OCTOBER

Halaran
1st week-Roxas City

This festival highlights the performance of the history and culture of Capizeños during pre-Hispanic times.

Universal Children’s Festival
1st week-Dapitan City

The festival involves children of locals, dressed in costumes of UN member countries, parading around the city.

Masskara Festival
2nd week-Bacolod City

This is a grand Bacoleño celebration marked by carnivals, fairs and masked street dancers.

Ibalong Festival
2nd week-Legaspi City

This festival is based on Ibalong, a Bicol epic showcasing legendary superheroes Handiong and Baltog.  

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
October 10-12-Zamboanga City

The festival features a regatta, colorful vintas, banconan flower show, and fireworks honoring the Nuestra Señora del Pilar Zaragosa.

Kasanggayahan Festival
October 10-17-Sorsogon, Sorsogon

The festival is itself the foundation anniversary of Sorsogon. The festival’s name means “prosperity and happiness.”

Feast of La Naval Manila
October 11-Quezon City

The image of the Virgin is paraded around town in a colorfully-decorated carriage, which resembles a ship. The image is believed to be miraculous and ensures safe voyage to anyone who prays to it.

Inug-og Festival
October 15-Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental

This is held in honor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary

Calbayog Grand Karakol
October 16-Calbayog City

This is a religious celebration of thanksgiving and joyous pageantry of dancing devotees of San Rafael.

Sagingan Festival
October 16-17-Tubod, Lanao del Norte

The feast is in honor of San Isidro Labrador with street dancers dressed up in various banana-like costumes.

Megayon Festival
3rd week-Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur

This is a colorful harvest festival participated in by the Subanean indigenous group.

Lanzones Festival
4th week-Mambajao, Camiguin Island

The festival is held to celebrate the abundance of lanzones fruit in the island marked by a streetdancing competition involving the youth all dressed up in lanzones leaves or fruits. The lanzones is one of the island’s most important crops.

Catadungan Festival
October 24-Virac, Catanduanes

This festival commemorates the province’s independence from Albay.