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Parol

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(Noun) A traditional Filipino Christmas lantern shaped like a five-pointed star, traditionally made out of bamboo stick framework, covered with rice paper and illuminated with a candle or light bulb within it. It represents the star of Bethlehem for the Christian Filipinos.

Pronounced as “pah-roll” with a rolling "r", it comes from the Spanish word for lantern, farol.
Usage: The parol is an iconic symbol of the traditional Filipino Christmas spirit.


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