Making some Kiping.

Nakita kami ni Aling Janette (nalimutan ko name, pero feeling ko, janette ata name niya) na nagpipichur sa labas nung bajhay nila, nakita kasi namin siya na nagluluto ng kiping.. Tapos pinapasok niya kami, tignan daw namin..

tinanong narin namin ang proseso..:)

Una, papahiran daw muna yung mga dahon(special na dahon ang gamit nila, galing pa daw sa bundok, di pwedeng basta basta dahon, kasi iba ang hugis..) Ng dinurog, at nilutong bigas, at kinulayan..(may special na bigas din, di pwede ang basta bastang bigas)

Tapos, isasampay, para matuyo..

Tapos, pag medyo tuyo na, issteam gamit ang special na pang steam.. Basta, parang pinepress..

Tapos, papatuyuin ulit, tapos tatanggalin yung nalutong kiping dun sa dahon..

Tapos, papatuyuin pa hanggang sa maging medyo malutong..

Tapos ,pwede nang design-an at gawing pang dekorasyon! Yehey!

Nabebenta nila ito mula mga P500 or P700 pataas, depende sa dekorasyon at depende sa dami ng bibilhing kiping..:)

Simple lang naman daw ang paggawa, at magandang negosyo din.. Kaso, gugugol daw talaga ito ng oras, dahil matrabaho talaga.. Kelangan talaga ng Man power!:) Pero masaya naman daw sila!:)

Pwede nga rin palang kainin daw yan, pwedeng ihawin, pwede ring iprito! gusto kong Subukan!


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I have always wanted to experience Pahiyas ever since I saw a feature on it on Discovery Channel (I was in high school then). I badly wanted to see those rainbow colored decorated houses in person and thank gawd after 10 years of planning (LOL), I finally witnessed this amazing and wonderful festival.

Fried Kiping!

my favorite tomato house <3 

vegetable chandeliers

fan-shaped pineapples!!!

free pansit lucban c/o Maggi

Kamay ni Hesus

the gown with a built-in walker lol

Pretty girl and gown :)

This won first place :)

Matt Evans and Sarah(?) gracing the event!

Pahiyas Festival: It’s like Christmas, only better! =)

Pahiyas Kiping Lantern

Pahiyas Festival in celebration of the Feast of San Isidro Labrador, the Patron Saint of Farming in Lucban Quezon, Philippines, celebrated every 15th of May. People decorate their homes with agricultural motifs such as this kiping (paper-thin rice wafer) lantern. Those are not real roses but kiping of various colors fashioned into flowers.


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

The festival’s name comes from the Filipino terms hiyas (jewel) and pahiyas (precious offering). 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. Since then, the Pahiyas Festival has been a source of excitement for the locals and visitors of Quezon Province.

For the Lord of harvest on Flickr.

Pahiyas Festival
Lucban, Quezon
May 15, 2011

A colorful Pahiyas window - adorned with “kiping”, farm produce like rice, fruits, vegetables and even poultry like ducks and chicken. Each window during the “fiesta“ was decorated as thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. The colorful chandelier like décor is the local “Kiping” made of rice flour, shaped using “kabal” leaves and colored in vibrant hues. Learned that a regular “kiping” costs around six pesos apiece and each round on the chandelier would consists of at least 100 “kiping” thus a regular small chandelier or “anok” for the locals would costs a little over two thousand pesos. Indeed an expensive offering of thanks.

“Pahiyas” which literally means “to decorate” happens annually in the town of Lucban, Quezon every May 15.