Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Parañaque's Sambalilo Festival

City of Parañaque celebrates “SAMBALILO FESTIVAL” every February 13. The term “sambalilo” originated from the Spanish word “sombrero,” which means hat. It signifies the costume of hardworking Parañaqueños during the era of salt-making, when they would done large hats to shield them from the sun as they worked on the salt beds.

According to former Mayor Joey Marquez, “It is also one way of promoting Parañaqueñas of the National Capital Region and the city as a Philippine tourist destination.”


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