MAJOR EVENTS & FESTIVALS

MUNICIPALITY/CITY EVENT/FESTIVAL DATE BRIEF DESCRIPTION CONTACT PERSON
1. Lianga Inato Festival Every 17th of October An institute festival celebrating the cultural heritage of Lianga wherein participants present a play depicting the inter-racial marriage of Liangan, a Manobo princess married Go a Chinese merchant who turned out captive of Liangan’s Tribe. DHOJIE OROPA
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 09127009909
Email: dhojie_@gmail.com
Surf/Skate/Skim Festival SSS Festival Between December - January A celebration showcasing a paradise for skimmers, skate boarders & surfers geographically situated along a sugary fine sand in the whole stretch of LAWIS BEACH,
2. Tandag City Sangka-an Festival Every 2nd week of September It is an ethnic Mardi Gras marked by street dancing and stationary festivities performed through music and dances. FLORENCE U. ABIS
City Tourism Officer
Cel no. 09999932961
Email: fuabis@yahoo.com
Patronal Fiesta Celebration Every 8 – 10 of September A yearly festivity in honor of Saint Nicholas de Tolentino
Charter Day Every June 23
Diwatahan Festival Every 3rd Sunday of January
3. Marihatag Abaca Festival Every 5th of August ELNA JOYCE C. CAMPOS
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no.0930-622-7937
Email: joycecampos02.jc@gmail.com
4. San Miguel Humayanon Festival Every 16th of June Humayanon comes from the word “humay” which means rice grains. The Festival is a thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of grains in the municipality. ABE C. ESPINIDO
Tourism Officer
Cel no. 0907-804-0211
Email: lgusmtourismoffice@gmail.com
5. Tagbina Taephag Festival Every 21st of June Taephag is a common Manobo ritual for opening a “kaingin”, rice planting, harvesting and other farming activities. It is a thanksgiving and related agricultural activity conducted annually. MALOU LOVE ESCOL
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 0907-984-2580
Email: maloulove823@gmail.com
6. Cagwait Kaliguan Festival Every 24th day of June A yearly festivity in honor of St. John the Baptist highlighted by Search for Perlas ng Kaliguan beauty pageant and beach dancing. JEMELYN COLETO
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no.
Email: lgucagwaittourism@gmail.com
7. Carrascal Pahinungod Festival July 14th -16th (every after 2 years) Fiesta is a religious activity. It is a Filipino tradition in honor of the Patron Saint of a certain place. People prepare sumptuous food for their visitors. Organizations hold activities to liven up the celebration. But some people forget the real essence of the event. Some persons overlook the true meaning of celebrating the fiesta. Thus, Pahinungod came to birth. This is a Mardi Gras which is performed around the streets of Carrascal. The dancers with an array of select ethnic dance steps and a kaleidoscope of costumes would offer their movements and songs to our beloved Patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. JOSEPH URGEL
Tourism Officer
Cel no. 0921-428-8654
Email: joseph.urgel.ju@gmail.com
8. Cantilan Sirong Festival Every 14th day of August It started as a religious movement in Cantilan. Its birth was an Act of Piety and the presentation became part of the amusement and also an observance of the faithful of Cantilan in honor of God thru the Patron Saint during the fiesta. Sirong connotes action. It means fencing, it attempts to widen one’s experience and strengthen his power, his needs to communicate, to survive, to secure recognition and status. It depicts the alarming incidents of the marauders of the past, now being revived as fiction and as local cultural history. Sirong is a ritual that we find the basic elements of the drama, music, song, dance costume, personification and communal performance. REY ANDREW LUAREZ
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 09472972260
Email: tourism@cantilan.com
9. San Agustin Kalumonan Festival Every 24th-28th of August It is celebrated every 26th -28th of August, it pay tribute to the hardworking KAMAYO in dances and revelry. It places great emphasis on strong family and community relations as a means to propel San Agustin to greater development. ELSA JUALO
Tourism Officer
Cel no. 09107378689
Email: jualoelsa@gmail.com
10. Hinatuan Paladong Festival Every 28th of August The art of performing the ritual of “ladong” conducted with a “ladonagan”. A person who has the power and ability to cure as medium to call the spirits abian and relay the wishes to the clients through an offering. GEMMA S. MILLAN
Tourism Officer
Cel no. 09218759427
Email: gemmamillancdic@gmail.com
11. Bislig City Tinuy-an Sayaw Festival Every 3rd week of September As part of the Charter Day Celebration, Bislig City celebrates Tinuy-an Sayaw Festival to promote and localize the vibrant tourist spot in the city. LORELIE LIM
