Monday, June 06, 2011

Province of PAMPANGA

Journey on . . .

Welcome to wonderful PAMPANGA !

Go deep inside . . . Meet the hospitable kapampangans, where everything unparalleled meets the unexpected !

  This special page is my manifest desire to promote our country’s tourism and keep my kababayan informed, visually guided, and updated about our wonderful Province of PAMPANGA

  I’m sure you will be fascinated by its breath-taking natural wonders abound and various recreational facilities and FUNtastic attractions.

    Delight yourselves in the exotic paradise of beauty, interest and adventure, and feel the pleasures of the people’s bayanihan spirit and hospitality.

    Come along and experience the finest things the province could offer. Be captivated by its people distinctive qualities.

   Discover and appreciate the works of creative local artists, their handicrafts and souvenir mementos.

   Experience our rich cultural heritage. Learn more about our culture, traditions, and colorful history.  

   Dine and savor our tasty distinctive foods, innovative cuisine with a homemade touch, and accompanied with personable and attentive service.

  Traveling taught me a few things; one of the most useful is that the best way to know more of our local kababayan is through its markets. 
   Visit its markets that serve the best in fresh fruits, organic vegetables and gourmet food items. Your shopping list will engorge with goodies to bring home. 

   Learn the best places to recreate, enjoy and cherish a truly fascinating experience, and much, much more. In short, here is Just the Best !

Here’s to a worthwhile provincial journey !

Mabunying paglalakbay para sa lahat !

  • (Panupayan yu pu sana na ding micabit king articulung ini ay selebrasyong pang cristiyano catolicu mu pu eye pu sana sasamutang aliwang secta ing Cultura at historyang Capampangan ay macayupaya ya bilang Catolicu,)
  • Évery Week of January - Ding labas larawan king Masantol, Masantol 
  • May 8 - Batalla, Masantol 
  • April 3 Week - VIVA Santa Monica and San Agustin, San Roque, Masantol
  • January 1 —Aguman Sanduk, Minalin 
  • January 6 — 10 Kuraldal, Sasmuan
  • February —Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Fiesta, Clark Field, Angeles City
  • February 28–29 - Caragan Festival, Mabalacat
  • March/April (Good Friday) —San Pedro Cutud Lenten Rites (Mal a Aldo), City of San Fernando
  • May — Sabat/Santacruzan
  • May (First week) El Circulo Fernandino 
  • June 28–30 — Apung Iru Fluvial Procession, Apalit
  • August 27 - Apung Monica Fluvial Procession, Minalin  
  • October — Pyestang Tugak Frog Festival, City of San Fernando
  • October — Fiestang Kuliat (La Naval Fiesta), Angeles City
  • Last Friday of October — Apo Fiesta, Angeles City
  • Last Friday and Saturday of October — Tigtigan Terakan Keng Dalan, Angeles City
  • November -Makatapak Festival, Bacolor
  • November (Last week of November) —Duman Festival, Sta. Rita
  • December —Sisig Festival (Sadsaran Qng Angeles), SM Clark, Angeles City
  • December 1–7 —Sinukwan Festival, City of San Fernando
  • December 11 — Aldo Ning Kapampangan (Pampanga Day)
  • December - Saturday before Christmas Eve — Ligligan Parul (Giant Lantern Festival), City of San Fernando
  • December 16–24 - Lubenas, various towns in Northern Pampanga
 Throughout the year, various towns and cities within the Province of Pampanga celebrates feasts honoring their patron saint. These fiesta days are listed below:

  • Angeles City — Second Sunday of October "Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario de La Naval de Angeles"
  • Apalit — June 28,29 and 30 "San Pedro Apostol"
  • Arayat — November 25 "Santa Catalina Alexandria"
  • Bacolor — Third Sunday of November "Nuestra Señora del Santisimo Rosario de La Naval de Bacolor"
  • Candaba — November 30 "San Andres Apostol"
  • Floridablanca — May 1 "San Jose Talapagobra"
  • Guagua — December 8 "La Purisima Concepcion"
  • Lubao — August 28 "San Agustin de Hippo"
  • Mabalacat — February 2 "Nuestra Señora de la Divina Gracia"
  • Macabebe — September 10 "San Nicolas Tolentino"
  • Magalang — August 24 "San Bartolome Apostol"
  • Masantol — May 8 "San Miguel Arcanghel"
  • Mexico — May 4 "Santa Monica"
  • Minalin — Second Sunday of May "Santa Monica"
  • Porac — November 25 "Santa Catalina Alexandria"
  • City of San Fernando — May 30 "San Fernando Rey"
  • San Luis — June 21 "San Luis Gonzaga"
  • San Simon — October 12 "Nuestra Señora del Pilar"
  • Santa Ana — July 26 "Santa Ana"
  • Santa Rita — May 22 "Santa Rita de Casia"
  • Santo Domingo - August 8 "Sto. Domingo De Guzman"
  • Santo Tomas — December 21 "Santo Tomas Apostol
  • Sasmuan — December 13 "Santa Lucia Martir"
In addition to the town fiesta many barangays within each municipality celebrates a local fiesta also honoring a particular patron saint.

