Pahiyas Festival 2013: A Thanksgiving for a Bountiful Harvest

Pahiyas Festival

All roads lead to Lucban Quezon this May for the staging of Pahiyas Festival 2013, an annual celebration of thanksgiving for farmer’s bountiful harvest in honor of their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. Various activities are lined up starting May 1st, with the main event on May 15th.

Considered as one of the most awaited festival in the country, Pahiyas Festival 2013 will once again paint the town of Lucban with variety as colors as the residents adorn their houses with traditional display of fruits, vegetables and other handicrafts and agricultural products.

Pahiyas Festival
A house dressed in colorful decorations for Lucban’s Pahiyas Festival (Photo by Lloyd G. on Flickr)

Here is the updated Pahiyas Festival 2013 schedule of activities:

May 1, 2013
1:00 P.M. Pagdisenyo ng Arangyang Kiping Rizal Park
3:00 P.M. Opening of Tiyange sa Lucban Rizal Park, Quezon Ave.
cor. Rizal Avenue,
May 8, 2013
9:00 A.M. Inauguration Of Municipal
Slaughter House and Hatchery
Barangay Kalyaat
2:00 P.M. Lucban Langgonisa Festival 2013 Rizal Park
May 9, 2013
7:30 P.M. Championship-9th Mayors’Cup
Basketball Tournament, Junior Division
Roman Catholic Church
Basketball Court
May 10, 2013
7:30 P.M. Championship-9th Mayors’Cup
Basketball Tournament, Senior Division
Roman Catholic Church
Basketball Court
May 11, 2013
9:00 A.M. Juego De Anillo Quezon Avenue.
In front of Municipal
May 12, 2013
5:00 A.M. Takbo sa Pahiyas
3K 10K 21K
Lucban Diversion Road
Saka Road
10:00 A.M. Lalahan ng Buntal Festival Rizal Park
May 14, 2013
2:00 A.M. Parade
Higantes ng Lucban
Sponsors Motorcade
Along Pahiyas Route
May 15, 2013
6:00 A.M. Holy Mass
Pag-aalay ng Pasasalamat Kay San
Isidro Labrador
Roman Catholic Church
7:00 A.M. Procession Along Pahiyas Route
9:00 A.M. Selection of Best Pahiyas Along Pahiyas Route
2:00 P.M. Grand Parade

PNP Escort
Marching Band
Mayor & Sangguniang Bayan
Liga ng mga Barangay
Pambayang Pederasyon ng
Sangguniang Kabataan
Senior Citizens
Marching Band
Pancit Habhab Feista-val
Bikas Gayak
Sponsors Motorcade
Marching Band
Higantes ng Lucban

Along Pahiyas Route
6:00 P.M. Selection of the Best Pahiyas Kutitap Along Pahiyas Route
7:00 P.M. Smart Grand Night Rizal Park
May 16, 2013 (Thursday) 2:00 P.M. Awarding Of Pahiyas Contests
Rizal Park


How to go to Lucban:

Coming from Manila, catch a Lucena bound bus in EDSA-Kamuning, Araneta Center, Buendia-Taft and EDSA Pasay. Commercial buses regularly ply the Manila-Lucena route for a three-hour travel time. These buses will stop at Lucena Grand Central Terminal. From there, take a Lucban bound jeep or mini bus, a 45-minute ride.


  1. Marion Antipado

    Hello! HELP pleeeaasse!……….. I need a place to stay overnyt for the Pahiyas Festival. I will be arriving in the afternoon of May 14. I will be travelling alone. fan room is okay as long as there is a clean bathroom…Kindly email me @ [email protected]

    Thank you so much!

  2. Angel Eleazer Bravo

    hi! can you help me? all inns are fully booked… do you have suggestions kung saan pa pwede magstay? kahit hindi maganda yung tutulugan okay lang… please reply to my email.. [email protected] would greatly be appreciated! thanks!

  3. Idol Fafi Angel! haha, you going? That’s my destination this May 😀 -fan. haha

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