JULY

Sagayan Festival Tubod
1st week-Lanao del Norte

This is a festival with a Maranao war dance as a main event. The dance is performed during the Araw ng Lanao del Norte and is participated by all the municipalities in the province. The war dance is complemented by a fan dance performed by Maranao maidens wearing colorful dresses.

Pagoda Festival
July 4 – 7-Bocaue, Bulacan

In Bocaue, Bulacan, a feast is held in honor of the Holy Cross of Wawa found in the Bocaue River. The main attraction of the affair is the fluvial parade of the pagoda or decorated barge and colorful small boats.

Sublian sa Batangas
July 23-Batangas City

This coincides with the Foundation Day of Batangas City. It revives the tradition of dancing the subli, which is indigenous to the province.

Sinulog and Kinabayo Festival
July 24 and 25-Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte

The event honors Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte’s patron saint St. James.

Sinulog de Tanjay Festival
last week-Tanjay, Negros Oriental

The celebration of the residents of Tanjay, Negros Oriental of this 10-day fiesta features the origin of the old sinulog culture. A parade is held showcasing the clothes locals wear, while the horsefighting presentation re-enacts the battle between the Spaniards and the Muslims.

Kahimoan Abayan Festival
last week-Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

In Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, the feast is held in honor of Santa Ana (St. Anne), known to protect the residents along the Agusan River from man-eating crocodiles. The celebration includes the holding of a prayer on boats for safe passage and prosperity.

Sandugo Festival
last week-Bohol

Celebrated in Bohol, this festival commemorates the blood compact between Spaniard Legaspi and Filipino Sikatuna. It includes an agro-industrial exhibit, a trade fair, a beauty contest, street dancing and a re-enactment of the blood compact.