Every year the City of San Fernando Pampanga hold a competition for Giant lanterns or known as Ligligan Parul. Too bad I would not able to watch it this year, because we have moved to a new place. However, we can still see these remarkable giant lanterns during Christmas eve at the Cathedral in City of San Fernando.
It is one of the most awaited event in the lantern capital of the Philippines. The Kapampangans' talent and skills in making the giant lantern is one event that you should not miss. To give you a glimpse of the Ligligan Parul entries of 2009; check out the video. Be awed and mesmerize on how the Kapampangans can create such work of art. Did I mention that these Giant lanterns are manually controlled by more than two people? They use a steering wheel to manipulate the lights; and if the "driver" knows how to dance to the beat, it will definitely reflect on the giant lantern.
This is the entry of last year's champion. Brgy Dolores, City of San Fernando Pampanga.
This is something that we Filipinos can be truly proud of, am I right?