Higantes Festival 2018

by - November 20, 2018


The Municipality of Angono popularized the “Higantes Festival” as part of its “One Town, One Product” campaign of the Department of Trade and Industry. It eventually got listed in the recognized festivals of the Department of Tourism. The celebration includes a parade of several Higantes to honor San Clemente, the Patron Saint of Fishermen. The Higantes are made of paper-mache that measures four to five feet in diameter and ten to twelve feet in height. Traditionally, it began in the last century when Angono was a Spanish Hacienda. 

Higantes Festival of Angono is one of the much awaited festivals in our country. It is now promoted as tourism-generating event in the country. This attracts numerous tourists from all over the world and it was a privileged for me to witness the festival parade last November 18, 2018! It was part of our activities in promoting Luzon's Culture and Heritages which I will be elaborating on my future articles. For now, let me share you these photos I took during the Higantes Festival Parade. Enjoy! 




































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11 comments

  1. I remember when back in my elementary days, we also have these giants walking in town during the barangay fiesta. Now, I only see them on TV. I'm glad to know there is still a place to see them.

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  2. I love attending festivals! It's great that the Philippines preserve the culture by making efforts like this. I'll definitely attend Higantes Festival next year. I love you pics!!

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  3. Ako yung dating taga Angono and we srill have our family house there but nevrr ko pa nawitness tong Higantes. Boo me!!!

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  4. I've always wanted to attend cultural festivals in Philippines. I remembered na yung nagsaway kame nung elementary Higantes festival yung sinayaw namen :)

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  6. One of the reasons why I want to visit Angono is the Petroglyphs and Higantes Festival. I hope to see the festival myself someday

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  7. I love the photos. As a travel blogger, it's also my dream to cover one of the festivals in the city or province. It looks fun and it is what makes their culture unique. Did you also have a foodtrip in Angono? Would love to hear your experience too. More power! ;)

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  8. I'd been reading about the Higantes Festival. Good to know they're giving it more attention today! I hope we can attend in the future. P.S. Weird to see Naruto and other characters there! I hope they re-consider that to keep its authentic, traditional feel.

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  9. I have never been to any festivals in the Philippines mainly because im really afraid of masks 🎭 😂 this is weird i know but these giants are so cute! I hope i can come someday

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  10. Haven't been to any festivals, parang wala kaming ganyan dito sa Bulacan.. Hehe.. Taong bahay kasi ako. I haven't even heard of the higantes but I wish I could attend one of the festivals here in the Philippines

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  11. I've always wanted to witness this!

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