Higantes Festival, also known as the Feast of San Clemente, is celebrated every November 23 in the town of Angono, Rizal. This is a major festival in honor of San Clemente, the patron saint of fishermen. His image is carried by male devotees during a procession accompanied by "pahadores" (devotees dressed in colorful local costumes or fishermen's clothes, wearing wooden shoes and carrying boat pad ...
dles, fish nets, traps, etc.) and "higantes" (paper-mâché giants measuring 10-12 feet in height and 4-5 feet in diameter). This street event ends in a procession to Laguna de Bay until the image is brought back to its sanctuary.
Higantes Festival News
Angono, legendary land of artistry, festive kingdom of the colorful higantes, ancient town of numerous galleries, friendly neighborhood of lingering harmony, delectable place of local food, and nurturing home of the nations two creative geniuses. This urban municipality in the province of Rizal has seen itself included and recommended in countless lists of must-see places in the Philippines. It is a frequented site for many educational field trips and out-of-town travels. Some people who havent gone there, or have heard of Angono yet still wonder why it is so celebrated, I'll tell you why.
Residents here are enjoined to take part in tomorrows town fiesta in honor of Pope Saint Clement, the towns patron saint, as November 23 has been declared by Malaca?ang as a non-working holiday in this municipality dubbed as the "Art Capital of the Country."
Mayor Gerardo Calderon, however, has a friendly reminder to all revelers taking part in the celebration: "Be prepared to get wet."
Consistent with the municipalitys tradition, todays festivities will take place by the Laguna Lake where a fluvial parade will be staged and along the major streets of the town where dousing of water is p ...
Rizals tourism industry could be hurting from a major road accident that killed 15 people on a school trip in February, but thanks to its thriving culture and natural wonders and accessibility, the province sees a good chance of recovering fast.
A predominantly Tagalog-speaking province, Rizal is Metro Manilas closest neighbor, located just 16 kilometers to the capital?s east. It is said that the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, as a child, used to come here with his mother Teodora Alonso Realonda, a devotee of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, the provinces patroness.
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The Feast of San Clemente known as Higantes Festival celebrated in the town of Angono, Rizal last November 23.
Are up for the Festival of Giants happening this week?
Every 23 of November of the year, the town of Angono celebrates the "Higantes Festival" in honor of their patron saint, St. Clementin.
This celebration includes a fluvial parade, art exhibit, concerts, cosplay competitions, and art-related contests.
During this time of the year, humongous effegies of up to 12 feet in height roam around the streets of Angono.
From earlier days, these giants were made of paper mache but at present day, townspeople uses fiber glass. Talk about going to the next level.
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The province's grandest and most colorful event, the "Higantes Festival 2016", is happening today, Sunday in this town known as the Art Capital of the Philippines.
The office of Mayor Gerardo Calderon said more than 200 "giants", are joining including the "higante" version of the country's prominent personalities such as President Duterte, and other national figures.
The parade will start outside SM Center Angono at 6 a.m. and will pass the major streets of the town before the higantes converged outside the town hall.
Aside from the giant version of President Duterte, the public may ...