List of Festivals in the Philippines: December

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


Puto Festival
Location: Calasiao, Province of Pangasinan
Details: The festival is celebrated every 26th to 28th of December. Its highlight is the local delicacy called puto through dancing and puto themed art works. This festival is a way for the people of Calasiao to promote their major produce -the puto. The word puto is the local name for the rice cake.

Kasadyawan Festival
Location: Dumaguete City, Province of Negros Occidental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 12th to 14th of December. Its highlights are the colorful dance presentations and beauty pageants. This festival is similar to the mardi gras and is the longest established festival in Negros Occidental.

Kanyong Kawayan Festival
Location: Kidapawan City, Province of North Cotabato
Details: The festival is celebrated every 14th to 20th of December. Its highlights are the firing of the wooden bamboo cannons using empty milk cans as projectiles. This festival is a celebration that is actually a campaign to discourage the townspeople to use the traditional pyrotechnics. The word kanyong kawayan means wooden cannon.

Tultugan Festival
Location: Maasin, Province of Iloilo
Details: The festival is celebrated every 29th of December. Its highlight is the street parade where the main musical instrument used is the bamboo drum. This festival is a way for the townspeople to promote their culture and musical lineage. The word tultugan is a Hiligaynon word which refers to the indigenous bamboo drum.

Sinukwan Festival
Location: San Fernando, Province of Pampanga
Details: The festival is celebrated every 29th of December until 6th of December. Its highlight is cultural diversity of the province through colorful dances and street parades. This festival is a way to relive the spirit of Kapampangan in honor of Aring Sinukwan, the god of ancient Kapampangans. The word sinukwan is actually the name of the ancient god of the Kapampangans.

Tag-Anitohan
Location: Camotes Island, Province of Cebu
Details: The festival is celebrated every 8th to 9th of December. Its highlight is the ritualistic type of dancing performed like the ones performed during ancient times. This festival is a way for the new generation to remember the history of the Pre-Christian people until their Christianization. The word tag-anitohan refers to the ancient statues used during religious festivities during the Pre-Christian era.

Pantatan Festival
Location: Zarraga, Province of Iloilo
Details: The festival is celebrated every 15th to 19th of December. Its highlights are the Grand Street parade, street dancing and pantat cooking contests. This festival is a way for the townspeople to promote the town of Zarraga as one of the major producers of pantat in Panay Island. The word pantat is a local name for the catfish that is farmed in the municipality.

Bod-Bod Festival
Location: Tanjay City, Province of Negros Occidental
Details: The festival is celebrated every 14th to 16th of December. Its highlight is the way the locals make Biggest Bod-Bod and the Smallest Bod-Bod. This festival is a way for the locals to promote their native delicacy called bod-bod. The bod-bod is a local delicacy made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt.

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  1. Sana makasama sa mga review like this ang Pakalog Festival of Santolan Pasig City which is held every 31st of December . Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for the Info! I`d try to see it and blog about it. =)

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