Talisay City, one of the most promising cities in the Queen City of the South, takes pride in its very own Halad-Inasal Festival. Celebrated every 15th of October, this annual activity pays homage to their patron saint, Sta. Teresa de Avila.
Pasigarbo sa Sugbo is a grand cultural showcase of the different festivals in the 44 towns (municipalities and component cities) that comprise the Province of Cebu. This most-anticipated annual event happens in August in line with the province's month-long founding anniversary celebration.
The Karansa Festival is an annual thanksgiving and merry-making celebration of the Danaowanons to Sto. Thomas de Villanueva. It is held every September, the month-long festival showcases the city’s past and present heritage and culture.
Wattah stands for “water” as this festival is offered to St. John, who cleansed and prepared the people for the coming of Jesus Christ by baptizing them. Regardless of who you are or where you’re from, everyone — and I mean everyone — gets a fair chance of getting drenched at the Wattah Wattah Festival
Sandurot is derived from a Visayan term pakig sandurot which means to come together or a fellowship. The Sandurot Festival is a celebration of the hospitality and openness of the Dumagueteños and an honor to the city's patroness, Sta. Catalina de Alejandria
Bacolod lives up to its name as the City of Smiles. After all, with so many things you can do, how can you not smile?
With Cebu and Bohol already ticked off the list, it is high time for my third Visayan destination which, I think, is long-overdue. What better place to go than the City of Smiles, Bacolod City. My 2018 is already filled with a roster of firsts, and this trip is a great addition to that never-ending list.