Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Experience a Philippine Christmas in San Diego

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Come and experience a Filipino Christmas at PASACAT's annual Parol Festival right here in San Diego!


Enjoy a multi-generational event centered around the Parol Star Lantern. What is a 'parol'? It is an star-shaped Christmas lantern from the Philippines. It is traditionally made out of bamboo and paper and comes in various sizes and shapes, but most are made in a star pattern which symbolizes the Star Of Bethlehem that guided the Three Kings to the manger of baby Jesus. It also symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and the Filipinos' hope and goodwill during the Christmas season.

Experience a taste of the Philippines with food, dance, music, and exhibits! Featuring performances by PASACAT, The Filharmonic, Mariachi Divinas, Marvin Calderon Jr., Teye Sa Thiosanne, Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society - Lion Dancers and more! It's fun for the entire family!

The 18th annual PASACAT Parol Festival will be on December 12, from 1-5PM.  Discounted tickets may be purchased on-line at https://parol.eventbrite.com/. Ticket includes entertainment and traditional Filipino food. Use promo code FILBLOG for discounted tickets. 

For more details go to www.pasacat.org for sponsor and vendor opportunities as well as information on the Parol Making Contest! 

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