Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Decorated-Houses-at-Pahiyas-Festival-in-the-Philippines-27MZIF3C4EO0.htmlConceptually similarDecorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5PCompleted★★★★Religious Icons at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD63Completed★★★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5LCompleted★★★★Fruits and Vegetables at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5OCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5HCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5NCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5QCompleted★★★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5RCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5TCompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOD5MDecorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGintong butil (Golden seed) decorated at the house of exhibitor in celebration of the Pahiyas festival in honor of the Patron Saint Isidro Labrador. The festival is held in Lucban in Quezon Province.Locations:Luzon-Philippines-Quezon-Southeast AsiaDate:15 May, 2014Credit:© Jed Delano / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3900px X 2600pxKeywords:Art installations-Celebrations-Day-Festivals-Food-KWCI (GPI)-Organic farming-Outdoors-Rice-SAGE (campaign title)Shoot:Pahiyas Festival Documentation in the PhilippinesColorful celebration of the feast of San Isidro is Lucban’s Pahiyas Festival, a visual spectacle where houses come alive with decorations of colorful kiping (rice wafers) arranged in layered chandeliers called arangya. Some houses creatively shape kipings into flowers, butterflies and other unique patterns accented with rice panicles, rice seedlings, fruits and vegetables. Some even play out farm scenes complete with rice stalks shaped as farmers and carabaos, depicting farm activities such as ploughing, harvesting, threshing and hauling among others. As rice is an integral part of the Filipino culture, it is very important for the people to be aware of the external threats to their unique rice traditions. Recent news about the eventual release of the genetically engineered (GE) ‘Golden’ rice, supposedly rich in beta carotene should alarm Filipinos.