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August 11
Kaadlawan Han Samar
Catbalogan, Samar

Samar Day is celebrated with socio-cultural activities.  It was on this day when a royal decree was issued by Queen Isabella II of Spain approving the recreation of Samar as a military province.

August 11

Hulatan Festival
Julita, Leyte

Depicts the historical events which led to the creation of the municipality.

August 14

Pasaka Festival
Tanauan, Leyte

A dance parade and street pageantry showing the culture of the town of Tanauan as it honors its Patron Saint, Our Lady of the Assumption.  Pasaka connotes warm welcome, progress and religious homage and is the native word for "assumption".

A symbolic "send-off" of Our Lady of the Assumption where dancers in native costumes carry offerings to the town's Patroness as She is assured into heaven.

August 15

Lubi-Lubi Festival
Calubian, Leyte

A dance festival extolling the many uses of the coconut parts as costumes, props and accessories.  The dance is a homage to the town's patron saints, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Roque.

This street dance and merrymaking depicts the origin of the town's name meaning abundance of coconuts (lubi) which is considered as the "tree of life".

August 19

Buyogan Festival
Abuyog, Leyte

Adjudged as one of the ten best festivals of the Philippines, Buyogan's artistic choreography and realistic costumes focus on the appearance and movement of the honeybee locally called "buyog" from where the town's name originated.

August 20

Lavezares, Northern Samar

An exciting annual boat racing contest to celebrate the feast of Nuestra Seņora de Salvacion, the patron saint of the town of Lavezares.


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Watch us go tribal as we celebrate our country's rich cultural heritage -- by whipping up a bevy of grand, glorious fiestas.  There's a wealth of things to see and do here this month; suffice it to say you'll need more than four weeks to experience it all!