When to Visit Pangasinan: Festivals and Activities

When to Visit Pangasinan: Festivals and Activities


P.For the locals, Angasinan is pleasant all year round. The storms aren’t too bad because the province faces the Pacific Ocean. In summer, however, temperatures can be very hot, as the majority of pangasinans are below sea level. However, this is why there are beautiful beaches to compensate for the heat.

Pengasin Provincial Capital in Lingnan
Pengasin Provincial Capital in Lingnan

As with any tourist destination, there are certain times of the year when business is booming. These are the times when weather and festivals are cooperative, and great for travelers.

This article lists the best times to visit Pangasinan, covering various festivals and activities.

The first week of January

The first week of January is a particularly good time to visit the province. The first week, New Year’s Eve right away. This is followed by the celebration of Langin Town Festa, which is mostly religious and has lots of activities to enjoy.

Photo of the Langen Golf Landing Liaison Committee from the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office.
Photo of the Langen Golf Landing Liaison Committee from the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office.

Lingin Gulf Landing and Pangasinan Veterans Day is taking place on January 9, commemorating the landing of General Douglas MacArthur and the events that preceded that landing. The celebration is also held by Capital at Veterans Park, Langen.

Pangasinan is the coldest month of January and February and can reach Baguio-like weather early in the morning.

The third week of January in the first week of February

The third week of January is the date of the famous Bagong Festival in Langin. It takes place between January 17-27. There are many food and drink activities that are specially arranged for this festival.

One town, right after the Bagong Festival, has a real festival in Banamala. The Sega Festival is known for its grand pageants and Caloton Ed Dalan (street girl on the side of Sega).

The weather is very cold at this time of year, which makes the festive activities under the sun more pleasant.

The first week of April

In particular, April, the first week of April, is Ado Na Pangasinan (Pengasian Day), a celebration of the founding of the province. It coincides with the famous Pista’y Dayat, which runs all month from April 5 to May 10.

Pistachio Dante Grand Flowwell Parade at Pentasson
Pistachio Dante Grand Flowwell Parade at Pentasson

Due to the double festivals, the provincial government organizes a number of activities, such as the annual Pangasinan Trade and Expo, the Sand Castle Building Competition, the Dragon Boating Race, and more.

After summer, April and May are the hottest months in the province and the sun rises higher in the sky. However, this is also the best time to join Pangasinan.

The second week of April to the third week of April

Since April is the best month to enjoy the beach in Pangasanan, why not go to the white sand beaches of the north? The Petar White sand beach in the town of Bolinau is best enjoyed with clean and intense heat.

Peter Beach - Rich tour in Bolina
Peter Beach – Rich tour in Bolina

Conveniently, the town of Fiesta is also in the same month, especially from April 9 to April 14.

The third week of April is usually the Lent celebration when Catholics go on pilgrimage. Our Lady of Manaug Minor Basilica is the perfect candidate for a pilgrim destination.

The second week of December

The second week of December is the Kalasio Poto Festival, where poto, its origins and recipes are showcased through street dance competitions, stalls and poto tasting.

Church Pato Festival by Claire Amador
Church Pato Festival by Claire Amador

Furthermore, with just one week to go before Christmas, most of the affluent Pangasinan towns are joining in the fun of seeing and experimenting with Christmas decorations and other wonderful places.

Pangasinan was one of the best, recommended times of the year for tourists to visit. The purpose of this list is to help you plan your next Pangasinan trip and prioritize the weather and activities.

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