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LOOK: UP Lantern Parade 2019

Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 13 2019 11:56 PM

One of the most anticipated events of the year, the Lantern Parade in UP Diliman happened on Friday.

Aside from entertaining the crowd with bright and colorful lanterns, the parade also serves to put to the forefront important issues with the its selected theme for the year.

This year’s theme is centered around the environmental issues featuring floats that depict corporate greed in Boracay and territorial disputes. Notable floats include one fitted with outrigger boats and a float of a city hall being overrun with plastic trash.

A student does last minute preps to a lantern. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A marshall gives instructions to participants before starting the parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A student has her photo taken before the start of the parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A crowd gathers to watch before the start of the Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The UP Pep Squad gives a performance during the parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People gather to watch the parade on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People enjoy the UP Lantern Parade featuring colorful and bright floats on Friday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News