UP Centennial Lantern Parade 2008

It’s still the holiday season and this blog post is still up to date 🙂 . The annual UP Lantern Parade is one of the most sought after events during holiday season. This year is very special since this is UP’s centennial year (1908-2008). Karla and I made sure that we get there early so that we can witness each and every lantern.

December 17. We arrived there at 3 pm, did some errands we need to do ( err photocopy a book, eat isaw and have merienda at Chocolate Kiss Cafe 😉 ) The start of the parade was originally at 4 pm but it started at about 4:30 pm.  We went straight to AS steps ( Palma Hall ) so that we can sit there and watch the parade pass by. I believe this is the most attended Lantern Parade. From the place we stayed (AS Steps), the whole area was filled with people even the street itself!

College of Fine Arts of course had the best floats and because of that, they’re not included in the contest anymore 😉 . Their theme was Circus Freak Show. Enjoy the pictures taken by Karla Redor. 🙂


College of Business Administration


College of Engineering


Beta Epsilon


UP Manila


UP Open University


UP Visayas


UP Mindanao


UP Los Baños


UP Pep Squad


College of Architecture


UP Tomokai


School of Statistics


UP Pampanga


One of the floats of College of Fine Arts


another float of College of Fine Arts


another float of College of Fine Arts

The night ended with beautiful fireworks courtesy of Beta Epsilon Fraternity. I cried, literally, because it was so beautiful! 

To see UP Babaylan’s pictures during the lantern parade click here.

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