The 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 Festivals in the Philippines in August:
Kadayawan sa Dabaw Where: Davao City When: 3rd week of August What is it all about? Kadayawan sa Dabaw is one of the major festivals in the Philippines. It its an annual event held every third week of August in Davao City. It features street dancing, floral float parade, and a lot more. It highlights the 11 tribes of Davao City.
Where: Cagayan de Oro City When: 4th week of August What is it all about? Higalaay Festival is Cagayan de Oro’s annual week-long fiesta held in the last week of August. It is filled with a series of colorful and fun-filled activities that culminates on the 28th of August, the feast of St. Augustine. Buyogan Festival
Where: Abuyog, Leyte When: August What is it all about? Buyogan Festival is Abuyog’s annual festivity held in the month of August. The locally known “buyog” (bees), where the town’s name originated from, are the highlights of this celebration.
Manaragat Festival Where: Catbalogan, Samar When: August 23 What is it all about? Manaragat Festival is an annual celebration in Catbalogan to honor St. Bartholomew as the miraculous Saint who maintained the richness of Maqueda Bay as a major fishing ground of the province of Samar. Manaragat is a local term for fishermen. Did we miss something out? Do you know of any major Festivals in the Philippines not included in the list celebrated in August? 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!