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Pahiyas Festival Tour Packages for May 15, 2010 Saturday

The Pahiyas Festival is being celebrated each year to honor San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Quezon folks particularly in Lucban, decorate their homes with colorful agricultural produce; they string fruits and vegetables together and make the “kiping,” the traditional Pahiyas décor of many colors.

lucban_pahiyas_festival-tour-packagesThese are leaf-shaped wafers of rice makeup and looks like Spanish tacos; these are used to liven up halls and walls, and more craftily turned into arangya (chandeliers) that lighten up the town on fiesta night itself.

The literal meaning of “pahiyas” is actually decorating houses with kiping and vegetables. Aside from this, however, fruits, ropes and straw hats are also utilized. The decorating frenzy starts sometime before the actual fiesta, and the air is abuzz with healthy, friendly competition over who will have the best ornamented house that year. Whoever does gets a reward from the local government. Continue Reading

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Villa Escudero Group Tour Packages

Villa Escudero Group Tour Packages , San Pablo City, Quezon Province

Experience the allure of Philippine country life at Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort. A self-contained working coconut plantation, It was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s. A pioneering agro-industrialist, he built the country’s first working hydroelectric plant to supply his dessicated coconut factory and Villa Escudero, where he and his wife Dona Rosario Adap built in 1929.

Villa Escudero Corporate Packages

From its humble beginnings, the resort has become a prime tourist destination for locals, overseas Filipinos and a wide array of foreign visitors to the country. It has a worldwide reputation as a showcase for the Philippines’ rich cultural heritage, offering a beguiling glimpse of its history, cuisine, dress, customs and natural beauty a mere two hours away from Manila. Continue Reading

Posted in Adventure Trips, Culinary Tours, Food and Heritage, Heritage Tour, Nature Trips, NatureAwareness & Conservation Club, Quezon Province0 Comments

Pahiyas Festival Tour Package with Overnight in Caliraya

The festival’s name comes from the Filipino terms hiyas (jewel) and pahiyas (precious offering).

Pahiyas Festival 2010

This feast is an ancient farmers’ harvest celebration that dates back to the 16th century. According to legend, San Isidro Labrador magically plowed the field whenever he went out of the church. This is the story that the Spaniards passed on to the Philippines from Mexico during their colonial period. Continue Reading

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