Paete, Laguna has been widely known for its wood carvings. Recently, the famous moving statues of saints were featured in television. In my recently concluded visit at the Paete Church, it was unfortunate that I did not get the chance to see those that were shown on television. However, I was still privileged in getting to see the townsfolk preparing the carts where the icons will be put.
Aside from these old icons that can be seen during the procession held during Holy Week, there are other events that you would not want to miss.
Salibada is a religious festival honoring Sto. Niño and is held during the month of January. This is something like a mardi gras but the participants pour water among each other.
Paete Town Fiesta. The town fiesta of Paete is celebrated in the honor of the town’s patron, Saint James. It is celebrated every 25th of July.
Aside from the festivities held in Paete and the famous artworks displaying the excellent craftsmanship of the Paete townsfolk, you should not dare miss the lanzones fruits there. If you are wondering where the heck those sweet lanzones fruits come from, they actually come from Paete and they are also known for that.
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