Pahiyas

28 Apr

Three years ago, my bosses/officemates and I went on a road trip to Lucban, Quezon to join the very colorful Pahiyas Festival.

I’d never been to any of the big provincial festivals prior to going to Pahiyas ’07, so when we reached Lucban after about three hours of driving from Manila, I was overwhelmed with the colorful kipings adorning almost all of the community’s homes.

Me, about 50 lbs. ago.

Allen and the giants (with the creepy life-size kid poster).

And of course, there’s the glorious, glorious food. Such as the famous Longganisang Lucban.

And the famous Pancit Habhab, best eaten straight from the banana leaf.

It was one of the funnest events I’ve been to, and one of the most crowded, sobra.   So go to the Pahiyas 2010 this coming May 15.  If you don’t know how to go, IslandPhilippines.net is inviting everyone for “a day of culinary exploration as we take you to charming old houses and dining spots that serves delectable local cuisine.”

Early bird rate (full payment made on or before April 30th)

P2,980 per person
P1,500 for 12 years old and below

Regular Price (for payment made on May 1st onwards)

P3,500 per person
P1,800 for 12 years old and below

Inclusions:

  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Meals in Quezon town (breakfast, lunch and merienda)
  • English speaking tour guide

Tour Date: May 15 (Saturday)
Meeting Place: Starbucks 6750 Ayala Avenue Makati City
Departure Time: 5:00 am
Expected Time of Return in Manila: 8:00 pm

For bookings, please email travel@islandsphilippines.net or call 638-8374 / 09179335609.

So go na! Bring your family, friends, everyone. Wear comfy clothes and shoes.  Better yet, bring an extra shirt. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your camera and sunblock.

2 Responses to “Pahiyas”

  1. gelat June 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    it seems like fun😉

  2. Quezon Business Directory and Travel Guide January 15, 2011 at 9:18 am #

    thanks for featuring Pahiyas Festival. It’s one of the major tourist attraction in quezon province. May 15 is just 3 months away see you there!

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