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Hello Festival Lovers!

Get ready to groove and celebrate in Manila! Here’s a mini guide to some of the vibrant festivals that make the city come alive. Join the fiesta fun and let’s dive into the Filipino party spirit!

Sinulog Festival – Dance to the Beat!


When: January
What’s it About: Sinulog is a grand dance parade in honor of the Santo Niño, the Child Jesus. Streets burst with vibrant costumes, rhythmic drumming, and lively dances. Join the procession and feel the energy of Sinulog!

Ati-Atihan Festival – Paint the Town Black and White!


When: January
What’s it About: Ati-Atihan is a lively feast featuring tribal dances and street parties. Locals paint their faces black and white, don colorful costumes, and dance through the streets in a joyful celebration.

Pahiyas Festival – Harvest of Colors!


When: May
What’s it About: Pahiyas is a harvest festival in Lucban, a town near Manila. Houses are adorned with colorful decorations made of rice, fruits, and vegetables. It’s a visual feast and a celebration of bountiful harvests.

MassKara Festival – Masks and Smiles Everywhere!


When: October
What’s it About: MassKara is a lively festival in Bacolod, but its joy reaches Manila too. Streets come alive with smiling masks, vibrant costumes, and street dances. It’s a celebration of resilience and optimism.

Panagbenga Festival – Blooms in Bloom!


When: February
What’s it About: While not in Manila, Panagbenga in Baguio is a must-mention. Witness a grand float parade with stunning flower-covered floats, street dancing, and a joyful atmosphere celebrating the bloom season.

Feast of the Black Nazarene – Devotion in Motion!


When: January
What’s it About: Devotees gather for the grand procession of the Black Nazarene, a centuries-old tradition. Witness the intense faith, prayers, and the sea of people joining this religious event.

There you have it, festival enthusiasts! Manila’s fiestas are a burst of colors, music, and joy. Immerse yourself in the festivities, dance to the beat, and experience the warmth of Filipino hospitality. Happy fiesta! 🎉🇵🇭

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