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Pahiyas Festival, Lucban, Quezon

Pahiyas Festival is one of the most interesting and colorful fiestas in the Philippines. Held every May 15th in Lucban, Quezon Province, Pahiyas Festival is a special time when the locals give thanks to their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador, patron saint of farmers.

Pahiyas Festival, Lucban, Quezon

During Pahiyas Festival Lucban folks adorn their houses with colorful ornaments, all made of farm produce: fruits and vegetables, rice grains, eggs, coconuts and kiping, a wafer made of rice, said to be influenced and was a rice version of the Mexican taco shell. Continue reading Pahiyas Festival, Lucban, Quezon

Holy Week Crucifixions in Pampanga, Philippines

Catholics around the Philippines re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during Holy Week, but San Fernando, Pampanga takes it to extreme. Good Friday in Santa Lucia and San Pedro Cutud draws thousands of people every year mainly for one reason: men and women are nailed to the cross for real.

Crucifixion Site Santa Lucia Pampanga
Santa Lucia Crucifixion Site, San Fernando Pampanga

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2009 Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet

The 2009 Strawberry Festival in La Trinidad, Benguet will start on March 8 to 23. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Gains and Looking Beyond.”

Benguet Strawberry Farm
At the Strawberry Farm in La Trinidad Benguet, people are allowed to walk through the farm for a more personal experience.

During the festival locals and visitors alike can enjoy various activities, including Agro Trade fair, the search for Ms. Strawberry Festival 2009 and Mr. La Trinidad, jobs fair, strawberry contests, Strawberry Farm tour and berry picking, Dumba ni Kabajo, Benguet Grand Battle of the Country Western bands, and many more.

A civic and float parade in the morning of March 18 will be followed by the Strawberry Festival main program, which will be held at the municipal gym. The day’s program will also feature the 2009 Strawberry Cake Slices, a cultural presentation, and an “Uwik.” A fireworks display will light the night to cap the entire day’s activities.

Trivia: La Trinidad Benguet is the Guinness World Record Holder of the “Largest Strawberry Cake,” a recognition awarded during the Strawberry Festival in March 2004.

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