Holidays and Festivals in the Philippines
The Philippines has a grand total of 18 holidays and non-working days for 2018. Holidays are indispensable for planning your trips (especially if they fall on long weekends), so these definitely deserve your attention!
You can’t miss out on the splendor and creativity of festivals all over the various provinces, either. Local festivals are both celebration and remembrance: feel the enthusiasm and excitement in the air, while taking the time to respect traditions that have been carried out for centuries, bringing us together as one community.
For your convenience, we’ve compiled the full list of 2018 festivals and holidays below, along with some suggested destinations. Happy browsing!
These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
The town of Bacarra staged the Baca-Bacarra Festival. It was started in the year 2005 as a revival and preservation of their cultural heritage.
The Higantes Festival
The Higantes Festival of Angono Rizal is one of the most grandiose celebrations of the province. The festival is so called because the festival is replete with 12 foot paper mache giants which is aptly called “higantes”.
The Binirayan festival is an event celebrated in the province of Antique in the Philippines. "Binirayan" literally means "where they sailed to"
Meguyaya, a Teduray term for thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest, is an annual festival celebrated every December. The festivities incorporate street dancing competition depicting tri-people culture, Teduray, Moro and Settlers.
Dec 24 is a special non-working holidaySee our recommendation