Fiestas & Festivals - August
Aurora Festival - Tanjay, Negros Oriental
A month-long religious festival being practiced since the Spanish times by devotees of Señor San Roque who is believed to drive away evil spirits, diseases and pestilence.
Holy Month of Ramadan - Nationwide
Moslems start to commemorate the start of Islam's holiest month. Held during the first sighting of full moon, Ramadan calls all faithful followers for weeks of prayer and fasting.
Kadayawan Festival - Davao City
Davao's area is home to the most number of ethnic groups in the Philippines. Busloads of revelers begin to arrive on the eve of the festival to take part in the nightly concerts and food fests. These flurry of festivities reach a glorious climax two days later when the grand Kadayawan parade is held featuring more than a dozen ethnic groups dancing to the beat of wooden drums. Held every third week of August.
Kagayhaan Festival - Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
Held every 26-28 August, this is an annual event in honor of the city's patron, St. Augustine. A Mardi Gras style of street dancing participated by students from different schools, as well as civic organizations and parade of floats highlight the festival.
Pasaka Festival - Tanauan, Leyte
An annual festival being held every 14 August. A dance parade and cultural presentation (comparza), Pasaka which connotes warm welcome, progress and religious homage.
Sakay-Sakay Lambago - Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental
A component activity of the annual city fiesta celebration, boat racing along Cagayan de Oro river highlights the fiesta. Held every 28 August.