pinoy, Kusina Pasigueno, etc.

SAGAYAN FESTIVAL (MARANAO WAR DANCE)
July 3 | Tubod, Lanao del Norte
This festival depicts the rich Maranao culture pageantry war dance performed by warriors & fan dance by the Maranao maidens held during Araw ng Lanao del Norte.

PHIL-AM FRIENDSHIP DAY
July 4 | Baguio City
Revival of friendship among Filipinos, Americans & other Nationalities accented with the sale exposition of variety products.

BANIG FESTIVAL
July 5 | Badian, Cebu
In celebration of Badian’s Annual Fiesta, the festival showcases the Cebuano & Badianganon culture, tradition, delicacies & local products especially its famous “mats” (banig).

ALEGRIA DE ISABELA
July 8 | Isabela City
A festival based on a legend that tells how the early townsfolk survived a raging storm, where St. Isabela was seen blocking a giant wave. Celebrated with a regatta & procession of the image and merry- making beside the cathedral.

HUDYAKA FESTIVAL
July 12 | Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental
Street dancing competition which depicts the historical events of how Laguindingan become one of the municipalities of Misamis Oriental.

SUBAYAN KEG SUBANON FESTIVAL
July 15- July 16 | Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
A week-long trade fair/ street dancing depict songs, dances and other forms of simulated social expression of the rich Subanon cultural heritage.


TINALAK FESTIVAL
July 16- July 19 | Koronadal City, South Cotabato
An annual celebration in South Cotabato which demonstrates the importance and significance of t’nalak cloth as the cultural image of South Cotabato.)

EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL DAY
July 16 | Baguio City
Memorial services for the victims of the 1990 killer earthquake.

PAHINUNGOD FESTIVAL
July 16 | Carrascal, Surigao del Sur
This is a Mardi gras performed around the streets of Carrascal in honor of their patroness, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

“KUMBIRA” (FOOD FESTIVAL)
July 17- July 23 | Cagayan de Oro City
Food & culinary competitions sponsored by the Cagayan de Oro Hotel and Restaurant Association (COHARA).

SANDUGO FESTIVAL
July 17 | Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Bohol’s annual commemoration of the Blood compact (mardi gras parade) between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

KALIGA FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)
July 22 | Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
Street dancing, trade fair & culutural presentations in observance of the City Charter day.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLNARIO MABINI
July 22 | Talaga, Tanauan , Batanagas City
An annual celebration commemorating the birth anniversary of our Sublime Paralytic.

LIBON PAROY FESTIVAL
July 22- July 25 | Libon, Albay
Katalingkasan which means freedom and rebirth, is held in conjunction with the Libon Town Fiesta and the feast of its Patron Saint, St. James the Greater. The festival aims to revive the rich cultural heritage of the town and at the same time promote local tourism

SUBILAN FESTIVAL
July 23 | Batangas City
An annual celebration wherein a ritual dance is being done pay homage to the Holy Cross as a sort of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.

SINULOG DE TANJAY
July 24 | Tanjay, Negros Oriental
Street dancing with mock battles between Moros and Christians followed by reconciliation through the intercession of the patron Señor Santiago.

KINABAYO FESTIVAL (BATTLE OF COVADONGA)
July 24- July 25 | Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte
A re-enactment of the Spanish-Moorish wars particularly the battle of Covadonga.

PAKAPYA-AGTIKE
July 25- July 27 | Socorro, Mindoro Oriental
This festivity features cultural shows, parade of floats and a street dancing on last day showcasing its agricultural bounty performed by schools, barangays and tribal communities. The festival is a thanksgiving offering to its patron, the Holy Family.

KADAGATAN FESTIVAL
July 25 | Cortes, Surigao del Sur
It is a yearly thanksgiving of Cortesanons done through street dancing. Costumes and props of dancers symbolize marine life.

BALIKCARCANMADCARLAN CELEBRATION
July 25- July 31 | Cantillan, Surigao del Sur
A week-long activities participated by all Balikbayans.

TOURISM CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK
July 26- August 2 | Butuan City
Several tourism-related activities are line-up for the week such as Nightly Cultural show, Palagsing Festival, Laro ng Lahi, Photo Exhibit, Speech Contest, Quiz bowl, Sining contest in Butuanon Competition; Mountainbike, Motocross and BMX exhibitions.

STA. ANANG BANAK TAGUIG RIVER FESTIVAL
July 26 | Municipality of Taguig
A fluvial parade in honor of the town patroness St. Anne. The thrills and excitement of the fishers are replayed after year by the “pasubo” where fluvial parade participants in Colorful boats and spectators by the riverbanks toss goodies of fruits and native delicacies to each other.

ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF PAYE
July 30 | Balimbing, Boac
An encounter over by Filipno soldier during the Fil-Am War.

ABAYAN FESTIVAL
July 31 | Butuan City
A day-long festivity of barato race, fluvial procession, and parlor games in honor of St. Anne, patroness of Agusan River.