Festivals

TAXPAYERS FESTIVAL| January

This is a month-long festival every January of each year for the corporate and individual taxpayers of Tagum City in recognition of the top-paying, early-paying and non-delinquent taxpayers, and in appreciation of other stake-holders who are supporting the city’s campaign for efficient revenue generation.


LOVE FESTIVAL| February

The Love Festival, celebrated every February which is the month of love, emphasizes the importance of love among Tagumenyos, which also harmonizes cultural and religious love through the “Kasalan sa Tagum.” This is also in observance of the Civil Registration Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 682 which is marked through various free civil registration activities for Tagumenyos.


TAGUMPAY FESTIVAL| March

Celebrated every March, the Tagumpay Festival is a victory festival that highlights big-ticket activities and events of Tagum City, putting into spotlight the successes of the City and its people. The activities include the Araw ng Tagum, State of the City Address, Mutya ng Tagum, and Tagumpay Awards.


MUSIKAHAN FESTIVAL| March

The Musikahan Festival is a distinct, cultural and music-centered event that acknowledges the Tagumenyos’ excellence in musical repertoire, be it in composition, performing arts and theatre production. This festival is commemorated every month of March
and remains to be the most sought after and wellattended musical extravaganza in the city


HUGPONG SERBISYO PARA SA TAGUMENYOS FESTIVAL| April

The Hugpong Serbisyo para sa Tagumenyo Festival is a festival
of social services conducted in the 23 barangays of Tagum City every month of April. This is the biggest month-long festival of social services that benefits Tagumenyos from all walks of
life as the City Government of Tagum maximizes its resources with the help of private volunteers.


YOUTH FESTIVAL| May

This is an annual gathering of Tagumenyo youth from ages 15 to 30 years old where they can participate and showcase their talents and potentials in art, music, dance, sports and academics. The festival also gives recognition to the outstanding youth and youth organizations, that are passionate in promoting self-improvement through leadership, training and nation building. This festival is celebrated every month of May.


PAKARADYAN FESTIVAL| June

This is a Muslim festival which is a special gathering of the Muslim Cultural Community of different tribes in Tagum City. This includes the Kagan, Maranao, Iranon, Maguindanao and Tausug, among others. During the festival, they showcase their culture, customaries and traditions in a month-long celebration every month of June.


PRIDE FESTIVAL| July

Get a share in celebrating the many colors of gender freedom and equality in the City of People. Every July, Tagum City transforms into a showground for the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer plus (LGBTQ+) Community to reveal their diverse talents and skills as they enjoy glam and spectacle on the occasion of Pride Festival.


UGMAD FESTIVAL| August

UGMAD comes from a Visayan word which means farming and as a festival, UGMAD stands for Uma Gamiton, MagUuma Atong Dayegon. The festival is celebrated to honor the farmers, fisherfolks and livestock caretakers for their noble contributions in ensuring food security. This festival is celebrated every month of August.


HANDURAWAN FESTIVAL| September

Handurawan is a Cebuano word which means inspiration in English and as a festival for Senior Citizens, it stands for HANdog serbisyo kay lolo at lola; DUgang benepisyo kay lolo at lola; RAmpabida ng talent ni lolo at lola; and WANder saya ng pamilya uban si lolo at lola. It is a month-long celebration of festivities every month of September to honor, appreciate and recognize the senior citizens of Tagum City.


LINGKOD BAYAN FESTIVAL| September

This is a festival of all civil servants as servant-heroes, who
display commitment to public interest, professionalism, justness and sincerity, political neutrality, responsiveness to the public, nationalism and patriotism, commitment
to democracy and simple living. This is celebrated every September of each year in time for the National Civil Service Month.


KAIMUNAN FESTIVAL| October

Kaimunan Festival is an Indigenous Peoples or tribal festival which refers to the annual gathering of the different tribes or the Indigenous Peoples in Tagum City showcasing their culture and traditions, tribal songs, dances, crafts, music rituals performed for the Glory of God (Magbabaya) as a way of thanksgiving and merry- making of God’s generosity celebrated every month of October.


SCOUTING FESTIVAL| October

Scouting Festival is a series of scouting activities in the month of October that showcase the contribution of the Boy and Girl Scouts of the Philippines to nation building, among others. All public and private elementary and secondary schools are enjoined to participate and support the activities plotted for this celebration.


CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL| November

The Children’s Festival is an avenue for various activities highlighting Tagumenyo children. This week-long festival features Tagumenyo children showcasing their talents in dancing, singing and arts. Children with special needs also take part in the celebration, enjoying fun games set for them. The celebration usually wraps up with a Pagsayapam Educational Show – a fun and entertaining spectacle for our young audiences.


PASALAMAT FESTIVAL| December

This is a celebration of thanksgiving and appreciation for all the successes and blessings of Tagum, achieved and received as a city and as a people. This is also in observance of the Christmas season and celebrated every month of December.


TAGUMENYOS BISAG ASA FESTIVAL| December

An annual gathering of Tagumenyos from everywhere outside
Tagum, whether in any place of the Philippines or outside the Philippines to come together like a balikbayan and welcomed, served, appreciated and recognized by the City Government.
This festival includes giving tribute to Tagumenyos working and living abroad and is celebrated every month of December.