Learn the how-tos of parol-making at this Livermore library workshop
When the “ber” months start, Filipinos not only hear carols blasting off the speakers but also communities preparing for the installation of their colorful parols.
For the uninitiated, parols are traditional Filipino lanterns commonly made during the Christmas season. They are mostly crafted from bamboo, covered with vibrant paper, come in various shapes and sizes, and often lodged with radiant lights.
Residents in Livermore, California can learn more about the techniques and details on how to make one at the parol-making workshops on Dec. 3, Sunday.
The two-session event will be spearheaded by the Livermore Public Library and the Livermore Filipino-American Organization at the Civic Center Library.
The library will supply all necessary materials for the parols but participants are encouraged to bring their own glue guns, clear tape, and scissors.
In a Facebook post, the Fil-Am organization posted the announcement with the caption, “Join us at the Civic Center Library to learn how you can make your own Parol for your home in time for the holidays.”
The two sessions that will be offered start from noon to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., respectively. As space is limited, interested participants are encouraged to register promptly to secure their spots.
“Space is limited, so please call to register and confirm which workshop you would like to attend,” they added.
Dedicated to promoting Filipino heritage and culture, Livermore Fil-Am is a nonprofit actively fostering unity and friendship among Filipino Americans in the Livermore community.