When planning your trips around the Philippines, make sure to experience at least one of the festivals in the country. Don’t miss out or you will be missing out. There are thousands of festivals celebrated each year around the Philippines. We’ve made it easy for you and made THE ultimate list of major festivals/events in the Philippines for the year 2021.
The origin of most festivals in the Philippines is rooted in Christianity, dating back to Spanish colonial period celebrating many communities' patron saints. They are originally encouraged by Spanish to coincide with Christian holy days. It plays a vital role and acts as a major instrument in spreading Christianity throughout the country.
Festivals or locally known as “fiesta” can be cultural, religious or both. Though festivals in the country are not limited to Christian origins but many also focus on Islamic or indigenous concepts. The reason for having a fiesta is to honor the local community patron saint, to commemorate local history and culture, to promote the local products and celebrate bountiful harvest. They can be marked by Holy Masses, processions, parades, theatrical play and reenactments, religious or cultural rituals, trade fairs, exhibits, concerts, pageants and various games and contests. Of more than 42,000 known major and minor festivals in the Philippines, the Philippines has traditionally been known as the Capital of the World's Festivities.
Benefits of Going Into Philippines Festivals
Plot your vacation, plan your trip around the major Philippine festivals and events in the country, plan your adventures and trips and then share with your friends. The more you prepare for it in advance the more people you can tag along your holiday.
Festival Calendar for the Year 2021
Whichever month you choose to visit in the Philippines, for sure it will be an amazing experience. Start planning your trip by checking out some of the best Philippines experiences around the festivals dates to your itinerary and read more articles on destinations in the Philippines.
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