Monday, March 16, 2015

Quezon | Pahiyas Festival 2015

Are you planning to join the Pahiyas Festival 2015? Yes?  Let me share some information about the festival and this years' schedule of activities.

Pahiyas Festival is a famous event in the province of  Quezon and one of the of most awaited colorful festivals in the Philippines. It's held every 15th of May, which is honor of San Isidro Labrador. This celebration is the farmer’s thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest with a grand display of KIPING (colorful rice wafers), fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts adorning every house in the town.

On May 15, there will be a morning mass to be held at San Isidro Labrador Church then to be followed with San Isidro Procession. Tourists can expect grand parade of colorful floats, marching bands, street dancers, art and photo exhibit, concerts, etc during the whole day event. The awarding of best Pahiyas Festival House Design and Decors will be scheduled in the afternoon. Extravagant fireworks and exciting band performances will be held at night.

The participants for best Pahiyas Festival House Design and Decors are decorated with kiping.  It is made from ground rice flour, which shaped like real leaves or other leaf forms and colored in red, yellow, green, orange and other bright shades.

For foodies out there, don't forget to try their famous pancit habhab and local sausage of Quezon, Longganisang Lucban.

How to get to Lucban Quezon

For public transpo, you may take bus bound Manila-Calamba-Lucban Route or Manile-Lucena-Lucban Route. Bus terminals are located in Cubao, Quezon City. From Lucena Grand Central, take a lucban bound jeepney or van. Travel Time from Manila to Lucban takes 4-5 hours. 

For private car, you may take south Luzon Express way (SLEX) and exit to Calamba Laguna Exit. You will pass the towns of Calamba, Cavinti, Pagsanjan, Sta Cruz, Pila, Los Banos and Victoria. 


  1. Philippine Festivals are a joy to behold. They reflect the Filipino's culture, history, and creativity.

  2. Hi,

    That is taking place on May 15th, that it is Friday. Do you know if there is coming up Saturday and Sunday (Friday I have to work in Manila so I cant make it!)

    Thanks in advance for your response!



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