2008 Awesome Calendar of the Philippines

1 NEW YEAR’S DAY | Tuesday | Solemnity of Mary Mother of God | HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION 9 FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE | Quiapo, Manila An intense, day-long festival highlighted by a mammoth procession through the streets. 13 42k CLARK MARATHON | Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga 18-19 ATI-ATIHAN | Kalibo, Aklan | Ati-Atihan Festival 2008 Commemorates the 13th century land deal between 10 migrating Bornean chieftains and the aboriginal Ati King Marikudo. … 2-3 BIG BINONDO BOWL – SPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR WOK | Binondo, Manila | Old Manila Walks A Special Chinese New Year Big Binondo Wok Tour by Ivan Man Dy 6 ASH WEDNESDAY | Philippines The First Day of Lenten Season in the Philippines 7 CHINESE NEW YEAR – THE YEAR OF THE RAT | Binondo, Manila The Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year with pomp & color through a dragon dance. … 1 ALL SAINT’S DAY | SATURDAY 2 ALL SOUL’S DAY | SUNDAY 16 42k MILO MARATHON FINALS | Manila 22-23 HIGANTES FESTIVAL | Angono, Rizal Male devotees carry the image of San Clemente in a procession that features pahadores, clad in colorful garb and wooden shoes, and carrying boat paddles and higantes (giants) 10 feet tall papier mache puppets.