Celebrated every May 15 at the town of Lucban, Quezon and in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the pahiyas festival is a colorful occasion for a bounty harvest.
The houses are decorated with produce, from ginger to whole banana trees and thin rice wafers called kiping dyed in multiple colors that can be eaten after the celebration.
Tourists both local and foreign flock to town not only to see the decorated houses and join the festivities, but also to taste two of Lucban’s famous food: pancit habhab and longanisa.
The fiesta centers at the church and the patron saint St. Isidro is paraded around the town, taking different routes each year so that every house can be blessed.
A contest is also held with a large pot of money going to the best decorated house in town.
VRs taken on May 15, 2012. The author can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org