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Manila, Philippines offers visitors a rich array of events and festivals throughout the year that highlight its unique cultural identity and history. It is known for its jovial spirit and festive occasions. Festivals in Manila, like most Filipino culture, usually relate to Catholicism. But the secular credentials of the festivals are never missing.

Manila festivals and events represent social, religious and communal facets of people of the city. Some festivals are held to usher in the New Year or the new season marking the beginning or end of their harvesting time while, some are occasions to attract tourists from across the world to showcase the traditional and cultural richness of the land. You will be amazed by the galore of legends, customs and faith associated with Manila Festivals and Events.

Festivals and Events in Manila are full of fun, amusement and frolic. Manila Festivals and Events offer an opportunity to tourists to absorb themselves in various social activities and participate in amusement and entertainment.

With religion playing a major role in the lives of most of Manila’s residents, it’s hardly surprising that many of the events and biggest festivals within the city’s calendar are religiously themed or oriented. Traditional Catholic festivals, such as Christmas and Easter, are celebrated enthusiastically. These tend to be the most unique and exciting affairs to attend.



Chinese New Year

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Visitors can look forward to a night of Chinese-Filipino culture, highlighted by the traditional lion and dragon dances, Chinese delicacies and feng shui beliefs. See Photo Gallery…



Fiesta de Sto Nino

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After the Feast of the Black Nazarene, Manila is poised to celebrate another big and equally tumultuous religious event—the Feast of the Sto. Nino. This event is centered on the district of Tondo, Manila where replicas of the Sto. Nino or “Little Child” are huddled together in various costumes atop a flowery float and paraded around selected streets in Tondo. Among very colorful Manila Festivals, this feast fills the streets with dancers, tots, teens, and senior citizens, in bright costumes depicting clothes in early Hispanic times. Pandacan, another district in Manila, celebrates another version of the feast. See Photo Gallery…



Flores de Mayo

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Flores de Mayo is a religious celebration which takes place in May. It is enjoyed even by those who are not religious as it is a beautiful ceremony which makes use of the natural flora of the area to decorate the city. Filipinos turn each of the 31 days in May into a charming tribute to the virginal virtues in Flores de Mayo – the flowers of May fiesta. Spiritual virtue seeks to reach even the young. Every day in May, children, with cut flowers and baskets of petals in hand, march down the church center aisle. As the children march down the aisle they sprinkle the fragrant petals for Mama Mary. Additionally, Flores de Mayo celebrates the Holy Cross. Nine days of prayer (a Novena) are dedicated to the honor of the Holy Cross, which leads up to the Santacruzan. See Photo Gallery…




Likhang Kamay

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The Manila Likhang Kamay is a yearly exhibit that features Filipino handicrafts. This has led to discovery and the development of the native craftsmen and their works. The Likhang Kamay exhibit is a time to showcase the traditional Filipino arts and crafts and familiarize the people and the tourists with the national heritage. The Manila Likhang Kamay is a tribute to the creativity and artistry of the craftsmen.


jurors of the MMFF will be shown. One of the festival highlights is the parade of floats during the opening of the festival. The floats, each one representing a movie entry for the festival, parade down Roxas Boulevard, while the stars for films ride on them. On the awards night, the Best Float award is also announced, together with the major acting awards.



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The Senakulo is a traditional Filipino dramatization of the life and times of Jesus Christ. Done in song and recitation, it is presented in the public squares in many towns during Lent. See Photo Gallery…



Araw ng Maynila (Manila Day)

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Manila Day – This city pride day is observed all over Manila. A four-day food festival runs along the seawall of Roxas boulevard, where cafés from around the city put up booths selling food. There is also a national talent contest, music concerts and other fun events. See Photo Gallery…



Filipino Heritage Festival

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Manila celebrates its cultural diversity with this fun and comprehensive festival. During the Filipino Heritage Festival, food, handicrafts, music and dance are all on display at venues such as Rizal Park and other main sites. This is the perfect time to learn more about the local culture in a festive atmosphere. See Photo Gallery…



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