Fiestas & Festivals - October

Halaran - Roxas City, Capiz
Halaran depicts the colorful history and culture of the Capizeños back to pre-Spanish times, particularly the landing and settlement of the Bornean datus.  The festival is highlighted by eating, drinking and dancing to the exotic beat of drums.

Inug-Og Festival - Oroquieta City, Misamis Oriental

Festival of the Subanon culture through tribal dancing, performance of rituals and street dancing.

La Naval de Manila - Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
A festival revolving around the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary of La Naval carved in 1533 and given as a gift to the Dominican Fathers.  A nine-day novena is held at the Santo Domingo Church culminating with a religious procession.  Held every second week of October.

Lanzones Festival - Mambajao, Camiguin
A festival that showcases agro-industrial products, especially the lanzones fruit and tableau of the province's heritage through street dancing. Held every third week of October.

Masskara Festival - Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
The biggest annual event that reflects the Bacoleños' love for fun and gaiety.  The festival features sport competitions, cultural programs, carnivals, fairs, beauty contests and a long line of Mardi Gras-style be-costumed and masked street dancers. Held every third week of October.

Zamboanga Hermosa Festival
Also known as Fiesta Pilar, the fiesta honors the miraculous image of Out Lady of Pilar at the legendary Fort Pilar every second week of October. Zamboangeños believe that the Lady has served as their unifying cultural and historical symbol.  Nine-night processsion, fireworks, ethnic parade, cultural show, regatta, and the Miss Zamboanga Pageant highlight the festival.