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Philippine Consulate Parol Festival

The Philippine Consulate hosted an inaugural Christmas Lantern, or “Parol,” Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, launching a two-week festival. Consulate General Julius Torres and the Philippine Celebrations Coordinating Committee of Hawaii arranged the celebration to provide the diverse ethnic communities of Hawaii a glimpse into how Filipinos celebrate the holidays.

Photos by Rachel Breit

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Deputy Consul General Paul Cortes, Cecilia Villafuerte, Consul General Julius Torres, Maggie Domingo, Maria Etrata and Bernadette Fajardo