FEBRUARY

Paraw Regatta
Held every third Sunday of February

This festivity features racing events between local outriggers in the strait between Iloilo City and Guimaras Island.

Taytay Hamaka Festival
February 10 to 16-Taytay, Rizal

This is a seven-day event showcasing the artistry, craftsmanship and various talents of the people of Taytay.

TheTinagba Festival
February 11-Sa Iriga City, Camarines Sur

This is a harvest-offering affair for Our Lady of Lourdes. Farmers parade in carabao-drawn carts filled with the best of local produce while Agtas come down from the mountain to dance.

International Bamboo Organ Festival
Las Piñas

This is a ten-day series of cultural events with a focus on the unique bamboo-made organ, made by Fray Diego de la Cera, and found only in Las Piñas.

Baguio Flower Festival
Baguio City

This is a relatively “new” event in the country’s summer capital. Similar to the Rose Bowl Parade of the U.S., this festival is highlighted by a parade of floats made entirely of fresh blossoms from local horticulturists.

Ollalion Festival
February 14-Tabuk, Kalinga

The festival celebrates the Kalinga culture through its sports, crafts, and indigenous food.

Babaylanes Festival
February 19-Bago City, Negros Occidental

This highlights the culture of the first settlers of Bago City before the Spanish colonizers arrived. As defined by Negros historians, the babaylan is a doctor, herbalist, artist, adviser, herbalist, seer, diviner and agriculturist.

Kalilangan Festival
February 20 to 27-General Santos City, South Cotabato

This features cultural shows, a civic/military, agro-industrial fair, sports competition, and a beauty pageant.

Kaamulan Festival
2nd week of February up to March 10-Malaybalay, Bukidnon

This is a three-day gathering of Bukidnon’s various ethnolinguistic groups in Pines View Park. It includes a performance of traditional rituals.