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Keeping the Filipino culture alive in Colorado

The Filipino American Community of Colorado (FACC) has brought the spirit of the Philippines to the state and has kept it alive for 70 years.

In January the organization celebrated its 70th anniversary at its Auraria Campus in Denver. It began with a performance featuring traditional Filipino dances at the King Theater and ended with a gala at the Tivoli Turnhalle Ballroom.

According to Colorado Public Radio, such dances were performed by PASCO, Gamelan Tunas Meeker, and FACC’s Culture Dance and Musical Group.

The FACC is one of the oldest Filipino American groups in Colorado, dating back to 1954. They hope to continue to spread Filipino culture and celebrate their contributions within the state and the country.

“Here in Colorado, we’re very close knit because there are not many of us,” the president of FACC, Vivian Egonio-Norman told CBS News. “I mean, there’s enough of us, but there’s not a lot like in other states. So, that’s why we’re a very close-knit family.”

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