Culture Trips

Festivals are one of the highlights of any country. In the Philippines alone, every place has its own festival/ fiesta to celebrate either the founding of their place, the "unique" products the town produces, or the patron saint of their town.
Here's the list of festivals I've joined:
Panagbenga Festival 2012 - Baguio City, Benguet  
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 - Clark Freeport Zone Angeles City, Pampanga
Fierce De Mayo in ASAP18 - ABS-CBN Studio 10, Quezon City
Rengakan Illumination 2014 - Kumatori, Osaka Pref. Japan
Ilumi-Night Banpaku Xmas 2014 - Expo Commemorative Park, Suita City, Osaka Pref. Japan
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 - Clark Freeport Zone Angeles City, Pampanga
Arana't Baluarte Festival 2016 - Gumaca, Quezon
Niyogyugan Festival 2016 -Lucena City, Quezon
San Isidro Pahiyas Festival 2016 - Lucban, Quezon
Mayohan sa Tayabas 2016 - Tayabas, Quezon

Visita Iglesia is the Spanish word for "church visit". This tradition was introduced by the Spanish to further strengthen the Catholic belief of the Filipinos. Today, Visita Iglesia is more likely connected to the Holy Week where faith and devotion by Filipinos could be clearly be seen. 

Here's my Visita Iglesia adventures:
Cavite-Batangas Visita Iglesia

Las Pinas- Pasay- Manila Visita Iglesia
Naga City Visita Iglesia
Laguna-Quezon Visita Iglesia
Bataan - Tarlac Visita Iglesia

Here's my list of notable churches to visit: 

Paoay Church - Paoay, Ilocos Norte
Bantay Church - Bantay, Ilocos Sur 

Taal BasilicaTaal, Batangas
Silang Catholic ChurchSilang, Cavite
San Guillermo Parish Church - Bacolor, Pampanga  
Dasmariñas ChurchDasmariñas City, Cavite 
Parish Church of Guinobatan - Guinobatan, Albay  
Joroan Church - Tiwi, Albay 
St. Stephen the Protomartyr Church - Ligao, Albay  
Cathedral of Lipa - Lipa City, Batangas
Monastery of the Holy Eucharist -Sibonga, Cebu  
Nature's Church - Las Piñas City
Tabaco Church - Tabaco City, Albay
Tiwi Church - Tiwi, Albay
Old Gui-ob Church Ruins - Catarman, Camiguin
Las Piñas Church - Las Piñas City
San Agustin Church Intramuros, Manila
Vigan Cathedral - Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Sto. Niño Diocesian Shrine - Butuan City
Basilica of San Sebastian - Quiapo, Manila
Atimonan Church - Atimonan Church Part 2 - Atimonan, Quezon 
Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus - Pasay City
Paco Church - Paco, Manila
Sariaya Church - Sariaya, Quezon
Malate Church - Malate, Manila
Lal-lo Church - Lal-lo, Cagayan
Cagsawa Ruins - Daraga, Albay
Daraga Church - Daraga, Albay
Calamba Church Calamba, Laguna
San Francisco Church Naga City
Kimiidera (Temple) - Wakayama City, Wakayama Pref.
Kiyomizu-dera (Temple) - Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.
Kinkaku-ji (Temple) - Kyoto City, Kyoto Pref.
Hozen-ji (Temple) - Osaka City,  Osaka Pref.
Kokawadera (Temple) - Kinokawa City, Wakayama Pref.
Todai-ji (Temple) - Nara City, Nara Pref.
Dai Garan/ Danjo Garan - Mt. Koya, Wakayama Pref.
Kongobu-ji Temple -Mt. Koya, Wakayama Pref.
Maragondon Church -Maragondon, Cavite
Santa Monica Church Befry -Cavite City, Cavite
Oas Church -Oas, Albay
Naga Metropolitan Cathedral - Naga City
Pagsanjan Church -Pagsanjan, Laguna
Bay Church -Bay, Laguna
Camalig Church - Camalig, Albay
Tayabas Basilica - Tayabas, Quezon
Pila Church - Pila, Laguna
Hermosa Church - Hermosa, Bataan
Caleruega Transfiguration Chapel - Nasugbu, Batangas
Kawit Church - Kawit, Cavite
Nagcarlan ChurchNagcarlan, Laguna
Our Lady Of Sorrows Parish Church - Pasay City
Gumaca Cathedral - Gumaca, Quezon
Binondo Church - Manila
Morong Church - Morong, Bataan
Penafrancia Basilica Minore - Naga City
Orani Church - Orani, Bataan
Lucban Church - Lucban, Quezon
Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum - Singapore
Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple - Singapore
Sri Mariamman Temple - Singapore

Our Lady of Caysasay ChurchTaal, Batangas
Manila Cathedral - Intramuros, Manila


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