ImagePagdiwata Ritual Festival - (full moon of December;
Aborlan town proper, Palawan). Pagdiwata ritual is a family
affair and is the focal point of Tagbanua life. Its activities
embody their traditional sentiments and contribute to their
persistence. It is also used for securing seance when people
are sick especially when treated by their relatives as a medium.
It includes offering of wine, nuts, wax, food and many other
commodities. Pagdiwata is also an offering to celebrate a bountiful
harvest or a successful hunting trip.
Tarek Festival - (3rd week of January; Aborlan town
proper) For the Tagbanuas, it is a dance ritual comprising the
observance of the Pagdiwata. For the Batak tribe, it is a form
of war dance.
Lambay Festival - A Batak ritual that signals
the start of the hunting and gathering season.
Cuyo Fiesta - (August 28; Cuyo town proper,
Palawan) - Soot-covered revelers perform the Ati-Atihan street
dance to frenzied drumbeats.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception - (December) is
a celebration in honour of the city's patroness and highlighted
by a parade and a procession of colourfully adorned floats and
images of the Virgin Mary. Don’t forget your camera.