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July 2, 2013
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The kiping (colorful leaf-like wafers made of rice paste) is what makes the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon lively. All the houses in the area are decorated with these colorful “leaves”, fruits, vegetables, straw hats and fans in different sizes and shapes. It’s the locals’ way of saying thanks for their bountiful harvest.

The colorful kipings are edible. After the festival, these are either grilled or fried to make chips.

Kiping house

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12 responses to “The Kiping House”

  1. Sophie A. says:

    I like this original capture.
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  2. What fun! It’s wonderful to see appreciation displayed!
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  3. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful and colorful.
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  4. Ned PA USA says:

    Buri leaves in the work…hello
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  5. Lovely photo. Great colour and detail.
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  6. Cathryn says:

    This is gorgeous! I love all the colors!
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  7. stevebethere says:

    I agree beautifully colourful 😉
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  8. Everything I’m looking at is edible? Incredible!

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  9. Jane says:

    Wow! Pretty and edible too! No waste~
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  10. Pearl says:

    are you saying that after the festival people eat their hats?

  11. Wow,love this. They all look wonderful.
    Thanks for dropping by 🙂
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  12. What a gorgeous display of colour and pattern – even better that it is part of a celebration! Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)
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