December 6 - January 6
Pasko Ha Palo
The town of Palo, which is the religious center of Eastern
Visayas, is transformed into a veritable "Christmas Village" wherein the
whole community participate in the beautiful Filipino traditions of
celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
In 1989, Enrico M. Saboren, a tenor based in California, started to decorate
their family ancestral house with artistic Christmas decors from abroad.
This "House of Fantasy" fascinated people from all of walks of life who make
it a point to visit Palo to enjoy the unique sights.
As part of its annual entertainment, comunity competitions like best
decorated barangay, best belen, best parol (lantern), old traditions of
pastores and Christmas carol singing, drum and bugle corps and other
festivities make Christmas in Palo truly enjoyable, its real meaning
understood and its cultural value enhanced.
Leyte's festival of festivals participated in by various
municipalities in order to preserve cultural traditions, thus enhancing the
town's touristic appeal.
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