The Pahiyas

Sen. Francis Pangilinan to Grace the Opening of the Tiyangge sa Lucban

Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan will be the Guest of Honor in today’s opening of the Tiyangge sa Lucban, signalling the start of the weeklong celebration of the Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival. Hopefully the weather becomes better when the opening ceremonies start at 4:00 pm this afternoon.  As of this writing, the weather looks promising, …

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Preparations for the Pahiyas now in Full Swing

Continuous rains did not hamper workers in constructing bamboo arches in preparation for the coming Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival. These bamboo arches, to be placed strategically in all entry points going to Lucban will welcome the flock of tourists arriving for the festival. Smaller arches will also be erected in entrances to the trade …

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Colors of Kiping

Pahiyas wouldn’t be complete without the kiping, the most important element of the festival. It is from these leaf-like wafers, which are adorned and arranged to form all sorts of shapes like arangya (chandeliers), orchids and flowers, that makes the Pahiyas one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. Kiping is made from ground …

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History of the Pahiyas, the Untold Story

An old history book of Lucban, entitled “Kasaysayan at Tala ng Bayan ng Lucban, Quezon (Pantaleon Nantes, 1952) mentioned three major feasts celebrated in Lucban not only by Catholics but even by the Aglipayan, Protestants, Adventist and other religious sect. Prayers were offered, masses and processions were held, parade around town with marching bands, games, …

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No to Commercialization of Pahiyas

NO TO COMMERCIALIZATION – says the Pahiyas Execom.. YES TO MAKING PAHIYAS A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS – AS the Pahiyas Execom DOES..   That is what the Pahiyas Executive Committee (ExeCom), who supervises the Pahiyas Festival is conveying since time immemorial due to the massive and uncontrollable proliferation of sponsors, their marketing activities coupled with marketing …

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