Fiestas & Festivals - June

Araw ng Maynila - Manila
Celebrates the founding of Manila featuring parades, sports events and Manila Film Festival.

Feast of St. John the Baptist - San Juan, Metro Manila
Featuring the procession of saints with gaily-decorated carriages highlighted by water dousing among the participants.. Held every 24 June.

Independence Day - Nationwide
Filipinos celebrate Independence Day every 12 June in observance of the country's independence from foreign domination.  It is marked by simultaneous flag-raising ceremony on the balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo shrine and in front of Rizal Monument in Luneta.

Parada ng Lechon - Balayan, Batangas
The parading on the Feast of St. John the Baptist of "dressed" and decorated lechons (roasted pigs) around town. Revelers partake of the lechons after the parade. Held every 24 June.

Tacloban Pintados Festival -Tacloban City
Back during pre-Hispanic years, tattoos signified courage among the natives of Tacloban. These days they symbolize a cultural revival, and a wild, wacky fiesta called the Pintados. Join the town residents as they deck themselves out in body paint, mimicking the warriors of old while dancing to the frenetic beat of drums.  Held every 29 June.