LUCBAN PAHIYAS FESTIVAL 2016 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Suggested Itinerary

LUCBAN PAHIYAS FESTIVAL 2016 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Suggested Itinerary

Are you ready for Luban Quezon's Pahiyas Festival 2016?

It's fiesta season again! And when the month of May comes in, fiestas abound all over the Philippines. One of the most-awaited festivals held during this month is the annual Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon. It is one of the grandest thanksgiving festival in the Philippines in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the "Patron Saint of Farmers." Pahiyas Festival 2016 happening in May 15, 2016, is considered as the most colorful and most festive festivals in the Philippines which showcases lovely and meticulously adorned houses with colorful kiping or rice wafers, native materials, handicrafts and fresh produce that will surely be a delight to tourists and visitors attending the festivals.

Lucban Pahiyas Festival 2015 Photos
Pahiyas Festival 2016

It is a celebration of a bountiful harvest and thanksgiving you shouldn't miss! Held every May 15th, Lucban's Pahiyas Festival 2016 will once again showcase the town's bountiful harvest, and the locals' creativity and ingenuity by decorating their houses with colorful rice wafers (kiping), fruits, vegetables, handicrafts and other farm produce. Aside from that, there are also bazaars and food kiosks along the Pahiyas route and near the town church that will make your Pahiyas Festival 2016 experience more memorable.

Lucban Pahiyas Festival 2015 Photos
Pahiyas Festival 2016

Certainly, Pahiyas Festival 2016 is one of the must-see Filipino celebrations of colors, thanksgiving and abundance you shouldn't miss!

How To Get To Lucban, Quezon From Manila?

Via public or private transportation, you may take the Manila-Calamba-Lucban Route or the Manila-Lucena-Lucban route or the Manila-Sta. Cruz- Lucban route.

Public Transportation:

Via Manila-Calamba-Lucban Route
From Manila, take a bus bound for Sta. Cruz and alight at SM Calamba. Enter SM Calamba and look for the passenger van terminal where you can find the vans bound for Lucban.

Via Manila-Lucena-Lucban Route
From Manila, take a bus bound for Lucena City (Quezon). Several buses have daily trips to Lucena City, their passenger terminals can be found along EDSA-Kamuning in Quezon City, Buendia-Taft, Pasay-EDSA and Araneta Center in Cubao. Upon reaching Lucena Grand Central Terminal, take a Lucban bound jeepney or mini bus. It's just around 45 minute ride from the grand terminal depending on traffic condition. It is advisable to travel early in the morning to avoid heavy traffic congestion leading to the town of Lucban.

Via Manila-Sta. Cruz-Lucban Route
Take a bus going to Sta Cruz, Laguna, fare is around 120 pesos and travel time is 2 hours. There are bus companies located in Cubao or Buendia-Taft Ave. that ply daily the Manila-Sta. Cruz route. Get-off at Sta. Cruz and take a jeepney bound for Lucban.

Private Transportation

Via South Luzon Expressway
Take the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and exit at Calamba exit. Pass through the towns of Calamba, Los Baños, Bay, Victoria, Pila, Sta Cruz, Pagsanjan, Cavinti, Luisiana and then to the town of Lucban. It is the first town in Quezon if you take this route.

Pahiyas Festival 2015 Lucban Quezon
Pahiyas Festival 2016

PAHIYAS FESTIVAL 2016 Schedule of Activities

May 15, 2016 (Sunday)

  • Morning Mass at San Isidro Labrador Church
  • San Isidro Labrador Procession
  • Timpalak Pahiyas
  • Grand Parade featuring a parade of Carabaos, floats, marching bands and street dancers
  • Timpalak Pahiyas Kutitap - Fireworks Display and Band Performances

May 16, 2016 (Monday)

  • Karera ng Kabayo - 9:00 AM at at Brgy. Palola

May 17, 2016 (Tuesday)

  • Timpalak Garbo Pa Rin 3 Contest

May 19, 2016 (Thursday)

  • Awarding of Best Pahiyas Festival 2016 House Design and Decors - 3:00 PM at Rizal Park

Are you ready for this year's grandest and most festive celebration of Pahiyas Festival 2016? This post shall be updated once a more detailed schedule of activities and events becomes available. Save the dates of the Pahiyas Festival 2016 and be sure to plan your trip ahead of time!

Pahiyas Festival 2014 Lucban Quezon
Pahiyas Festival 2016

Where To Stay?

Due to the festive season, it is expected that hotels in Lucban would be fully booked during the festival weekend. I suggest that you book your hotel in advance.

There are quite a few hotels in Lucban. If you can't find any available room, you may also check for hotels and resorts in other towns such as Tayabas and Lucena or in Majayjay, Laguna. In Tayabas, Quezon, I highly recommend Graceland Estate and Country Club (Check Rates). To know more about our experience, you may read my full review here.

Pahiyas Festival 2015 Lucban Quezon
Pahiyas Festival 2016

Suggested Pahiyas Festival 2016 Day Tour Itinerary

  • 03:00 AM - Depart from Manila to Lucban Quezon
  • 05:30 AM - Arrive in Lucban, Quezon
  • 06:00 AM - Attend the Mass at Lucban Church
  • 07:00 AM - Join the Procession in Lucban
  • 08:00 AM- 10:30 AM - Visit the houses along the Pahiyas route and take photos
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Buy some souvenirs and pasalubong
  • 11:30 AM - Have lunch and sample of Lucban's delicacies
  • 01:00 PM - Visit the houses along the Pahiyas route and take photos
  • 04:00 PM - ETD Quezon to Manila
  • 08:00 PM - ETA Manila

Lucban Pahiyas Festival 2015 Photos

Things To Do In Lucban, Quezon During Pahiyas 2016

Certainly, "Festivals are more fun in the Philippines!" If you love colorful festivals, Pahiyas Festival 2016 in Lucban, Quezon is a must-visit! Happy Pahiyas Festival 2016!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for your articles and pictures. They're informative!

Anonymous said...

Excited na ako! Pero uso pa din po kaya ang open house sa ganyang piyestahan, ung pwdng pumasok at makikain khit hnd naman kakilala...

jacky james Steward said...


jacky james Steward said...

WOW! Ganun ba sa quezon kapag pahiyas? pde makikain ..cguro pde..wag lang mag take out..

Thelma Urriza said...

hello po, ask ko lang po kung ilang days ang celebration ng Pahiyas since hindi po kami pwede ng May 15. Gusto lang kase naming makita yong makukulay na bahay

Anonymous said...

thank you! since first time namin pupunta atleast me idea na :)

Anonymous said...

Hi feel ko yes pa naman. I'll be going there tomorrow with a friend and yan yung gagawin namin hehe

Ley Arellano said...

Craving for lucban longanisa

christine trocio said...

i wanna go there too ;(

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