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

 

Lawig Festival

 

Photo from:  http://callezaragosa.com/gerryruizphotoblog/tag/lawig-festival/

 

Every year during December 2, there is a festival held in the town of Palompon, Leyte in the Philippines to celebrate the feast of Saint Francis Xavier.

Since the town of Palompon is a coastal town, they are celebrating Lawig Festival asking for good fishing harvest and good weather from the patron saint. Contestants of different parts of the town join as they do the street dancing competition with their colorful costumes.  Read More:  https://steemit.com/mypictureday/@jamiz/lawig-festival-a-colorful-festival

 

Lingganay Festival

 

Photo from:  http://www.manilachannel.com/entertainment/lingganay-festival-rules-sinulog-fest-2013/

 

The Lingganay Festival got its name from the Waray word Lingganay which means a ‘bell’. The festival was conceptualized sometime in 1995 based on th legend of the town’s lost ‘golden bell’. It was said that one time when the moro pirates surprised the people, they tried to fled away with the bell.

When they reached the Bakga River, they threw the golden bell into the deepest part of the river to prevent it from getting into the hands of the moro pirates. Until today, the bell has not been found but it is said that its sound can be barely heard coming from the bottom of the river.

It is celebrated in conjunction with the town’s fiesta on the 19th of June. According to oral history, since 1995, Lingganay has been joining festival dance competitions especially during the Pintados Kasadyaan.  Read More:  http://philippinefestival1.blogspot.com/2012/06/history-of-lingganay-festival.html

 

Lubi-Lubi Festival

 

Photo from:  http://saranganitoday.blogspot.com/2014/10/lubi-lubi-street-dance-champ.html

 

Lubi-Lubi sa Glan is a dance festival extolling the many uses of the coconut in homage to Sta. Catalina de Alexandria held in Gian, Sarangani Province every Octover 8th.  It shows that there is more to the coconut than just copra. Coconut by-product such as accessories, home decors and the famous coconut juice liquor locally known as “bahalina” are showcase during the event.  Street dancing competition with dancers wearing costumes adorned with coconut materials highlights the event.

Contact:
Shiela del Cruz
Provincial Tourism Officer
Office of the Governor
Sarangani Province
083-5082195

Read More:  http://www.tourism.gov.ph/sitepages/FestivitiesList.aspx?festivityCode=1127&monthCode=10

 

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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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