"Pasko sa Clark" to Showcase Kapampangan Culinary, Handicraft Skills

The much-awaited "Pasko sa Clark" of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is expected to showcase the culinary and handicraft-making skills of the Kapampangan people.

Noemi Garcia, manager of the CDC Tourism Promotions Department, said among the grand activities included in "Pasko sa Clark" is the "Apag Pasku & The Suman Making Challenge."

Garcia noted that Pampanga is known for its "suman" or rice cake, which is a popular "kakanin" or snack during the Yuletide Season. She said Apag Pasku will be held on Friday, Dec. 17, 4 p.m. at the Clark Parade Grounds.

Also, Garcia said "Pasko sa Clark" will also feature a Belen-making Contest and a colorful and lively Giant Lantern Exhibition courtesy of artisans from the City of San Fernando.

Judging night for the Belen-making contest, Garcia said is set on Dec. 16 during "Pasko sa Clark's" opening program while the lantern exhibition will be held on Sunday, Dec. 19.

All events will be held at the Parade Grounds, Garcia said.

She added that the other activities for this Christmas event include a chorale competition, launching of the "Pasko sa Clark Super Sale," lighting of the Clark Freeport Giant Christmas Tree, fireworks display, and live band performances, all to be held on Dec. 16.

December 17 will also be highlighted by a jobs fair starting 10 a.m., modern dance competition at 6 p.m., whole day Christmas bazaar, live band, and a grand fireworks display in the evening.

Saturday, Dec. 18, will feature a car and motor bike show at 10 a.m., Clark Idol Quest finals night, whole day Christmas bazaar, live bands, and fireworks.

On December 19 The culmination of the event will be highlighted by the awarding rites for the car and motor bike show, finals night for the modern dance competition, live bands, whole day Christmas bazaar, and fireworks display. (PIA)

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