I love how the Parol showcases Filipino artistry by our local craftsmen. No, this is not the Parol you’d usually hear at court. This is the Filipino Lantern usually configured as a star symbolizing the star that the three wise men followed to find Jesus. In the Philippines, I could say we are a nation who loves the Christmas season. One book practically says that we really don’t put the parol down. We just don’t light it up the rest of the year. We officially start the countdown to Christmas when -ber months hit. Expect a lot of Christmas ornaments/ lights/ songs as early as September!
The pictures I am showing you are made of capiz shells. My mother bought them at Del Pan, Manila. Pictures are of our house in Quezon City. When I came home last week, my mom was so proud to show me what she’s done with the house. She had an electrician come over to “professionally install” all the lighted ornaments.
Without snow, the lights and ornaments set a festive mood