- Posted December 18, 2011 by
San Fernando, pampanga
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Holiday tech light displays
Showdown of Lanterns “Ligligan Parul”
The participating barangays include defending champion Santa Lucia, Del Pilar, Telebastagan, Santo Niño, Dolores, San Juan, San Pedro, and San Jose; first time entrant Calulut and Del Carmen which is rejoining the race after 57 years.
The 10 Christmas lanterns has a diameter of 20 feet and are fitted with 4,000 to 8,000 bulbs.
An award of P100,000 awaits this year’s winner while second and third placers earn P50,000 and P30,000 respectively.
According to historical accounts, the festival which is locally known as “Ligligan Parul” (Showdown of Lanterns) is believed to have started in 1908 when Francisco Estanislao built a giant lantern for a Christmas religious procession and the giant lanterns were operated by Rotors
Rotors are aluminum tubes that are moved so hair pins and a series of bulbs connected to these are exposed to the electricity source. The movements dictate when the bulbs will light up.
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