Best Time to Climb Mt. Pinatubo and Mt. Pulag!
1 NEW YEAR’S DAY | Tuesday (Every 1st of January) | Philippines Regular Holiday.
Solemnity of Mary Mother of God HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
9 FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE | Wednesday | Quiapo, Manila
An intense, day-long festival highlighted by a mammoth procession through the streets.
20 ATI-ATIHAN 2013 | 3rd Sunday |Kalibo, Aklan
Commemorates the 13th century land deal between 10 migrating Bornean chieftains and the aboriginal Ati King Marikudo. It also honors the town patron, the infant Sto. Niño.
Official Website: http://www.KaliboAtiAtihan.ph/
20 SINULOG 2013 | 3rd Sunday | Cebu City
Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival in honor of the Holy Image of Senyor Sto. Niño
27 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2013 | 4th Sunday | Iloilo City
Street dancing characterized by frenetic stomping of feet and hypnotic drumbeating. It is a colorful whirl of thousands of people dressed in unique costumes dancing & chanting all day and night.
Official Website: http://DinagyangsaIloilo.com/
Related Blog Post: Iloilo’s Dinagyang: Hala Bira! Viva Señor Santo Niño!
31 FEAST DAY OF ST. JOHN BOSCO | Thursday (Every 31st of Jan)
Celebration of the feast day of the Father and Teacher of Youth who founded the Salesian Society.
CONDE NAST TRAVELLER | Destinations to watch in 2013
“PHILIPPINES. For travellers willing to go the extra thousand miles for a deserted beach, the Philippines has around 7,000 of the most heavenly islands in the world. It’s still not the most obvious beach-holiday destination, but it soon will be.”
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