1 NEW YEAR’S DAY | Sunday (Every 1st of January) | PhilippinesRegular Holiday. Solemnity of Mary Mother of God HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
14 PASUNGAY FESTIVAL 2012 | 3rd Saturday | San Joaquin, Iloilo
One of the thrilling bull fighting festival as a culminating event of the Bayluhay Festival which celebrates the arrival of the 10 Datus from Borneo in the 13th century.
15 ATI-ATIHAN 2012 | 3rd Sunday |Kalibo, Aklan
Commemorates the 13th century land deal between 10 migrating Bornean chieftains and the aboriginal Ati King Marikudo. It also honors the town patron, the infant Sto. Nino.
15 SINULOG 2012 | 3rd Sunday | Cebu City
Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival in honor of the Holy Image of Senyor Sto. Niño
22 DINAGYANG FESTIVAL 2012 | 4th Sunday | Iloilo City
Street dancing characterized by frenetic stomping of feet and hypnotic drumbeating. It is a colorful whirl of thousands of people dressed in unique costumes dancing & chanting all day and night.
23 CHINESE NEW YEAR – THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON | Monday | Binondo, Manila
The Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year with pomp & color through a dragon dance.
March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation
31 FEAST DAY OF ST. JOHN BOSCO | Tuesday (Every 31st of Jan)
Celebration of the feast day of the Father and Teacher of Youth who founded the Salesian Society.
Western Visayas celebrates the Patroness of their region.
Watch the awesome hot air balloons fly out as the sun rises in the horizon.
Celebration of the Our Lady of Lourdes’ Apparitions to Saint Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France
Filipino lover’s most romantic event of the year!
The First Day of Lenten Season in the Philippines
26 PANAGBENGA – BAGUIO FLOWER FESTIVAL 2012 |Sunday | Baguio City
2012 is a leap year and February 29 occurs every four years.
Start of the Donsol Season in Bicol!
The festival is held outdoors in a natural amphitheater at the foot of Mount Malasimbo overlooking Puerto Galera Bay, a member of the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World” club.
Cities and towns all over the world will switch off their lights for one hour—EARTH HOUR—sending a powerful global message that it is possible to take action on global warming.
Feast commemorating the announcement of Angel Gabriel to Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus the Son of God. This is celebrated 9 full months before Christmas.
Regular Holiday. Commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
6 GOOD FRIDAY | Friday | PhilippinesRegular Holiday. Commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus at Calvary.
Re-enact the story of Longinus, a Roman centurion who speared the crucified body of Jesus Christ.
The old tradition of dramatizing the passion and death of Jesus Christ (called Via Crusis) was played out on the streets leading to the crucifixion site before the 1pm Crucifixion.
Celebration of the feast day of the Patron Saint of Teachers and Founder of Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.
Regular Holiday. Araw ng Kagitingan
The soul that will go to confession and receive holy communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment!
A day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s environment
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome mothers!
Massive numbers of men and women dance towards the town church praying for a wife, husband or a child.
Regular Holiday. Commemorates the Independence Day of the Philippines from the Spaniards
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome fathers!
(proposed legislation to declare a working holiday)
A Lechon Parade celebrating the Feast of St. John the Baptist in Balayan Batangas
Celebration of the feast day of the Patron Saint of Europe and the Students, and the Father of Western Monasticism.
This festival commemorates the treaty of friendship between Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain and the Spanish conquistador, Miguel López de Legazpi, representing the king of Spain.
Celebration of the feast day of the Mother of Mama Mary
Celebration of the feast day of the Father General of the Jesuits. A 30-day retreat follows the celebration.
49% Discount on Ugu Bigyan’s Pottery (discount is equivalent to his age)
This festival gives thanks to the bounty of fruits and flowers as the waling-waling orchid blooms.
A Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan.
(Calculated date for 2012 pending proclamation).
Regular Holiday. Commemorating the Death of Ninoy Aquino
Regular Holiday. Commemorates the “Cry of Pugad Lawin” by Filipino revolutionaries called the Katipunan
Feast of St. Augustine in Cagayan de Oro City
An annual celebration to pay tribute to all the awesome grandparents!
Public exposition and Veneration of the RELIC OF THE TRUE CROSS OF CHRIST at the Servants of the Risen Christ Monastery in Tarlac.
Bicol Region’s biggest celebration is highlighted by a fluvial parade of Lady of Penafrancia carried through the river aglow with floating candles.
Feast of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
Feast of Saint Therese of the Little Flower.
Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals. Pet blessings are held to celebrate his feast.
Happy Teachers Day to honor the noble profession of teaching.
The festival that made Bacolod famous began as an event to inspire the locals to face the hard times with a smiling face, thus masks with smiling faces are worn by revelers who join the parade.
Muslim Holiday celebrating Abraham’s obedience when he was willing to sacrifice his son Ishmael. (calculated date for 2012 pending proclamation)
A grand celebration of the lanzones fruit in the island of Camiguin.
Indian New Year Festival of Lights
Male devotees carry the image of San Clemente in a procession that features parehadoras, clad in colorful garb and wooden shoes, and carrying boat paddles and higantes (giants) 10 feet tall papier mache puppets.
The Sunrise Festival is a celebration of arts for service and blessedness held annually in the different regions of Maharlika (Philippines).
The Biggest Catholic Charismatic Event in the Country
Regular Holiday. Birth Anniversary of Andres Bonifacio
Longest running cultural tour in the country by Ramon H. Hofileña.
Longest running cultural tour in the country by Ramon H. Hofileña.
A Show-Off of Kapampangan Pride culminated with a display of Giant Lanterns measuring 18 feet in diameter.
Start of early morning vigil 9 days before Christmas
The annual naked run of the full-pledge members of Alpha Phi Omega society is a tradition that started in 1977 to protest the banning of the movie, “Hubad na Bayani,” which depicted human rights abuses in the martial law era. The date honors their international founding day on December 16th, 1925.
Dec 21, 2012 is the day predicted by the Mayans to be the end of the world.
Regular Holiday. Celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ. Holy Day of Obligation
30 RIZAL DAY | Sunday |
Commemorating the Death of Jose Rizal
31 LAST DAY OF THE YEAR | Monday
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