Events in Philippines month of May

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Maskara
Festival


Date: October 19 Location: Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

The biggest annual event that reflects the Bacoleños love
for fun and gaiety. Coinciding with Bacolod City's charter day
celebration, the festival features sports competitions, cultural
programs, carnivals, beauty contest and a long Mardi grasstyle
costumed and masked street dancers.

Ibalong
Festival


Date: October 19-22 Location: Legaspi City

A celebration depicting Bicol's early beginnings as portrayed
in the "Ibalong" epic that tells of super heroes Handiong, Batlog
and Oryol and villains and wild animals that roamed in the ancient
times. In music and dances, revelers parade on the main streets
wearing masks of these heroes and villains. Festival activities
include tours, trade fairs, exhibits and beauty pageants.

La
Naval De Manila


Date: 2nd Sunday of October Location: 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. Borne on an elaborately decorated and well-lit carriage
in the form of a ship, the venerated image is brought out of the
church preceded by a dozen or so images of Dominican saints. The
procession goes around the main streets of Sto. Domingo parish
and then returns to the church amidst applause until it reaches
the altar pedestal.