March 3 - 7 , Malaybalay, Bukidnon: Expect the Bukidnon to go tribal from the first to the second week of March, when the streets of Malaybalay take on that familiar fiesta theme. Banners, banderitas, and beer will be standard, as well as the sweet, haunting sound of native music. An early morning pamuhat ritual kicks off the festivities, to be followed by an ethnic food fest, trade fairs, and a lot of native dancing.
2. ARYA ABRA
March 7-10, Abra Province: Celebrates the founding of Abra Province with a variety of events, including raft and horse races.
Month-long (movable), Tagbilaran, Bohol: Highlighted every 16 March by re-enactment of the Blood Compact between Spain's Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sik|tuna, which helped forge friendly relations between the two countries.
4. ARAW NG DABAW
March 10-16: The celebration of Davao's Foundation Day as a chartered city.
5. PINTADOS DE PASI
March 14-16: Depicts the history of the Passi City and how it got its name.
6. HOMONHON LANDING
March 16 : Southeastern Samar: A pageant by the seashore re-enacting the discovery of the Philippines by Ferdinand Magellan.
7. MT. MANUNGGAL
March 16-17, Central Cebu: A Mountain trek, which Darks the anniversary of the tragic death of President Ramon Magsaysay, whose plane crashed on the mountain.
March 19, Sagas, Negros Occidental: Named after the native seashell (sigay). Shell craft art is featured during the festival.
9. FIRST MASS IN THE PHILIPPINES
March 31, Limasawa Island, Southern Leyte: Features a street pageant by the different municipalities.
Easter Sunday, Marinduque: The island of Marinduque prides itself in being the "Lenten Capital of the Philippines", and it is easy to understand why. Come the seven days of Holy Week, the people of the island take part in the age-old ritual of the "Moriones". Colorful warrior costumes are worn topped with finely carved masks portraying the violent Roman soldiers of Christ's time. All these are done to show the story of the conversion of Longuinus, the centurion who stabbed Jesus' side - and his subsequent beheading.
11. LENTEN FESTIVAL OF HERBAL PREPARATION
Easter Saturday: Secret rites of herbalists from the Visayas and Mindanao, who gather in San Antonio, Siquijor, for the ceremony know as Tang Alap, the combining of medicinal herbs.
12. SEMANA SANTA
HoIy Week, Iguig, Cagayan: Pilgrims flock to the 11 hectare Calvary Hills to meditate on the passion and death of Jesus christ.
13. AGOO SEMANA SANTA
Agoo, La Union: Features a parade of carriages and a Penitential Procession of women, dressed in black.
Angono, Rizal: Celebrates the reunion of the Risen Christ with the Virgin Mary.
APRIL 1. CUTUD LENTEN RITES
16-18 April, San Fernando, Pampanga: Prayer of a different meaning during the Lenten season, when villagers of San Pedro, Cutud, engage in the act of self-flagellation. This ancient ritual is executed in the morning of Good Friday during the Holy Week. Backs, arms, and legs are cut and then struck with burillo beats. The climax to this occasion happens at midday, when penitents are literally nailed to their waiting crosses.
April 10-15, Marawi City: The charter anniversary celebration of Marawi City. A celebration of Muslim culture, including songs, dances, crafts and food.
3. KADAUGAN SA MACTAN
April 27 , Cebu City: A complete reenactment of the Battle of Mactan, in which Magellan's Forces were defeated by Lapu-lapu and his warriors, resulting in the death of the Spanish explorer.
4th Sunday, San Jose City: A celebration of the harvest featuring colorful costumes and street dancing. Focuses on the contribution of onions, garlic and other vegetables to the city's economy
5. CONQUER MT. APO
April 1-5, Kapatagan, Davao del Sur: A climbing expedition to the top of Mt. Apo, the country's highest peak.
April 21, Penablanca, Cagayan: A boat rowing race held on the Pinacanauan river in Callao Caves Tourist Zone.
Last week of April, Camotes Islands, Cebu: Highlights many uses of this root crop. Features cooking contests.
Late April, San Jose, Antique: Celebrates the re-enactment of the landing of ten Bormeo Datus in 13th Century.