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It's More Fun in the Philippines, No.1 for Fun!




 

Planning a trip? Those who love to travel know the essence of all travel is about you and your enjoyment. Travelers know that the destination is a major part of planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into unfamiliar places, people, and culture are paramount.

Expand your horizons and set your sight to the Philippines, an off the beaten path travel site! An undiscovered paradise made of thousands of islands and white sand beaches all around! A tiny dot in the map of the world, and yet a haven for travelers, backpackers, retirees and even passersby.

It offers awesome tourist attractions, magnificent beaches, hot spring resorts, colorful festivals, hundreds of scenic spots and world-class hotels and facilities. Not to mention the tropical climate, the affordable prices as well as the friendly and hospitable, English-speaking people! You will be glad you came, and we’re sure, you WILL come back for more FUN in the Philippines!

 

 

COLORFUL FESTIVALS IN LEYTE

 

One of the beautiful and fast-advancing provinces in the Visayas region, Leyte is famous for its various historic, vibrant, and highly entertaining festivals. Aside from their significance to the local residents of the area, these festivities also serve as serious attractions for local and foreign tourists alike. For years, many people continuously develop a great deal of interest to all these special occasions, which are characterized by colorful parades, eye-catching dance presentations, and other significant activities. Overall, these festivals are very important because they reflect the values, traditions, as well as diverse cultures of the different people living within the area. Read More: http://leyte.islandsphilippines.com/leyte_festivals.php

 

Pasaka Festival

 

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The Pasaka Festival, now on its 25th year, is just one event that shows the resiliency of the townspeople. It is also a religious celebration that pays homage to the town’s patroness, Our Lady of Assumption. The festival is an annual thanksgiving celebration of all the blessings received. The festivity is annually held on August 14.

“Pasaka” is a Waraynon word and local term which means “to invite progress, good health and good fortune” for the years to come.

The festival showcases Tanauan’s pottery, banig weaving, farming and fishing as its source of livelihood. It also highlights its natural and marine resources.  Read More:  http://www.choosephilippines.com/do/festivals/4539/tanauan-pasaka-festival-2016

 

Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival

 

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Pintados-Kasadyaan, held every June 29th,  is two merged festivals from two different provinces of the Philippines – Pintados Festival of Tacloban and Kasadyaan Festival of Leyte Province. The Pintados festival of Tacloban City is a Filipino festival with its own unique flavour. This Pintados festival recalls pre-Spanish history of the native Leytenos from wars, epics and folk religions. The most expected aspect of the Pintados festival are the festive dancers, painted from head to toe with designs that look like armor to resemble the tattooed warriors. The folk dances presented by the dancers portray the many traditions that flourished before the Spaniards came. Aside from the folk dances, is the much likely parade, which crisscrosses the avenues of Tacloban city. The festival concludes in merrymaking with a signature traditional Filipino fiesta.  Read More:  http://www.expressbpd.com/travel/happening-hotspot/the-pintados-kasadyaan-festival/297954/

 

Sangyaw Festival

 

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Sangyaw Festival is a religious, socio-cultural event and a popular native festival held every 29th of June in Tacloban City. Sangyaw means “to herald news” in the local dialect. It was created in the 80s, cancelled in 1987 and revived in 2008. The revived festival became a big success and participated by cultural contingents from different performing groups of various festivals in the country to compete on this side of the region.  Read More:  https://faq.ph/sangyaw-festival-2017-in-tacloban-city/

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

The Largest Naval Battle in History Took Place in Leyte

How To Get To Leyte

Popular Places to Visit in Leyte

Colorful Festivals to Watch in Leyte

Having a Fun Time in Leyte

Leyte Photo Gallery

Leyte Video Collection

 

 





 

 

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