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July 01, 2015

Posted in History of the Parol, Parol

History of the Parol

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.

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June 08, 2015

Posted in How to make a parol, Parol

How Capiz Parols Are Made

Capiz panes ready to be cut and made into a parolThe capiz parols of PangBahay come from Pampanga where generations of capiz parol makers have lived. The Filipino capiz parols we offer are not made in factories, but in people’s homes or community buildings. The capiz parol makers are family-owned businesses employing their...

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Why a buy a Christmas Parol?

Parols are a quintessential Filipino Christmas decor commonly found decorating the streets and homes in the Philippines beginning on September 1. It’s a sure sign that Christmas season is upon us and everyone gets festive. Parols are unique to the Philippines and have a great story, one that can be passed on to our children. ...

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