Philippines to hold largest festival

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The Philippines Department of Tourism said that the Higantes Festival, one of the largest in the Philippines, will be held in Angono City, Rizal for two days beginning Nov. 22.

This year's festival feature events such as singing competitions, art exhibitions, and water wars amongst participants in traditional costumes.

At the same time, banderitas, meaning "small flags" in Spanish, will be set up around the festival grounds. These small flags add to the exotic flavor of the festival, and underscore Angono as an eco-friendly city as the flags are made with recyclable material.

The most unique part of the Higantes Festival, which is held every November, are the paper giants (higantes) that can stand as tall as 4.5 meters. The giants depict specific people, personalities and individualities.