The Church of Saint Louise in Lucban

Church Saint Louise Toulouse Lucban Quezon Location History Construction Architecture Layout Parish Schedule Mass Wedding Priest Statue Tour Visit Structure Building Convent Worship Congregation Toulouse is located in Lucban in Quezon Province. This particular church has had a history of destruction and reconstruction; The first edifice was built in 1593 but was destroyed in 1629. The second church was built between 1630 and 1640, but was burned down by a fire in 1733. The present church was completed in 1738 and its interiors in 1743. It, too, was damaged during World War II and the Philippine Historical Conservation Society completed its renovation in 1966. The church is surrounded by gardens and grottos, and are surrounded by old stone walls regarded locally as the “quince-quince”. Continue reading

Pahiyas Festival in Lucban

Pahiyas Festival LucbanThe Pahiyas Festival is celebrated every year on May 15 in Lucban, Quezon Province. San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers, is the heart of the celebration of one of the grandest and colorful in the country. The thanksgiving festival is a feast held in Lucban wherein houses in the streets are dressed up with the wafers made up of rice cooked and soaked in different colors as symbols of abundance and good harvest due to the divine intervention of their patron saint. It is one of the most colorful fiesta celebrations in the country.

Every year, thousands of tourist and holiday Continue reading