Friday, May 25, 2012

Pahiyas Festival 2012, Lucban Quezon


Pahiyas festival is celebrated every 15th of May in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the Patron Saint of farmers. The celebration is a form of thanksgiving by the locals for a bountiful harvest. Houses are beautifully adorned with local's bountiful farm produce such as fruits, vegetables, grains and the likes. But best of all, residents make vibrant colors of kipings to decorate their houses. Kipings are leaf shaped wafers made from rice flour gracefully arranged to create beautiful designs. Grand prize winner for the best decorated house gets Php100,000!
We arrived at my cousin's house at 6:20 AM. She and her hubby were still preparing food for our breakfast so we decided to go outside to check out the houses first. It is best to go to the festival as early as you can  to avoid flocks of people attending the festival.The streets get busy and overly crowded in the afternoon that it would be hard to take pictures of you in front of the colorful houses. We were not able to check out all the participating houses for the competion since light rain showers started to pour in. We just decided to go back to my cousin's house so we can have breakfast. At 10am, it became apparent that massive crowds started to build up  and we got lazy to explore other streets since it would be difficult with 5 kids in tow. After purchasing some pasalubong and souvenirs, we just went back to the resort where we were staying.





Colorful kipings









We all wore black for a nice contrast against the colorful background.
















Not much crowd yet
























Grilled Kipings.(P8) They were a bit salty.



Deep fried kipings. (P10) The kids loved this coz they were sweet and crunchy!





Breakfast my cousin and her hubby prepared for us. Lucban longganisa is the best! Thank you to my cousin for welcoming us to their humble abode!






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54 comments:

Salitype said...

very colorful, my eyes were dancing in joy ! please pass some lucban longanisa please --

aligaga

mayen said...

A very colorful festival. I love it. :)

michi said...

gusto ko rin matry yan, kaso wala ko kakilala sa quezon. hehe! as in every may 15 talaga? exact date?

M said...

awww.. you were there! i'm so inggit. super nice photos (as always)!

Spanish Pinay said...

aww! been wanting to experience this! ang gaganda ng mga bahay at ang gagaling ng mga pinoy magdecorate :) didn't know kinakain pala ang kipings hahah pahingi naman!

Galing ng idea nyo to all wear black ;-) Lagi talaga kayong color coordinated na family ano?

Spanish Pinay

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

ganda talaga mag photo ops! love ko din yung longganisa jan pati yung pancit, nalimutan ko name. hehe...

Ile Odarod said...

I didn't know the kipings were edible.

And with all the decorations, it seems like another version of Christmas..

And grabe. astig ug dragon. :) people are getting more creative each year

Umi said...

Really nice photos! I was supposed to go there too, but it didn't push through. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your stay at Quezon! Yay!

Em said...

Wow! love all the pictures. Nag enjoy na nmn ang camera niyo :)
Buti pa kyo well coordinated pagdating sa damit. Kami hindi. Kasi si Khan, halos puro gray lng ang damit na pang alis. hihihi.

Hindi padin ako makaget over sa kwento mo about Ykaie. :D teka, panu ba ipronounce yun? :)

bluedreamer27 said...

wow... ganda naman.. we actually went there in Lucban a week ago to visit Kamay ni Hesus...
thanks for sharing ate Anney

momto8blog said...

oh my goodness! It looks so fun! what a colorful and beautiful celebration. I would love to be there!!!
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Have a great weekend!

suituapui said...

Ooooo...so very colourful! So nice... Wish I were there too.

sherene said...

Grabe super colorful ang mga pics ang ganda!

Mhie @ Travelentz said...

I love it, very colourful sya...ang cute talaga ng pamangkin mo.Ready talaga sya pag camera...she's so sweet.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

parang daig ang sinulog festival,hehe...

Anonymous said...

andami nilang gala ansarap naman at napadpad naman sa pahiyas!

Anonymous said...

btw McRICH po :)

CutestPrincess said...

hi sis, oo nga naging endorser c andi ng the ramp kaso la na sya ngaun, sayang nakita ko sana sya sa show.

anyway, nice pics again, ang ganda nman jan, masyadong makulay ang lugar... daming decoration...

It’s a GIRL Thing

MoM from Manila said...

this is one festival that is included in my bucket list! a feast to the eye, feast for the tummy pa...
I am drooling with that breakfast table...

my kid's food choice

CHEEN said...

it felt like i was there. lol.
i wanna witness that event. so colorful. :D

chaxpage said...

i love town fiesta! XDD it makes me wanna join the street dancing! :D

J said...

Wahehehe. Ang cute ng pic na nasa gitna ka ng flower.

