Sambalilo Hat Festival

Paranaque, Manila

Sambalilo Hat Festival is one of the most-at Day Palanyag or celebration held every 13th of February, the founding of the Parañaque City, Metro Manila. It represents the very colorful and different shapes of hat or sombrero.

Sambalilo Hat Festival News

  • Hats Off To Paranaques Sambalilo Festival

    My first encounter with Parañaque's famous Sambalilo dancers was in 1996, when pop demi-god Michael Jackson came to Manila for a one-night concert.

    Since the much-publicized performance was held in the reclaimed area on the Coastal Road in Parañaque, Jackson was given a festive welcome at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) by a troupe of dancers wearing lively costumes and brightly colored hats.

    The dancers also performed at the lobby grounds of the Manila Hotel, where the pop superstar was billeted.

    It was the first public appearance of the Sambalilo dancers after Parañ ...