Biggest and brightest events are lined up to take off this 2015. In connection with this, the Department of Tourism declared 2015 as the “Visit the Philippines 2015”.
Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. clearly stated that the new campaign supports the tagline, “It’s more fun in the Philippines”. They even launched a microsite where tourists can see the events never to be missed! Check it out here: http://visitph2015.com/
DOT’s attached agency, Tourism Promotion Board CEO Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III explained that the division would like to boost tourism industry in relation with the following areas: business, arts, lifestyles, culture, and adventure.
Make sure you don’t miss out to celebrate the grandest, biggest, and boomest occasions right before you!
Feast of the Black Nazarene– devotees walk barefoot in the procession through the streets. ι January 9, 2015
Papal Visit– Engage in once a lifetime opportunity to witness the first ever papal visit of Pope Francis in the country. ι January 15-19, 2015
Sinulog Festival– be astonished with the famous festival in Cebu and be entertained with live dances of many groups dressed in colorful costumes! ι January 18, 2015
Dinagyang Festival– Iloilo’s version of Ati-Atihan festival is widely celebrated and the much awaited event this year will highlight costumes of 30 major festivals in the country. ι January 25, 2015
Le Tour de Filipinas– if you’re a bycyclist enthusiast, this tournament is just so perfect for you! ι February 1-4, 2015
Philippine International Pyromusical Competition– see the sparkling and igniting most-awaited fireworks display in the sky. ι Feb. 7, 2015
Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta– watch awe-inspiring colorful giant hot air balloons go up and up and away! ι February 12-15, 2015
Chinese New Year– join the swirling dance and move like a fearless dragon as the Chinese celebrates it’s lunar year. ι February 19, 2015
Panagbenga Festival– cheer up and be amazed with the beauty of flower decorated float parading on the streets. ι February 28, 2015
International Artists Big Concerts– get serenated by international artists: Christina Perri, Ed Sheeran, and One Direction as they will rock the big concert venue with their fans sing heart out! ι March 5, 12, 21, 22, 2014
Moriones Festival– watch the re-enactment of the Longinus, a blind Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus Christ while he was on the cross.ι April 3, 2014
Madrid Fusion-grab a bite in an avantgarde blend of Spanish and Filipino cuisine that will fully satisfy your taste. ι April 23-25, 2015
Mt. Apo Boulder Face Challenge– challenge takers can try out combination of extreme activities like trekking, water tubbing, road running, and biking. ι April 25-26,2014
Pahiyas Festival-appreciate colorful houses with “Kiping” all around the wall. ι May 15,2014
Pintados/Kasadyaan Festival – stare at awesome doodling arts painted on the body. Truly, Visayans regard art as a highest form of expression. ι June 29, 2015
Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival– let alluring voices captivate your souls as they vie for a spot to be the best choir among the rest. ι July 22-25, 2015
Kadayawan Festival– Groove like performers in their annual celebration of good harvest! ι August 16, 2014.
Siargao International Surfing Cup– dance and groove like a jagger next to the big waves!
Peñafrancia Viva La Virgen– take part in epic fluvial parade as part of celebrating the feast day of Peñafrancia. ι September 19,2015
Masskara Festival– fun filled celebration with people from all walks of life. Capture the beauty and giggling swing of dancers as they wear different amazing colorful masks with beautiful smiles. ι Oct. 18, 2014
Pasungko S’g Misamis Occidental Festival– thanksgiving after a fruitful harvest will never be complete without street dance competition, tableau contest, and parade of the town’s charming ladies in Mutya ng Misamis Occidental. ι 1st week of November
Higantes Festival– Shake hands with higantes (Giants) which stand 10 feet tall and made from paper mache. ι November 22-23, 2015
Giant Lantern Festival– See huge, wonderful, spectacular colorful lanterns as you pass by San Fernando, Pampanga. ι December 12, 2015
APEC Ministerial Meetings– Since Philippines will set to chair and host the summit, a group of CEOs, members of the press will arrive to discuss about ways of improving the growth of the economy.
Wait no more! Mark your calendars as your schedule will be filled in with these countless activities. Try out these different adventures. More Fun! Make 2015 Great!