Filipino Festivals and Holidays
Ati-Atihan: A celebration in honor of the St. Nino. Citizens wear costumes, paint themselves, and dance around the city specifically to the song “HalaBira!” This is one of the most popular celebrations held from January 16 to January 22 annually.
Fecist of Our Lady of Candles: Widely celebrated, Filipinos gather on February 2 annually for a pageant celebrating the Nuestra Senora de Candelana and the fiesta queen.
New Year’s: Like the United States, the New Year celebrations host many gatherings and ritual traditions for every Filipino family. Special food is prepared and this time is known as Filipinos noisiest time of the year. There are fireworks, and doors are left wide open to bring in the new year with open arms.