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Filipino Christmas capiz parol, shipped directly from California. A beautiful traditional Filipino Christmas lantern entirely handmade in the Philippines. This colorful capiz shell Filipino lantern will enhance your Christmas...
PangBahay brings you traditional Filipino Christmas parols to the U.S. and Canada. This festive Christmas decor is part of Filipino Christmas tradition. Each parol is hand made by craftsmen in Pampanga, Philippines. We take handcrafted seriously. Many products today can be made faster and cheaper using machines and man-made materials. We feel that it’s important to stay true to nature and use natural materials and create them individually by hand, just like they have done for many years.
We provide quality products from small Filipino manufacturers. They are cottage-industries, home grown family and community businesses from the small towns of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. We buy from real people and help them provide a living for themselves and their communities. We personally meet with the makers of these products and together, we come up with some unique designs and merchandise to enable a business that can help support the entire community.
Christmas season in the Philippines runs from September through December. First introduced to the Philippines by the Spanish, the parol (pronounced pah-roll) derives its name from the Spanish word for lantern, farol. The parol was used to light the way to the church for Simbang Gabi, also known as Misa de Gallo or Rooster Mass, a nine day novena that culminates on Christmas Eve. After mass, families gather together for a big feast to celebrate the season.