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Giant Lantern Festival

This festival is a highlight of Christmas in the Philippines. In San Fernando, Pampanga, giant lanterns of colored paper and capiz shells, some 12 feet in diameter, are lit and carried in a parade. The event attracts crowds of people from Manila and nearby provinces. More...
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Giant Lantern Festival
This festival is a highlight of Christmas in the Philippines. In San Fernando, Pampanga, giant lanterns of colored paper and capiz shells, some 12 feet in diameter, are lit and carried in a parade. The event attracts crowds of people from Manila and nearby provinces.
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These giant lanterns, around 20 feet in diameter are entries of the different barangays of San Fernando.


The Giant Lantern Festival San Fernando is a yearly event in San Fernando, Pampanga. What started as a religious activity at the start of the 20th century and progressed to electrified lanterns when electricity was introduced in the city in 1934. From individual effort, it has transpired to a communal activity that today, instead of papel de hapon, bamboo frames and manual switches, the different barangays have one that is made from colored plastic or glass, metal frames and computer controlled switches to the tune of Christmas carols mixed with popular tunes.

But one really has to see these beautiful Christmas symbols that have made the City of San Fernando as the Christmas Capital of the Philippines, heck, it even has a Paskuhan Village (Christmas Village) several years before. Looking at the beautiful colors and the dancing lights can be mesmerizing. And to the tune of music?

http://langyaw.com/2013/12/19/colorful-bright-giant-lanterns-san-fernando/Colorful, bright giant lanterns of San Fernando
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