A bright and flashy Christmas is a highlight (pun intended) of Kapampángan culture, and the City of San Fernando is considered the Christmas Capital of the Philippines with its giant lanterns! The star of the festivities—the parúl (which originates from Pampanga)—is iconically star-shaped.
BATUIN • (buh-TWIN)
Tagálog (Filipino): bituín
Kórtí lang batuin ding parul.
“The Christmas lanterns are star-shaped.”
TAKLANG BATUIN • (tuh-KLUHNG buh-TWIN)
shooting star (literally “star poop”)