The fiesta is part and bundle of Filipino culture. Through good times and bad times, the fiesta must go on. Each city and barrio has at least one local festival of its own, usually on the feast of its patron saint. Some festivals are even held in honor of inanimate things popular or significant to the barrio/city guaranteeing that there’s always a fiesta going on somewhere in the country.
Here are festivals celebrated in the Philippines in the month of October.
PAGODA (FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI)
October 04 / Cardona, Rizal (2 hours 30 minutes from Cebu)
An annual procession to ask the Lord Almighty for a bountiful and blessed lake through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi.
October 06-12 / Legazpi City, Albay (55 minutes from Cebu by air)
A tribute to Bicol Region's epic tale of superheroes and villains with native songs and dances in a grand street presentation.
October 08 / Glan, Sarangani Province (1 hour and 30 mins from Cebu by air)
A festival showing various uses of the coconut trees and its products through dances and street revelry.
ZAMBOANGA HERMOSA FESTIVAL
October 10-12 / Zamboanga City (1 hour 30 minutes from Cebu by air)
The "City of Flowers" celebrates its grand annual festival featuring the "vintas" (colorful native sailboats) in a fast- paced regatta, cultural and flower shows, art exhibits and trade fairs.
October 25-28 / Camiguin (45 mins Cebu to Cagayan de Oro City by air; 2 hours 15 minutes from Cagayan de Oro City to Camiguin City by land/ferry)
A street dancing extravaganza featuring Camiguin's favorite fruit - the Lanzones
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