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Philippine Festivals, Events and Celebrations in December

Christmas Symbols
Date: Whole month of December
Venue: Tangub, Misamis Occidental
Description: Features a contest of Christmas displays using only indigenous materials.

Grand Marian Procession
Date: December 2
Venue: Intramuros, Manila
Description: Celebrates the Virgin Mary with a parade of 60 images of Our Lady on decorated carriages (carrozas).

Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Date: December 8
Venue: Roxas City, Panay and Malabon, Manila
Description: Celebrates the Virgin Mary's Immaculate Conception with a street festival (Roxas City) and a river procession (Malabon).

Shariff Kabunsuan Festival
Date: December 15 - 19
Venue: Cotobato City, Mindanao
Description: Celebrates the arrival of Shariff Kabunsuan and the Islamic culture in the Philippines.

Tultugan Festival
Date: 2nd week of December
Venue: Maasin
Description: Celebrates the native bamboo tree and its many uses.

Giant Lantern Festival
Date: December 19
Venue: San Fernando, Pampanga
Description: Features a street parade of large and colorful lanterns.

Christmas Day
Date: December 25
Venue: Nationwide
Description: Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, usually with a midnight mass at Christmas Eve, then a 'noche buena', or midnight feast, and exchange of gifts.

Olongapao Festival
Date: December 30
Venue: Olongapo City
Description: Celebrates the city of Olongapo with a parade of lanterns, among others.

Rizal Day
Date: December 30
Venue: Nationwide
Description: Celebrates the life of the national hero of the Philippines, Dr. Jose Rizal.

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