That's why when I learned that Angono, Rizal was celebrating their very own Higantes Festival on the 18th of November, I told myself that I must not let the celebration pass without me seeing those "Higantes" (giants) being paraded on streets. Coincidentally I have a climb on a mountain not too far from Angono on that same date.
Sunday - November 18, 2012
I invited several friends and readers to join me in this trip (akala ko lalangawin yung invitational trip ko, buti na lang may joiners pa rin). I have heard that the grand parade of the Higantes will commence at 07:30 AM, hence we went to Angono as early as 06:00 AM. sobrang aga lang namin, wala pa yung mga higante sa assembly area. Since we arrived too early, we had our breakfast first in an eatery nearby.
|if you're wondering what's underneath the clothes of the higantes, here it is.|
|here's an old photo showing the Higantes Festival in the early days.|
photo taken from the Angono Tourism FB page.
|the parade was about to start|
|group shot with the giants|
|the spectators seemed to be enjoying the parade|
|brass instrument coming|
|Giant Gangnam Style!|
How to Get There
There are jeeps located at EDSA-Shaw Crossing and Cubao (near Ali Mall) that go to Angono, Rizal. Fare is just P35, and travel time is about 45 minutes.