Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Gifts-of-Food-at-Pahiyas-Festival-in-the-Philippines-27MZIF3C44VV.htmlConceptually similarGifts of Food at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5JCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5HCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5RCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5VCompleted★★★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD5ZCompleted★★★★Decorated Houses at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesGP0STOD62Completed★★★★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★★★★View AllGP0STOD5KGifts of Food at Pahiyas Festival in the PhilippinesSuman or Sticky rice cooked in coconut milk and wrapped in palm fronds to be given away. Suman and other farm produce are thrown out of the windows to the eager crowd below, during the procession of San Isidro. It is widely believed that San Isidro will bless the town with abundance next season if the harvest is shared with everyone. The festival is held in Lucban in Quezon Province.Locations:Luzon-Philippines-Quezon-Southeast AsiaDate:15 May, 2014Credit:© Jed Delano / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3203px X 2131pxKeywords:Art installations-Asian ethnicities-Celebrations-Day-Festivals-Food-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Medium group of people-Organic farming-Outdoors-Rice-SAGE (campaign title)-WomenShoot: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.