Every year, the town of Angono comes alive in November and celebrates the Higantes Festival with vibrant colors, vivacious crowds and a sense of belonging for locals.
The giants, known as “higantes” represents a person’s character or a unique idea. According to the locals, this practice began when locals in Angono created a dummy to portray a mean landlord who was best recognized by imposing height and misbehavior. Following this trend, paper maches have been used ever since.
Aside from showing the artistic talent in the region, the festival also highlights the importance of recycling material and environment conservation. As a result of this creative recycling, Higantes Festival has propelled the town to one of the most delightful tourist destinations in Philippines.
Angono, considered by some as the capital of Arts in the Philippines, has attracted more and more art lovers from all over the region.