As this town's Pahiyas thanksgiving festival continues to draw millions of local and foreign visitors and tourists, Gov. David Suarez and Lucban Mayor Celso Olivier Dator join hands in promoting more spectacular celebrations to showcase local products and culture.
"Wherever I go, the Pahiyas Festival of Lucban makes Quezon province well known and its celebration yearly just lures millions of tourists from all over the country because it highlights the industry, creativity, joy, the richness of local culture and showcase the pride of place for Lucban town," Suarez said in his short message ...
The town comes alive in the month of May, on the feast of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of harvest. The streets of Lucban transform for a day or two as the houses are decorated with colorful kipings and agricultural products of Quezon. Agricultural adornments have made Lucban's Pahiyas Festival unique and different from the rest. The highlight of this celebration is every May 15.
May 15 marks the celebration of one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines ~ The Pahiyas Festival of Lucban Quezon. Finally, after all that failed attempts to attend this festival, I was able to make it this year and I am so grateful that I went here with my mom as my Mother's day treat for her. It was my first Pahiyas Festival and we really had so much fun. I first learned about Pahiyas when I was in grade school as it is often listed in most of our text books as one of the most popular festivals in our country and I am so happy that I finally had the chance to witness this colorf ...
See the colorful kiping and the festivities at Pahiyas 2017!
Lucban, Quezon is known for its appetizing longganisa, and other delicacies or pasalubong that we can't find in the city. But aside from that, tourists from other parts of the Philippines, and even those across the globe, are also fascinated by its Pahiyas Festival.
Every 15th day of May, Lucban celebrates the feast of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of the farmers. As a way of giving thanks to the Lord for a fruitful harvest, they offer their harvest and decorate their houses with kiping (brightly-colored, leaf shaped wa ...
One extravagant festival that everyone is excited to see is the Pahiyas Festival in Quezon
As Pahiyas Festival visitors enjoy the displays of multicolored "kiping" (rice wafers), newly harvested fruits and vegetables, and native products that adorn houses here every May 15, they are unaware that the tradition behind the visual treat is dying.
Younger Lucbanin seem uninterested to continue the tradition of making kiping, the indigenous "arangya" (kiping chandeliers) and other homegrown products that have long been used as decorative items during the festival that honors San Isidro, the patron saint of farmers, according to local officials.
Dennis Jardin, Lucban tourism officer, ...