The general population of Pakil in Laguna area celebrates the Turumba Festival consistently amid the long stretches of April and May. The celebration denotes the seven distresses of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is held seven times every year between the long periods of April and May. The first is hung on the Friday before Palm Sunday and the keep going falls on Pentecost Sunday.
The Turumba goes back to 1640 when an angler found a statuette of Our Lady of Sorrows drifting in Laguna Lake. As per nearby legend the angler conveyed the statute to Pakil and left it in his vessel while he sold his catch around the local area. In the interim, a housewife saw the picture and educated the ward minister. Before long a group began to assemble around the outrigger pontoon. A rancher conveyed the statuette to the congregation and on his way the general population tailing him began to sing and move. This was the main Turumba parade. "Turumba" has no genuine Filipino or Spanish importance Pakil occupants said the word began from the sound of the drumbeats amid the parade.
Pakil is known for the Turumba Festival. The picture of the Virgin is borne on the shoulders of the lovers and took to the seashore and back to the congregation in a merry stupendous parade. The Turumba is the longest commended celebration in the Philippines covering seven months.