Rollerskates and Parol


The holidays come with all sorts of different traditions. Be it from family to family, friends groups, communities, or countries, everyone seems to have their own interesting twists. One thing that caught our attention was that rollerskating became a thing for a while in Venezuela. Nathan digs into this briefly and the assumed inspiration behind why this tradition became a thing.

In the Philipines, a christmas tradition called Parol came to be from a modest religious lantern ceremony in the early 1900s. Soon, it bloomed into something more and the lanterns became more extravagant and complex.

Episode: File 0120: A Belly-Splitting Good Time

Release Date: Jan 5 2023

Researched and presented by Nathan