BANAAG FESTIVAL Municipality of Anilao Last week of October Banaag Festival is a celebration of the town’s local culture that features performances, inspiring and incredible lights showdown. A tradition that started with fire years ago, Banaag is Anilao’s most importan festivity. There is no religious significance attached to it. It […]

TAMBOBO FESTIVAL Municipality of Ajuy Every 2nd week of September Tambobo is a Hiligaynon term for a depository for goods, = storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed or a bin or granary for storing grains mostly made from hand-woven bamboo slits. The festival, as the term denotes, is the […]

DISYEMBRE SA GUIMBAL Municipality of Guimbal Every 3rd till the last week of December Each year, the public plaza of Guimbal is transformed into a holiday and fantasy with many musical animated exhibits and glittering lights. Visitors can enter a winter wonderland of lights, with songs and local entertainment. This […]

KAHILWAYAN FESTIVAL Municipality of Santa Barbara Every 17th of November The Cry of Santa Barbara is translated to the annual celebration of KAHILWAYAN FESTIVAL every November 17th. Kahilwayan is a Hiligaynon term that means Freedom or Liberty. It isa dance-drama presentation that re-enacts the historic battle of the llonggos against […]

BAYLUHAY FESTIVAL 3rd week of January Municipality of San Joaquin Bayluhay, coined from the Hiligaynon word baylo meaning to barter or to exchange is a tribal dance competition showcasing the historic barter based on the Maragtas Legend. It was said that sometime between the 13th and 15th century, ten Shri-Vijayan […]

Iloilo Dinagyang 2024 is ready. The highlight week will be on January 12-28, 2024. This year’s theme is Pagdayaw kay Señor Santo Niño, Padayaw sang mga Ilonggo. Dinagyang 2024 Schedule of Activities 100-day countdown to Dinagyang Festival 2024 Pamukaw Date and Time: October 20, 2023 | 4:00 PM SM City […]

BURIHAN FESTIVAL 2nd week of February Barangay Bitas Municipality of Tigbauan To show off local creativity and to raise awareness of the uses of the buri tree, the Bitas Burihan Festival Association has given it importance by way of the Burihan Festival. Not only celebrated to conserve and publicize the […]

GUGMA SANG PASKUA Municipality of Janiuay Every 3rd week till last week of December Park trees are decorated with hundreds of thousands of spectacular animated and stationary holiday lights illuminating the roadway that twinkle along to Christmas music. This festive yuletide celebration started in 2010. People in the community are […]

SAAD FESTIVAL Every 25th of January Municipality of Leganes Saad, a Hiligaynon word for vow is an annual festival that highlights the cultural dance- drama presentation celebrating the birth of their most beloved religious icon, their Patron Saint, St. Vincent Ferrer, popularly known as the “Angel of Healing.” The Palapak […]

Festivals serve various important cultural, social, and religious purposes in different societies and communities around the world. Iloilo Province celebrates the community’s cultural heritage, traditions, and customs. Every municipality, barangay, and district provides an opportunity for people to express their identity, values, and shared history through art, music, dance, food, […]