Alinao Festival Malinao, Albay

Alinao Festival is an annual tribute to the lost tree of Alinao on the mountains of Malinao, It is also said that the word “Alinao” came from the word “malinaw” which means clear waters where one of the best falls is here, the Vera Falls.

Pinangat Festival – Camalig, Albay

An annual festival celebrated every month of June 10-24 to coincide with the town fiesta in honor  of its Patron Saint, St. John the Baptist. The festival’s name is acquired through the world famous native food delicacy of the municipality which is the Pinangat.

Coron Festival –Tiwi,Albay 

Coron is a Bicol dialect meaning clay-pot or potteries of which the town of Tiwi, Albay is popularly known for. The festival’s main feature is the municipality’s pottery industry which is done with skills passed from parents to children and perfected through long years of practice without the benefit of written manuals.

Magayon Festival – Albay

Held every month of May, Magayon Festival is derived from the popular legend of Mayon Volcano to honor the province’s bounty and beauty. One of the highlights of this event is the stage reenactment of the tragic love story of Daragang Magayon and Panganoron whose fatal deaths gave birth to the volcano.

Ibalong Festival – Legazpi, Albay

A celebration in recognition of the socio-historic-cultural heritage of Bicolanos as based on the Ibalong Epic showcasing the bravery and strength in character of three heroes Baltog, Handyong, and Bantong as they fought against the villains Tandayog, Oryol, Rabot, and other wild monsters that threatened the place and orderliness of their place. 

Sunflower Festival – Ligao, Albay

Sunflower Festival, held in conjunction with the anniversary of the cityhood of Ligao City, spotlights the flamboyant flower that abounds in the area. This flower symbolizes their faith, resiliency, hope and love.

Tabak Festival – Tabaco, Albay

A celebration showcasing the artistry of Tabaquenos in producing their very own cutleries with hard labor. It came from the word “tabak ko! tabak ko!” which means “ my sword, my sword!”. Tabaco City is known for having the “blacksmiths” in Barangay Cobo.

Cagsawa Festival – Daraga, Albay

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The Cagsawa Festival aims to celebrate the indomitable spirit and resilience of Albayanos, and not the memory of the disaster’s horrors. The month-long Cagsawa Festival, celebrated every February, kicks off at the historic and world famous Cagsawa Ruins.

Longganisa Festival – Guinobatan, Albay

The festival is held every August to coincide with the town fiesta as a form of thanksgiving for the bounties from the land. Various activities are lined up to drumbeat the affair, the highlight of the festival is the showcase of cuisines that features their main product, the Guinobatan Longganisa.

Karagumoy Festival – Bacacay, Albay

Karagumoy is the local name for the pandan family, which grows to more than six feet tall. The strips from the long leaves of the plant is dried, flattened, and dyed before being woven into mats, hats, fans, and bags. The woven products is one of the main products of the coastal town of Bacacay. This is celebrated in August.

Layag Festival – Rapu-Rapu, Albay

 The festival name was taken from a local word “layag” or sail boat which is a primitive means of transportation of the early people of Rapu-Rapu. It depicts the people’s journey of faith.

Lubid Festival – Malilipot, Albay

A celebration showcasing abaca hemp–locally known as lubid  which the Municipality of Malilipot is known to be the region’s producer, its many uses and importance as a major source of livelihood of the local community. Various activities are lined up highlighted by street dance parade where participants are colorfully dressed in abaca costumes.

Nito-Talahib Festival – Manito, Albay

The festival, celebrated every October, brings honor to the nito-talahib, also known as common grass or kans grass, which plays a vital part in the history of their place and in the lives of the people. The municipality was named Manito by the early settlers because the place is rich in nito, a clinging vine which belongs to the rattan family.

Puto Festival – Oas, Albay

The Municipality celebrates “Puto Festival “to develop the camaraderie of Oasnun and recognizes as well the delicacy of the town which is the “puto”.

Paroy Festival – Libon, Albay

 The festival, celebrated every July, reflects on the town’s main source of living ”paroy” or rice and known as the rice granary of Albay. It features various activities including street parade, sports fest, longest tilapia and corn grill, and many more.

Pulang Angui Festival – Polangui, Albay

Pulang Angui Festival is celebrated annually which tells the story of a maiden who loves everything in red. “Red Maria” (Angui is the nickname for Maria) who loved red colors for dress and whose beautiful body, face and red lips became the object of affection by the males to the point of adoration. 

Quipia Festival – Jovellar, Albay

The term “Quipia” was the former name of the municipality of Jovellar.  An annual festival held in time for its fiesta celebration in August, the festival features various events highlighted by a street presentation.

Sarung Banggi Festival – Sto. Domingo, Albay

 Sto. Domingo is best known to be home of the immortal and beloved song of Bicol – Sarung Banggi whose composer was Potenciano Gregorio, a native son of Sto. Domingo. The festival is celebrated yearly in May coinciding with the birth of the late composer on the third week of May. 

Sinuyog Festival – Pioduran, Albay

This festival celebrates the municipality’s bountiful blessings they are receiving and showcases their culinary expertise in using “sira“ (fish) and “nuyog” (coconut) in their highlight events.