Holiday Presents :: Paról

Image from Jun Belen's Blog

A paról is a Filipino Christmas Lantern. In the words of blogger Jun Belen, "The popular paról -- the Filipino word is derived from the Spanish farol, which means lantern -- is ubiquitous during the Holidays." Traditionally, the lanterns are made with bamboo sticks and paper.

Learn more about the tradition here, and learn how to make your very own paról here.