San Fernando, Pampanga

16-18 April

Prayer of a different meaning during the Lenten season, when villagers of San Pedro, Cutud, engage in the act of self-flagellation. This ancient ritual is executed in the morning of Good Friday during the Holy Week. Backs, arms, and legs are cut and then struck with burillo beats. The climax to this occasion happens at midday, when penitents are literally nailed to their waiting crosses.


Marawi City

April 10-1 5

The charter anniversary celebration of Marawi City. A celebration of Muslim culture, including songs, dances, crafts and food.


Cebu City

April 27

A complete reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, in which Magellan's Forces were defeated by Lapu-lapu and his warriors, resulting in the death of the Spanish explorer.


San Jose City

4th Sunday

A celebration of the harvest featuring colorful costumes and street dancing. Focuses on the contribution of onions, garlic and other vegetables to the city's economy


Kapatagan, Davao del Sur

April 1-5

A climbing expedition to the top of Mt. Apo, the country's highest peak.


Penablanca, Cagayan

April 21

A boat rowing race held on the Pinacanauan river in Callao Caves Tourist Zone.


Camotes Islands, Cebu

Last week of April

Highlights many uses of this root crop. Features cooking contests.


San Jose, Antique

late April

Celebrates the re-enactment of the landing of ten Bormeo Datus in 13th Century.