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Turumba Fiesta (or Pistang Turumba)is the longest fiesta/festival celebration in the Philippines, something not witnessed by Tutubi in its entirety even if he grew up in the adjacent town of Paete.
For those interested to get to Pakil to participate or witness the fiesta celebration, herewith is the 2009 schedule of Lupi.
Schedule of Lupi and Turumba Fiesta 2009
Unang Lupi Biyernes de Dolores April 3
Ika - 2 Lupi Pistang Martes April 14
Ika - 3 Lupi Pistang Biyatiko April 20, 21 & 22
Ika - 4 Lupi Pistang Biyernes May 1
Ika - 5 Lupi Pistang Linggo May 10
Extra Lupi Pistang Pakilena May 12
Ika - 6 Lupi Pistang Pag-akyat May 22
Ika - 7 Lupi Pistang Pagpanaog May 31
Ahunan sa Ping-as/Santacruzan/Misa May 30
Our Lady of Sorrows/Domingo de Dolores September 20
Others: Pakil Town Fiesta is celebrated on October 19 (that Tutubi used to go to every year with his father)
Ping-as is the hill of Sierra Madre mountain in Pakil with a cross on the hilltop, similar to Paete's 3 Crosses (Tatlong Krus). Pakil used to be a barrio of Paete, by the way, before the "hating Pakil" was put into law.
Note: during times of Turumba and Lupi in Pakil, the Paete-Pakil road (JP Rizal St. in Paete) is closed to vehicular traffic except motorcycles and tricycles). Use the national highway (Manila East Road) or pass by Paete
town center (Quesada st. from Plaza Edesan, Paete Church, town plaza, Paete Municipal Hall (munisipyo) and public market then right turn on Manila East road going to Pakil. You may encounter difficulty looking for parking space for your car in Pakil due to narrow streets and many people flocking to the place.
Pakil Turumba Festival 2009, Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora delos Dolores de Turumba, Our Lady of Sorrows of Turumba
i really love pakil,especially the turumba festival and the hospitable persons there. i love them especilly stayin on polintans residence, i really missed staying at pakil,laguna, i missed the enviroent climbing on mt. ping as , with my friends,,love it