The last Sunday of January is the foundation of Baras, to commemorate the time when it was separated from Tanay and became an independent town. (See the History of Baras). Activities leading to the celebration include amateur singing contests on weekdays before Sunday, serenata ng mga banda on Saturday and dance contest on Sunday night.
Feast of Saint Joseph
March 19 is declared as the feast of Saint Joseph Husband of Mary, the town’s patron saint. A street dancing festival participated in by different barangays is the highlight of the festivity.
Sikaran Festival is held every second weekend of March. Sikaran, from the word “sikad” which means “to kick” is a sport which started in Baras. It used to be just a past time activity of farmers after a long day of work. Now it’s a sport that spawned in different parts of the Philippines and even abroad. Players from different towns and provinces come to Baras to compete. Sikaran Festival is included in the list of activities promoted by the Department of Tourism.
The Tromba Festival, celebrated on May 1, is composed of three main activities: pagoda sa ilog in the morning, tromba in the afternoon and agape at night. Pagoda is a fluvial parade held in Baras river. Tromba is a dance procession in honor of the Holy Family and Virgin Mary. At night, residents bring food in the municipal grounds to be shared with the community.