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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS
Bulacan has fast become an ideal tourist destination, owing to its vital role in Philippine history, and its rich heritage in culture and the arts. The province is popularly known for its historical sites; nostalgic old houses and churches; idyllic ecological attractions; religious attractions; colorful and enchanting festivals; swimming and various themed attractions; and a wide selection of elegant native crafts and sumptuous delicacies. It is also home to numerous resorts, hotels, restaurants, and other recreational facilities.
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The Angat Hydroelectric Dam is one of the country’s largest dams. This dam supplies potable water and energy to Metro Manila and nearby areas. Surrounded by lush greens, this place is also ideal for fishing, boating and hunting.
Vervidia Falls can be found in Doña Remedios Trinidad in Bulacan.
Doña Remedios Trinidad comprises the bigger part of Bulacan yet it is commonly unknown for most people. Amidst the obscurity of information regarding the town, Doña Remedios Trinidad still remains as one of the undiscovered treasures that if revealed, will surely catch our hearts. Unfortunately, recent mining activities in the area has turned the water into an ininviting brown or muddy color.
Barangay Madlum of San Miguel in Bulacan is the home of Mt. Manalmon, the Madlum River, and numerous caves. It offers a variety of activities to excite the adventure-seeker in you. Madlum river is the first thing you will notice as soon as you arrive Sitio Madlum Brgy. Kamias San Miguel Bulacan. See Photo Gallery…
Biak-na Bato National Park
Biak na Bato National Park is one of the country’s ecological and historical treasures encompassing the southern edge of the Sierra Madre range situated a few kilometers from San Miguel Bulacan. Its name literally translates as “split boulders” taken from its unique rocky environment and caves.
The 2,100 hectare national park offers various ecological attractions including winding streams, waterfalls, thick forests and hundreds of caves which made it a suitable hideout for General Emilio Aguinaldo and other revolutionary fighters during the Spanish War. – lakwatseradeprimera.com See Photo Gallery…
Obando Fertility Dance Festival
The Obando Fertility Dance Festival is held yearly in Obando, Bulacan, and attended mostly by women who are praying for a lover or for the ability to bear a child. The parade is attended by many groups of women as well as other people who just want to be a part of the grand parade which takes place on the streets on the way to the church. A lot of women who were unable to bear swore that dancing in the festival enabled them to receive the grace of God.
Notice the unusual musical instruments used by some of the bands. Also notice some women dancing more energetically than the others. It was said that the more passionate is your dance in the procession, the better is the chance of being blessed with a child. Read More…
Santo Niño Festival
The Santo Niño Festival was observed in some special way annually on the last Sunday of January in Malolos. This festival is the largest expression of religious practice to the Holy Child Jesus in the island of Luzon. See Photo Gallery…
Pulilan Butterfly Haven and Resort
Butterfly Haven is a miniature Eden for different species of butterflies. It is located in the town of Pulilan in the province of Bulacan, Central part of Luzon in the Philippines. As a butterfly enthusiast it was such a thrill to be close to a breeding habitat of this fascinating creature. – sunsetinmycoffee.com
Certainly a paradise for butterfly and nature lovers with a picturesque vista of a garden and compilation of assorted species of orchids and butterflies. Located within the facilities is an antiques museum as well as a resort center with swimming pools. See Photo Gallery…
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bulacan is a precise model of the Lourdes Grotto in France, it attributes a mock hill calvary where life-size statues portray the rage and death of Jesus Christ. This grotto appeals to large crowds during the Lenten season. See Photo Gallery…
Feast of the Holy Cross of Wawa
A festival held on the first Sunday of July observed in honor of the Holy Cross of Wawa (Mahal na Krus sa Wawa) which is said to have saved the life of an old woman who was drowning. The main feature of this fiesta celebration is the Pagoda which, glides along the Bocaue River. The Pagoda is a gaily-decorated structure riding on a huge banca. People from all walks of life enjoy the ride on the Pagoda feasting on sumptuous food while the music play. – bulacan.gov.ph See Photo Gallery…
Calumpit Libad Festival
The Calumpit Libad Festival is a fluvial procession of well-decorated pagodas is held on the river every 23rd of June right before the annual town fiesta in honor of St. John the Baptist. Townfolks gaily sing, dance and frenzily douse water to “baptize” passers-by – prepare to get wet. – bulacan.gov.ph See Photo Gallery…
Luyang Dilaw Festival
The name Marilao originated from a plant (shrub) that abundantly thrived in swampy areas during Spanish era. The matured plant bears light yellow flower & the edible roots are colored dark yellow (dilaw). The yellow roots became famous and used for various purposes now we called “luya”. The Luyang Dilaw festival aims to inculcate to the residents & the youth, the love and appreciation of the origin of the town. – tourism.gov.ph See Photo Gallery…
Pulilan Carabao Festival
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Hundreds of work animals, mostly carabaos, are led on a parade in the streets of the town every 14th and 15th of May to honor its patron saint, San Isidro Labrador via the Pulilan Carabao Festival. The carabaos decorated with garland and shaved for the occasion, genuflect or kneel in front of the church. On the 14th of May, farmers all over the town pay tribute to their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, in glorious thanksgiving for a year-long bountiful harvest. The celebration is manifested by hanging all sorts of fruits, candies, food crops and multi-colored kipings on bamboo poles. The affairs is highlighted by kneeling of carabaos in front of the church and the symbolic floats. Every year, a sea of frolicking humanity comes in droves to witness this showcasing inate talents of the carabaos. – bulacan.gov.ph See Photo Gallery…
Baliuag Lenten Procession
Experience the longest Lenten procession in the Philippines, the Baliuag Lenten Procession. An old tradition of the people from Baliuag, Bulacan every Good Friday. The 90 plus carrozas showcases the life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The “Prosisyon ng mga Santo”, Baliuag’s main Lenten attraction is a grand parade of 60 lavishly decorated floats depicting scenes of the passion and sufferings of Christ. See Photo Gallery…
Every January 23rd of the year, the land of Guiguinto , Bulacan celebrates its Halamanan Festival. During the festival, the people held streetdancing competitions, plant exhibits, jobs fairs, and many others. See Photo Gallery…
There are so many interesting places and festivals to go to when you visit Bulacan, so make sure you include it in your itinerary!
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