Where is the Tallest Christmas Tree in the Philippines?

The Christmas tree is the universal symbol of the holidays. As early as September, Filipino families begin decorating their homes for the season. Christmas trees grow out of nowhere in public spaces and there is a silent competition on which city erects the tallest Christmas tree in the Philippines. The City of Tagum in Davao […]

Parol: The Filipino Christmas Lantern


Filipinos call the local version of the Christmas lantern “parol”. The traditional lantern is a five-point star made of bamboo sticks and colored Japanese paper or cellophane. Originally, people place a lighted candle inside during nighttime but due to fire accidents, they switched to LED twinkling lights. The parol represents the star of Bethlehem that the […]