A yearly tradition of the Philippine Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh dance troupe is to put on dance recitals showcasing the dances of the Philippines that otherwise would not be seen when the group is invited to dance at events in the Pittsburgh community. The group uses the recital to further expose the Filipino culture to a large audience.
The dance group has performed at many events, apart from the annual recital, to promote the Filipino culture including:
Weirton, VA: Festival of Nations
Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade
Cranberry, PA: American Cancer Society Relay for Life event
Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) – Pittsburgh Chapter Lunar New Year Banquet and Fundraiser
Mustin Chiropractic Clinic Health Festival
Moraine State Park’s Regatta at Lake Arthur
Mars, PA: Apple Festival
Cranberry, PA: Community Days
Cathedral of Learning: Holiday Open House
2020 Virtual Holiday Open House
December 6, 2020 through December 18, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh's Nationality Rooms Programs host the 2020 Holiday Open House! This year’s event kicks off on Sunday, Dec. 6 with a montage of past celebrations and a schedule of festivities which will get you in the holiday spirit.
Travel through all 31 Nationality Rooms and learn about each country’s holiday traditions with Quo Vadis tour guides.
PAPAGP is a proud participant of the 2020 Virtual Holiday Open House via the Philippine Nationality Room Committee.
December 7: 10 Holiday Traditions
December 9: How to Make Empanadas
December 10: Parol Making
December 14: Cultural Dance Journey
December 16: Ang Saya sa Vigan
December 17: Giant Lantern Festival
OCTOBER: Filipino American History Month
Filipino American History Month is celebrated in the United States during the month of October.
Learn about the history of Filipino Americans in the USA and more from the groups leading the change below from the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS).