Events in Philippines month of April



Date: April 1 Location: Cebu City

A lenten activity where devotees from Cebu City and its neighboring
cities and towns do their penitential procession through cities
the Station of the Cross built on 12 hectares of rolling hills.
the life-size statues of the 14 Stations of the Cross have been
patterned after the Way of the Cross in Lourdes, France.


Date: Holy Week Location: Magpet, Cotabato

An annual feast of the Manobo tribal community of Magpet in celebration
of a bountiful harvest.


Date: Holy Week Location: Boac, Magpoc, Marinduque

One of the most famous of Philippine festivals. Colorfully garbed
and masked as Roman soldiers and centurions, locals reenact the
life of Longinus culminating in his beheading. The entire towns
of Boac, Morpog and Gasan are virtually converted into huge stages
as the story as Longinus unfolds.


Date: Good Friday Location: Pakil, Laguna

A procession of the centuries-old image of the Virgin Mary through
the streets, procession, singing and dancing to the Turumba.

Pagtaltal sa Guimaras

Date: Good Friday Location: Jordan, Guimaras

Lenten presentation on the hillside of Jordan with locals as actors.
This ala-Oberrammergou event has been attracting hundreds of foreign
and domestic tourists: Local devotees' visit usually culminates
in the trek to "Balaan Bukid" or Holy Mountain where a huge cross
is planted by the chapel overlooking Guimaras Strait and Iloilo


Date: 2nd or 3rd Week of April Location: Lamitan, Basilan

A yearly festival coinciding with the founding of Lamitan Municipality;
showcases the traditional Yakan customs and traditions, music
and dances, and traditional crafts.


Date: 2nd Week of April Location: Pangasinan

Annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag. Known
to local pilgrims / tourists as miraculous, the Virgin's image
has become one of Manaoag's main attractions. Pilgrims' vehicles
are blessed every Saturday.