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Fiesta by Jose W. Hernandez, 1990

 

Feast of our Lady of Candelaria
February 2
Celebrated in Iloilo City, Panay

The biggest religious event in the western Visayas island group. This festival honors the patron saint of Jaro, a district of Iloilo City. It is marked by parades and the blessing of candles, which people take to their houses for protection against danger.

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes
February 11
Canlaon St. in Quezon City; Palawan, Municipality of San Juan, Bulacan Province and some other parts of Luzon

Although not specifically related to the Philippines, Filipino Chatolics celebrate this feast.  This feast celebrates the appearance of the Lady of Lourdes, in Lourdes, France.

Kalinga Foundation Anniversary
February 14
Tabuk, Kalinga

Annual celebration marking the creation of Kalinga as a separate province with Ullalim Festival as a Special Event Featuring the life of the Kalingas through the songs, dances and exhibits.

Apayao Foundation Aniversary
February 14
Kabugao, Apayao

Annual celebration marking the creation of Apayao as a separate provincial component of the Cordillera Administrative Region, distinct from the Province of Kalinga.

Baguio Flower Festival "Panagbenga"
February 17-March 3
Baguio City

It's flower season at the City of Pines -- perfect timing for an all-out fiesta in the streets. The Baguio folks take a break on these days to revel in the cool climate  and the unique culture of their city. Multi-hued costumes are worn, mimicking the various blooms of the highland region (or any of its 11 ethnic tribes). There's also the half-dozen or so flower beds-- disguised, of course, as the Panagbenga parade floats.


Grass Pot Ladies

Sources: Traveler's Companion: Philippine by Kirsten Ellis,. Global Pinoy.com, DOTC-PCVC and http://www.phillispage.de/seite4.htm

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