Bulan Celebrates Padaraw Festival

Padaraw Festival 2015 in Bulan, Sorsogon beckoned spectators.  (Photo by EG Hilotin) Last May 30th, the streets of Bulan in the province of Sorsogon were filled again with music and revelry as the unassuming municipality celebrated its town fiesta in honor of the town’s patron saint – Our Lady of Immaculate Conception.

Lucban at Nightfall : Life Before Pahiyas

Harvest festivals are  celebrated by different cultures all over the world primarily to give thanks to their gods for a fruitful harvest.  The Philippines being an agricultural country has its own share of  a colorful and grand harvest  feast , perhaps the most famous dates back to the 16th century and held annually  in Lucban, Quezon, known as Pahiyas Festival. It …