Parol. Star Shaped Christmas Lanterns of the Philippines.  Parols are traditionally made from simple materials like bamboo sticks, crepe paper, and a candle, although the present day parol can take many different forms. According to World Book's Christmas in the Philippines, the roots of the parol can be found in the Mexican pinata. The pinata came to Spain from Italy in the 1300's, spread to Mexico and finally came to the Philippines when the Spaniards brought Christianity to the islands. .
Parol. Star Shaped Christmas Lanterns of the Philippines. Parols are traditionally made from simple materials like bamboo sticks, crepe paper, and a candle, although the present day parol can take many different forms. According to World Book's Christmas in the Philippines, the roots of the parol can be found in the Mexican pinata. The pinata came to Spain from Italy in the 1300's, spread to Mexico and finally came to the Philippines when the Spaniards brought Christianity to the islands. .