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The Philippines is generally a festive nation, and Batangas festival is one good example. Maybe because of the Spanish influence during the 16th – 18th century the Philippines was colonize by the Spaniards. According to the old Filipinos, the Spanish in the early days where the one’s who initiated the festive mood in the Philippines. These festive celebrations do exist in the province of Batangas. – batangas-philippines.com
Parada ng Lechon in Balayan, Batangas is one of the Philippine festivals attracting a huge number of local and foreign participants. This is one of the most celebrated events in the province and has been a trademark of the people of Balayan for so many years now. See Photo Gallery…
It is an impressive festival during which the Holy Cross is honored on the last of May. Flowers are offered during the afternoon ceremonies, before an old cross in the town church. The observance peaks on the 31st of May with a colorful procession, during which the cross is mounted on a gaily decorated float, together with other floats bedecked with flowers carrying other Marian images. All the floats are radiantly lighted and drawn along the principal streets of the town. – batangas.islandsphilippines.com – See Photo Gallery…
Every 2nd week of February, Batanggenyo from Cuenca Batangas celebrate their Tinapay Festival. It was one of a kind celebration showcasing different breads they made. Cuenca is known for its bread, and most of the industry here are in bread making. They are doing this in honor of their patron saint, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage for a beautiful life. – batanggenyo.net – See Photo Gallery…
A two-day celebration of Taal town fiesta. Taal residents convene themselves at the riverbank where several bancas are anchored. The image of Our Lady of Caysasay is carried by the devotees in a fluvial procession at the Pansipit River and through the streets of Taal and finally brought to Basilica of Taal. On the next day, the image of Our Lady of Caysasay along with St. Martin de Tour, the patron saint of Basilica joins the evening long procession. During the procession, chosen girls dressed in white, stop at the street corner and hail the Virgin by reciting Luwa or praises to the Virgin Mary until it reaches again the Basilica, which is welcome by the lights of fireworks and the playing of bands. – tourism.gov.ph –See Photo Gallery…
The Sublian Festival was started on the annual observation of the city hood of Batangas City. The objective is to renew the practice of the subli.
A subli is presented during a feast, as ceremonial worship dance in honor to the Holy Cross. The image of the Holy Cross was found during the Spanish rule in the town of Alitagtag. It is the patron saint of ancient town of Bauan. The dance is indigenous to the province of Batangas. – batangas-philippines.com See Photo Gallery…
The Salubong Festival celebration features the meeting of the Holy Cross of Bauan and the Holy Cross of Alitagtag at the Binukalan Shrine at 8:00 AM. It includes a program and street dancing. – globalpinoy.com
Every last week of September, the bucolic and laid-back municipality of Lobo, celebrate it’s annual Anihan festival. The festival aims to showcase the bountiful harvest of this another agricultural town of Batangas. At the same time, this is Lobo local folks’ way of thanking the Almighty God. – wowbatangas.com – See Photo Gallery…
The Coffee Festival was conceived to showcase the long reign of Lipa as the coffee granary of the Philippines. It includes a trade fair and tiangge, the Karera ng Tiburin, a search for the Barako ng Bayan, and parlor games. – batangas.islandsphilippines.com
Chickens play a vital role in Mabini, Batangas, because poultry and poultry products are major sources of livelihood for the townspeople and a pride of the municipality as well. Native chickens are cooked in various ways, from inihaw to nilaga to adobo and tinola. But their favorite is kinulob. The chicken is broiled in a tightly enclosed tin container over flaming charcoal.
Mabini’s Kinulob Festival, a new annual tradition that started in 2002, was conceptualized to pay tribute to and honor the Municipality’s native chicken-raisers, as well as preserve and celebrate their traditions. – newsflash.org
The Tinapahan Festival is a 3-day festivity that showcases a trade fair of agro-industrial products, lectures on livestock raising and food processing as well as food demo and competition .
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