It’s always pleasant to come home during the most important and meaningful Holiday of the year.
After 2-years, I have to spend Christmas and New Year again, in Ilocos. Everytime I come home, there is always something new waiting to be discovered and re-discovered.
This Christmas, I spent some time at the Provincial Capitol and its vicinity to take some images of the local Christmas ornamentation. I was impressed with the Parol Making Contest of the Province among the different municipalities using indigenous local materials and products.
Some have been worn out when I had the chance to see the display. However, they were [still] very interesting to look at. It makes you appreciate your culture more and realize the brilliance and creativity of Ilocano’s.
The Municipality of Banna got the highest honors for this year and a discerning scrutiny of the entry makes you wonder how much time and talent were poured on details.
I have uploaded the different Parol entries [and their intricate details] in MY FLICKR – See it here.
“Naimbag a Paskua yo amin Apo…!!!