Tag: #Las Piñas Festival
Metro Manila’s parol capital celebrates local creativity and talent through 15th Las Piñas Parol Festival
The Las Piñas Parol is made of bamboo and Japanese paper. The bamboo tree is known for being resilient; it sways with the breeze and bends when a storm comes, but it doesn’t break and remains standing tall even with the strongest wind. This particular trait makes bamboo stand out among its counterparts. During this time of the pandemic and natural disasters, the bamboo symbolizes the resilient spirit of the Filipinos – who remain “matatag” (steadfast) amidst life adversities. Las Piñas City is home to three generations of parol makers who use bamboo frames. Bamboos may have grown abundantly in the area long before, as it is likewise the home of the world-famous Bamboo Organ built in 1824.