List of Festivals in the Philippines: November

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

Gaginaway Festival
Location: Malita, Province of Davao del Sur
Details: The festival is celebrated every 12th of November. Its highlight is the cultural presentations of the Tagacaolo tribe and other tribes of the province. This festival is a way to revisit and renew the old cultural practice of the indigenous people of the province. The word gaginaway means being together.

Pawikan Festival
Location: Morong, Province of Bataan
Details: The festival is celebrated every 29th to 30th of November. Its highlight is the street dancing where participants wear sea turtle inspired costumes. This festival is a way for the locals to intensify the awareness of the younger generation about the vulnerability of the pawikan population. It also aims to promote the protection of its species from extinction. The word pawikan is the Filipino name for sea turtles .

Pintaflores Festival
Location: San Carlos City, Province of Negros Occidental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 3rd to 5th of November. Its highlight is the street dancing where dancers are painted with tattoo like designs on the visible parts of their body. This festival is a way for the people of San Carlos to show thanksgiving and also have merriment. The word pintaflores is coined from the words pinta which means to paint or to tattoo and flores which means flower.

Helobong Festival
Location: Lake Sebu, Province of South Cotabato
Details: The festival is celebrated every 9th to 15th of November. Its highlight is the ethnic dances and songs of the T'boli tribe . This festival is a way for the T'bolis to showcase and share their rich culture.

Kalimudan Festival
Location: Isulan, Province of Sultan Kudarat
Details: The festival is celebrated every 21st of November. Its highlight is the display of timeless songs and dances from the tribal groups of the province. This festival is a way for the locals and visitors to enjoy the ethnic dances and songs together in a one big celebration. The word kalimudan means informal gathering.

Sandurot Festival
Location: Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Oriental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 9th to 15th of November. Its highlight is the colorful street dancing. This festival is a way for the people of Dumaguete City to show their hospitality and to show their unity despite different religions, beliefs or race. The word sandurot means genuine unity and sharing.

Inilusan
Location: Mambusao, Province of Capiz
Details: The festival is celebrated every 20th to 25th of November. Its highlight is the colorful street dance that tells the history of the town of Mambusao. This festival is a means for the locals to tell the story of the town of Mambusao. The word inilusan means sharing the food to the neighbor.

Kabkaban Festival
Location: Carcar, Province of Cebu
Details: The festival is celebrated every 23rd to 29th of November. Its highlights are the street dancing and parades. This festival is a not just in honor of the patron Saint Catherine of Alexandria but also a means for the locals to show their cultural heritage. 


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