Celebrating Pahiyas

15 May

I wonder what the Pahiyas Festival has in store for the tourists this 2010 especially that the Philippines has been experiencing El Niño. I sure do hope that there are still a lot of harvest.

Last year, my boyfriend and I went to Quezon to celebrate Pahiyas. Despite the unpredictable weather (one minute it’s sunny, then it would drizzle/rain the next), we did have a lot of fun. This festival is in honor of  the patron saint of farmers, San Isidro Labrador, as thanksgiving for bountiful harvest (masaganang ani).

Here are some of the pictures we took during Pahiyas Festival 2009:

Lucban Church's belfry

Lucban Church's entrance

colorful kiping

Lucban longganisa

bayongs (native bags) painted by grade schoolers

higante (giant)

row of kipings

a lady selling pancit habhab for only Php7!!! 🙂

Pahiyas 2009

fried kiping (I did not know kiping is edible. Hehehe...)

Lucban hats


We did not stay the whole day in Lucban. After lunch, we went to some of the must-see places in Quezon:

Kamay ni Hesus / Grotto

Silangan Nayon Resort --- I loved the huts on the water!

Pagbilao Power Plant (on our way to Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas)

Puting Buhangin (at the end of the shore, there's a cave called Kwebang Lampas)

inside Kwebang Lampas

Kwebang Lampas

Patayan Island

Patayan Island's sand bar

I hope even if there’s drought, our farmers still have a lot to be thankful for. 🙂

Happy Pahiyas Festival, everyone!


7 Responses to “Celebrating Pahiyas”

  1. twitterpatedme 15 May 2010 at 3:33 AM #

    FYI: This is a packaged tour, by the way. I have no contact information of the places we went to. 😦

  2. chyng 18 May 2010 at 6:45 AM #

    si Mama nagpunta jan last Sunday. naguwi ng HabHab, di namin type. hehe

    • twitterpatedme 18 May 2010 at 8:22 PM #

      Hahaha! Chyng, natawa ako sa comment mo. Fan ka ba ng pancit?

      Itong Php7 na binili namin na habhab, walang sahog. Nung naglakad-lakad pa kami, may bahay pala na namimigay ng habhab for free! Pinilit pa kami kumuha.

      Pero okay yung habhab ng Buddy’s ha. 🙂

  3. salvergina 20 May 2010 at 10:40 PM #

    trip din naming magkakaibigan ma witness yang pahiyas festival na yan..gusto ko ma try ang pancit habhab na yan…hehehe…im a pancit lover kasi…

    • twitterpatedme 20 May 2010 at 11:23 PM #

      Hi Salve!

      Pahiyas is fun! Sobrang friendly ng mga taga-Lucban. 🙂

      With regard to your pancit habhab comment, sa dahon pala kinakain yun — without any utensils! Enjoy naman kahit walang fork. Hehehe…

      • Marilyn B-ll-d (@MarlynAlexSwiss) 13 August 2011 at 7:04 PM #

        Hi there!

        Yap, kaya Pansit Habhab kasi nga ha-habhabin mo ang pagkain. ..Pahiyas is very memorable to me because I met my husband dyan sa Pahiyas Fest. He is a tourist from Switzerland with his Filipina friend. While me and my officemates were visitors of an officemate who hails from Lucban. We happened to stay in one Hotel there near the church… so the usual story of boy meets the girl! Hahahaha! Yu will really enjoy the festival!!!! And yes, food at Buddy’s is terriffic!!!!!!

      • twitterpatedme 14 August 2011 at 10:11 PM #

        HI Marilyn! I did not know what habhab meant kaya di ko alam kung bakit ganun ang tawag. Hahaha! Thanks for the info! Now, gets ko na. Hehehe…

        Aaawww… So romantic that you met your husband during this wonderful festival. 🙂

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