Nueva Vizcaya

Brief Description 

The history of Nueva Vizcaya could still be reflected from the culture and customs of its early settlers, which included the Ilongots (now called Bugkalots), Igorots, Ifugaos, Isinais, and Gaddangs. The influx of civilization and the infusion of modern technology to the lifestream of the province induced many immigrants from the adjacent provinces, primarily Ilocanos, Tagalogs, Pangasinenses, Kapampangans, among others. 

 

Located about 268 north of Metro Manila, the province is tagged to be the new alternative destination for outdoor and environment enthusiasts. Considered a watershed haven, it is 70 percent forestland. It is strategically bounded by the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges, Caraballo Mountains, and Cordillera Mountains. It is also the gateway to the Cagayan Valley Region and the Banaue Rice Terraces, eighth Wonder of the World. 

 

 

Geography 

Home of the Isinais, Nueva Vizcaya is located in the northcentral part of Luzon in Region 2. It is surrounded by notable mountain ranges such as the Sierra Madre on the east, Caraballo on the south, and Cordillera on the west. The province has several principal rivers: Magat, Matuno, Marang, Sta. Fe, and Sta. Cruz. All these rivers are tributaries of the Magat River which flows into the Cagayan River. The province is bounded on the north and northeast by the province of Ifugao and Isabela, on the east and southeast by Qurino and Aurora, on the south by Nueva Ecija, and on the west by Benguet and Pangasinan. 

 

Political Subdivision 

The province is considered as one congressional district and has 15 municipalities and 274 barangays. Bayombong is the provincial capital while Solano and Kayapa are its commercial and summer capital, respectively 

 

Language/Dialect 

The majority of the people speak Ilocano, comprising 66.9 percent of households. 

 

 

Climate 

Nueva Vizcaya is relatively dry from November to April and relatively wet during the rest of the year. Maximum temperature ranges from 22-25 degrees Celsius. December and January are the coldest months when temperature falls to about 20 degrees Celsius while the warmest months are April and May. Nueva Vizcaya is often referred to as lowland Baguio because of its pleasant climate. 

 

Industries 

The province has basically an agricultural economy with commerce, trade, and industry contributing to its growth and development. Among other major economic activities are farming and cattle and swine raising. Primary crops are palay and corn. Minor crops are rootcrops, vegetables, and fruits. The province produces quality onions and vegetables often sold in Metro Manila. Oranges and mangoes are now major crops being exported fresh to Asian countries.

 
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  • LOCAL MEDIA FAMILIARIZATION TOUR

    Cagayan de Oro

    February 13- February 19

  • Aquero Festival

    Aglipay, Quirino

    February 11-13

  • PANAGTITIMPUYOG

    Nagtipunan, Quirino

    February 23-25

  • PAYVANUVANUAN FESTIVAL

    Sitio Jura, Racujaide, Mahatao

    March-April (movable)

  • Diadi Town Fiesta

    Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya

    March 18-21

  • "Baykat Festival"/Aritao Town Fiesta

    Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya

    March 19-22

  • Bacao Festival

    Echague, Isabela

    March 16-20

  • Peñablanca Patronal Town Fiesta

    Peñablanca, Cagayan

    March 18-19

  • Delfin Albano Patronal Town Fiesta

    Delfin Albano, Isabela

    March 14-17

  • Sabutan Festival

    Palanan, Isabela

    March 21-23

  • SEMANA SANTA AT IGUIG CALVARY HILLS

    Iguig, Cagayan

    April 5-6

  • CONQUER MT. APO

    San Miguel, Baggao, Cagayan

    April 13- April 17

  • SINABALU FESTIVAL

    Rizal, Cagayan

    April 25-26

  • COCOWAYAN FESTIVAL

    Isabela City

    April 20-25

  • BANGKARERA (Boat-rowing race)

    Penablanca, Cagayan

    April 21

  • Pagay-Pagay Festival

    Saguday, Quirino

    April 7-8

  • DUPAX DEL SUR TOWN FIESTA

    Dupax Del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya

    April 9-11

  • BAMBANG TOWN FIESTA: "PANGGAYJAYA FESTIVAL "

    Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya

    April 13-16

  • KASIBU TOWN FIESTA

    Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya

    April 18-19

  • ALFONSO CASTAÑEDA TOWN FIESTA

    Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya

    April 18-20

  • BAMBANG PATRONAL TOWN FIESTA: ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA

    Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya

    April 30

  • PANAGSANGAL FESTIVAL

    Baggao, Cagayan

    April 25-May 1

  • DIKIT FESTIVAL

    Aurora, Isabela

    April 28-30

  • MUNGO FESTIVAL

    San Mateo, Isabela

    April 30-May 2

  • COCOWAYAN FESTIVAL

    Isabela City

    April 20 – 25

  • PANAGSANGAL FESTIVAL

    Baggao, Cagayan

    April 25-May 1

  • FLORES DE MAYO - SANTACRUZAN

    Nationwide

    May

  • ISABELA DAY: BAMBANTI FESTIVAL

    Isabela

    May 1-11

  • PANAGYAMAN FESTIVAL

    Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

    May 23-25

  • KAYAPA TOWN FIESTA

    Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya

    May 10-12

  • LABIG FESTIVAL

    Claveria, Cagayan

    May 7-9

  • DAWA FESTIVAL

    Gonzaga, Cagayan

    May 5-10

  • ARAMANG FESTIVAL

    Aparri, Cagayan

    May 10-11

  • SARAKAT FESTIVAL

    Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan

    May 14

  • ARINGAY FESTIVAL

    Lasam, Cagayan

    May 15-21

  • GAKIT FESTIVAL

    Angadanan, Isabela

    May 16

  • GRAND AMMUNGAN FESTIVAL: NUEVA VIZCAYA DAY

    Province of Nueva Vizcaya

    May 19-24

  • VILLAVERDE TOWN FIESTA

    Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya

    May 12-14

  • PIAT SAMBALI FESTIVAL (RELIGIOUS)

    Piat, Cagayan

    June 23 - July 2

  • AGGAW NAK CAGAYAN (CAGAYAN FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY)

    Province of Cagayan

    June 23- June 30

  • PALO PALO FESTIVAL

    Batanes

    June 26

  • PAYUHWAN FESTIVAL: BATANES DAY

    Province of Batanes

    June 21-26

  • BAYKAT FESTIVAL, AMBAGUIO TOWN FIESTA

    Ambaguio, Nueva Vizcaya

    June 17-19

  • PANAGSASALUG FIESTA

    Maddela, Quirino

    June 12-15

  • QUEZON TOWN FIESTA

    Quezon, Nueva Vizcaya

    June 17-20

  • GINNAMULUAN FIESTA

    Cabarroguis, Quirino

    June 20-21

  • CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY CHARTER DAY

    Cagayan de Oro City

    June 15

  • FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUIBANG

    Gamu, Isabela

    July 1- July 2

  • FESTIVAL OF OUR LADY OF PIAT

    Piat, Cagayan

    July 1- July 2

  • ALEGRIA DE ISABELA

    Isabela City

    July 8

  • CABIBI FESTIVAL

    Lal-lo, Cagayan

    August 1-4

  • PALO-PALO FESTIVAL (GRAND CELEBRATION)

    Basco, Batanes

    August 4- August 5

  • PAVVU RULUN FESTIVAL

    Tuguegarao, Cagayan

    August 10-17

  • "KUMBIRA" (FOOD FESTIVAL)

    Cagayan de Oro City

    August 14-16

  • SUNDAYAG

    Cagayan de Oro City

    August 18

  • LAMBAGOHAN FESTIVAL

    Cagayan de Oro

    August 28

  • ALCALA TOWN FIESTA

    Alcala, Cagayan

    August 26

  • CAGAYAN DE ORO GOLDEN FLOAT FESTIVAL

    Cagayan de Oro

    August 27

  • KAGAY-AN FESTIVAL

    Cagayan de Oro City

    August 28

  • BAYOMBONG TOWN FIESTA

    Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya

    August 5-9

  • KUMBIRA CULINARY FOODSHOW AND COMPETITION

    Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro

    August 17-19

  • GOLDEN FLOAT PARADE

    Cagayan de Oro

    August 27

  • NUANG FESTIVAL

    San Agustin, Isabela

    September 26

  • PANAGDADAPUN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG QUIRINO)

    Cabarroguis, Quirino

    September 8- September 10

  • COCO FESTIVAL

    Sanchez Mira, Cagayan

    September 20-27

  • PAGAY FESTIVAL

    Alicia, Isabela

    September 28

  • PAGBIAGAN FESTIVAL/BAGGAT DEKAT FESTIVAL AND SOLANO TOWN FIESTA

    Solano, Nueva Vizcaya

    October 7-8

  • TUAO PATRONAL FIESTA

    Tuao, Cagayan

    October 1-2

  • BAGABAG TOWN FIESTA

    Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya

    October 7

  • VISAYAS-MINDANAO DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS

    Mindanao Area / Cagayan de Oro City

    November 9-15

  • BELEN IN A TREE

    Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City

    December 1- January 7

  • CAROLING AND BELEN CONTEST

    Cagayan de Oro

    December 1- January 2

  • CHRISTMAS TREE/CHRISTMAS SYMBOL CONTEST

    Cagayan de Oro

    December 1- January 1

  • PASCOCOWAYAN

    Isabela City

    December 10