Filipino Christmas celebrations to kick off Sunday in Taoyuan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/12/02
By: William Yen

Image taken from MECO Facebook

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) The Philippine representative office will host a Christmas celebration in Taoyuan on Sunday to spread festive cheer for Filipinos in Taiwan with prizes, cultural presentations and a performance by a special celebrity guest from the Philippines.

The event, titled "2019 Paskong Pinoy: Ang Diwa ng Pasko" (2019 Filipino Christmas: The Spirit of Christmas), will be held in Taoyuan City government square and aims to share the joy of Christmas, which is an important cultural festival for Filipinos, said Sabrina Aaron, director for the assistance to nationals section at the Manila Economic and Cultural Office.

With over 1,500 people expected to attend, one of the highlights of the celebration will be the competition for the best star-shaped lantern, known in the Philippines as a parol, from a shortlist of 10 works, after 50 entries were received by the final submission date of Nov. 22.

Her office found it difficult to choose the top 10 works because they were all really exquisite and stunning, Aaron said.    [FULL  STORY]

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