Isang beses pa lang ako naka-attend ng Pahiyas Festival. Mukhang di na mauulit. :-(

Mayet said...

ito yung gusto kong mapuntahan talaga!!

at ang sarap ng almusal huh;)

Kura said...

super agree. I love longganisang lucban too. Ibang klase talaga ang festival sa pinas no? buhay na buhay

~~louise~~ said...

What a festive post Anney. I love that you all coordinated in black. It really shows in the stunning pictures. Your family looks like they are having so much fun and I loved learning about the holiday.

Thank you so very much for sharing...

Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

Isa pang nakakainggit na gala. ;) Gusto ko rin sana pumunta rito pero weekdays at kagagaling lang sa isang bakasyon, di na pwede mag-absent ulit. Hays, sana next year matuloy na. :)

BTW, gaganda talaga ng mga photos mo Anney, super like!! :)

Joyful said...

So beautiful and colourful. The food looks so delicious too. That is some special breakfast!

jeanny said...

last year we were at lucban for this. It was truly a different experience noh? Sarap ng deep fried kiping..pero mas panalo breakfast nyo, ang sarap ng longa ng lucban :-)

sayang hindi ako nakapunta this year kasi, it falls on a weekday. :(

Chatty said...

ang gaganda ng pics! at mukhang ang sarap ng breakfast na hinanda para sa inyo! I love Lucban's longganisa and kesong puti! yum!!!!

mathea said...

gaganda ng mga pictures very colorful. peborit ko longganisa especially vigan longa :)

Kristeta  (kalokang Pinay) said...

Beautiful and colourful photos sis. Ang saya. Wish ko talagang makapunta sa Pahiyas festival... some day. For now, super thanks for taking us there!

Anna said...

I love festivals! Although I only attended one (Ati-Atihan). Looking at your photos brings back the thrill of being a part of one. :) Great!

carinamodella said...

very festive ang colors! nice photos!

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Waaaah! Bigla ko tuloy naalala na ang tagal tagal na ng panahon since na huli akong pumunta sa Pahiyas.

Nakaka-miss din. Next year sana makapunta ako.

Tin | The Average Jane said...

Very nice! Pahiyas really is a beautiful and colorful fiesta. =)

kath said...

gandsa ng mga decorations :) gusto kong makatikim ng kiping :D

beingwell said...

I miss longganisa ata... Yumyumyummm!!! I love the photos, as always namn. :)

Rizza (beingwell)

joy said...

talaga naman, dami kong na discover through your blog. Meron palang ganyan festival sa Pinas and very colorful. And hanga talaag akos ainyo na lagi pareho ang attire. nakaka inspired na gayahin, only yong mga kasaam ko sa bahay ay di makipag cooperate. hi hi. Thanks for sharing. I love Philippines and it's people:)

Reese Milania said...

I wanna go there someday and nakaka gutom yun mga food, super sarap nyan for sure! Beautiful pics hun!

MACY said...

nakakatuwa naman kayo..terno lagi ng outfit!

Melle Lee said...

seems like its so so so fun.. I havent been on any festivals though but been wanting to witness one coz of the street dances and colorful designs..

Leovi said...

Very interesting creations, photos with beautiful colors.

Alice Law said...

1st time heard of Pahiyas festival! Perhaps one day I shld drop by for the festival, it's impressively colorful. Love all the decor, it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots, very colorful event.

Mai said...

Ah, so beautiful. this post gave me a happy feeling. glad the kids were there to enjoy all the colors. really lucky nieces you have there, to be able to travel to wonderful places at such an early age. i love all your posts anney!

sw0605 said...

Astonishingly beautiful!!!

Dimple said...

Beautiful decorations, so colorful! It looks like you all had a good time!

Jessica Cassidy said...

The festival look so fun and colroful :-) beautiful pictures too :-) You guys looks so cute in the shirts :-) Everybody is wearing the same color, which is adorable :-) Dropping by from Color Connection.

maiylah said...

ang ganda! sana makapunta din ako sa ganyan..hirap kasi kung may maliit pa na bitbit. lol.
sarap ng breakfast nyo!!! tuloy laway ko... :D

mymy said...

ganda ulit ng shots! enjoy na enjoy talaga ang summer!
nakakain pala ung kiping? ok ah!

Leah H. said...

Pang color connection talaga.. Galing naman:)

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chubskulit said...

Wow, this is definitely a colorful post. Love the pictures.

Thanks for joining Color Connection last week, the linky is up now for this week. Hope you can join again.

Allison said...

How absolutely amazing! Your photographs are so beautiful!
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Rita said...

What a colorful post. Looks like a wonderful way to spend a day. Lots to see and eat. What could be better.

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