Hundreds attended, included many sweet families from our local community, as well as distant neighbors from Dallas, Killeen, Waco, and San Antonio, to help Puerto Ricans in Austin end the longest holiday season on the planet!
Puerto Rico's Christmas Season begins with Thanksgiving and ends with Octavitas, the last holiday of the season, beginning 8 days after the Epiphany and lasting for 8 days (no kidding)! In Puerto Rican tradition, if you received a visit from a friend or relative on Three Kings' Day, you are supposed to return the visit eight days later. Our community brought their instruments, their children and grandparents to sing along -- one last time -- to joyful Puerto Rican holiday songs led by The Parranderos de Austin. Everyone enjoyed the potpourri of live music and dance styles from traditional dance PRFDance's Professional & Junior Company and Performing Arts Students.
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!