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Held in Albay every April 10-29.
In admiration of the Majestic Mayon’s beauty and splendor, this festival is dubbed as Magayon, a Bikol term which means beautiful. It is a celebration of the Albayano’s way of life and a thanksgiving for the abundance of the land’s plentiful harvest through various activities such as agricultural products display and trade fairs, cooking shows, cultural events, street parades, photo/arts exhibits, sports events, and many more.
Ms. Dorothy F. Colle
Provincial Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (052) 820-6315
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The Ibalong Festival is a non-religious festival in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines based on the Ibalong Epic, and is held in August. The festival celebrates the epic story Ibalong who was accompanied by three legendary heroes, namely Baltog, Handyong, and Bantong. People parade in the streets wearing masks and costumes to imitate the appearances of the heroes and the villains, portraying the classic battles that made their way into the history of Bicol. The Ibalong Festival aims to express warmth and goodwill to all people; visitors and tourists are encouraged to celebrate with the Bicolanos. The Ibalong Festival is also known as the Ibalon Festival. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibalong_Festival
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The Tabak Festival is an annual celebration in Tabaco, Albay in Bicol. The celebration of the said festival began in 2002.The Festival is celebrated by conducting various activities such as the street dancing competition, Mutya ng Tabak which is an annual beauty pageant, Sibidan and the Padyak Race, and various shows, fairs, trades, and exhibits.
The street of Tabaco is filled with wonderful colors during the street dance competition which is participated by Tabaquenos and participants from other parts of Bicol. There is also the Karawat Bicolnon, a sports activity for the different contingents. It shows the festive spirit of Tabaquenos and Bicolanos alike. Read More: http://www.metrokelan.com/festivals-and-fairs/tabak-festival_i4470
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