Heritage churches and shrines

  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Floridablanca, Pampanga
  • San Miguel Church, Xevera, Bacolor
  • San Vicente Ferrer Parish Church, Calulut, City of San Fernando
  • San Raphael Parish Church, Mabiga, Mabalacat
  • Our Lady Of Grace Parish Church, Mabalacat
  • Our Lady Of Victory Parish Church, Dau, Mabalacat
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, City of San Fernando
  • Betis Church, Guagua (National Cultural Treasure)
  • Christ the Eternal High Priest Parish Church, Sulipan, Apalit
  • San Agustin Church, Lubao (National Historical Landmark)
  • San Guillermo Church, Bacolor
  • Sta. Catalina Church, Arayat
  • Sta. Cruz, Lubao
  • Sta. Monica Parish old Belfry, Mexico
  • San Jose old Visita, San Jose Matulid, Mexico
  • San Luis Gonzaga Church, San Luis
  • Sto. Rosario (Holy Rosary) Church, Angeles City
  • Sta. Monica Church, Minalin
  • St. Peter Parish Church, San Juan, Apalit
  • San Bartolome Church, Magalang
  • Shrine of Our Lord of the Holy Sepulchre (Apung Mamacalulu), Angeles City
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Cabetican, Bacolor
  • Shrine of the Goddess of Peace, Lily Hill, Clarkfield
  • Pio Chapel, Porac
  • Nuestra Señora del Amor (Our Lady of Amorseco) House of Prayer, Dolores, San Fernando
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino Church, Macabebe,

Recreational facilities and leisure parks

  • Paskuhan sa Basa (Floridablanca)
  • The Lakeshore (Mexico)
  • Fontana (Clark Field, Pampanga)
  •  Paskuhan Village (renamed Hilaga) (City of San Fernando)
  • Expo Pilipino (Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City)
  • Plaza Imelda (Guagua)
  • Bayanihan Park (Angeles City)
  • Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex (City of San Fernando)
  • Air Force City (Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City)
  • Benigno Aquino Hall (City of San Fernando)
  • Federosa Island Resort (Sto. Tomas)
  • Nayong Pilipino (Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City)
  • Sito Palakol Resort (Floridablanca)
  • Pagcor Angeles City
  • Mimosa Leisure Estate (Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City)
  • Clearwater Resort and Country Club (Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City) 
  • Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City)
  • Hideen Valley Sports Club (Angeles City)
  • Pagcor Mimosa
  • Paradise Ranch (Nature and Conservation Park) Clark
  • Bulaon Resettlement Octagonal Park (known as Oval for jogging & aerobics at the Circle) (City of San Fernando)
  • Madapdap Resettlement Park (Mabalacat)
  • St. Jude Village Oval-Farm Park (City of San Fernando)
  • Bicentennial Park (Clark Field, Pampanga)
  • Museo Ning Angeles (Angeles City)
  • Center of Kapampangan Studies, (Angeles City)
  • Family History Center 
  • Xevera Plaza (Calibutbut, Bacolor)
  • Feliz Cidade Theme Park Mabalacat Pamapanga

Historical Landmarks 

Angeles City Historical Sites

Fort Stotsenburg
Old Pamintuan Residence
Don Juan Nepomuceno Residence
Holy Family Academy Building
Bale Herencia
 Angeles Post Office Building (now houses the Angeles Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center)
Lily Hill
Bale Matua
Bayanihan Park (formerly Astro Park)
Salakot Arch
Museo Ning Angeles

City of San Fernando Heritage District
Hizon-Singian House
Lazatin House
Dayrit-Cuyugan House
Henson-Hizon House
Hacienda Pagyuruan -The Infante Ancestral Home
San Fernando Train Station
Death March Marker
Pampanga Provincial Capitol
Pampanga High School
Nicolasa Dayrit Monument and Marker
Tiburcio Hilario Monument
Bacolor Historical Sites
San Guillermo Parish Church (the Sunken Church
The Sunken Shrine (Cabetican)
Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University
100th kilometre Bataan Death March Marker
Mabalacat Historical Site Kamikaze Shrine
Lubao Historical Site
San Agustin Parish Church, Lubao Old Church
Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Residence/Library & Museum
Arayat Historical Sites
St. Catherine Alexandria Parish Church
Mt. Arayat
Cong. Dadong Dam

Natural Parks

  • Mt. Arayat National Park (Arayat)
  • Scenic Candaba Swamps and Wild Duck & Birds Sanctuary (Candaba)
  • Mt. Pinatubo Crater (Pampanga/Tarlac/Zambales)
  • Dara Falls (Porac) - Pampanga’s version of the Pagsanjan Falls of Laguna
  • Cong Dadong Dam (Arayat)
  • Maruring Falls (Mabalacat)
  • Lahar Canyon (Porac & Bacolor)
  • Muñoz Park - Minalin
Province of PAMPANGA

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