The Season of Festivals is celebrated on the merry month of May. One extravagant festivals that everyone is excited to see is the Pahiyas Festival in Quezon, Province, which is celebrated on the 15th of May. Quezon, formerly known as Tayabas, is the second largest province in the Southern Tagalog region. The Pahiyas festival is celebrated in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. The festival is simultaneously celebrated in the towns of Tayabas and Sariaya. Nevertheless, people go to the nearest town, Lucban Quezon, because of its extravagant preparations which by tradition started during the 16th century as a way of thanksgiving for the people’s bountiful harvest. -artesdelasfilipinas-
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We have lunch at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan before heading to the festivities proper. Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is a native restaurant that serves mostly seafood.
One of their specialties is Sinugno (Grilled Tilapia cooked in coconut milk, grilled liempo, seafood kare-kare. They also have Lucban longganisa, and pancit habhab.
Kamayan Sa Palaisdaan: http://www.kamayansapalaisdaan.com.ph/
We also passed by in one of the tourist spots in Quezon, the Kamay ni Hesus, devotees eagerly climb the 300 plus steps passing by the Station of the Cross, Adam & Eve, and a replica of Noah’s Ark.
Kamay NI Hesus in Lucban, Quezon Philippines
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