Pasalamat Festival is a thanksgiving celebration held on Sunday nearest to the month of May.
Pasalamat brings together the La Carloteños in unity and thanksgiving to God Almighty for providing the people with gift of life and perseverance despite life’s difficulties.
The festival attracts local and international tourists as merrymakers don colorful costumes fashioned out of indigenous materials dancing to the unique and original “Pasalamat Samba Beat” played by local drumbeaters using percussion instrument.
The Christmas Festival of Lights and Music features lighted trees in the park, private and public buildings around the city. The city’s festival of lights and music is considered as the biggest in the province.
It also showcases various churches and local choir group in the nightly Christmas Cantata at the park from December 15-January 1.