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Showing posts with label Pahiyas Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pahiyas Festival. Show all posts

What to Eat in Quezon Province particularly in Lucban town

Quezon Province is only 3-4 hours from Manila. This place reminds me of my hometown in Bicol where the main source of living is agriculture. I am definitely recommending this to anyone who wants to get out for a while from the stressful sight of Manila and experience a quaint living in a province. I love seeing the vast rice fields, roads without traffic and when the whole town seems to sleep as early as 9pm! 

Whenever I am in a new place, the first thing I always discover are the local dishes. These native food are not just designed to fill our stomach but also to give us the glimpse of the history of Quezon province particularly what plant, fruit or vegetable is the most abundant that they always use them for cooking.  You don't go to Lucban or any other part then eat at Mc Donalds or Jollibee right? That's crap!

I would like to share five must - try snacks in Quezon Province. In case you decide to go for an impromptu road trip there. I hope this can give you suggestions and bring some back home. Your family and friends will be delighted!

The Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon

The Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon is one of the best fiestas in the Philippines. Instead of street dances as the highlight of the celebration like those seen among other known local festivals in the country, the main attraction here are the facades of the houses decorated by "kiping", an edible leaf - shaped rice wafer usually formed into beautiful multi - colored chandeliers locally known as "aranya". 

The of the facade is decorated by the house owner's biggest and good - looking harvested fruits, vegetables, plants and sometimes livestock like fish and chicken!

This is celebrated every 15th of May and I am so thankful to be there personally to join the people of Lucban, Quezon as the day of honoring San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of the farmers but actually he is not their town's patron saint. I am really amazed to see the long lines of houses colorfully and artistically decorated in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles. 

Pahiyas Festival Tour Package 2013


According to Wikipedia, the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon is held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. It is an annual observation in thanksgiving for abundant harvests. Quezon folk decorate their homes with the choicest produce; they string fruits and vegetables together and make the “kiping,” the traditional Pahiyas décor of many colors. These are leaf-shaped wafers of rice makeup and looks like Spanish tacos; these are used to liven up halls and walls, and more craftily turned into arangya (chandeliers) that lighten up the town on fiesta night itself.   

UPDATE: We now offer the Pahiyas Festival Tour Package 2014, for more details please click here.

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Pahiyas Festival 2012


Join us in PAHIYAS “Festival of Harvest and Blessings” Tour Package 
May 15, 2012 Tuesday


Photo credited to  Jon Albert Cadag 
Original photo link  here
The Pahiyas Festival is held in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. It is an annual observation in thanksgiving for abundant harvests. Quezon folk decorate their homes with the choicest produce; they string fruits and vegetables together and make the “kiping,” the traditional Pahiyas décor of many colors. These are leaf-shaped wafers of rice makeup and looks like Spanish tacos; these are used to liven up halls and walls, and more craftily turned into arangya (chandeliers) that lighten up the town on fiesta night itself.