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7 Bohol Popular Events and Festivals, Holiday Celebrations in Bohol

7 Bohol Popular Events and Festivals, Holiday Celebrations in Bohol

7 Exciting Festivals on the Island of Bohol!


As one of the most popular islands within the Philippines Island chain, Bohol is known for its many exciting festivals. With festivals taking place throughout the year, Bohol is a great place for a vacation getaway. Here are just seven of the festivals that are celebrated on the Philippine Island of Bohol. The island itself is easily accessible by air or boat and once you are there you can find various options for navigating the island from a regular taxi to a habal-habal. Whichever festival you are interested it attending one is just the same as you would in any other country and you would need to take our adequate travel cover to ensure you are protected whilst getting about. Of course you would also need all your usual festival baggage and travel accessories.

1.) Ubi Festival:
Taking place during the month of January, the Ubi Festival celebrates the Ubi plant, one of the most popular and prized crops on the island of Bohol. The Ubi plant has the taste and texture of a sweet potato with a bright purple coloring. The plant is so popular that it is used to provide the coloring in the making of halu-halo, the national dessert. The Ubi Festival includes contests, exhibits and seminars to educate the guests about the uses and potential of the Ubi plant. The Ubi festival continues to gain more popularity each year.

2.) Agbunan Festival:

Held on June 28th, the Agbunan Festival celebrates the traditions and culture of the Philippines. The festival is a high-energy event with lots of street-dancing and parades as well as booths with traditional foods. The Agbunan Festival is designed to promote tourism and introduce guests to the exciting lifestyle of the Philippine people. The festival also promotes the agriculture and ecological environment of the island of Bohol.

3.) Pahinungod Festival:
This 10-day festival occurs during the month of May and celebrates the rich ancestry and spiritual heritage of the Island of Bohol. The Festival of Pahinungod pays homage to Saint San Vicente Ferrer as well as city of Calape’s history and traditions. The festival includes concerts, street-dances and daily exhibits and seminars of the islands history. The festival also includes an exciting event known as the “Search for Miss Calape.” The Pahinungod Festival is known for being a very sacred and respected Philippine festival.

4.) Bolibongkingking Festival:
The Bolibongkingking Festival highlights the traditions heritage of the Loboc people on the Island of Bohol. The festival explores the history and folklore of the people through dances and music events. The highlight of the festival is the supplication dance ritual that takes place with the rhythm of gongs and drums among other native instruments at the Statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As the 2nd Patron of Loboc, the festival celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe is a very special event among the Loboc people and a highly anticipated celebration on the Island.

5.) Sandugo Festival Tagbilaran:
sandugo Tagbilaran
Taking place during the entire month of July, the Sandugo Festival celebrates a blood pact that was made between Spanish Explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, Lord of the Bohol Island in 1565. The festival includes plenty of street fairs, dances, sporting events, cultural events and more. There are also plenty of shows, agricultural showcases and even a beauty contest. The Sandugo Festival has plenty of history displays and exhibits to describe what life was like on the island during the 16th century when the blood pact was made as well as a re-enactment of the event.

6.) City Fiesta:
Held annually starting on May 1st, the Tagbilaran City Fiesta is a celebration of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of Tagbilaran City. This fiesta is filled with exciting dances and entertainment as well as stage plays, concerts, pageants and more. The “Mutya sa Tagbilaran” is a famous Philippine beauty pageant on the island of Bohol that the citizens look forward to every year. The festivities actually begin nine days before May 1st, leading up to an exciting day of cultural events and activities. The residents of Tagbilaran City pride themselves in presenting a great fiesta each year for all to enjoy.

7.) Katigbawan Festival:
Taking place the third week of June each year, the Katigbawan Festival celebrates the people of Catigbian on the island of Bohol. Originally envisioned as a way to bring tourism to the area, the Katigbawan Festival has become a celebration of the local traditions and culture. With an emphasis on the areas agricultural methods as well as religious beliefs, the Katigbawan Festival is a great way to learn about the local Catigbian people. The festival also showcases local livestock, arts and crafts and even includes an agro fair.

So there you have it,7 Exciting Festivals on the Island of Bohol! We hope you enjoyed the read and if you did please share this article.

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Bohol Ecotourism Destinations – The Best Ecotourism Destinations in Bohol Listed here

Come enjoy Bohol EcoTourism Destinations on your next Bohol vacation. Here is a list of The Best Eco-Tourism Destinations in Bohol.
Bohol Tourism is a pillar of the country’s economic development and growth. Bohol holds some of the best EcoTourism Destinations in the world.

U. S. national Greg Ringer, Ph. D., a top caliber resource person of the one-day seminar dubbed, “Ecotourism. It’s more Fun in the Philippines.” The Embassy of the United States and the Department of Tourism (DOT) jointly sponsored the seminar held at Soledad Suites in this city Friday (July 13, 2012).

Below is our list of Eco-Tourism Destinations here in the province of Bohol.

