Philippine Generations is keeping the parol (Christmas lantern) tradition alive by running parol making events in London. Learn how to make a parol at the Museum of London Docklands on 5th and 6th December.
For more information, please visit http://www.philippinegenerations.org/parol
Posted on behalf of Philippine Generations.
In the Filipino language, a Christmas lantern is called a Parol. There’s no greater symbol of the Filipino Christmas spirit than this; it is our Christmas Tree. 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.
This Christmas, Philippine Generations is inviting everyone to take time away from the Christmas rush and join us to learn a new skill and keep this tradition alive. This will be our third year of hosting the parol workshop and it will be bigger and better than previous years. During the workshop you will learn how to make Filipino Christmas lanterns the traditional way, from bamboo sticks and rice paper. The workshop is open to everyone – young and old, Filipinos and non Filipinos, and across the range of artistic abilities.
3rd December 2011
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The BBC reports that over 150 Filipinos celebrated Christmas at a party at the Labour Club in Yeovil. According to the article, most of the Filipinos in Somerset work in healthcare or are working students.
If you’re a Filipino who’d like to get involved with the community in Somerset, please contact the South Somerset Filipino Friends Association.
Read the full article: Filipinos uphold Catholic faith in Somerset (BBC News)
On 4thought.TV, Filipino nurses Rex and Cathie Cortes share why Christmas carols mean so much to them. Catch it on Channel 4, Friday 24 December at 7.55pm.
Watch Cathie Cortes on 4thought.tv through 4oD.