Posted on December 11th, 2015 No comments
Pahiyas Festival, the Philippines most colorful harvest festival will be happening on May 15, 2016, on a Sunday.
A Sunday? Yes, a weekend where everybody is off from work and school! Pahiyas on a Sunday happens only every 5 or 6 years so grab the chance now to witness row and row of houses adorned with colorful kiping, fruits and vegetables. Shop till you drop for souvenirs like native hats and bags at the Tiyangge. And never miss to savor the native delicacies Lucban is known for such as lucban longganisa and pansit habhab.
For a hassle-free tour of the Pahiyas, join our Pahiyas Day Tour 2016. Now on our 8th year, you can book until Dec 31, 2015 for only Php 999 instead of Php 1,499 (a Php500 discount!). Visit http://tours.pahiyasfestival.com for itineraries, photos and other details.
Posted on February 18th, 2015 No comments
The Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church is a vast complex of lifesize statues of saints depicting different biblical scenes. There is the Garden of Eden featuring Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark and the animal statues, Luklukan ni Maria with all the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary and the different saints scattered all over the sanctuary.
The main attraction at the Kamay ni Hesus is the Grotto of Healing and Purification where the Stations of the Cross are depicted in a hill. To reach the top, one has to climb more than 300 steps where a 50-ft statue of the Risen Jesus Christ, presumably the 3rd largest in the world stands tall with stretched arms as if welcoming the faithful. The view of the top is likewise exhilirating with the birds eyeview of the town of Lucban.
The visit to Kamay ni Hesus is not complete without saying a prayer at the church with an imposing altar and mural.
Why the sidetrip is not in Laguna or elsewhere?
Other Pahiyas tour package will take you the Underground Cemetery in Nagcarlan or the slipper makers in Liliw, both in Laguna. Though both towns are being passed on the way to Lucban, too much time may be wasted as travellers will be caught in traffic, missing some events in the morning.
The Underground cemetery or Liliw can be visited anytime of the year but the Pahiyas Festival is worth visiting as it happens only once a year. For some, one day alone is not enough to explore and wonder at the colors and beauty that only the Pahiyas can offer.
Posted on February 13th, 2015 No comments
The Pahiyas Festival is almost here, with less than 3 months to go. This year’s celebration will be more exciting and livelier as it falls on a Friday. So don’t miss the festivities. Join the Pahiyas Day Tour 2015 for a convenient way to experience the sights, food and shopping at the Pahiyas, one of the countries colorful festivals.
Join the fun and save more through our Early Bird Promo which will last until February 28, 2015 only. Pay only Php1275 instead of the regular Php1500, a savings of Php 225 for the regular seat. Aisle seats are also discounted at Php1105 (against regular rate of Php1300).
For more details and reservation, visit the Pahiyas Day Tour 2015 page.
Posted on February 25th, 2014 No comments
The Pahiyas Festival is almost here, with less than 3 months to go. This year’s celebration will be the first for the new mayor of Lucban which promised to be more exciting and livelier.
So don’t miss the festivities. Join the Pahiyas Day Tour 2014 for a convenient way to experience the sights, food and shopping at the Pahiyas, one of the countries colorful festivals.
Join the fun and save more through our Early Bird Promo which will last until February 28, 2014 only. Pay only Php1275 instead of the regular Php1500, a savings of Php 225 for the regular seat. Aisle seats are also discounted at Php1105 (against regular rate of Php1300).
For more details and reservation, visit the Pahiyas Day Tour 2014 page.
Posted on February 6th, 2014 No comments
The Lucban Pahiyas Community Rondalla, the award-winning ensemble composed of children from different schools from Lucban, Quezon have already brought honor to our town after winning the grand prize of the prestigious NAMCYA competitions for 2 consecutive years (2012 & 2014). Once again, they will showcase their musical talents during the 4th International Rondalla & Plucked Strings Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) from February 12-17, 2014.
The group, led by their trainor Mr. Isidro Obmasca was born after the Paaralang Bayan ng Lucban withdrew their support for the school’s rondalla. He, along with the young members who were all alumni of the various rondalla groups in Lucban organized the Lucban Pahiyas Community Rondalla just for fun and for their love of music without getting any monetary rewards in return. All along, without anyone noticing, they are already bringing pride and honor to Lucban.
With the festival barely a week from now, they are still looking for funds as the Lucban LGU reneged on their promised financial support. Thus they are appealing to kind-hearted kababayans of the needed financial help. These children bring honor to our hometown. They are not being paid for playing the banduria or guitar. They are doing it for fun and depend only on donations to showcase the now getting lost Filipino heritage. Let’s give them a chance. Not only you will help and make them smile but more importantly you can become a part of the honor they will bring to Lucban that you can be proud of.
For your donations or inquiry, please contact Mr. Isidro Obmasca (09206072224), Mr. Arnold Emocling (09165552032/09476367400) or by email at info[at]pahiyasfestival.com. You may also send your donations thru PayPal using your credit cards.
Maraming salamat po at mabuhay tayong lahat at ang Lucban Pahiyas Community Rondalla!
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