Philippine Festivals and Events for September Posted by Brando Dimagiba on 09/08/2011 12:38 PM
The Philippines is rich with colorful festivals held all over the country all year round. Every region reflects its culture with their fiestas and some provinces are known for festivals that draw tourists and visitors every year.
The following are festivals and events celebrated in September:
Handuraw Festival (September 1 - Leon, Iloilo) A harvest and tribe competition.
Hinirugyaw Festival (September 1-10 - Cabatuan, Iloilo) A 10-day celebration of the Feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino.
Diyandi Festival (September 1 - October 2 - Iligan City) Ceremonial dance offering of the union of the Maranao men and Higa-onon women in marriage as well as the offering of their union and harvest to the patron saint.
Tuna Festival (September 5 - General Santos City) Tuna parade and other activities featuring the different tuna products.
Sinab'Badan Tribal Festival (September 5-6 - Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur) A festival of oneness among the different tribes of the municipality showcasing indigenous art, music and dances.
Buyloganay Festival (September 6-10 - Ivisan, Capiz) A celebration in honor of its patron saint, St. Nicholas of Tolentino.
Kawayan Festival (September 7 - Maragondon, Cavite) Street dancers parade in indigenous materials. An exhibit of bamboo products is likewise done in the town plaza.
Kinaiyahan Festival (September 7 - Dauin, Oriental Negros) Celebrating the bounties of nature and underscoring Dauin’s campaign to conserve its natural resources and attractions.
Padul-Ong Festival (September 7 - Borongan, Eastern Samar) A mythical presentation of how the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary was mysteriously transported to Borongan from Portugal.
Sarakiki-Hadang Festival (September 7 - Calbayog City, Western Samar) Festival participants perform a rhythmic dance which is thought to cure the sick and bring a good harvest.
Sipong Festival (September 7 - Bais City, Negros Oriental) A colorful and lively mardi gras festival
Busig-On Festival (September 7-8 - Labo, Camarines Norte) A festival based on the epic of Busig-On of Labo town which exemplifies heroism and Bicolano values.
Am-Among Festival (September 7-16 - Bontoc, Mt. Province) Commemorates the town’s founding anniversary featuring cultural shows and indigenous games.
Minuluan Festival (September 8-10 - Talisay City, Negros Occidental) A three-day celebration in commemoration of the death anniversary of the city’s patron saint San Nicholas de Tolentino and in connection with the city’s arts and culture week celebration.
Tambobo Festival (September 8-10 - Ajuy, Iloilo) The presentation of the municipality’s incomparable and unequalled bliss of human, material and natural wealth.
Parada ng Kakanin / Festival of Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu (September 9 - San Mateo, Rizal) The celebration of the foundation day of Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu.
Tambanipa (September 9 - Bonbon) A street dancing and tableau presentation depicting the abundance of tamban (fish) and nipa (Palm) in their place
Flomolok Festival (September 9-11 - Polomolok, South Cotabato) A commemoration for a once rich hunting ground by showcasing its products and a mix of socio-cultural presentations.
Banok-Banok Maradjao Karadjao Festival (September 10 - Surigao City, Surigao del Norte) A day long Mardi Gras marked by street dancing festivities.
Sayaw Lahi Festival (September 10 - Naujan, Mindoro Oriental) A festival of entertainment featuring all native dances performed at the streets.
Kapakyanan Festival (September 14-15 - Victoria, Mindoro Oriental) Focuses on the bountiful harvest of fruits and crops.
Voyadores Festival (September 15 - Daraga, Albay) A street reenactment on the transfer of image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia from her home shrine to the Naga Cathedral.
Galaan Festival (September 17 - Don Victiriano, Misamis Occidental) A showcase of variety of farm products.
Peñafrancia Festival (September 17 - Naga City, Camarines Sur) A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region.
Bañamos Festival (September 17-23 - Los Baños, Laguna) A toast to the hot spring bath.
Kabuhian Festival (September 18 - Ronda, Cebu) A trade fair, livelihood forum and a street dancing competition participated in by the different barangays with the dance movement depicting the various livelihood program of the town.
Peñafrancia Festival (September 18 - Peñafrancia Village, Cotabato City) A fiesta in honor of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Pilgrims from the neighboring areas culminate in a fluvial procession at the Rio Grande de Mindanao with their images of the patron Saints.
Talakudong Festival (September 18 - Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat) A neo-ethnic cultural show of street dancing and an exhibition of “Kudong” accompanied by exotic sound of percussion instruments.
Binulig Festival (September 19-25 - Panabo City) A celebration of Panabo’s mixed culture as well as a thanksgiving.
Coco Festival (September 20-27 - Sanchez Mira, Cagayan) Highlights the coconut products of the town in an agri-industrial trade fair and other activities.
Burdang Lumban Festival (September 21 - Lumban, Laguna) A festival showcasing the main industry of the town, embroidery of barong tagalog.
Patabang Festival (September 21-30 - Tapaz, Capiz) The bayanihan spirit is alive and well and is reflected in the festivities.
Dumalondong Festival (September 23 - Salug, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur) Yearly convergence of all tribal leaders in the province higlighted with the performance of authentic tribal rituals by the tribal priests.
Agal-Agal (Seaweeds) Festival (September 25 - Tawi-Tawi) A cultural extravaganza showcasing the rich history and culture of the Sama, Badjao, Jama Mapun and Tausug of southern Philippines through a colourful street dancing and parade of floats.
Anihan Festival (September 25-30 - Dueñas, Iloilo) A thanksgiving to express their gratitude for God’s blessings.
Anihan Festival (September 27 - Lobo, Batangas) A showcase of various products being produced in each barangay.
Megayon Festival (September 27-30 - Zamboanga del Sur) Thanksgiving festival of the Subanens showcasing authentic songs, dances and food.
Banigan Festival (September 28 - Basey, Samar) Street dance showcasing the banig (mats).
Angel Festival (September 29 - San Rafael, Bulacan) A colorful celebration of the feast day of Archangel St. Rafael, highlighted by a parade and streetdancing.
Dalit Festival (September 29 - Tangub City) A thanksgiving and tableau presentation through street dancing parade and competition.
Pangalipay Festival (September 29 - Magsaysay, Palawan) Feast of the Patron San Miguel
Sinu-Og Estokada Festival (September 29 - Jagna, Bohol) Portrays the victory of the Christian militia over the marauding pirates and likewise depicts the celestial conflict of good and evil.