3. KADAUGAN SA MACTAN
5. Semana Santa sa Bantayan
Bantayan Island celebrates Holy Week with a series of solemn religious rites and local celebrations. On the second week of April, this normally quiet island near Cebu comes alive with tourists and inhabitants' relatives and friends, who all arrive to enjoy the presentations they put on, the beautiful white sandy beaches and clear tropical waters.
6. Fiesta sa Carcar
The Cebuano town of Carcar is renowned for how brilliantly the Spanish architecture of its houses stand out against the quaint Cebuano countryside. On November 24 and 25, Carcar comes alive with a celebration in honor of its patron, St. Catherine of Alexandria. Popular local delicacies are cooked up in great amounts to supplement lively entertainment.
The Sanayon is a festival held in several towns in the second district of Cebu about 100 km south from Cebu City. A month-long agro-tourist activity, the Sanayon is another attraction that brings tourists out to the beautiful Cebuano countryside.
8. Tres de Abril Celebration
Cebu looks forward to this celebration every April 3 to remember the Cebu natives' victory under the leadership of Leon Kilat over Spanish forces. This historic battle resulted in the illustrious distinction of Cebu towards being the first major island outside Luzon to oppose the Spaniards.
9. Tagbo festival
To honor the patron of Patron Santo Niño de Poro, this festival is observed in the month of January.
This festival starts from 2nd October and closes on 7th October and is observed with great pomp and vigor. It features dragon dances, parades and a display of fireworks.
The main traits of this festival is dance competition based on the rituals associated with fishing and street dancing.
This event takes place for two days, that is 24th and 25th November. It is observed to honor the Saint Catherine of Alexandria.(the patron of Carcar).
This event is celebrated to observe the anniversary of Cebu, as the first chartered city of Phillipines. The military parade is a treat to watch.
This event takes place on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On this day the citizens of Cebu act out the passion, the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ at a continuous stretch for 36 hours.
This event is celebrated to commemorate the historic battle that took place when Leon Kilat was the leader. This battle won Cebu the recognition of being the first island that raised their voice against the Spanish rule
4. Bahug-bahug sa Mactan or Kadaugan sa Mactan (27th April)
On this day the profffesionals act out the Battle of Mactan , when Magellan got defeated at the hands of Lapu Lapu.
This event commences form 8th May and stretches for a week and this event is specially held to honor St Joseph (the patron saint of Cebu).
This event is celebrated in the first week of the month of August, in the islands of Tingo and Olango
The highlight of this event is that the devotees take part in a procession and they have to make their way through the stations of the cross that is built on the rolling hills and covers an area of about 12 hectares.
A mountain trek that is organized every year in remembrance of Ramon Magsaysay, the president of Phillipines, who died in a plane accident.
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