September Fiesta Guide
Popular Philippine Festivals
SARAKIKI-HADANG Philippine Festival
September 1- September 8 | Calbayog City, Western Samar
SARAKIKI is a local term apparently referring to premeditated or frenzied movements which means to allure, to draw with, to attract or exercise attraction, to entice or to win. By its pre-colonial denotation, it means to praise, extol or eulogize spirits of gods. The word does not only ascribe to the ritual or hadang as an activity to gratify the gods, but likewise hadang as the offering or the sacrifice.
HANDURAW Philippine Festival
September 1 | Leon, Iloilo
Harvest and tribe competition.
HINIRUGYAW Philippine Festival
September 1- September 10 | Cabatuan, Iloilo
Hirinugyaw, a street dancing festivity participated by various agencies and non-governmental organizations in the Municipality of Cabatuan. This activity serves as the opening salvo of the 10-day celebration of the Feast of San Nicolas de Tolentino on September 1-10 of every year.
September 1- September 8 | Daraga, Albay
A historical and religious celebration in honor of the town’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Gate. It aims to showcase tha cultural life of Daragueños. Various colorful activities are lined up for this celebration.
September 2 | Kiangan, Ifugao
Annual peace commemoration of the end of the WW II.
TILAW SA PAGKAONG NAN SURIGAONON FOOD Philippine Festival
September 3 | Surigao City,Surigao del Norte
A sumptuous, delicious celebration of the native Surigaonon palate.
TUNA FESTIVAL SA GENSAN
September 3- September 5 | General Santos City
The festival is about revelry and gaiety giving back the glory to the ocean for the abundance and bounty of tuna.
SINAB’BADAN TRIBAL Philippine Festival
September 5- September 6 | Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur
A festival of oneness among the different tribes of the municipality showcasing indigenous art, music and dances.
SIPONG Philippine Festival
September 7 | Bais City, Negros Oriental
A colorful and lively mardi gras festival participated in by the different barangays, local and national offices in a choreographed street dancing.
September 7 | Borongan, E. Samar
Pageant relating how the Lady of Nativity became the patroness of Borongan.
TAMBOBO Philippine Festival
September 8- September 10 | Ajuy, Iloilo
PANAGDADAPUN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG QUIRINO)
September 8- September 10 | Cabarroguis, Quirino
The 28th Anniversary of the establishment of the civil government of Quirino
LINGGO NG BULAKAN
September 8- September 15 | Malolos, Bulacan
A one week celebration featuring the history of Bulacan, exhibits of Bulacan products. Cooking contest, on the spot painting contest, and many others.
PARADA NG KAKANIN / FESTIVAL
OF NUESTRA SENORA DE ARANZAZZU
September 9 | San Mateo, Rizal
Celebration of the foundation day of Nuestra Señora de Aranzazu, afterwhich, delicacies are given to all for free.
BANOK-BANOK MARADJAO KARADJAO FESTIVAL
September 9 | Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
A day-long Mardi Gras marked by street dancing festivity featuring the ethnic Mamanwa dance.
SAYAW LAHI Philippine Festival
September 10 | Naujan, Mindoro Oriental
A festival of entertainment featuring all native dances performed on the streets by schools and barangay communities.
MINULUAN Philippine Festival
September 10 | Talisay City, Negros Occidental
A celebration honoring the Creator and the Minuluan tribe.
September 10 | Ivisan, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.
SURIGAO CITY FIESTA (SAN NICOLAS DE TOLENTINO-PATRON SAINT)
September 10 | Surigao City
Surigao City Fiesta celebration in honor of San Nicolas de Tolentino. Different activities are lined for this celebration.
ANNIVERSARY – BATTLE OF PULANG LUPA
September 13 | Torrijos, Marinduque
Battle won by Filipino soldiers during the Fil-Am War over the Americans.
BISLIG CITY CHARTER DAY
September 15- September 19 | Bislig City
A week-long activities to commemorate the charter day of Bislig.
VOYADORES Philippine Festival
September 16 | Daraga, Albay
Borne on the shoulders of her male devotees and her voyage back in a fluvial procession along the Bicol River.
PENAFRANCIA Philippine Festival
September 17 | Naga City, Camarines Sur
A religious festival honoring the feast day of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of the Bicol Region.
TALAKUDONG FESTIVAL (STREET DANCING)
September 18 | Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat
A neo-ethnic cultural spectacle show in hilarious street dancing that mainly features exhibition of "Talakudong" accompanied by exotic sound of percussion instruments.
ARAW NG SIQUIJOR WITH SOLILI
September 18- September 24 | Siquijor, Siquijor
Araw ng Siquijor is the province’s charter day celebration with week long activities that starts on the 12th of the month
PATABANG Philippine Festival
September 21- September 30 | Tapaz, Capiz
A cultural and fiesta celebration.
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SIARGAO NATIONAL SURFING CUP
September 22- September 25 | General Luna, Surigao del Norte
A national prelimary of the international surfing event
DUMALONDONG FESTIVAL (Tribal rituals)
September 23 | Salug, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur
Yearly convergence of all tribal leaders in the province higlighted with the performance of authentic tribal rituals by the tribal priests.
ANIHAN Philippine Festival
September 25- September 30 | Dueñas, Iloilo
The weeklong celebration is one way of thanksgiving for having a good harvest and surpassing the trials and crises during lean months.
DALIT Philippine Festival
September 25 | Tangub City
The festival showcasing varied activities and presentations
DRUM AND BUGLE CORP COMPETITION
September 25- September 30 | Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
An annual drum and bugle corp competition participated by the different schools in the province.
SURIGAO INTERNATIONAL SURFING CUP
September 26- September 30 | General Luna, Surigao del Norte
The biggest event in the Philippines with top national and international surfing competition for the $20,000 prize money.
138TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF GEN. MIGUEL MALVAR
September 27 | Capitol Site, Batangas
A commemorative celebrative of birth anniversary of the last general to surrender to the Americans.
ANIHAN Philippine Festival
September 27 | Lobo, Batangas
The festival is a rendezvous of the people of Lobo represented by the barangays that showcase products being produced in their barangays.
MEGAYON FESTIVAL (Thanksgiving)
September 27 - 30 | Zamboanga del Sur
Thanksgiving festival of the Subanens of Zamboanga del Sur showcasing authentic songs, dances and food.
BANIGAN-KAWAYAN Philippine Festival
September 28 | Basey, Samar
Basey''s favorite local product is highlighted in this wacky tribute to the native bamboo mat.
September 28 | Balangiga, Eastern Samar
Commemorates the Balangiga Massacre, an event that drove a wedge between Filipino-American relations. Today, it now serves as a celebration of peace between the two nations.
ANGELS Philippine Festival
September 29 | San Rafael, Bulacan
A yearly street dancing festivity in various angel costume in honor of San Rafael, Bulacan’s patron saint, Saint Rafael the Arch Angel. A week long festivity.
KASADYA STREET DANCE
September 29 | Anahaw Amphi-Theater
Street dancing competition in honor of St. Michael Archangel
Department of Tourism
Philippine Convention and Visitors Corp.
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