City Tourism Officer
Cel no. 09989601457
Email: markleojoseph@gmail.com
12. Cortes Kalogatan Festival (Kadagatan/Kalubihan) Every Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 It is a celebration of thanksgiving and showcasing how God blessed their Marine and Agri Resources. LUEL ARIATE MELO
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no.0909-474-7408
Email: meloluel@yahoo.com
13. Barobo Sarapang Festival Every October 24th Sarapang Festival is the official name of the festival of the Municipality of Barobo by virtue of Municipal Ordinance no.4,s 2017.The word Sarapang is a Kamayo term referring to the traditional tool used by the native Barobohanons in hunting and fishing.The etymology of the word Sarapang is deeply rooted from the Manobo word Sapang, a tool specifically used for hunting wildboars. However, innovations were made by the early Kamayos of Barobo where they invented the Sarapang, a three-pronged spear made out from Bagakay ( family of Bamboo) used in catching various species of fishes that even now are still abundant in the area. Hence, celebrating the annual Sarapang Festval serves as an avenue for Barobohanons to commemorate their histo-cultural roots, to recognize the efforts made by its founding fathers, and to showcase the richness of their place in marine biodiversity and tourism potentials TWINKLE MERCADER
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 09399059964
Email: matwinklemercader@yahoo.com
14. Bayabas Gakit Festival Every 2nd week of November A yearly festivity that gives way to Bayabasnon to pay tributes to their forefathers and ancient society whose living generally revolves around fishing and farming. This as well, especially gives reverence to nature which abundance has been our major source of daily living. JUDE GEJI LIMBARO
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 09399054052
Email: judegejilimbaro@yahoo.com
15. Lanuza Lanuza Surfing Festival Every 2nd week of November An international surfing festival held during the highest eve of tide usually the third week of November. It is when Lanuza marvels its longest rolling waves that sway as far as 200 meters and barrels up to 8 feet high. It has risen in popularity through its famed, beach break known as “Doot Poktoy Surfing Haven”. GLENDA JOY FELIX
Tourism Officer
Cel no. 09399169512
Email: lgu.lanuza@yahoo.com
gj_dcfelix@yahoo.com
16. Tago Kasuba-an Festival Every 23rd of August Kasuba-an is derived from Tagon-on word ‘suba’ which means river, Tago is abundantly blessed with rivers or suba. One of the famous rivers of Tago is Tago River. Historically and even up to present, Tago River plays a vital role in the lives of every Tagon-on. With the use of baroto, pump boat or gakit, the people from different barangays bought their products to the municipality in order to sell or exchange goods or barter, trading of goods usually transpired at the ‘suba’ or river of Tago. It is through this that the festival of Tago is being conceptualized and named after the word ‘Suba or river’ for since time immemorial Tago River has been the life blood of the Tagon-ons. Ordinance No. RP-04 series 2018 duly approved the Municipal Mayor on March 30, 2018 officially adapted Kasuba-an Festival as the official name of the festival of Tago. JERRY R. GUAZON
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 0951-551-9310
Email: jguazon1@gmail.com
17. Madrid Magdadaro Festival Every 15th of May Magdadaro is a visayan word which means plowman while ‘daru’ is the farmer’s staple tool farming. Magdadaro Festival is a celebration of Madrinanon’s way of life portrayed through dance of praise, movements, costumes and belief significant to the town’s people farming style. MA. PATRICIA Y. PORTILLANO
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 09474490337
Email: madrid_sds@yahoo.com
18. Carmen Makong Kaumahan Festival Every November 17 SYLVI SUMOD - ONG
Tourism Officer- Designate
Cel no. 09480668864
Email: sumodongsylvida@gmail.com
19. Surigao del Sur Araw ng Surigao del Sur Ka’liga Tu Sur Festival Every 19th day of June The annual activity of the entire province of Surigao del Sur. Also, the founding anniversary of the province. It’s a weeklong activity celebrated in the province. MARY VIL C. CHAN
Supervising Tourism Operations’ Officer
Cel no. 09989587296
Email: tourismdivision2016@gmail.com
20. Lingig Sidong Festival Every August 10 Sidong is a manobo term which means ‘ritual dance’. It is a thanksgiving dance to the anitos, the bathala and other gods that lumads believe to be responsible for the good harvest and eventually hosted to honor the town’s patron saint Sto. Nino. JAYMAR G. NOBLEFRANCA
Tourism Officer - Designate
Cel no. 09071170585
Email: leuiedumaguio@yahoo.com

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