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25th Annual Parol Festival

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Mingei International Museum

1439 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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PAROL FESTIVAL

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FREE EXHIBITION 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Colorful parols, Philippine star lanterns, will be on exhibit for all guests to have an up-close and personal view at the Mingei International Museum's La Atalaya Theater. The highlight of the Parol is the twelve foot San Fernando Giant Parol gifted to PASACAT by Dennis G. Pineda, Governor of Pampanga, Philippines. PASACAT's collection of parols made from the delicate capiz shells and the traditional star lantern parols will be on display as well. During the exhibition, there will be parol making workshops.

PERFORMANCE & TASTINGS 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (TICKETS $25)

Enjoy cultural performances by PASACAT now celebrating their 51st Season along with tasting of Philippine holiday foods. PASACAT will be premiering Pastores Bool, a depiction of the tradition of dancers who sing praises as they perform from home to home to welcome the infant Jesus. PASACAT will also perform engaging dances representing some the various regions of the 7,100 island nation. The Philippine Chamber Singers of Los Angeles will be on hand bring the beautiful sounds of Philippine music.

PASACAT's Parol Festival is funded in part by the City of San Diego and the California Arts Council Cultural Pathways Program.

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PASACAT (with a "k") is a Philippine folk dance, but in San Diego, it began in 1970, as the acronym for the Philippine-American Society and Cultural Arts Troupe. Today, PASACAT’s mission is to preserve and promote the Asian Pacific culture through the arts, thereby, extending goodwill and enhancing cultural understanding.

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