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.
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!
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.
my favorite tomato house <3
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! =)
UP ROAD TRIP at Pahiyas Festival 2015 (Lucban, Quezon)
PAHIYAS FESTIVAL - UP Road Trip goes to Lucban, Quezon for this year’s Pahiyas Festival. The festive celebration was said to be a form of thanksgiving for the good harvest to San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers.
From what we have witnessed, households showed their unique creativity as they decorated their homes with “Payas” (from agricultural harvest) in line with the annual activity.
Aside from the festival proper, tourists and roadpersons also have the chance to taste one of Lucban’s specialty: “Kiping”. Kiping is a leaf-shaped wafer treat that comes in different colors. While tourists and roadpersons try and eat “Kiping”, it has been part of the Lucban culture to use it as a decoration to their homes every Pahiyas.
Pahiyas Festival is such an amazing culture of the Filipinos. We hope to see this lively neighborhood again soon.
[Photos were from RAD and Geoffrey S. Delos Reyes, both roadpersons from the UP ROAD TRIP.]