PHOTOGRAPHS

Higantes

Higantes Festival is a parade of giant effigies made of paper-mache.

Although parade of effigies are observed in other provinces, the festival held in town of Angono, Rizal is most prominent.

The Higantes measures four to five feet in diameter and ten to twelve feet in height. Its body is made of bamboo and colorful cloth while its face is made of paper mache.

The practice of making effigies using paper-mache was brought by Spanish priests to the Philippines.

VENUE AND DATE
- various places
- usually coincides with town fiesta. In Angono, this is November 23.

LINKS
- Angono Higantes- Wikipedia Entry
- Philippine Festivals - List


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