There’s no historical evidence indicating national hero Dr. Jose Rizal ever set foot in Bicol region, tasted the pineapples or attended a Mass there.
But on this propitious day of June 19, 2011—Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary, four vital events seemed to have conspired in Daet to make the national hero’s natal day four times the fun as it celebrated the 16th Pinyasan Festival, the town’s 430th founding day, and the quadrecentennial of the Roman Catholic Diocese.
Inspired by the world’s sweetest and smallest pineapple variety, formosa, Pinyasan highlights Daet’s natural charm and its role as trading post of the sought-after tropical fruit. The event’s highlight is the street dance and float parade which featured dancers dressed in colorful pineapple-themed costumes depicting the pineapple-growing agro-industry of Camarines Norte. – Source
The most anticipated fiesta of Daet, the Pinyasan Festival, held its 21st celebration last June 15-24, 2013. Once again, the colorful celebration spread out happiness and excitement in the town.
The 2013 celebration was filled with fresh and interesting activities making it livelier and more enjoyable.
The local government organized the first fun run during the celebration. It was called “Pinyasan Fun Run” wherein participants ran with their dogs from First Rizal Monument to Bagasbas Beach.
On its first day, a thanksgiving mass and flower offering at the First Dr, Jose Rizal Monument were held, followed by the Pinyasan Opening Program, BahayAnihan Agro Fair, 2nd Pinyasan Dog Show, Pinyasan Trade Fair and Pinyasan Party Night. The first day celebration was definitely full of activities. – Source
Last June 15, the longest running festival in Camarines Norte – Daet Pinyasan Festival started its ten day festivities. Already on its 22nd year, this festival aims to celebrate the 431st Foundation Day and Town Fiesta of St. John the Baptist Parish of Daet. It also aims to put Daet in the tourism map of the Philippines and the world. This time netizens from Daet are encouraged to promote the festival online by using the #Daet, #PinyasanFestival2014, #daetonthego in all their posts in social networking sites like Facebook. – Source