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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 in planning a trip, experiencing and delving deeper into unfamiliar places, people and culture is 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!

 

MAGNIFICENT FESTIVALS

 

People in Cebu love to celebrate festivals or are fiesta-loving people. Cebu has one of the most colorful and world-renowned festivals in the Philippines and they celebrate it with excitement and high spirits. Cebu celebrates different festivals in different towns and cities. Cebu celebrate fiestas with religious rituals and dancing in the streets to the beat of the drums. Read More: http://www.etravelpilipinas.com/events_festivals/cebu_festival.htm

 

Kawayan Festival

 

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Kawayan Festival is one of the mostly anticipated celebrations in the town of Alegria, Cebu.

The first fiesta celebration started in 2006 to respond to the call of the governor to help attract visitors to promote each town’s resources.  To make it not totally new, the festival is made to coincide with the town’s fiesta celebrations in honor of their patron saint. In this case, Alegria celebrates St Francis Xavier annually on December 2-3.  This interesting festival is celebrated through various events including the colorful and vibrant street dancing competition.

‘Kawayan’ is a transliteration for the word ‘bamboo’ of this Cebuano word. I think it is quite creative to promote the town through one of its sources of livelihood, that is, using bamboo as materials for creating products of various sorts. By the way, fishing and farming are other two major sources of income among Alegrianons.  Read More:  http://www.cebu-bluewaters.com/kawayan-festival.html

 

Sadsad Festival

 

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Street dances are done to commemorate the festival. It is celebrated in thanking the past years for remembering and for respect of our loving patron saints. One of the most well-known, energetic and big event of Augustians is the Sadsad Festival dance competition. Prepared colorful and glittering costumes and props are worn by participants or students and performed inside the campus. It is annual tradition celebrated for the feast of St. Augustine. The Sadsad Dance competition is a unique feature celebrated on the 29th of August. It may not be as awesome and perfect as Dinagyang festival but is definitely impressive in choreography and brilliant in terms of the various attires worn by participating students which reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Augustinian learners.

It is the Augustinians ways of thanking the Patron Saint Augustine for the bountiful life, flawless wisdom with performances by students from every department who tried their best, giving all what they have got. It maybe are in best in costume, choreography, performance and even energy but the most worthy thing are the priceless moments they shared with others.  Read More:  http://leovymaeluces.blogspot.com/2014/08/streetdances-are-done-to-commemorate.html

 

Tag-anitohan Festival

 

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The Cebuano town of Tudela on Camotes Island is renowned for its Taganitohan Festival every December 8-9, a Cebu fiesta that showcases the unique Filipino amalgam of Christianity and paganism. During this Cebu festival, various street parades showcase the town’s history of worship of spirits, known locally as ‘anito’; ‘tag-anitohan’ literally means ‘place of spirits.’ A highlight of this festival in Cebu is a series of dances featuring the reenactment of the rescue of townspeople from Moro invaders by Mandayang, a warrior who used native talismans to summon spirits and defeat the intruders.  Read More:  http://www.localphilippines.com/events/tag-anitohan-festival

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Discover the Majestic Beauty of Cebu

How to Get to Cebu

Visit the Top Attractions in Cebu

Colorful and Magnificent Festivals in Cebu

Amazing Islands and Beaches in Cebu

Fun and Exciting Activities in Cebu

Cebu Photo Gallery

Cebu Video Collection

 

 





 

 

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