‘Pasko sa Palacio’


    PALACIO DE MEMORIA celebrates its first Holiday event inspired by the festivities of a genteel era and history of a glorious past. Pasko sa Palacio, to be held on December 7, is an evening of history and yuletide festivities of a bygone era. Together with the Paranaque City Tourism Division, the Palacio will be the perfect setting for music and dance that come with the longest Christmas in the world.

    Performing on the Palacio grounds as night falls is the Kulturang Kayumanggi Dance Troupe under the tutelage of Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. For over 25 years the Kulturang Kayumanggi created a niche in the world of dance performed closest to its original form. The Dance Troupe under the directorship of Ms. Christine Barrios has served to preserve the dance heritage of the Philippines.

    “As our first Christmas here right on Roxas Boulevard, we are opening our home to all off you to feel the joy of the Filipino Christmas – there is no place more appropriate than at the estate, lit with parols, and the cool breeze. We are supporting the community of Paranaque City, and your visit will be of great help as we ‘revive’ our own heritage that is being overtaken by Western traditions,” notes Camille Lhuillier, General Manager.

    The Pasko sa Palacio is highlighted by Los Pastores — folk dances and songs practiced in many parts of the country during the novenario, or through the Simbang Gabi.

    The pastores (shepherds), in this case, the performers recount the story of the shepherds who visited the child Jesus in the manger through song. Going house to house, they serenade singing the daygon (worship).

    The festivities begin at 6 pm, with rondalla, songs and dances, highlighted with a buffet, local food fair, and drinks at the Palacio. For tickets, please contact john@casadememoria.com or (02) 8-253-3994. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Kulturang Kayumanggi.