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11/05/2015: PHL CULTURE HIGHLIGHTED AT THE 23rd FILIPINO FIESTA

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PHL CULTURE HIGHLIGHTED AT THE 23rd FILIPINO FIESTA

(11 May 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii) To culminate the weeklong Flores de Mayo Festival in Honolulu, the 23rd Filipinos in Hawaii celebrated the Annual Filipino Fiesta on 9 May 2015 at the Queen Kapiolani Regional Park in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Organized by the Filipino Community (Filcom) Center and the Hawaii Filipino Junior Chamber, the daylong Fiesta is the oldest running and most popular event celebrating Filipino culture. For 2015, it adopted the theme “Celebrating our Plantation Legacy – Creating Memories”.

As in previous years, the 2015 Fiesta featured the various aspects of the colorful and vibrant Filipino culture with Filipino food booths, cultural exhibits, cultural and keiki (children) booths, and an all-day live entertainment featuring Hawaii-based and visiting The Filipino Channel (TFC) celebrities Geneva Cruz and Sheryn Regis.

Sponsor, business and community booths complemented the lively atmosphere of the Fiesta with games, surprises, raffle prizes and giveaways.

The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, Hawaii, participated as one of the booths of the Philippine Cultural Village. Personnel from the Consulate handed out consular forms, tourism and trade materials to interested individuals. They also promoted the 10th Ambassadors, Consuls General and Tourism Directors Tour (ACGTDT) and encouraged the booth’s visitors to register for the 2016 Philippine National Elections.

The Fiesta also included a community health fair where around volunteer medical professionals who offered free curbside consultations and medical services for the Fiesta’s attendees. (END).