History of the Black Nazarene Festival
The Black Nazarene statue was brought to Manila by the first group of Augustinian Recollect friars on May 31, 1606. The image was originally housed in the first Recollect church in Bagumbayan (now part of the Rizal Park), which was established on September 10, 1606, and placed under the patronage of Saint Juan Bautista Saint John the Baptist.
A grand procession of over two hundred well-dressed images of the Child Jesus.
The month of January in the Philippines is Santo Niño Festival Month. It is the period when many of our provinces, towns, and cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao pay homage to the Holy Child Jesus. They prepare months ahead in anticipation of the large volume of local and foreign tourists who will flock to their areas to watch and take part in the festivals.
The first crow of the rooster during the early morn of December 16 marks the beginning of the yearly observance of the Misa de Gallo, popularly known to Filipinos as the Simbang Gabi. These masses are the most important of all Filipino Christmas traditions because they signify the coming birth of the Messiah. It is a fusion of Filipino folk rites and indigenous customs with religious devotion deeply embedded by Spanish colonizers.
IBONG DAYO FESTIVAL is the first-ever festival recognizing the different bird species migrating at the Balanga City Wetland and Nature Park in Brgy. Tortugas, Balanga City.
Join the thousands of bird-watching enthusiasts, students and tourists who will flock tomorrow, December 6, in the Balanga City Wetland and Nature Park (BCWNP) for the 3rd Ibong Dayo Festival.
Kadayawan Festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living. This globally famous festival is a weeklong celebration and thanksgiving for nature’s bountiful harvest. Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated every 3rd Week of August. A celebration of a plentiful harvest of fruits and orchids during the season. Kadayawan is derived from the prehistoric word “madayaw,” a warm and friendly greeting also used to explain a thing that is valuable, superior,