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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.


the clock just struck 12 midnight of December 1.

it's 30 mins advance so yeah...MALIGAYANG PASKO :) [ as we say it in Filipino]


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Taken on November 30, 2008