Dinamulag Festival (Zambales Mango Festival)

Zambales Mango Festival (Dinamulag Festival) The province of Zambales to the west of Pampanga is known for having the sweetest mango in the world, the Sweet Elena strain of the Philippine mango or carabao mango, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. The province celebrates its thriving mango industry every late March or early … Read more

Apung Iru Fluvial Festival

Traditional Kapampángan New Year Rites:ÁPUNG IRU FLUVIAL FESTIVAL (Líbad nang Ápung Irû)June 28-30 • Apalit, PampangaIntangible Cultural Heritage of the Philippines The town of Apalit is famous for its 3-day feast of its patron saint, St. Peter (locally named Ápung Irû), which involves fluvial processions of the saint’s miraculous 300-year-old image on a decorated pagoda … Read more

Kapampangan Water Festival

Kapampangan Water FestivalSANGWANAN / SANJUÁNAN / SAN JUAN BASÂSan Juan Bautista, Betis, Guagua, Pampanga During the ritual, dripping-wet Betis folk take turns hoisting up an ancient bronze Holy Cross while dancing a kuraldal, a Kapampángan dance for saints. It is widely believed that the bronze cross brings blessings to anyone who touches it. This is … Read more

Mais Festival

Kapampangan Corn FestivalMAIS FESTIVALMexico, Pampanga Pampanga’s Mais Festival happens every month of May (May 4th) and is anticipated to showcase its corn industry. The festival, which features a procession of floats made of corn crops and materials, is always held in Barangay Anao. The said village is one of the major producers of commercial and … Read more

Pasalamat Festival

To conclude the series on the celebration of the feast of Santo Niño this month, the National Museum PH introduces another festival, the Pasalamat Festival – a festivity commemorating the arrival of the Santo Niño image in the Philippines and in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur in Western Mindanao. Like the Kahimunan Festival of Butuan … Read more