Whole Month of May Flores De Mayo All over the country- A floral procesion offered to Virgin Mary when the flowers are in best bloom. The month-long celebration also features Santacrusan in honor of Sta. helena of constantinople- a procession held in most towns where the most beautiful girls are chosen and dressed up in majestic outfits.
Whole Month Of May: Tapusan Festival– Honoring the cross in Alitagtag, Batangas
Whole Month Of May: Bohol A month-long celebration of the Boholanos.
May 1: Labor Day A celebration held all over the country.
May 1: Pista’t Dayat Pangasinan- A seafood harvest festival.
May 1: Alinsangan “Boa-Boahan” Festival Nabua, Camarines Sur- Fertility Festival
May 3: Carabao-Carroza Festival Pavia, Iloilo
A parade of 18 gaily decorated bamboo sleds and a race among carabao-drawn carriages called carroza on a 400 meter course.
1st week Vigan Festival of the arts Vigan, Ilocos Sur- Vigan’s famous festival in honor of its historic heritage and cultural treasures.
May 1-31: Magayon Festival Albay- A celebration honoring the existence of Mt. Mayon as inspired by the province’s legendary Daragang Magayon (beautiful maiden. The festival likewise showcases rich culture, arts and history of Albay.
May 6-9: Rodeo Pilipino Festival Masbate- A festival that honors cattle raising in Masbate.
May 14- 15: Carabao Festival Angono, Rizal- It’s a feast honoring their saint San Isidro, who used his oxen to plow his field. Carabaos similarly of the same use, are paraded around town well decorated and even shaved in assorted patterns.
May 15: Pahiyas Festival Lucban, Queson- This festival is honoring San Isidro Labrador for a bountiful harvest through out the year. Residents make effort on decorating their houses with kiping leaves- rice flour paste pressed unto leaf and dried, along with coconuts, rice grains, vegetables, breads, fruits and anything related to the family’s source of living. The colorful display of these ornaments makes the whole town inexpressibly beautiful.
3rd Sunday Tabanog Festival Cagayan de Oro City- A kite flying festival that features expos and competitions.
May 17- 19: Kasilonawan Festival Obando, Bulacan- A fertility rite for childless couples asking Sta. Clara to bless them with children. They gather around the image every year praying and dancing.
Last Week of May Subiran Regatta Sailboat racing in Tacloban, leyte.