Mahaguyog Festival

Mahaguyog FestivalSanto Tomas, Batangas, February 27-March 7 It is an annual festival every Saturday of February as a prelude to the feast day of St. Thomas of Aquinas, the town’s patron saint, as a gesture of gratitude and a way of thanksgiving the farmers for the bountiful harvest of crops they reap the whole year … Read more

Pinukpuk Festival

Kapampángan Culture FeaturePINUKPUK FESTIVALFloridablanca, Pampanga The town of Floridablanca holds the Pinukpuk Festival every last week of April or the first week of May to honor the town’s industry of pamamukpuk or hammering and forging metal into different objects and designs such as kitchenware, religious imagery, or ornaments. You may want to read: Babaylan Festival … Read more

Sampaguita Festival

Sampaguita FestivalLubao, Pampanga The town of Lubao is known for its Sampaguita, the national flower of the Philippines, and the Sampaguita Festival is held there every first week of May as a tribute to Sampaguita farmers who have made the town known as one of the top suppliers of the fragrant white flower. You may … Read more

Kapampángan Frog Festival: Fiestang Tugak

Kapampángan Frog FestivalFiestang TugakOctober • San Fernando, Pampanga Every 2nd Week of October, the people of San Fernando, Pampanga hold the Fiestang Tugak (Frog Festival) in honor of the most common and culturally significant amphibian to the Kapampángans. This festival was born out of the traditional Kapampángan way of frog-catching or paduas/pámamaduas in the frog-filled … Read more

Caragan Festival

Touted as a Kapampángan Mardi Gras, the Caragan Festival (now rebranded to Balacat Festival starting 2023) celebrates Mabalacat City’s indigenous Aeta roots and culture and is named in honor of its Aeta founder, Haring Caragan. This festival is held during the last days of February to March in Mabalacat City to promote the city’s Aeta … Read more