Sandugo Festival (July 1-31)
- The annual spectacular festival of the province features
an agro-industrial fair, cultural and historical showcase,
sports events, a beauty pageant, balls and dances, entertainment
shows, and streetdancing which culminates with the re-enactment
of the blood compact or Sandugo between Datu Sikatuna and
Don Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
Tagbilaran City Fiesta (May
1) - The Tagbilaran City is one of the most exciting and fun
filled occasions of the year. For nine days before the day
itself, nightly entertaining activities are held, such as
the beauty pageant, literary musical shows, concerts, dramas
and stage plays, and many more.
Bolibong Kingking Festival
(May 23-24) : Loboc, Bohol - A music and dance festivity depicting
the history, folklore, and traditions of the Lobocanons. Bolibong
Kingking is a term applied to the drums and gongs and their
rhythm used to accompany the supplication dance ritual in
front of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the 2nd Patron
Pana-ad sa Loboc (Holy
Thursday & Good Friday) -Loboc, Bohol - In observance
of the Holy Week, the Lobocanons read the "Pasyon"
and do a penitential procession through the way of the cross
that culminates at the place called "Cruz Daku,"
a huge cross 80 feet in height which is on top of the highest
hill where one can view the neighboring towns including the
SidlaKasilak or Festival of Lights
-Loon (Fiesta Week: August 30 to September 8)
Sambat Mascara y Regatta Festival
(1st Saturday of December) : Loay, Bohol - The festival is
celebrated in honor of Loay town's second patron, St. Francis
Xavier. Colorful activities are lined up, like the agro-industrial
fair, group masked street dancing, drum and bugle competition,
boat racing along the river, and many more. The event is highlighted
by a tluvial parade of the image along the river.
Suroy sa Musikero (December
25 - February 2) : Loboc, Bohol - This is a revelry where
the Loboc town musicians cover daily the assigned areas to
partake of the food served by the host and to play music to
the tune of Kuradang, Dalagang sa Baybayon, and others. This
is also the period where carolers render Christmas songs to
the families of the host area.
Bohol Fiestas (month of
May) - If you want to experience fiesta in the real sense
of the word, come to Bohol on the merry month of May when
each day a town or a barrio fiesta is celebrated with so much
grandeur and revelry. This is also the time for family reunions.
Kinfolk from places far and near gather to keep in touch with
Ubi Festival (January)
- For almost half a millennium, the ubi tuber has been venerated
by the Boholanos. To this day, the respect for the plant is
still stronger than ever. The festival will institutionalize
the ubi crop as the agro-historical geographical-religious
symbol of Bohol and give the ubi the recognition it rightfully
deserves in the market. Tthe festival features an exhibit,
ubi contest, an agri-business investment opportunities seminar,
and a cultural show.
Tigum Bol-anon Tibuok Kalibutan
or TBTK - "a summons for all Boholanos from
all over the world to gather and the name for such a grand