2011 Pampanga Giant Lantern Festival (1st part)

feel the tradition despite the drizzle
december 17, 2011 saturday

The Giant Lantern Festival is an annual festival held in December in the San Fernando city. Because of the popularity of the festival, the city has been nicknamed the "Christmas Capital of the Philippines". The competition will showcase revised rules such as the size of giant lanterns was increased from 18 feet to 20 feet in diameter and new materials like fiberglass and handmade paper are also used. Large steel barrels called rotors also substituted the hand-controlled switches to manipulate and  illuminate about 3,500 to 5,000 light bulbs.

brgy telaspatagan, 1st participant 2011 san fernando lantern festival

The competition starts around 1830H at the back of Robinson starmills. Entrance fee is about php300 that includes souvenir shirt and a small size drinking water and php200 if shirt only. it is required to buy a souvenir shirt.

There are 3 levels in the competition; the individual, group and altogether showcase of the lanterns.

brgy. calulut, 2nd participant 2011 san fernando lantern festival

ROUND ONE : INDIVIDUAL
- to showcase the lanterns individually with their own music playing at a maximum of 7 minutes.

brgy. san juan nepomuceno, 3rd participant 2011 san fernando  lantern festival

brgy. dolores, 4th participant 2011 san fernando lantern festival

brgy. san pedro, 5th participant 2011 san fernando lantern festival

brgy. dolores, 8th participant 2011 san fernando lantern festival

brgy. sto. nino, 10th participant 2011 san fernando lantern festival

2011 san fernando lantern festival round 1



2011 pampanga giant lantern festival (2nd part)


1 comment:

  1. beautiful lanterns! I've always wanted to go there to san fernando to witness that. Prolly next christmas.

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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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