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  1. FESTIVAL Dance
  2. What is Festival? It is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centres on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community and the Festival. It is usually a day or period set aside for celebration.
  3. There are many different types of festival like: - Music festivals - Art festivals - Film festivals - Cultural festivals - Seasonal festivals - Beer festivals Mud festivals - Fire festivals - Dance festivals - Drama festivals
  4. Music festival  A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. They are commonly held outdoors, and are often inclusive of other attractions such as food and merchandise vending machines, performance art, and social activities.
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  6. The Pythian Games at Delphi included musical performances, and may be one of the earliest festivals known. During the Middle Ages, festivals were often held as competitions
  7. Music festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria,
  8. Tomato Festival  The festival started in the 1945 but was only officially recognised in the 1952. The festival is known to be in honour of the town's patron St. Louis Bertrand (San Luis Bertràn) and the Mare de Déu dels (Mother of God of the Defenceless)
  9. Tomato festival
  10. Mud festival  The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival which takes place during the summer in Boryeong, a town around 200 km south of Seoul, South Korea. The first Mud Festival was staged in 1998 and, by 2007, the festival attracted 2.2 million visitors to Boryeong.
  11. Mud festival The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats, and trucked to the Daecheon beach area, where it is used as the centrepiece of the 'Mud Experience Land'. The mud is considered rich in minerals and used to manufacture cosmetics. The festival was originally conceived as a marketing vehicle for Boryeong mud cosmetics
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  13. Art festival  Edinburgh Art Festival is Scotland’s largest annual festival of visual art and has something for everyone. Established in 2004, the Festival works in partnership with the city’s artists, galleries, museums and visual art spaces to present the best, exciting and most intriguing in visual arts practice.
  14. Beer festival  A Beer Festival is an organized event during which a variety of beers (and often other alcoholic drinks) are available for tasting and purchase. Beer festivals are held in a number of countries.
  15.  Singapore holds an annual Beer Festival, Beerfest Asia, in June each year. It was first held in 2008 and attracts over 30,000 beer lover Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival or Volkfest. Held annually in Munich, Germany, it is a 16-18-day festival.
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  17. FESTIVAL DANCE Are cultural dances performed to the strong beats of percussion instruments by a community of people sharing the same culture usually done in honor of a patron saint (religious) or in thanksgiving of a bountiful harvest (secular)
  18. ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL -The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The name "Ati-Atihan" means "to be like Aetas" or "make believe Ati's." Aetas were the primary settlers in the islands according to history books. They too are the earliest settlers of Panay Island where the province of Aklan is situated.
  19. ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL -The festival consists of tribal dance, music, accompanied by indigenous costumes and weapons, and parade along the street. Christians, and non-Christians observe this day with religious processions. It has inspired many other Philippine Festivals including the Sinulog Festival of Cebu and Dinagyang of Iloilo, both adaptations of the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival.
  20. DINAGYANG FESTIVAL -The Dinagyang is a religious and cultural festival in Iloilo City, Philippines held on the fourth Sunday of January, or right after the Sinulog In Cebu and the Ati-Atihan in Aklan. It is held both to honor the Santo Niño and to celebrate the arrival on Panay of Malay settlers and the subsequent selling of the island to them by the Atis.
  21. MORIONES FESTIVAL -The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week on the island of Marinduque, Philippines. The "Moriones" are men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks. The Moriones or Moryonan tradition has inspired the creation of other festivals in the Philippines where cultural practices or folk history is turned into street festivals.[1 The participants use morion masks to depict the Roman soldiers and Syrian mercenaries within the story of the Passion of the Christ.
  22. KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL -The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival in the city of Davao in the Philippines. Its name derives from the friendly greeting "Madayaw", from the Dabawenyo word "dayaw", meaning good, valuable, superior or beautiful. The festival is a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living
  23. PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL -Panagbenga Festival (English: Blooming Flowers Festival) is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines.[1] The term is of Malayo- Polynesian origin, meaning "season of blooming". The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city's flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake.[2The festival includes floats that are covered mostly with flowers not unlike those used in Pasadena's Rose Parade.
  25. HIGANTES FESTIVAL  -Angono’s joyous fiesta in honour of San Clemente whose image, resplendent in papal investment, is borne by male devotees during a procession accompanied by “Parehadoras” dressed in colourful local costumes, wooden shoes and carrying boat and higantes, giant paper Mache The street event culminates in fluvial procession at the Laguna de Bay revelry that continues until the image brought back to its sanctuary
  26. MANGO FESTIVAL  -Zambales is known for its pristine beaches and beautiful islands, but it's most loved for its mangoes. In 1995, mangoes grown in the province were cited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the sweetest mangoes in the world. In addition, in 2013, the Department of Agriculture said that Zambales mangoes remain to be the sweetest in the country. As a way of promoting and giving thanks for a good harvest, the people of Zambales annually celebrate the Mango Festival every April.
  27. BINATBATAN FESTIVAL -The Viva Vigan Binatbatan Festival boasts of joyful colors which envelopes the whole of "World Heritage City," as Vigan, Ilocos Sur is known for. It lures hundreds of local and foreign tourists including residents and visitors in nearby towns as they flock along the Crisologo Street which is lined up with ancestral houses. -The weeklong festival features local culture and arts of which the Binatbatan and Longanisa Festivals and the Amazing Heritage Race.
  28. PENAFRANCIA FESTIVAL -Our Lady of Peñafrancia (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia in the Philippines, and Nuestra Señora de la Peña de Francia or Virgen de la Peña de Francia in Spain) is a wooden statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Philippines patterned after the one in Peña de Francia (Salamanca, Spain). Millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists arrive in Naga City — also known as the Pilgrim City and the Queen City of the Bicol region — in the Philippines every September for nine-day festivities in honor of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the Principal Patroness and Queen of Bicol who is endearingly addressed by Bicolanos as Iná (mother).
  29. KINABAYO FESTIVAL DAPITAN (ST. JAMES THE GREAT) Presently, the Kinabayo Festival is a merging of religious, historical, cultural, social and economic elements, These include sports competition, night presentations, a beauty pageant, agro- trade fairs, street dancing and showdown, street parties and live band concert.
  30. PINTADOS FESTIVAL -The Pintados Festival is a cultural- religious celebration in Tacloban based on the body- painting traditions of the ancient tattooed "pintados" warriors. In 1986, the Pintados Foundation, Inc. was formed by the people of Tacloban to organize this festival in honor of Sr. Santo Niño. Years later, it was merged with the Kasadyaan Festival which is always held on JUNE 29
  31. PATTARADAY FESTIVAL -Pattaraday which means unity is an Ybanag word; it is celebrated on the occasion of the founding anniversary of Santiago. It celebrates the unity of the ethno- linguistic groups that have merged in the city to make it the melting pot of culture of Region 02 and contributed to the city’s progress and development- unity in action. Highlighted with the presentation of the Comedia – a moro-moro dance made famous by the Spaniards to stress the power of Christian Religion over the Moorish non-believers; other activities include beauty pageant, grand batalla presentations and a grand street dancing parade and exhibition with performers from other cities, provinces and regions
  32. SANGYAW FESTIVAL -Sangyaw Festival is a religious and socio- cultural event in the Philippines. It was revived in 2008 by the city government of Tacloban, Philippines. Sangyaw means "to herald news" in Waray language. Various festival-participants from different parts of the country participate in this tribal procession. It was held a day before the city fiesta. The festival was first held in 1974 but was cancelled in 1987
  33. BANGUS FESTIVAL -The Dagupan Bangus Festival is a yearly event in Pangasinan first initiated by Mayor Benjamin Lim in 2002. The festival aims at promoting the city’s local bangus (milkfish) industry. In 2003, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized the “Kalutan ed Dagupan” as the Longest Barbecue of the World
  35. BAMBANTI FESTIVAL  Bambanti,” an Iloko term for scarecrow, is used by Isabelinos to scare away birds to protect their crop fields. More than its practical use, Isabelinos also consider the bambanti as a symbol of their resilience that helped them get past disasters brought by bad weather conditions.-A creative 'bambanti' or scarecrow displayed in the Agro-Eco Tourism exhibit in the capitol grounds of Isabela during the Bambanti festival.
  36. MAMMANGUI FESTIVAL Ilagan City, Isabela every May 30th, “Mammangui” is an Ibanag word which stands for corn and as the name implies, this festival celebrates the corn harvest of the farmers of Isabela’s capital and largest city by land area. This is celebrated together with the Binallay Festival, which honors the city’s rice cake industry as it is also a rice-producing locale.
  37. IBON EBON FESTIVAL One of the more colourful events in Pampanga, the Ibon Ebon Festival (literally means 'bird - egg') features the municipality of Candaba as the home of thousands of migratory birds from different parts of the globe, and at the same time showcases its growing duck-egg industry. Among the activities featured during the two- day event include: street-dance performance by Tribung Dumara and other schools' contingents, exhibits and trade fair at the Ms. Earth Park, bird-inspired kite flying exhibition, itik race and boat race along Pampanga river
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  39. T’NALAK FESTIVAL T’nalak Festival inaugural celebration was held in 1999 which was also preceded in 1998 by former president Fidel Ramos, declaring Bey Lang Dulay of Lake Sebu, as a Living Treasure in T’nalak weaving.
  40. Known with its geometric patterns is a traditional masterpiece of intensely colored abaca fibers dreamt to life by T’boli weavers that has come to be known as the ultimate cultural emblem of the province of South Cotabato

Editor's Notes

  1. Delphi- greece
  2. picturing both the main stage and the camping grounds on the farm behind
  3. Spain- La Tomatina