Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Philippines

Spectacular light displays are a hallmark of the holiday season in many locations around the globe. Amusement parks, gardens, piazzas and plazas all glow under the flicker of thousands of lights. For shoppers in the world’s top cities, window displays are another herald of the holidays, as children and adults alike press their noses against the windowpane to view animated figures and wintry scenes.

Christmas in the Philippines is symbolized by "parols," or star lanterns. The city of San Fernando, north of Manila, hosts a Giant Lantern Festival featuring parols 18 to 20 feet in diameter, each containing 3,500 to 5,000 lights. The festival is so popular that it has earned the city the nickname "Christmas Capital of the Philippines."
informaiton from bing.http://www.bing.com/travel/content/search?q=Sparkling+Holiday+Displays+Worldwide%3a+The+Philippines&cid=msntab1116032&FORM=TRVCON

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