Viva! Pinas is a series that features some Philippine Festivities to help you plan the itinerary of your next vacation to the Pearl of the Orient. This time, we feature some of the festivals during the month of July.

1. Sandugo Festival

This is a festival that is celebrated every July in celebration of the friendship between Datu Sikatuna and Spanish Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Sandugo Festival

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2. Kinabayo Festival

This colorful festival is held in Dapitan every July to commemorate the city’s conversion to Christianism during the 1600’s.

Kinabayo Festival

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3. Cordillera Day

Cordillera Day is celebrated with colorful dances and good food in commemoration of the founding of the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Cordillera Day

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4. Pagoda Festival

This is celebrated every July, in commemoration of the Holy Cross of Wawa. The Cross is paraded in a special pagoda along the Pasig River, accompanied by other pagodas in a parade.

Pagoda Festival

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