Tuesday, December 16

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Maligayang Pasko! Every year at Christmas time, star shaped lanterns start appearing all over the Philippines. These stars are called Parol. Traditionally made from bamboo and paper or shells, they are one of the defining markers that Christmas has arrived in the Philippines.

For more on the history as well as instructions for making your own visit MyParol.com.

If you have any questions relating to Asian culture, and especially Asian food, feel free to ask and we will answer them right here for you.

Picture courtesy bingbing

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