Kulturang Pilipino, Ipinagmamalaki Ko (I’m Proud of the Filipino Culture)

Headstart Schools of Mandaluyong marks  its 36th Foundation Anniversary. This year’s theme is “Kulturang Pilipino, Ipinagmamalaki Ko.” As part of the annual celebration, preschool pupils from their 10 branches showcased their talents in dancing famous Filipino folk dances last February 17, 2011. This is a great opportunity for the preschoolers to become familiar with the Filipino cultures and traditions. The school administrator said that through this activity, the young ones are being reminded of how rich and beautiful our culture is. This makes me reminisce my elementary and high school days. Though I’m no good in dancing, I was given the chance to participate in school activities like this. 
Bagong Silang 2 where Thea is enrolled as Kindergarten A danced La Jota Moncadeña. According to Hispanismo.org, La Jota Moncadeña is one of the most famous interpretation and adaptation of the Aragonese Jota dance. This dance which is also called Jota Florana originated from Moncada, Tarlac and danced to the Ilocano bamboo musical instrument ensemble called tallelet. Dance anthropologist Ramon Obusan said that the Jora Florana was danced to escort a bereaved family to the burial of a loved one. The high pitch clicking of bamboo clickers represent melancholy wails. Moreover, the dance combines Spanish and Ilocano steps and music.

Other students danced to the tune of Leron, Leron Sinta and Magtanim ay Di Biro, I saw kids wearing Muslim-inspired costumes.

Here are some photos during the event:

stage mom/ make-up artist 😀
Thea 🙂

Thanks, Papa! 

I love sharing my daughter’s milestones. How about you, fellow moms out there, what is the theme of your child’s foundation day this year?

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