PRFDance & Cultural Center
Octavitas Celebration & Performance 2008
On Sunday, January 20, 2008, the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural
Center celebrated "Octavitas" with a performance event, free and open to the
public, featuring live traditional music and dance by our Professional Company
and Performing Arts Youth Students. Approximately 150 attended from
our local community, as well as families from as far away as Dallas, Killeen,
and San Antonio.
Octavitas is the last holiday of the Christmas Season celebrated
on the Island eight days after the Epiphany.
Puerto Rico enjoys one of the longest holiday seasons on the planet --
celebrated from Thanksgiving
until the middle of January with joyful music and dance, and
lively middle-of-the-night travelling-celebrations
that wander house to house, waking neighbors and singing joyful
aguinaldos (holiday songs) that beg for tasty treats like
lechon (savory pork roast), pasteles (Puerto Rican tamales) and
coquito (Puerto Rican egg nog).
Enjoy these photos from our celebration and performance event
that demonstrated once again our committment to share our culture with
our community and hand down our beautiful heritage to a new generation!
Our community enjoyed participating in the performance festivities by
joining us in a sing-along to traditional Puerto Rican holiday songs, and a
Bombazo, a Puerto Rican tradition that invites the community to come and dance with us before the drum!
See Photo Album
for other past performances and events!
We hold the banner high for Puerto Rico everyday!
Thank you in advance for your donation of any size!!
For more information:
Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Cultural Center Address: 701 Tillery Street #13 (or #A-13),
Austin TX 78702-3738 (Map & Directions)
Mailing Address: 15228 Quiet Pond Court, Austin TX 78728-4555
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