200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Parol-making workshop by: Kayamanan Ng Lahi
In the lowland Christian provinces of the Philippines, the Filipinos are known to celebrate the longest Christmas in the world. As soon as the “ber” month kicks in, the season’s colors and spectacle fill the air – none more than the “Parol”. Taken from the Spanish word for lantern “farol”, the Philippine parol has become the symbol of the Christmas season. While it is the universal representation of the star of Bethlehem, Filipinos created a unique expression of the five pointed star through various designs, varying sizes, and creative use of materials around both man-made and from nature – such as bamboo, rice paper or tissue.. Grand Park visitors will have the opportunity to create their own parol, using various materials, and design elements. Visitors will use the pre-cut pieces and glue them to a base to create a version of the bright colored parol.
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