One of the country’s biggest, and most colorful harvest festival every May 15th, along with the harvest festivals of certain towns in Quezon Province. These are the Philippines best known harvest festivals to honor the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro de Labrador. Known as the “Pahiyas”, the festival is deeply rooted in the traditional celebration of the townsfolk in thanksgiving for bounty harvest. Decorations called “Kiping”, leaf-shaped and multi-colored rice paste wafers which are used to decorate the facades of the homes along with fruits and flowers from nature. The visual and culinary feast has gained national and international recognition.
The Lucban town center, about 130 kilometers south of Manila, is a permanent facility for merchandising local hand-made crafts and delicacies including special events that showcase the lifestyle of its environs.
Venue: Lucban, Quezon Province