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Niyogyugan Festival 2016

This is really really late post… It is hard to update all my blogs because of the laptop I’m using. I need to get new one either laptop or desktop so hopefully by next year. Anyway, i took photos of the participating towns and cities of Quezon Province last Niyogyugan Festival, August 2016. To know more about Niyogyugan festival, check my blog here.
 

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Niyogyugan Festival 2016 Events

Yearly Niyogyugan Festival is happening in Quezon Province. The festival aims to showcase Quezon products such as products made from coconut tree and other products from different municipalities and cities of Quezon Province. Each town has one product to offer. Promotion of agri-tourism is also one of the priorities of the said festival.

In 2011, Quezon Province held the first AGRI-TOURISM Trade Fair that featured booths with agricultural products from different municipalities in Quezon. In the year 2012, the very first provincial festival was held, it is the celebration of the tree of life (which is coconut) and called Niyogyugan Festival. Since then, the festival becomes a yearly celebration happening month of August.

For this year the theme would be “Tara na sa Quezon: Niyogyugan Festival 2016.” Niyogyugan was derived from the words niyog (coconut) and yugyug (to move to a beat). So expect jolly, lively and colorful festival with the coconut as the main theme of the celebration.  It would be two long weeks celebration starting on August 15-27, 2016.

Here are some of the activities for this year Niyogyugan Festival 2016

Araw ng mga Makabagong Bayani – Blood Letting Activity, Opening of agri-tourism exposition (Perez Park, Lucena City)

Quezon Day Celebration – floral offering at Quezon Monument (Perez park), Quezon Medalya ng Karangalan Awards Day (Queen Margarette Hotel, Domoit, Lucena City)

Bb. Niyogyugan pre-pageant and talent competition (SM City, Lucena) Hands on twinning/weaving, coco sap sugar and virgin coconut oil processing.

Governor’s Day or State of the Province Address

Araw ng Pamilyang Magsasaka  ( Quezon Convention Convention Center, Lucena)  

ABS-CBN- Umagang kay Ganda- UKG coverage

Teacher’s convention (Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City)

Grand Parade and Float Competition

Street Dancing and Showdown Competition (Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City).

Celebrities like Inigo Pascual, Daniel Matsunaga, Arci Munoz, Bamboo, Hashtags and more would be here also to celebrate this year Niyogyugan Festival.  

The awarding ceremonies for different competitions including the selection of best booth (nipa hut with exhibits)  shall be held at  the Quezon Convention Center, Lucena City on August 28. The winners in best booth competition will receive awards or check intended for   infrastructure/ community projects from the provincial government of Quezon. 

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/

Lucban, Quezon Pahiyas Festival

Today Lucban, Quezon is celebrating the annual Pahiyas Festival. This is a celebration in honor of St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers. The festival showcases houses decorated with colorful “kiping” and farm produce such as fruits, plants, rice and vegetables. This is their way of thanksgiving for the bountiful harvests.

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Photo not mine

 This festival is listed by the Department of Tourism as one of the most colorful tourist attractions in the Philippines.

Lucban, Quezon blessed with falls and different resorts

There are different resorts in Lucban, Quezon that you can visit and enjoy. Mainly, because it is located near in Mount Banahaw so they are blessed to have number of falls and blooming resorts business.

Going back to Lucena from our trip to Liliw, Laguna I’ve seen these people who are enjoying in the river. The place is located in Lucban, Quezon but sorry I can’t provide the actual place. I just took the photo while we are passing by the place. I learned that you need to pay for only 10 pesos to enjoy the place. The blue and pink small houses are actually the cottages. My brother said the water here is so cold and sometimes you can’t stay in the water for longer hours if you can’t beat the coldness of the water. I guess the water comes from Mount Banahaw.

I realized the true meaning of happiness upon looking to these people. To other people visiting other places and paying for expensive accommodation will find their true happiness. For me, I just appreciated the true happiness is not the cost of accommodation so whether expensive or not the important is how you enjoy the place and the experience.

Kamay ni Hesus, Lucban Quezon

Last Sunday we attended mass in Lucban, Quezon. Then after we visited Kamay ni Hesus (Hand of Jesus) Healing Center. It is a Spiritual Side Trip located in Lucban, Quezon Province. The Holy place is situated at the slopes of Mt. Banahaw. It was built around 2002 by the Kamay ni Hesus Ministry Foundation, Inc. Established by well-known faith healer Rev. Fr. Joseph “Joey” Faller and Javierto-Brizuela family.

It has a total of 292 steps before you finally reach the top where huge statue of Jesus Christ positioned. As you go up, you go through different statues of the 14 Stations of the Cross.  (Click Images for Larger View).

Me and Kyla in Kamay ni Hesus

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