Aside from , there are many exciting festivals you can enjoy while in Cebu.
These festivals reflect the Cebuano culture and heritage. It mostly involves colorful parades and traditional dances.
So if you ever miss Sinulog, there are more festivals you can look forward to all year round!
The making of these little date back to April 3, 1907 when then 21-year-old Margarita Titay Frasco was tinkering in her kitchen with her baking ingredients and made this famous culinary creation.Flickr, photo by Michael Robb
Rosquillos Festival is held every last week of May in honor of their patron saint, San Fernando Rey. Liloan has always been associated with rosquillos (From the Spanish word rosca meaning ringlet).
Dont forget to bring me rosquillos as a pasalubong!
Also known as Bakasi (eel) Festival, the Dinagat (pertaining to the sea) Festival showcases the fishing culture of Cordovanhons. Held every second week of August, is celebrated to show the peoples gratitude for the prosperous harvest they have received from the sea (especially Cordova eels). The festival showcases Cordovas distinct cultural heritage though authentic traditional rituals and dances.
involves a ritual dance believed to drive away bad spirits. The festival got its name from the old name of Carcar, which is Kabkad or kabkaban because of the abundance of study ferns known to old folks as kabankaban. The festival is held every November 24-25 in honor of Carcars patroness, St. Catherine of Alexandria. Aside from dancing, other cultural heritage events are held.
In celebration of Badians annual fiesta, the showcases the towns various handicrafts, cultures, and delicacies, focusing specifically on the native handwoven mats known as banig.
This festival, which is observed every July 3, includes street dancing with costumes made using banig material. It also holds a trade fair showcasing the banig and other native products, and a banig-making contest.
This celebration isn’t strictly called a festival (it’s rather an event) but this is worth mentioning.wowbantayan.com
The people of Bantayan Island are allowed to during the Holy Week through a special permission given by the Papal Indult.philnews.ph
This is a unique mixture of solemn religious rites and merrymaking. Its main attraction is the parade of several carrozas carrying different life-size images of saints. You can also cool off the summer heat by visiting the islands white sand beaches.
Sarok is a conical hat made of bamboo strips and dried banana leaves to protect farmers and the folks from the sun and the rain.annaloumascarinasphotography.blogspot.com, photo by Annalou Mascarinas
The is held every February 14 in celebration of Consolacions founding anniversary and in honor of their patron saint, San Narciso. The festival is now celebrated in October. Participants in colorful sarok and costume compete in a free interpretation dance contest with the musical concept inspired from the Miligoy de Cebu, a published Filipino folk dance originating from the same place.
Held every 4th of October, is celebrated through street dancing and field presentation. The performance is focused on three aspects: planting, harvesting and thanksgiving. The name sinanggiyaw is taken from two old Cebuano words, sinanggi meaning abundance of harvested agricultural products of our farmers and sayaw meaning dance.
Talisay City is known for its tasty inasal or lechon (roasted pig). Held every 15th of October, is celebrated in line with the feast of Sta. Teresa de Avila, Talisay Citys patron saint. The festival aims to promote tourism and showcasing the citys heritage and identity. During this festival, roasted pigs are paraded in the streets and many other activities involving this delicious dish are held.
The (Gathering of the Holy Family) is celebrated every January when the three statues meet in The National Shrine of Saint Joseph often called the Translacion where a Fluvial Procession follows after.Moon Ray Lo | travelerscouch.blogspot.com
There are singing and dancing competitions and street dancing that happen during the Bibingkahan in honor of the Sto. Niño.
The is celebrated every April 27 on the shores of Mactan. This festival is held in honor of Lapu-Lapus victory over the Spanish invaders. The festival culminates in the re-enactment of the historic battle of Mactan where the forces of Lapu-Lapu defeated Magellans army.photo from Lapu Lapu City FB page
The event is celebrated not just in a single day but . It is held in Mactan Shrine, attracting thousands of visitors. You shouldnt miss this epic festival, and always be ready to bring your friends!