Saying goodbye to Christmas is not easy. No one wants to say goodbye to these days of joy, of sharing with family and friends the hope that the birth of the Baby Jesus seeds in our hearts, the achievements of the year and the hope of a time that opens up fresh and promising.
In communion with that spirit that encourages our Latino community to preserve its most luminous traditions, the Hispanic Media publishing project, together with Aurora Home-Care & Hospice and El Sol Latino Newspaper, offered a Parranda de Reyes full of flavor and rhythm.
The celebration took place in Philadelphia, at the Restaurant NightClub Tierras Colombianas this Thursday, January 9 to end with a high note a year of success and institutional growth.
Ricardo Hurtado, Hispanic Media’s CEO and organizer of the event, has every reason to celebrate a successful year for his publishing project. In a very moving vein, he thanked the audience for their presence and especially highlighted the presence of the friends who support the Sol Latino in all its events.
DJ Rumbero was in charge of setting up the musical rumba and of encouraging the audience to dance to our most representative Latin rhythms.
Lola Mananova, CEO of Aurora Home Care & Hospice, was one of the personalities who could not resist the contagious joy that Latin rhythms arouse and she proved it convincingly on the dance. Then, she addressed the audience in a short but heartfelt speech in which she expressed her enthusiasm for the job that the institution she represents has been doing in the various communities where it has served.
“During all these years I have realized how wonderful our communities are for their ability to work effectively. I am honored to see them gathered here because I know they are able of making the changes needed to build a better world,” she said excitedly.
She also apologized for not mastering the Spanish language completely, but promised to speak in that language at the next event.
The assistants enjoyed an exclusive dinner and delicious hors d’oeuvres as well as the presentation of prizes and gifts, thus recreating the Christmas tradition of the Three Kings offering
Lastly, Anthony Colón’s orchestra made it clear that salsa is the ideal music to celebrate with enthusiasm and flavor the pride of being Latino.