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Pahiyas Festival is a colorful feast celebrated every 15th of May by the people of Lucban, Quezon in honor of San Isidro Labrador. It is the farmers’ thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest with a grand display of colorful rice wafers (kiping), fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts adorning every house in the town.

Pahiyas Festival 2011

adorned with rice stalks and colorful rice wafers (kiping)

Pahiyas Festival 2011

decorated with mat (banig) with colorful rice wafers, fruits and vegetables

Pahiyas Festival 2011

covered with tomatoes

Pahiyas Festival 2011

adorned with coconut husks and shells

Pahiyas Festival 2011

decorated with rice stalks with radish in the window

Pahiyas Festival 2011

covered in rice stalks

Pahiyas Festival 2011

adorned with colorful traditional Filipino hats

Pahiyas Festival 2011

Pahiyas Festival 2011

Pahiyas Festival 2011

Sta. Maria de la Cabeza

Pahiyas Festival 2011

San Isidro Labrador

The highlight of the festival is a procession along the streets of the image of San Isidro Labrador, to ensure the people’s bountiful harvest in the coming seasons. And of the image of Sta. Maria de la Cabeza, who carries a basket with triangulo biscuits, which are given to the children during the procession.

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