Sunday, December 25, 2016

Philippines 2016 - Christmas Lanterns

ISSUE DATE: 25 November 2016
STAMP SIZE: 30 x 40 mm
STAMP DESIGN: Aimee Cabingao

Christmas in the Philippines (Filipino: Pasko sa Pilipinas), one of two predominantly Christian countries in Asia (the other one being East Timor), is one of the biggest holidays in the archipelago. 

Paról (Christmas lanterns) sold during the Christmas season in the Philippines is one of the most iconic and beloved symbols of the holiday.

A parol is an ornamental, star-shaped Christmas lantern from the Philippines. It is traditionally made out of bamboo and paper and comes in various sizes and shapes, but generally the basic star pattern remains dominant

Stamp images thanks to PHLPOST