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"Parols are ornamental star-like Christmas lanterns from the Philippines. They are traditionally made out of bamboo and paper and come in various sizes, shapes and designs; however, their star-shape façade and basic design remain dominant. The shape is said to be inspired by the star on the Nativity of Jesus that guided the Magi to the manger. It also symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and the Filipinos' hope and goodwill during the Christmas season"

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Philippine Parol Capiz Lanterns... My parents have a couple. I've been trying to bring one back here :D

Parol, made in Pampanga, Philippines ] Google Image for http://365greatpinoystuff.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/parol.jpg

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Parol - star shaped lanterns - are popular for Christmas in the Philippines. (From Traditional Christmas Celebration in the Philippines - Solitary Wanderer)

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the Parol, an icon of Filipino Christmas