‘Parol’ workshop for children held at RP embassy in Vienna

"Parol" WorkshopThe Christmas spirit came as early as November 22, 2008 when Philippine Embassy staff in Vienna kicked-off the Parol Making Workshop for Filipino Children.

The workshop, which was held at the Rizal Room of the embassy in Viennam was conducted by Wilson Tan Ho, an active Filipino community leader.

Tan Ho and the Philippine Embassy said that the workshops aim to teach Filipino children born in Austria, to appreciate the richness of the Filipino culture by learning the craft of making parols.

“It is a chance for the children to get to know a part of our Pinoy Christmas tradition. We want to impart and share to them that the parol is part of Christmas festivities in the Philippines,” Tan Ho said.

Consul General Ma. Theresa Almojuela commented, “Being in Vienna, where Christmas is also a popular holiday gives us the chance to promote the Filipino way of celebrating Christmas, and one of these is through the display of parols”.

Almojuela further said that the Philippine Embassy in Vienna is..

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