Set up your own parol lantern making event

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Philippine Generations is always looking for partners who share the same mission of sharing the Filipino culture in the local community.

If you would like to set up and run your own Parol Making event, whether you are an individual or an established community group, do get in touch! We can offer remote training, support and advice. We can also provide the parol kits with best price for group orders. All you need to do is gather some friends and a venue!

For individuals who just wish to make a parol on their own or with their family and in the comfort of their own homes, we can also accept individual orders. And if you are up for it, send us a photo of your finished parol and we will showcase it on our facebook page @Philippinegenerations

Each kit* costs £8 each and  includes:

11988543_1638291649776801_1077146181916983053_n1) ten pre-cut bamboo sticks

2) five small wooden props

3) Japanese rice paper (enough to cover the parol and make tassels and other decorations)

4) string/rubber bands

5) a page of simple and easy-to-follow directions on how to make your own parol (we also have video instruction available for free online)


Different rates are available depending on the size of the order and also the destination. Please inquire  with us for a detailed quote with estimate of postage and packing costs. Contact

For more information about the Parol Making – about related events and for video instructions, click here.

All kits come directly from the Philippines. Philippine Generations is partnering with local community organisations in the Philippines in supporting alternative livelihood programmes for rural communities or unemployed youth. This helps to generate income to help them with their education and general living. These programmes train local people to process the raw materials to produce these Parol kits that are then bought and shipped to the UK, ready for use in the Parol events here in London.