Closing off 2022 for Every Culture
LA itself is a beautiful melting pot of different cultures. Cultures that share their food, music and traditions with us. With the holiday season here, we thought we would share events going on in LA that honor and celebrate those cultures that surround us.
This Sunday, December 18th, there will be a posada festival in downtown Santa Ana starting at 4pm. Posadas are family friendly traditions celebrated by many hispanic communities during the holidays where they join together with music, sweets and warm food. You can expect some of the best tamales, mariachi music, folklorico dance show, piñata party and even a tamale eating contest. Aside from all the fun and food, there will also be toys for tots for an orphanage in Mexico.
This Saturday, December 17th, the 5th annual lantern festival will be held in Long Beach starting at 2pm. There will be Filipino food and entertainment. Parols are Filipino ornamental lanterns that are displayed during the Christmas season that are traditionally made of bamboo and Japanese paper. This is an opportunity to emerge yourself into the traditions that are a part of the Filipino culture.
This Sunday, at the Skirball Cultural Center, you can gather for a Hanukkah festival that promises lots of singing, dancing and latkes. There will be live music, sunset candle lighting, a couple of workshops, a hanukkah photo booth and many more fun activities. If you want to learn more about his eight day celebration, this is a great opportunity to not only immerse yourself into the culture but also learn about it.