A 20-foot high colorful lantern from San Fernando, Pampanga will be lit at the Main Ramp of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on November 28, 2014 at 6pm. The event is held in cooperation with the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Led by officials from CCP and San Fernando City, the program is highlighted by a poetic conversation based on Domingo G. Landicho’s “Malayang Bituin” and Crisostomo M. Mendoza Jr.’s “Bituin”.
The San Fernando lantern display is the fourth to be held at the CCP under a partnership between the CCP and the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
San Fernando, Pampanga is known as the Christmas capital of the Philippines. The San Fernando parol is renowned for its large size, brilliant colors, and flashing kaleidoscopic patterns made possible by the intricate electrical circuitry fashioned by the craftsmen of San Fernando. The Ligligan Parul, or the Giant Lantern Festival, is the top tourist attraction of the City.
The San Fernando parol is on display at the CCP until January 4, 2015.