#1:Chocolate Hills
#2:Scuba Diving
#3:Tarsier conservation
#4:Balicasag Island
#5:Pamilacan Island
#6:Danao Eco-Adventure Tour
#7:Cave Trekking
#9:Dolphin Watching

Watch this great Ecotourism video about Bohol


For These Bohol Tour Bookings & Reservations or Special Quotation Requirement:

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Rizal Street, Cogon District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines
Mobile No: 09081725373 or 09098140525
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Bohol in the News

Get the latest on whats happening in Bohol, Philippines


  • Palace elated over survey ranking the Philippines as 8th friendliest country
    Malacanang expressed elation over the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey result, which ranked the Philippines as the eighth friendliest country in the world. Earlier, the 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, published by The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation gave the Philippines a 57.1 score for economic freedom, making its economy the 107th freest in the 2012 Index. […]
  • Alert level sa South Sudan, gi-isa sa Level 3 sa DFA
    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 11 (PIA)–Giisa na sa Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) sa crisis alert level 3 ang sitwasyon sa South Sudan human sa nagka-grabeng kagubot didto. Matud pa ni Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario, ubos sa crisis alert level 3, ipatuman ang voluntary repatriation diin abagahon sa gobyerno ang galastohon sa mga Pilipinong modesisyon nga […]
  • DepEd sets early registration on January 28
    The Department of Education (DepEd) sets January 28, 2012 as the early registration day for School Year (S.Y.) 2012-2013 in all public elementary and secondary schools nationwide. “We have set aside this day for the early registration of out-of-school children, out-of-school –youth, children and youth with learning difficulties along with kinder, Grade 1 and incoming first year high […]
  • Bag-ong hepe sa PAF, gihinganlan na
    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 10 (PIA)–Gitudlo karon ni Presidente Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III si M/Gen. Lauro Catalino dela Cruz isip bag-ong commanding general sa Philippine Air Force (PAF). Kini human sa pagretiro ni Lt. Gen. Oscar Rabena, gihinganlan nga commander-in-chief si Dela Cruz isip mosunod nga hepe sa PAF. Si Dela Cruz usa ka miyembro sa Philippine Military […]
  • Mga LGU’s nga apil sa DENR geohazard map, pulongon sa DILG
    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 09 (PIA)–Planong pulongon sa Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa katapusang semana sa Enero o unang semana sa Pebrero ang mga opisyal sa lugar nga kuyaw sa landslide ug flashflood nga gitumbok sa Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Sa usa ka […]
  • Oil distributors sa Bohol, mi-kompirmar sa laing pagsaka na usab sa presyo sa lana
    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 09 (PIA)–Gipaabot na usab ang laing pagsaka sa presyo sa lana dinhi sa lalawigan sa Bohol. Ang oil distributors dinhi sa Bohol mi-kompirmar nga nadawat na nila ang pahimangno gikan sa kaulohan ug nagpaabot na lamang sa tukmang petsa sa pagpatuman niini bisan unsang orasa sulod ning semanaha. Usa sa gikatahong hinungdan mao ang […]
  • Growing reactions to new tourism slogan proves DOT campaign works – Palace
    THE growing number of reactions to the new slogan of the Department of Tourism, whether online or in print media, is proof that the campaign to attract more visitors to the Philippines is working, a Palace official said on Sunday. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said more and more Filipinos are getting “on board” and joining the government’s […]
  • Adunay manubag sa ComVal landslide – Palasyo
    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 05 (PIA)–Giseguro karon sa Malacañang nga adunay manubag sa nahitabong trahedya sa Napnapan, Pantukan, Compostela Valley diin 25 na katawo ang kumpirmadong namatay ug daghan pa ang nangawala. Matud pa ni Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda, imbestigahan ang landslide ug nganong daghan ang casualties. Sigun pa kang Lacierda, dugay nang gimandu ang forced evacuation apan […]
  • FOI Bill, gi-endorso na ni PNoy
    TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 05 (PIA)–Human sa serye sa konsultasyon, pormal nang gi- endorso gahapon ni Presidente Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III ang kontrobersyal nga Freedom of Information Act (FOI). Ang “go signal” ni Aquino nga iduso sa Malacañang ang suporta sa FOI bunga sa duha ka oras nga pakigpulong niini sa mga cabinet members gahapon nga maoy gitahasan […]

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Finding your next Dream Destination: IN BOHOL

Finding your next Dream Destination is a difficult decision for all of us! ITS BETTER IN BOHOL

Searching for that “Perfect Place To Vacation”…let us make a suggestion…SPEND YOUR NEXT DREAM VACATION IN BOHOL!

Welcome to your next dream vacation destination! Saving up all year for a vacation that falls short of your expectations would be a tragedy! InfoBohol.com offers a look into some of the most popular Hotels, Resorts and places to eat and tours to tingle your senses and enlighten your prospective on Bohol’s lovely long white sand shores and diverse tourist attractions!

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When arriving in Bohol you will be greeted with a “Small Island” Warm welcome that Boholanos are famous for. Bohol is often referred as the “Friendliest Place in the Philippines” and for good reason. The culture of Bohol thrives on “Provence People” that welcome all guests here!

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