St. Isidore in the Philippines


Throughout the Philippine archipelago, several feast are celebrated and offered to St. Isidore. Among them are:

  • The Sabugan ng Biyaya Festival (also known as simply Sabugan Festival) of the town of Agdangan, a small town in Quezon, is a thanksgiving event for the blessings that the town received, and to honor St. Isidore The Laborer.
  • The Nabas Bariw Festival is celebrated to commemorate the feast day of St. Isidore the Farmer, the patron saint of Nabas, a municipality of Aklan province in the Visayas. It is celebrated annually from 12 – 15 May. This celebration showcases the town’s hat, mat and other bariw products as well as the town’s unique tourism sites and natural attractions.
  • Also, May 15 celebrates the fiesta of San Isidro de Labrador in Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Talavera is a first class municipality in the province of Nueva Ecija, one of the top producers of agricultural goods in the country. Its principal crops are rice, corn, and onions. The province is often referred to as the “Rice Granary of the Philippines”. The feast begins a few days before the feast day and is celebrated with a week of festivities, including daily novenas, Masses, processions, entertainment events and a fair (or perya). The fiesta is held on the actual day.
  • The colorful Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival is also held in honor of Saints Isidore and Maria dela Cabeza every May 15 in Lucban, Quezon. It is in thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.
  • Carabaos kneel before the church of San Isidro Labrador during the Town Fiesta of Pulilan, Bulacan.
  • San Isidro Labrador is also the parish saint of the town of Mogpog, Marinduque. During his feast day, the town people celebrates the Kangga Festival, which highlights Filipinofarmers‘ customs and traditions, as well as a thanksgivingritual for a bountiful harvest and the prosperity the town has achieved throughout the years.



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