Monday, November 15, 2010
2011 Awesome Calendar of the Philippines
This 2011 Awesome Calendar of the Philippines is sent to me through e-mail. This list was taken from the list provided by www.ourawesomeplanet.com written by Anton Diaz. What I like about the 2011 Awesome Calendar of the Philippines is that it has the list of Philippine festivals I'd like to go with my family all year round. So if I need ideas where the family and I can go to for our next vacation, I just have to search the 2011 Awesome Calendar of the Philippines in www.iaadamlim's blog or check out ourawesomeplanet's website for the list.
Just an idea bubble in my head, it would be great to discuss consumerism issues while vsiting every single Philippine festivals all year round. Ah what a life that would be! Imagine the wealth of information we can get from doing that. It would be really helpful to promote and improve consumerism and tourism here in the Philippines. Come to think of it, we are not doing so bad since according to a newspaper I read, tourism is still up11% even after we had the Mendoza incident. Still, I think without the Mendoza incident we could have done better. At this time, all we can do is move forward and find solutions to the growing need to improve the quality of consumerism and to let the Filipino values shine in everything that we do.
Again to give credit to the maker of this calendar, I would like to refer to the note below:
Our Definitive Guide to Philippine Holidays, Philippine Festivals, Philippine Fiestas, Liturgical Events, and Awesome Events! Copyright 2011. Our Awesome Planet
Best Time to Climb Mt. Pinatubo!
1 NEW YEAR'S DAY | Saturday | Solemnity of Mary Mother of God | HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
9 FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE | Sunday | Quiapo, Manila
An intense, day-long festival highlighted by a mammoth procession through the streets.
15-16 ATI-ATIHAN | 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. Nino.
15-16 SINULOG | Cebu City
Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival in honor of the Holy Image of Senyor Sto. Niño
24-25 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2008 | 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.
The Love Month!
3 CHINESE NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT | Binondo, Manila
The Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year with pomp & color through a dragon dance.
10-13 HOT AIR BALLOON FIESTA | Clark, Angeles, Pampanga
Watch the awesome hot air balloons fly out as the sun rises in the horizon.
14 HAPPY VALENTINES' DAY! | Monday
Filipino lover's most romantic event of the year!
25 EDSA REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY | Friday | People Power Revolution
Commemorates the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that Filipinos came to known for.
26 PANAGBENGA - BAGUIO FLOWER FESTIVAL | Baguio City
Also known as the Baguio Flower Festival, it will be the 10th holding of this annual event which will showcase the City of Baguio as a City of Flowers.
Best Time to go watch and shoot the awesome Manila sunset!
Start of the Donsol Season in Bicol!
9 ASH WEDNESDAY | Philippines
The First Day of Lenten Season in the Philippines
18-20 MASBATE NATIONAL RODEO FINALS | Masbate?
Each year, Masbate City hold the colorful Rodeo Masbateno in celebration of its Cowboy Culture.
26 EARTH HOUR | Philippines | 8.30pm-9.30pm
Cities and towns all over the world will switch off their lights for one hour—EARTH HOUR—sending a powerful global message that it is possible to take action on global warming.
The Peak Time in Boracay.
April 9-11 | 3 Days Weekend!
9 BATAAN DAY (ARAW NG KAGITINGAN) | Saturday
Araw ng Kagitingan
18-24 HOLY WEEK! | Philippines
Philippines' most sacred week!
April 21-24 | 4 Days Weekend!
21 HOLY THURSDAY!
Commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
22 GOOD FRIDAY!
Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary.
22 MORIONES FESTIVAL | Marinduque
Re-enact the story of Longinus, a Roman centurion who speared the crucified body of Jesus Christ.
22 EARTH DAY | Philippines
A day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment
22 Cutud Cruxificions | Pampanga
The old tradition of dramatizing the passion and death of Jesus Christ (called Via Crusis) was played out on the streets leading to the crucifixion site before the 1pm Crucifixion.
24 EASTER SUNDAY
Celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
National-wide celebration of Flores de Mayo / Santacruzan.
May 1-3 | 3 Days Weekend!
1 LABOR DAY | Sunday
National Labor Day!
1 FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY | Sunday | Plenary Indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday
The soul that will go to confession and receive holy communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment!
