CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS AND EVENTS PER MONTH

JANUARY

FESTIVAL/EVENTDATEDESCRIPTIONCONTACT
Maalindog Tubaan FestivalJanuary 17 Buenavista, MarinduqueA newly organized(2019) festival of street dancing competition in line with its town fiesta, in commemoration of the local coconut wine “tuba” industry and celebrating a legend of the beauty of Mount Malindig volcano, the highest peak of the island province.Office of the Mayor Buenavista, Marinduque Engr. Ranel Castillo-OIC-Mun. Tourism Officer
Ati-Atihan Festival3rd Sunday of January-Sta. Cruz, MarinduqueA festival that started small in some barangays near the Poblacion of Sta. Cruz around 1960’s, later developed into a much bigger street dancing event and competitions in honor of the Sto. Nino, where participants paint themselves of black soot and garbed with elaborate costumes resembling of the Ati tribe of Cebu.Office of the Mayor Sta. Cruz, Marinduque (042) 704-5001

FEBRUARY

Marinduque Foundation Day Celebrations (Araw ng Marinduque)February 21 Boac, MarinduqueAnnual celebration marks the founding of Marinduque as an independent island province featuring multi activities; parades, fairs, beauty contest,singing and poetry competitions stage plays, concerts and outdoor activities competitions..Provincial Tourism Office Marinduque (042) 754-0136

MARCH

Moriones Lenten ObservanceHoly Week Boac, Gasan and MogpogA Lenten Observance of the Moriones, colourfully garbed and masked soldier and centurions; culminates in the re-enactment of the beheading of Longinus. The entire towns of Boac, Mogpog and Gasan are virtually converted into huge states as the story of Longinus unfolds.Provincial Tourism Office Province of Marinduque (042) 754-0136
Gasang-Gasang FestivalEaster Sunday- Gasan, MarinduqueA joyous celebration faith and thanksgiving for the “newly Risen Christ” featuring street dancing competitions between 21 barangays of the municipality held annually during Easter Sunday highlighted by a final performance in front of thousand audiences for judging in one of the town’s open park.Office of the Mayor Gasan, Marinduque (042)342-1074
Pandang-Guitab FestivalApril 30   Calapan City, Oriental MindoroPandang Gitab was coined from Pandanggo (Fandango) and Dagitab which is synonymous to “light adapting basic steps of Pandanggo sa Ilaw (Dance of Lights) which was told to have originated in Lubang, Mindoro Island. The style of Pandang Gitab is the traditional “sway-and-balance”, with graceful shallow gyrating of hips and torso, complemented with a side-to-side gentle swing of  hands careful not to drop the candle-on-glass on both palms and on the head of the dancer.Mr. Dhon AStepherson Calda Provincial Tourism Office Oriental Mindoro Telephone No.                                                (043) 286-7046 / 441-0303

MAY

Feast of the Holy CrossMay 3 Sta. Cruz, MarinduqueFiesta of Sta. Cruz in honor of the Holy Cross. Religious, cultural and civic activities are lined up for the event.Office of the Mayor Sta. Cruz, Marinduque (042) 321-1276
Anniversary of Coronation of Our Lady of Biglang AwaMay 10 Boac, MarinduqueA celebration in honor of the Patroness of Marinduque.Office of the Mayor Boac, Marinduque (042) 332-1011
Kangga FestivalMay 13-Mogpog, MarinduqueCelebrated annually in honor of the town’s patron St. Isidore de Labrador, patron of farmers where barrio folks converge at the town and parade with its own “kangga” or wooden sled pulled by a carabao and bedeck with different products from each locality. The celebration is capped by the contest of the most beautiful “kangga”, on cooking of local delicacies and the unhusking of coconuts.Office of the Mayor Mogpog, Marinduque (042) 332-1249

JULY

Anniversary of the Battle of PayeJuly 30 Boac, MarinduqueThe first officially recorded encounter between the United States troops and the Filipino Revolutionary forces in the island of Marinduque wherein the latter in spite of poor weaponry emerged victorious.Office of the Mayor Boac, Marinduque (042) 311-1378

AUGUST

Araw ng Gasan-Kalesayahan FestivalAugust 20- Gasan, MarinduqueA big celebration of different activities, programs, beauty contests, and highlighted by parade and competition of ornately designed kalesa or horse drawn carriage, materials made from local indigenous materials, recycled materials or combination of both. Each of the municipalities’ districts or combination of two or three barangays provides entries that mainly features the major local industry, or famous tourist destination, each kalesa has their couple of beauty contests competitors (gentleman and lady) on board during the parade.Office of the Mayor Gasan, Marinduque (042) 342-1074
Verde Island Passage Conservation Week 2nd Week of September Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon A celebration of conservation and protection of the biosphere of the Verde Island Passage. VIP Secretariat
Anniversary of the Battle of Pulang Lupa September 13 Torrijos, Marinduque It commemorates a historical event of the Filipino- American war when Filipino revolutionaries staged their first major victory against the Americans during the second phase of the Philippine Revolution – the Filipino American War. Office of the Mayor Torrijos, Marinduque (042) 753-0038

NOVEMBER

MIMAROPA FestivalNovember   TBAThe Mother of All Festival in MIMAROPA Region. A Regional Level invitational event with stand-in pr the festivals of Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan, Cities of Calapan in one grand setting. Representing the Region’s best products in terms of tourism, trade an of dance parade competitions, pageantry and fair.DOT MIMAROPA Regional Office (02) 459-5200 loc 210

DECEMBER

BILA-BILA FestivalDecember 8- Boac, MarinduqueA festival derived from the local term for butterflies, this street dancing competition and parade is held annually during the town fiesta of Boac on December 8th. From five districts of the municipality, everyone will compete for the best choreography, most number of participants, and best dressed contingentOffice of the Mayor Boac, Marinduque (042) 311-1378