American Parol - Illuminating the Filipino Community
The Parol, or Filipino Lantern, is the most visible symbol of Christmas in the Philippines. It symbolizes hope, peace, joy, and light during the holiday season. For Filipinos in San Francisco, the Parol is more than a Christmas ornament. It represents a shared heritage and ritual that brings the Filipino community together in the South of Market.
Special Thanks to Bernadette Borja-Sy and MC Canlas Filipino-American Development Foundation 1010 Mission St., San Francisco CA bayanihancc.org/