Calendar of Festivals
Province of Batangas
The annual fluvial procession in honor of Sto. Nino. A procession of Sto. Nino at Calumpang River starting at Brgy. Wawa to Poblacion that signal the start of the nine-day novena prior to the city fiesta on January 16.
Ms. Cecille Rosales
Sto. Tomas, Batangas
An annual streetdancing participated by students from Sto. Tomas, Batangas to give tribute to its patron saint, Sto. Tomas Aquinas. It also coincides with the foundation day of Sto. Tomas.
Mr. Dante Austria
Carrera de Paso
March or April (Every Holy Wed.)
Horsemen from Calatagan, Nasugbu, Lemery and Calaca and province of Rizal and Pangasinan compete in driving a horse or tiburin held every Holy Wednesday of Lenten Season at Brgy Dalaca, Bantangas.
Ms. Lilet Martinez
Dagit during Holy Week
March or April
Held every dawn of Easter Sunday. It is the traditional re-enacment of the first meeting of our Risen Lord with the Blessed Mother and it was called “Dagit”, meaning to snatch away. An angel performed by young girl who has a vow, snatch the black veil of the Mother of Sorrows. Young girls dressed as angels would sing Hosannas and shower rose petals in all directions. A celebration of Life’s triumph over death.
Every Easter Sunday
“Pagpapasalamat at Paghingi Pa ng Biyaya sa Panginoong Diyos”. A mass will commence the opening of the festival. After the mass, a parade with bands and streetdancing proceed to the fish port. The festival is highlighted with a fluvial parade along 6.5 km. Balayan Bay covering hte coastline area. All participating bancas are decorated with colorful buntings to enhance the festive atmosphere. The patron saint, San Rafael is boarded on of the bancas.
Ms. Paula Arandia
Thanksgiving festival for the harvest for the year.
Mr. Isidro Bathan
Subilan sa Bauan is held every may 2. The festival aims to revive the centuries-old tradition of dancing the Subli, a dance indigeous to Batangas City, Bauan & Agoncillo. This dance ritual is being done to pay homage to Sto. Nino, the Child Jesus of batangas City and to Holy cross at Bauan and Agoncillo.
Engr. Vicente Cordero
Salubong sa Mahal na Poon
An annual meeting of an icon which the early Philippine Christian called as the Maal na Poon Santa Krus. The devotees mostly of hte towns of Alitagtag and Bauan joined this religion festival to invoke the icon, pledge their loyalty, thanks it for blessing granted and call on it for protection, healing and well-being, the two crosses met on the boundary of the Municipalities of Alitagtag-Bauan going to Binukalan Shrine where mass is celebrated.
Mr. Ian Bautista
Masaguitsit, Lobo, Batangas
An annual motorized banca race among the fishermen of Lobo and nearby towns. This festival pays tribute to St. Raphael as patron saint of Brgy. Masaguitsit.
Mr. Virgilio Carmona