The Philippines has more than a hundred festivals celebrated elsewhere in the archipelago. Here’s a list of the ten most famous and favorite festivals in the country. These festivals are not arranged in any particular order so not to be bias because these festivals are considered the best of the best.

1. Dinagyang Festival – Iloilo City, Philippines

The Dinagyang Festival is celebrated every fourth weekend of January to commemorate the Christianization of the natives and to honor the Holy Child Jesus. It is a very colorful parade coupled with a dramatization in honor of the patron Saint – Sto. Niño. The object of dramatized offerings and prayers amidst the cracking of drums and shouts of “Viva Señor Santo Niño” and the thundering of “Hala Bira” by the tribe members makes the celebration a lively one.

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