Here’s the calendar of activities for the 435th Agew na Pangasinan and Pistay Dayat 2015. I hope to attend these activities. I wonder who to contact if in case I need a photographer’s pass.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
It’s already Holy Tuesday and I still don’t know where to spend my Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. I want to take pictures during these days but I have no idea where.
This post on Facebook seems exciting. I hope some of my photography friends would let me hitch on their road trip. Here’s the schedule of activities at San Pablo, Laguna during Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
I haven’t been to Pakil, Laguna where the famous “Turumba sa Birhen” is located. I got this schedule on Facebook and I guess, they highlighted the most important events of the year.
I’ve seen the devotion of the residents of Pakil, Laguna a few times during the Grand Marian Procession in Intramuros. I admire how they show their devotion to the Virgin by their dancing and chanting. Hopefully, I’ll be able to visit Pakil, Laguna soon and pay homage to the famous “Turumba sa Birhen”.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Earlier this morning, we were at the Lubao International Balloon Festival at Lubao, Pampanga. It’s now on its 2nd year and it’s a great experience to see it, as media personnel, not just as spectator. As a blogger and photographer, we got the chance to have a media pass and experience the balloon festival up close.
The event started with a briefing, for the pilots, chase crew and media. There were weathermen who reported the expected weather of the day and some other reminders for everyone involved with the festival. It’s a bit windy but still within the allowable weather condition for balloon-flying.
Around 6am, the balloons were inflated and we got the chance to shoot it up close – the pilots and the chase crew. The balloons were made of nylon material and they’re using a type of LPG to heat up the air. There’s a huge fan blowing air inside the balloon and once it’s almost full of air, they begun heating it up with a form of flamethrower.
Some of the remarkable balloons were the Smurf, Yoda, Darth Vader, among others. It’s also my first time to ride the hot air balloon, even for a short time. It’s also nice to see celebrities who showed up for the event like Marco Alcaraz, Jake Cuenca, Ivan Mayrina, among others.
The Lubao International Balloon Festival will run until Sunday, March 29, 2015. Special thanks to Dave Bedico for the passes.
Monday, March 23, 2015
I haven’t been to the Dagupan Bangus Festival. I’m hoping to be able to see it this year. So I guess April 17 is the main date. For those who already seen the past Bangus Festivals, how was it?
Sunday, March 22, 2015
I would love to visit all the fiestas/festivals in the country – specially the ones in Mindanao and the Visayas. Due to limited travel budget, I listed down only the ones that I can probably accomplished (mostly near Metro Manila and within Luzon).
I hope my photography friends would join me in visiting some of these festivals.
March 29 – Cawagaway-yan Festival, Cauayan City (Isabela)
March 31 – Turumba Festival, Pakil, Laguna
12th Bangus Festival, Dagupan City
April 12 – Divine Mercy Feast
April 14-18 – Rodeo Festival, Masbate
April 16-20 –Manggahan Festival, Guimaras
April 22 – Aliwan Fiesta, Pasay City
April 24-26 – Ozine Fest 2105, SM Megamall
April 26 – Tsinelas Festival, Liliw, Laguna
April 30 – Sumakah Festival, Antipolo City
May 1 – Pista’s Dayat Festival, Lingayen, Pangasinan
May 9 – Buntal Hat Festival, Baliuag, Bulacan
May 13 – Sarakat Festival, Cagayan
May 14 – Carabao Festival, Angono, Rizal
May 14-15 – Carabao Festival, Pulilan, Bulacan
May 15 – Pahiyas Festival, Lucban, Quezon
May 15 – Kalanguya Festival, Sta Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
May 16-19 – Fertility Rites, Obando, Bulacan
May 30 – Tapusan Sa Kawit (Cavite)
June 15-24 – Pinyasan Festival, Daet, Camarines Norte
June 22 – Aggao Nac Festival, Tuguegarao, Cagayan
June 22 – Piat Sambali Festival, Piat, Cagayan
June 23-24 – Parada ng Lechon, Balayan, Batangas
June 23 – Wattah Wattah Festival, San Juan City
July 4 – Pagoda (River) Festival, Bocaue, Bulacan
August 14 – Ibalong Festival, Legazpi City, Albay
August 16 -- Kadayawan Festival, Davao City
September 5 – Tuna Festival, General Santos City
September 10 – Sambalilo and Harvest Festival, Cavinti, Laguna
September 19 – Penafrancia Festival, Naga, Camarines Sur
September 23 – Feast of Padre Pio
September 30 – Pyestang Tugak, San Fernando, Pampanga
October 10 – La Naval de Manila, Sto Domingo Church, Quezon City
October 14 – Inasal / Halad Festival, Cebu
October 31 – Tumba Festival, Paoay, Ilocos
36th Lanzones Festival, Camiguin
October – Soul Surf, San Juan, La Union
November 26 – Panangedayew Festival, Dagupan
November 22-23 – Higantes Festival, Angono, Rizal
December – Festival of Lights Parade, SM Mall of Asia (MoA), Pasay City
December 16 – UP Oblation Run, Quezon City
December 19-20 – Giant Lantern Festival, San Fernando, Pampanga
December – Grand Marian Parade, Intramuros, Manila
Ozine Fest, SM Megamall
Aggao Nac Festival, Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Higantes Festival, Angono, Rizal
Aliwan Fiesta, Pasay City
Buntal Hat Festival, Baliuag, Bulacan
Carabao Festival, Angono, Rizal
Sambalilo and Harvest Festival, Cavinti, Laguna
Giant Lantern Festival, San Fernando, Pampanga
Manggahan Festival, Guimaras
Pagoda (River) Festival, Bocaue, Bulacan
Kadayawan Festival, Davao City
Kalanguya Festival, Sta Fe, Nueva Vizcaya
La Naval de Manila, Sto Domingo Church
Ibalong Festival, Legazpi, Albay
Gawagaway-Yan Festival, Cauayan City, Isabela
Rodeo Festival, Masbate
Our Lady of Salambao Parish (Obando Fertility Rites)
Panangedayew Festival, Dagupan
Parada ng Lechon, Balayan, Batangas
Piat Sambali Festival, Cagayan
Pista’s Dayat Festival, Lingayen, Pangasinan
Pyestang Tugak, San Fernando, Pampanga
Sarakat Festival, Cagayan
Sumakah Festival, Antipolo
Tapusan sa Kawit (Cavite)
Tsinelas Festival, Liliw, Laguna
Tumba Festival, Paoay
Turumba Festival, Pakil, Laguna
Wattah! Wattah! San Juan Festival