Famous Festival in The Philippines’ on The Month of May
Have any idea where or what activities you would want to do while in the Philippines for the whole month of may? Why not check the country’s local festivals!
For the month of May a lot of fun and awesome festivals can be a great start to enjoy summer while in the Philippines!
Lets start with the festival that is recognizable nationwide.
Flores de Mayo
This commemorates St. Helena’s finding of the “True Cross” preceded by a nine-day novena in honor of the Holy Cross
Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts (Vigan, Ilocos Sur)
A fun-filled festival to celebrate the province’s history, heritage and cultural treasures with religious rituals, dancing, games, exhibits, trade fairs, etc. Start on the 1st week of the month.
Basi Festival (Naguillian, La Union)
Basi is a wine made from sugarcane and this is prooted through activities like street dancing, sports events and agricultural trade fair. It is celebrated on May 3.
Pulilan Carabao Festival (Pulilan, Bulacan)
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded on the main street going to the church then made to kneel down to pay homage to San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Celebrated on May 14-15.
Obando Fertility Rites (Obando, Bulacan)
A three-day fiesta held in honor of San Pascual Baylon, Sta.Clara and Nuestra Señora de Salambao. Childless couples dance on the streets hoping to be blessed with children. The festival starts y 17 and ends May 19.
Farmer’s Festival (Bacarra, Ilocos Norte)
As thanksgiving for the harvest, farmers dress up and dance on the streets and participate in the agro-industrial trade fair and biggest farm harvest and livestock contest. Starts May 19 and extends until May 20.
Pastillas Festival (San Miguel, Bulacan)
This festival is a tribute to one of the town’s most famous sweets – Pastillas de Leche (carabao milk candies). Events include demonstration on pastillas cooking and how to make pabalat – lacey pastillas wrappers made of rice paper.
Asia’s pearl of the Orient has so much to offer. Have fun and join one of the country’s local festival. Find goods and learn the locals culture and history. Enjoy your stay in the Philippines!