Reflecting on Taste of Annandale

Alondra Obando, Staff Writer

Every year there is a Fall Festival Parade in the Annandale shopping center. A lot of people go 

to watch, dance or play music like the marching atoms. The people that dance do a traditional Bolivian dance or they do a traditional dance from their country. This has been a tradition for sixty nine years and it gets better every year, because there are different groups that go dance and other marching bands.

If you want to participate in the fall festival you have to sign up before June to get accepted. A lot of people sign up to show off their culture or to be clowns, or to show off their antique cars or to make music for other people to hear like the marching band. Fire trucks also go and they throw candy for the kids and the Girl Scouts also were throwing candy. 

Some people participate in the parade like Freshman Frank Cordova he said,” I will be dancing a traditional dance that’s called “Salay,” Salay is a dance from Bolivia, the fraternity is called 100% Salay. Currently the dancers are from the ages three and up, the dance of Salay, is expressed through the rhythm of the charango and complex footwork, dancers stand out with colorful trajes whose joy represents the flirtation accompanied by claps.” I also danced with 100% Salay for the first time in this parade.

Some people said that they liked “the variety of performers, there are different types of dances, different types of music, and overall a lot of diversity and lots of fun”Said by Freshman Frank Cordova. Sophomore Katherine Vargas said she liked “ The different types of dances and the other presentations that were there.”