Events in Philippines month of November


of San Clemente/Higantes Festival

Date: November 22-23 Location: Angono, Rizal

Angono's 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 local costumes,
wooden shoes and carrying boat paddles) and higantes" (giant paper
mache effigies) The street event culminates in a fluvial procession
in Laguna de Bay amidst revelry that continues until the image is
brought back to its sanctuary.

Cordillera Festival

Date: November Location: Baguio City

One of the region's major events held annualy featuring the gathering
of tribes in a week-long event to "celebrate life" marked by tribal
dancing and performances of thanksgiving rituals.

Events in Philippines month of December



Date: December 8 Location: Intramuros, Manila

A revival of religious tradition with more than 60 images of the
Blessed Virgin Mary from various parishes and provinces paraded.


Date: December 8 Location: Puerto Princessa, Palawan

A thanks giving celebration by the Tagbanua natives of Palawan
in ritual dances and food offerings to their deities and souls
of departed kin

of the Immaculate Concepcion

Date: December 8 Location: Intramuros, Manila

An Eucharistic celebrabration of the Feast Day of the La Immaculada,
patroness of Intramuros, capped by a grand procession of more
than 50 Marian images from all over the country and participated
in by thousands of devotees.

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