7-8 CARAMOAN, FIESTA | Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Feast of St. Michael
8 HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! | Sunday
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome mothers!
15 PAHIYAS | Sunday | Lucban, Quezon
An annual celebration held to usher in a bountiful harvest and smashing good times.
17-19 OBANDO FERTILITY RITES | Tuesday-Thursday | Obando, Bulacan
Massive numbers of men and women dance towards the town church praying for a wife, husband or a child.
28 NATIONAL FLAG DAY | Manila
Start of the designated flag days where all government offices, business establishments, and private homes are also encouraged to display the flag.
Time to show your love for the Philippines by putting a flag on your home, car, and shirts.
June 12 - 14 | 3 Days Weekend!
12 PHILIPPINE'S INDEPENDENCE DAY | Sunday
Commemorates the Independence Day of the Philippines from the Spaniards
19 HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome fathers!
27-28 Pintados/ Kasadyaan Festival | Tacloban, Leyte
Start of the Rainy Season in the Philippines.
23-24 Bohol Sandugo Festival | Tagbilaran, Bohol
This festival commemorates the treaty of friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain and the Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, representing the king of Spain.
The Best Time to go on a wild river ride.
15 ASCENCION OF MOTHER MARY INTO HEAVEN | Monday | HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
August 20-22 | 3 Days Weekend!
21 NINOY AQUINO DAY | Sunday
Commemorating the Death of Ninoy Aquino
20-21 KADAYAWAN SA DABAW | Davao City
This festival gives thanks to the bounty of fruits and flowers as the waling-waling orchid blooms.
August 27-29 | 3 Days Weekend!
29 NATIONAL HEROES' DAY | MONDAY
Commemorates the "Cry of Pugad Lawin" by Filipino revolutionaries called the Katipunan
The Best Time to go to Divisoria for Christmas shopping and preparations.
8 MOTHER MARY'S BIRTHDAY | Thursday
11 HAPPY GRANDPARENT'S DAY!
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome grandparents!
18 PENAFRANCIA VIVA LA VIRGEN | Naga City
Bicol Region's biggest celebration is highlighted by a fluvial parade of Lady of Penafrancia carried through the river aglow with floating candles.
24-25 Cloud 9 International Surfing Competition Finals | Siargao
The biggest international surfing competition in the Philippines held in Cloud 9, Siargao
Surfing Season in the Philippines.
1 THE FEAST OF ST. THERESE OF CHILD JESUS
Feast of Saint Therese of the Little Flower.
15-16 MASKARA FESTIVAL | Bacolod
The festival that made Bacolod famous began as an event to inspire the locals to face the hard times with a smiling face, thus masks with smiling faces are worn by revelers who join the parade.
26-30 DIWALI FESTIVAL | The Festival of Lights
Indian New Year Festival
Oct. 29 - November 2 | 6 Days Weekend!
1 ALL SAINT'S DAY | Tuesday
2 ALL SOUL'S DAY | Wednesday
22-23 HIGANTES FESTIVAL | Tuesday-Wednesday | Angono, Rizal
Male devotees carry the image of San Clemente in a procession that features parehadoras, clad in colorful garb and wooden shoes, and carrying boat paddles and higantes (giants) 10 feet tall papier mache puppets.
24 HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!
26-27 KERYGMA CONFERENCE | Manila | Kerygma Conference
The Biggest Catholic Charismatic Event in the Country
26-28 | 3 Days Weekend!
30 BONIFACIO DAY | Wednesday
Christmas Season in the Philippines.
8 IMMACULATE CONCEPTION | Tuesday | HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
18 GIANT LANTERN FESTIVAL | San Fernando, Pampanga
A Show-Off of Kapampangan Pride culminated with a display of Giant Lanterns measuring 18 feet in diameter.
16 SIMBANG GABI
Start of early morning vigil 9 days before Christmas
December 24-26 | 3 Days Weekend!
24 CHRISTMAS EVE | Saturday | Special (Non-Working) Day
25 CHRISTMAS DAY | Sunday | Holy Day of Obligation
Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ
December 31 - January 2 | 3 Days Weekend!
30 RIZAL DAY | Friday
Commemorating the Death of Jose Rizal
31 LAST DAY OF THE YEAR | Saturday
Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