Photo: Gerald Gloton
Photos of the annual parol display dotting the Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) went viral on social media again this year, as captured by Kapampangan photographer Gerald Gloton.
Jose Abad Santos Avenue
Gapan–San Fernando–Olongapo Road
If you’re looking for a Parol (traditional Filipino Christmas lantern) design with a Capampangan (from Pampanga, Philippines) theme, you might consider incorporating elements that represent the culture, traditions, and symbols associated with Pampanga. Here’s an idea for a Parol Capampangan:
Color Palette: Use vibrant colors commonly found in Capampangan art and culture. Red, yellow, green, and white are often prominent in Filipino designs.
Symbols: Include symbols associated with Pampanga, such as the Mount Arayat silhouette, the Betis Church facade, or the Pampanga River. These elements can be stylized to fit the Parol design.
Capampangan Patterns: Incorporate traditional Capampangan patterns or motifs into the design. These could be inspired by traditional textiles or patterns found in Capampangan crafts.
Capampangan Christmas Traditions: If there are specific Christmas traditions unique to Pampanga, incorporate them into the design. This could be related to how they celebrate the season or any special activities unique to the region.
Remember, the key is to capture the essence of Capampangan culture and integrate it creatively into the Parol design. Feel free to mix and match these ideas or add your own personal touch to make it truly unique.