December 2021 Family Sunday | Mingei International Museum

Celebrate the holiday season by creating a traditional Filipino parol! A parol is a Filipino ornamental lantern displayed during the holidays.

The word is derived from the Spanish word “farol” which translates to “lantern”. The parol symbolizes light over darkness, so by hanging a parol you’re bringing hope, positivity and love into your home during this festive season. The parol was originally made with strips of bamboo and papel de japon or tissue paper, but for Family Sunday we are going to do a modified version with paper straws and pipe cleaners!

This workshop will be led by Alex and Raena Castro, members of the PASACAT Philippine Performing Arts Company based in National City. PASACAT is an acronym for Philippine American Society and Cultural Arts Troupe and is celebrating 51 amazing years of Philippine song, music and dance. The company's mission is to preserve and promote Asian Pacific culture through the arts, thereby, extending goodwill and enhancing cultural understanding. Alex and Raena are members of PASACAT's senior company and have participated in a multitude of performances around the community. Both individuals have a passion for the arts and are excited to be representing their rich culture with Mingei International Museum.

Workshop sign-up will begin the day of the event at 10am by our Education Center. Space is limited. Workshop times: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Family Sunday is made possible through a generous grant from the ResMed Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Gabrielle Romberger

Plan your Visit

The Museum and Shop Mingei are open Saturday-Wednesday from 10am-5pm and Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm.