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Fiestas, Festivals and Traditions of Zamboanga City, Philippines

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Fiestas, Festivals and Traditions of Zamboanga City, Philippines

Patron Saint of Zamboanga City: Nuestra Señora del Pilar

  • Holy Week - Easter (March/April)
  • Flores de Mayo (May 1 - 31)
    • The Catholic churches or parishes in honor of the blessed Virgin Mary, celebrate this religious feast. Flowers are offered to the image of the blessed Virgin Mary by the religious catholics of Zamboanga City at their respective parish churches. In some barangays the festivities can be a bit more celebrated by doing parades and usually they have children participating dressed in white. The barangays whose fiestas fall in the month of May are more active in the celebration of the feast of Flores de Mayo.
  • Fiesta Pilar: October 12 and
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8)
  • Hari Raya: "Hari Raya" = "Day of Celebration". A time for reconciliation and the renewal of relationships. Hari Raya is the day of celebration after the Muslim month of Ramadan.

Fiesta dates in Zamboanga City, Philippines

  • January Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • January 15 - Pamucutan | January 20 - Cabaluay | Last Saturday - Limaong | 3rd Sunday - Calarian (Flamingo) | 3rd Sunday - Sto. Niño
  • February Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • Last Saturday - Vitali | February 2 - Santa Maria | February 11 - Bunguiao | February 11 - Daap | February 11 - Maasin | February 11 - Malagutay | February 11 - Tolosa | 3rd Saturday - Sibulao Curuan
  • March Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • March 19 - Latuan Curuan | March 19 - Lunzuran | March 19 - Manicahan - Tabuk, Asinan, Sabanita | March 20 - Latuan
  • April Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • Last Saturday of April - Cacao | Last Wednesday of May - Dulian Upper Bunguiao | April 5 - Lapakan | April 5 - Talisayan - starts on the last week of march |April 25 - Pamucutan - Sitio Anuling | The ninth Sunday after the Easter Sunday - Pasonanca
  • May Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • Last Suturday - Victoria | 3rd Sunday - Dulian Pasonanca | 3rd Sunday - Tugbungan | Last Saturday - Mangusu | May 1 - San Jose Gusu | May 1 - Sangali | May 1 - Zambowood | May 4 - Tictapul | May 12 - Buenavista | May 13 - Divisoria | May 13 - Manicahan - Busug | May 13 - Talon-Talon | May 14 - Limaong | May 15 - Boalan | May 15 - Cabatangan | May 20 - Camino Nuevo | May 20 - Quiniput | May 22 - Manicahan - Poso | May 23 - Talabaan | May 24 - Lanzones | May 27 - Limpapa | May 28 - Baluno | May 28 - Pasobolong | May 29 - Sinunuc | May 30 - Patalon
  • June Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • June 5 - Guisao | June 13 - Putik | June 27 - Lamisahan | June 27 - Canelar | Last Saturday - Guiwan
  • July Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • July 16 - Ayala | July 31 - Tetuan
  • August Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • August 11 - Tumaga | August 13 - Calarian Centro | August 13 - Pamucutan, Sitio Papaya | August 15 - Culianan | August 16 - Mampang | August 16 - San Roque | August 16 - Tagasilay
  • September Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • September 24 - Mercedes
  • October Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • 1st Saturday - Baliwasan | Last Saturday - Cawit | 1st Sunday - Bolong | October 1 - Lumbangan | October 3 - Tulungatung | October 7 - Recodo | October 12 - Capisan | October 12 - Fiesta Pilar | | October 12 - Zone I, Zone II, Zone III, Zone IV | October 24 - Licomo | October 24 - San Jose Cawa-Cawa
  • November Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • November 3 - Lumayang | November 13 - Curuan | November 27 - Labuan | 3rd Sunday - Sinubong
  • December Fiesta in Zamboanga
    • December 8 - Salaan | December 18 - Tigbalabag | December 29 - Calabasa
  • Barangays Without Fiestas but Instead Celebrate Hari Raya (Muslim Festival of Sacrifice).

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