Bituing Silangan - The Star of the Orient

Habañera Botoleña

(ah-bahn-NYER-rah boh-toh-LEHN-nyah)
This is a very colorful, vivid, and joyful dance from Botolan, Zambales. During the early days, this was performed in honor of a departing parish priest. In time, however, it lost that role and became more of a festival dance performed in wedding celebrations, baptismal parties, barrio fiestas, and other social gatherings.