The city used the concept of the parol for its Christmas decorations all over the major roads. The Christmas tree on top of Session Road, depicts the blend of highland culture and lowland traditions, including the Ibaloy ‘bendian dance’ performed for healing and celebrations. The landscape also depicts the country’s ‘parol’ tradition and the journey of the ‘Three Kings’ to Bethlehem. The diamonds are small parols on the Christmas tree representing the light and hope of every person in the city while the different colors symbolize its various approaches in overcoming the dark, the pandemic. – Photo by Mau Victa
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