Philippine Culture and History

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    This thread is about the Philippines, about its culture with a little bit of history.

    A brief summary about the Philippines is that it is republic nation-state and an archipelago in the Asia-Pacific. It has about 7,000 islands. The Filipino culture is originally a Malay culture but was later influenced by Indian culture, dynastic Chinese culture, Spanish culture and American culture, thus creating a somewhat "unique" blend of East-meets-West.

    Adding to that is the myriad of local cultures across the Philippine archipelago.

    Majority of the Filipinos adhere to the Roman Catholic faith though there are also Filipinos that adhere to Christian-based faiths, including Christian-based faiths that were established by Filipinos such as Iglesia ni Cristo. Another religion Filipinos adhere to is Islam, which is more common in the southern island of Mindanao.

    For more info about the Philippines, it culture and traditions.

    http://itsmorefuninthephilippines.com/cultural-discoveries/
    http://www.phillispage.de/culture_and_tradition.htm
    http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/philippines-country-profile.html
     
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    Festivals In Philippines (Alphabetical Order):

    • Apribada -- Donsol, Sorsogon -- 4th week of January
    • Arya! Abra Festival -- Abra -- March
    • Ati-atihan Kalibo -- Aklan -- 3rd weekend of January
    • Bayluhay Festival -- San Joaquin, Iloilo -- 3rd Saturday of January
    • Black Nazarene -- Quiapo, Manila -- January 9
    • Biniray - Romblon - January 9
    • Bonok-Bonok Festival -- Surigao -- September
    • Carabao Festival San Isidro, Nueva Ecija; Pulilan, Bulacan; Angono, Rizal May 15
    • Caracol sa Makati -- Makati City, Manila -- last Sunday in January
    • Catandungan Festival Catanduanes October
    • Chinese New Year Chinatowns Late January or early February
    • Cutud Lenten Rites San Fernando, Pampanga April
    • Daro Sinulog - Dumaguete, Negros Oriental - 3rd week of January
    • Dia de Zamboanga Festival Zamboanga City February 26
    • Dinagyang Iloilo City 4th Sunday of January
    • EDSA Day -- Mandaluyong City -- February 25
    • Flores de Mayo Nationwide Month of May
    • Festival of Hearts -- Tanjay City, Negros Oriental -- February 14
    • Grand Cordillera Festival Baguio City November
    • Helubong Festival Lake Sebu, South Cotobato Second week of November
    • Hot Air Balloon -- Clark Subic, Zambales -- February 9-12
    • Ibalong Festival Albay Second week of October
    • International Bamboo Organ Festival Las Piñas Church February 15 to 25
    • Kaamulan Festival Malaybalay, Bukidnon Late February to early March
    • Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival Davao City 3rd week of August
    • Kagayhaan Festival Cagayan de Oro August 28
    • Kahimonan Abayan Festival Butuan City July
    • Kalilangan Festival -- General Santos City -- 4th week of February
    • Kansilay Festival Silay City, Negros Occidental November 5 - 13
    • Kinabayo Festival Dapitan City July 24
    • Lantern Festival San Fernando, Pampanga December 24
    • Lanzones Festival Camiguin October25-28
    • Lingayen Gulf Landing - January 9
    • Lubli-Lubi Festival Calubia, Leyte August 15
    • Maradjao Karadjao Festival Surigao City September
    • MassKara Festival Bacolod City Third weekend of October
    • Misa de Gallo Nationwide Starts December 16
    • Moriones Festival Boac, Mogpog & Gasal, Marinduque Holy Week
    • Mudpack Festival Murcia, Negros Occidental June 24
    • Our Lady of Candles Festival Jara, Iloilo February 2
    • Pagoda Festival Bocaue, Bulacan July
    • Pahiyas sa Quezon Sariaya, Lucban, Tayabas in Quezon May 15
    • Palo-Palo Festival Batanes August
    • Pamulinawen Festival Laoag City, Ilocos Norte February
    • Parada ng Lechon Balayan, Batangas June 24
    • Peñafrancia Festival Naga City, Camarines Sur 3rd Saturday of September
    • Panagbenga (Baguio Flower Festival) Baguio Flower Festival Late February - Early March
    • Piat Sambali Festival Cagayan Last week of June
    • Pilgrimage on a Caravan La Union, Pangasinan Lenten Month
    • Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival Tacloban, Leyte June 29
    • Pinta Flores Festival San Carlos City 3-5 November 3-5
    • Pinyahan sa Dael Daet, Camarines Norte June 15-24
    • Sagayan Festival Tubod, Lanao del Norte First week of July
    • San Clemente Higantes Festival Angono, Rizal November 23
    • Sandugo Festival Tagbilaran City July 1-2
    • San Fernando, La Union Festival -- La Union -- February 7-10
    • Santacruzan Nationwide Month of May
    • Sarakiki Hadang Festival Calbayog City, Samar September 7
    • Sayaw sa Obando Obando May 17, 18, and 19
    • Shariff Kabunsuan Festival Cotabato City Third week of December
    • Sinukwan Festival San Fernando, Pampanga Early December
    • Sinulog Cebu City, Cebu 3rd Sunday of January
    • Sinulog de Tanjay Festival Tanjay, Negros Oriental July
    • Suman Festival -- Baler, Aurora Quezon Province -- 3rd Week of February
    • Sumbali Festival Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya A Week in August
    • Taong Putik Festival Aliaga, Nueva Ecija June 24
    • Tawo-Tawo Festival -- Bayawan City -- February 17
    • T'boli Tribal Festival Lake Sebu, South Cotobato September
    • Tinagba Festival Iriga City, Camarines Sur February 11
    • Turumba Festival Pakil, Laguna Week before Holy Week
    • Vigan Town Fiesta -- Vigan Ilocos -- January 25
    • Zamboanga La Hermosa Festival Zamboanga City October 1-12
    • Zambulawan Festival Pagadian, Zamboanga del Sur 3rd Sunday of January
     
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    Filipino Adobo

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    What is Adobo?

    Adobo refers to a method of marinating and stewing any cut of meat or fish in a briny mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, and spices. This cooking method, like most of Filipino culture, is of mixed heritage. While not official, many consider Chicken Adobo to be the national dish of the Philippines.

    There are many regional varieties of adobo, but most recipes include vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper. The meat is marinated then stewed in this mixture which yields a very flavorful, tangy, and tender meat. Adobo is usually served over a bed of fluffy rice to absorb the deliciously tangy sauce.

    Filipino adobo should not be confused with the spicy Spanish adobo sauce. Although they both share the Spanish name, they are vastly different in flavor and ingredients.

    More -> http://foodreference.about.com/od/traditional_foods/a/Filipino-Adobo.htm
     
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