List of Philippine Festivals in April

Philippines has hundreds of festivals and most towns have their own celebrations in addition to the popular festivals we are familiar with. Lasting anywhere between a day to an entire month, Philippine Festivals are mostly religious and cultural celebrations that attract thousands of local and foreign tourists because of its fun and colorful vibe. 

Here’s a list of major Festivals in the Philippines in April:

Moriones Festival
Where: Marinduque
When: During Holy Week
What is it all about? Moriones Festival is a week-long celebration in the province of Marinduque commemorating the the life and death of Jesus Christ. During the festivity, men and women wear masks like the biblical Roman soldiers and reenact the scenes from the Passion of Christ.

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Rodeo Masbateño Festival 
Where: Masbate City
When: 2nd/3rd week of April
What is it all about?
The Rodeo Masbateño Festival is an annual event that takes place in Masbate City. It showcases the way of life of cowhands or farm workers and at the same time highlights the best of Masbateño culture. The festival features bull riding and steed wresting where participants dress up in cowboy outfits to perform.

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Panaad sa Negros Festival
Where: Bacolod City
When: Last week of April
What is it all about?
Panaad sa Negros is a thanksgiving celebration showcasing the best of Negros Occidental: Land of Sweet Surprises. It is an annual festivity in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province. Panaad is a Hiligaynon word that means vow or promise.

The celebration is held at the Panaad Park, which also houses the Panaad Stadium, and is participated in by the 13 cities and 19 towns of the province. 

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Did we miss something out? Do you know of any major Festivals in the Philippines not included in the list celebrated in April? Please let us know in the comment below. If you are from the local tourism office and you would like your Festival included in this list, please email me with the name of the festival and short description. Thank you!

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