A Brief & Colorful History of Festivals in the Philippines

If there’s one good reason to go around the country, it’s to experience all the festivals.

There are breathtaking highlands and awe-inspiring tropical getaways—so much, in fact, that it can be near-overwhelming to have to choose your next destination escapade. And yet, beyond all these picture-perfect sights, the charm of the Philippines lies in a culture deeply seated in religion and history, which remain relevant up to the present with the celebration of festivals. 

Unsurprisingly, most Philippine festivals are religious in nature, although there are some that uphold a region’s distinct culture. Here are some of the Philippine festivals you should experience.

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