Bayanihan Date: March 30, 2018
Ticket Prices: TBA
In Tagalog (one of the two official languages of the Philippines), Bayanihan literally translates to "being in community." The word Bayanihan, however, refers to the spirit of communal unity when Filipinos work together to more easily achieve a goal.
With this same sense of unity, PAL members, both new and old, work together and host our annual spring event both for our community itself and our neighbors.
During Bayanihan, PAL serves traditional Filipino foods and desserts and hosts an original play for those who choose to attend.
The food is served buffet style and includes favorites such as Lumpia, Adobo, Pancit, Lechón, and more. As for desserts, guests have the option of choosing Bibingka, Turon, and even ice cream with unique flavors, such as Ube or Buko Pandan.
The play is written and performed by PAL members and aims to fuse both traditional Filipino and modern culture. We incorporate traditional Filipino dances, such as Tinikling and Subli, but also choreograph a modern dance and perform a line dance in which all guests are invited to join.
Being PAL's biggest event, members spend most of the spring semester learning new dances, practicing lines, and making props and decorations.
Bayanihan occurs some time after spring break, but be sure to check the Palendar around the event for more details!