A 20-foot high colorful lantern from San Fernando, Pampanga was lit at the Main Ramp of the Cultural Center of the Philippines recently. The event was held in cooperation with the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
CCP Performance and Exhibition Department Manager Ariel Yonzon and Ms. Ching Pangilinan of the City Tourism and Investment Promotions of San Fernando City spoke at the event.
The San Fernando lantern display is the fourth to be held at the CCP under a partnership between the CCP and the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
San Fernando, Pampanga is known as the Christmas capital of the Philippines. The San Fernando parol is renowned for its large size, brilliant colors, and flashing kaleidoscopic patterns made possible by the intricate electrical circuitry fashioned by the craftsmen of San Fernando. The Ligligan Parul, or the Giant Lantern Festival, is the top tourist attraction of the City.
The San Fernando parol is on display at the CCP until January 4, 2015. (Photos by Orly Daquipil)
Press release from the Cultural Center of the Philippines