List of Festivals in the Philippines: October

Do you want to witness and be part of the exciting and colorful cultural activities in the Philippines in this month of October
Then check out the list of popular fiestas or festivals happening this month.

Sapatos Festival
Location: Marikina, Metro Manila
Details: The festival is celebrated every 15th of October until 30th of November. Its highlights are the shoe fair and other activities related to shoes. This festival is a month-long celebration that showcases historical, cultural, and economic industry of the shoe business in Marikina. The word sapatos means shoe.

Parau Festival
Location: Pilar, Province of Sorsogon
Details: The festival is celebrated every 1st to 12th of October. Its highlight is the colorful street parade. This festival is a 12-day celebration done simultaneously with the Feast of Our Lady of the Pilar. It showcases the town's cultural heritage and the growing aspirations of its people.

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
Location: Zamboanga City, Province of Zamboanga
Details: The festival is celebrated every 1st to 12th of October. Its highlight is the colorful street parade. Also known as the Fiesta Pilar, this festival is a celebration for the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Pilar or Nuestra Senora del Pilar de Zaragoza. The word hermosa means beautiful.

Inug-og Festival
Location: Oroquieta City, Province of Misamis Occidental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 14th of October. Its highlight is the colorful costumes worn by street dancers. This festival is an ethnic festival of the Suban-on culture.

Sagingan Festival
Location: Tubod, Province of Lanao Del Norte
Details: The festival is celebrated every 17th of October. Its highlight is the presentations featuring bananas. This festival is a way for the locals to promote the different varieties of bananas found in the province. The word sagingang means "something related to bananas.

Lanzones Festival
Location: Mambajao, Province of Camiguin
Details: The festival is celebrated every third week of October. Its highlight is the lanzones fruit which is the pride of the province. This festival is a four day celebration honoring the fruit that is almost as synonymous to the name of the province of Camiguin. The word lanzones is the name given to the fruit of the lansium domesticum tree.

Sambuokan Festival
Location: Mati City, Province of Davao Oriental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 24th to 31st of October. Its highlight is the colorful street performance. This festival is a thanks-giving for the bountiful harvest and community progress. The word sambuokan came from the Mandayan word sambuok which means unity and oneness.

Kanduli Festival
Location: Lutayan, Province of Sultan Kudarat
Details: The festival is celebrated every 10th of October. Its highlight is the exciting and colorful street dancing followed by overflowing food for everyone. This festival is a way for the locals to thank be thankful for the bountiful harvest. The word kanduli is a Maguindanao term which means thanksgiving.

Lubi-Lubi Festival
Location: Bacuag, Province of Surigao del Norte
Details: The festival is celebrated every 8th of October. Its highlight is the energetic street dancing which uses coconuts as the main theme. This festival is in honor of the Sta. Catalina de Alexandria. It also promotes the different coconut by-products like coconut accessories and home decors, as well as the coconut juice liquor known locally as bahalina. The name lubi-lubi  is a local term for the nightshade plant .

Ibalong Festival
Location: Legazpi City, Province of Albay
Details: The festival is celebrated every 25th to 31st of October. Its highlight is the People Parade where participants wear masks and costumes to imitate the images of the heroes and villains in the story. This festival is a non-religious activity which tells the epic tale of Ibalong and the three legendary heroes that accompanied him namely Baltog, Handyong and Bantong. 

Banayan Festival
Location: Banaybanay, Province of Davao Oriental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 26th to 28th of October. Its highlight is the colorful street performances. This festival is a thanksgiving festival for the town's agricultural products. The word banayan came from the word banay which means family and bunchy burly corn crowns.

Coffee Festival
Location: Lipa City, Province of Batangas
Details: The festival is celebrated every 21st of October. Its highlight is the cultural presentations with coffee as its major theme. This festival is a way for the locals to showcase their most famous product -the coffee.

Rahugan Festival
Location: Basud, Province of Camarines Norte
Details: The festival is celebrated every 17th to 24th of October. Its highlights are the street dancing, mural painting contest, laro ng lahi, agro-tourism expo and the beauty pageant. This festival is a way for the community to showcase the different virtues of the people of Basud.

Kariton Festival
Location: Tupi, Province of South Cotabato
Details: The festival is celebrated every 2nd until 5th of October. Its highlight is the parade of beautifully decorated carabao-drawn karitons. This festival is a way to commemorate the significance of the kariton in the improvement of the town. The word kariton means pushcart or dray.

Kahimonan Festival
Location: Laak, Province of Davao del Norte
Details: The festival is celebrated every 28th of October. Its highlights are the presentation of tribal music, dances and food. This festival is a get-together of the four tribal groups of Laak, which are the Dibabawons, Mandaya, Mansaka and Muslim . The word kahimonan means thanksgiving in the Mansaka dialect.

MassKara Festival
Location: Bacolod City, Province of Negros Occidental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 18th of October. Its highlight is the parade which every participant is wearing a colorful smiling mask. This festival is a way for the people of Bacolod to celebrate their Charter Day . The word MassKara is a combination of two words mass which means multitude of people and cara which means face.

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