Farol - Parol ( Filipino Christmas Lantern)
Oil on canvas panel
Parol or FAROL in Spanish--> means a lamp.
The early Pinoys had difficulty with pronouncing F so hence is PAROL.
In the Filipino language, a Christmas lantern is called a parol. There's no greater symbol of the Filipino Christmas spirit than the parol. All through the Christmas season, star-shaped lanterns can be found hanging outside homes and along the streets of cities and small provincial towns, farms and fishing villages. For Filipinos, making a parol, decorating one and lighting a parol is an expression of shared faith and hope. --myParol.com
the clock just struck 12 midnight of December 1.
it's 30 mins advance so yeah...MALIGAYANG PASKO :) [ as we say it in Filipino]