SAN ISIDRO PAHIYAS FESTIVAL

The Lucban San Isidro Festival awakens the cheerful spirit on the street of Lucban, Quezon every 15th day of May. The festivities have now become a tradition in the cultural life of Lucbanins, dating back to its humble beginnings in 1500. The feast is being performed to express gratitude to San Isidro Labrador, the acknowledged Patron Saint of Farmers, for the abundant harvest this year.

To make the San Isidro Pahiyas Festival more meaningful, the locals decided that instead of simply presenting the agricultural harvest in front of the door steps of every house along the procession path, the entire front of the house would be decorated for a far bigger impression on the viewing public.

This technique created more tourists ever before. This encouraged even more creativity among the locals as they competed to decorate the fronts of their houses. Some people decorate their homes with commercial items including hats, purses, mats, bolos, longganisa, and other home industry products together with the well-known kiping.