Cebu has one of the most colorful and world-renowned festivals in the Philippines. Cebuanos celebrate different festivals in different towns and cities, some fiestas are of religious rituals and dancing in the streets to the beat of the drums.
Here are some famous festivals and fiestas celebrated in Cebu.
This is Cebu City’s most popular and grandest festival celebrated every 3rd Sunday of January in honor of the Señor Sto. Niño. Foreign and local tourists flock to Cebu City for this celebration and join in the procession and the grand mardi gras. The highlight of this festivity is the street dancing.
The town of Catmon is famous for its tasty “bodbod”, hence the festival celebrated every 10th of February. The street dancing competition is participated by the different barangays has its dance movements, the movement of making the bodbod with the costumes in bodbod concept.
Camotes Cassava Festival
Camotes Cassava Festival is a yearly celebration every 2nd week of June in Camotes Island for a bountiful harvest where farmers display their various cassava-based products, share their varied technical experiences in producing and processing cassava products.
Inasal (Halad) Festival
Inasal Festival, celebrated every October 14th to 15th, is about Talisay City’s historical heritage and identity promoting the city as an aqua and tourist hub, through street dancing as a thanksgiving offering to the city’s patroness, Sta. Teresa de Avila.
Kadaugan sa Mactan
The Kadaugan sa Mactan, celebrated every 22nd-27th of April, is a weeklong commemoration of the historic battle of Mactan between the Spanish Conquestador Fernando Magallanes and Mactan Chieftain Lapu-Lapu. The festival features various activities highlighted by the series of musical productions culminating with the famous battle, food street and live band entertainment.
Semana Santa sa Bantayan
Also known as “Pasko sa Kasakit”, this festival is celebrated during Holy Thursday and Good Friday in the observance of the Holy Week on Bantayan Island with procession and merry making.
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