This week’s festivals (Nov. 13 to Nov. 19)
Held in Mamburao town, Occidental Mindoro province, Arawatan is a Mangyan term which means “cooperation” or “helping each other.” Activities include an exhibit of the town’s agricultural products, street dancing and parades.
A celebration in Angono town, Rizal province in honor of St. Clement, patron saint of fisherfolk. The street event culminates in a fluvial procession in Laguna Lake, followed by the parade of “higantes” or giant papier–mâché effigies made by the town’s artists.
In Malita town, Davao del Sur province, where people feature the culture of the town’s indigenous groups, such as Tagacaolo, B’laan and the Manobo. Tribal wares and other products are displayed while native dances are performed in the streets.
Nov. 17 to 18
Tan-ok ni Ilocano Festival
Also known as the “festival of festivals,” Tan-ok is held in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte province, where 21 of Ilocos Norte’s towns and cities compete in the streets and on stage for the best festival dance.
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.