31. January 2010

February Festivals and Events

Feast of Candelaria

Date: February 2 Location: Jara, Iloilo City

The biggest and most opulent religiuos pageanty in Western Visayas. The blessing of candles and the yearly procession of the patroness, the Nuestra Senora de Candelaria is followed by the fiesta queen and her court which highlights the celebration.

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Date: February 11-14 Location: Clark Field, Pampanga

Flying superstars known as hot-air balloons are making their grand performance to treat thousands of people to a three-day air-sporting extravaganza filled only with fun, excitement and friendly competition.

Suman Festival

Date: February 13-20 Location: Baler, Aurora

The biggest and grandest of all feast in Aurora every February 13-20 is a parade of floats uniquely designed. Main srreets and homes are decked with suman, a native delicacy.

Panagbenga Flower Festival

Date: Last week of February Location: Baguio City

The Baguio folks take a break on these days to revel in the cool climate and the unique culture of their city. Multi-hued costumes are worn, mimicking the various blooms of the highland region . Celebrated with shows, concerts, and pageantry of floats made from hundreds of flowers.

Please let me know if I missed anything.


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