Lucban, Quezon (History, People, Barangays, Festivals, Events, Quick Facts, Location)


History
Legend has it that the town derived its name from Lucban or Pomelo fruit tree. Three hunters from Majayjay, Laguna named Marcos Tigla, Luis Gumba and Lucas Manawa lost their way at the foot of Mount Banahaw following the trail of some wild animals. Resting under a tree, they saw a black crow or “uwak” up on a tree, and believing this to be a bad omen, they moved to another location and rested once more. While resting under a large shady pomelo or lucban tree, the trio were attracted to a couple of kingfishers (salaksak) singing. Fascinated by the beautiful color and lovely rhythmic chirps of the birds, the superstitious hunters took the incident as a sign of good fortune and decided to settle in the place and named it “Lucban.” The people of Lucban accepted the story as true. Today Lucban is a thriving community surrounded by its pristine environment and retaining its historic beauty.

Quick Facts
The Municipality of Lucban (Filipino: Bayan ng Lucban) is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Quezon, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 45,616 people[1].
This municipality rests at the foot of the prestigious Mt. Banahaw
Lucban is famous around the world for the annual Pahiyas Festival which is held every May 15 in honor of the patron saint of harvest, Isidore the Laborer the Farmer.

Lucban is politically subdivided into 32 barangays.
Abang
Aliliw
Atulinao
Ayuti
Barangay 2 (Pob.)
Barangay 3 (Pob.)
Barangay 4 (Pob.)
Barangay 5 (Pob.)
Barangay 6 (Pob.)
Barangay 7 (Pob.)
Barangay 8 (Pob.)
Barangay 9 (Pob.)
Barangay 10 (Pob.)
Igang
Kabatete
Kakawit
Kalangay
Kalyaat
Kilib
Kulapi
Mahabang Parang
Malupak
Manasa
May-It
May-ot
Nagsinamo
Nalunao
Palola
Piis
Barangay 1 (Pob.)
Samil
Tiawe
Tinamnan

The famous food sold here are Lucban Longanisa and pansit habhab.
Lucban celebrates the Pahiyas Festival every May 15 in honor of the patron saint of farmers, St. Isidore. This festival showcases a street of houses which are adorned with fruits, vegetables, agricultural products, handicrafts and kiping, a rice-made decoration, which afterwards can be eaten grilled or friend. The houses are judged and the best one is proclaimed the winner. Every year, tourists roam the municipality to witness the decoration of houses.

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Comments

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