Fiestas & Festivals - November

Feast of Our Lady of Remedies - Malate, Manila

A celebration of the feast day of La Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Our Lady of Remedies), the patroness of infanticipating women and of those seeking cure for illness or solution to problems. Held every third Sunday of November.

Feast of San Clemente/Higantes Festival - Angono, Rizal
A joyous fiesta in honor of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal vestment is borne by male devotees during a procession accompanied by "pahadores" (devotees dressed in colorful costumes, wooden shoes and carrying boat paddles) and "higantes" (giant paper maché effigies). Held every 4th week of November.

Pintaflores - San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A street dancing of the "pintados" or dancers with tattoos of flowers on their bodies. The originality and gracefulness of the dancers makes the festival a must see for tourists and locals alike. This annual event is being held every 03-05 November.

Todos Los Santos - Nationwide
Also known as All Saints' Day, it is regarded as simply another celebration in a calendar already dotted with festivities. This time, however, candles are lit on the first to the second day of November. Rosaries are carried, and prayers are offered to those who have passed away. It is just another reason for Filipinos to reunite with their families. It is, in fact, a national holiday - one spent in the surprisingly festive atmosphere of the cemetery, enjoying the company of loved ones both living and dead.

Helobong Festival (T-Boli) Lake Sebu, South Cotabato
One of the prettiest places in the Philippines becomes even more attractive this month, as its residents celebrate a week-long culture fiesta.  See the T'Boli culture in its colorful best through the natives traditional songs, dances and crafts. Held every second week of November.

Kahilwayan Festival/Cry of Sta. Ana -  Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
Anchored upon the Cry of Santa Barbara Celebration, Kahilwayan Festival is a cultural festival in a dance-drama form which is a reenactment of sort of the struggle for freedom by our very own local folks led by the heroic Gen. Martin G. Delgado. Aptly dubbed as Kahilwayan Festival, Kahilwayan being an Ilonggo/Hiligaynon word which means Freedom or Liberty, it highlights the quest of the Ilonggos to attain freedom through their fierce independent spirit. Held ever 17 November.

Sandurot Festival - Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Celebrate with the people of Dumaguete. Experience their innate hospitality, friendliness, and their propensity to live harmoniously with people of different race, religion, and cultural beliefs. Through the course of history and to the present time, the people of Dumaguete have always been known to welcome strangers from different shores and countries, and to live with them in complete peace and understanding. Held every 22 November.

Lapu-lapu City Fiesta, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Join the colorful rites to honor the Virgin of the Rule, patron of Lapu-Lapu City. Boats set to sea in fluvial procession by devotees who credit the Virgin for the prosperity of what was once a sleepy fishing village.  Held every 21 to 22 November.