Ethnic Groups of the Philippines

Higantes Festival

Angono, Rizal
November 23

The fiesta is celebrated in honor of San Clemente (Pope St. Clement I), the patron saint of fishermen and of Angono. Male devotees carry his statue during a procession. The main event is the magnificent higantes parade of 10- to 12-foot tall paper-mâché puppets. Higantes means “giants.”