‘And the fun continues’ at Filipino Fiesta in Honolulu | Inquirer

‘And the fun continues’ at Filipino Fiesta in Honolulu

/ 01:24 AM March 22, 2017

HONOLULU — The 25th Annual Filipino Fiesta will be on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, the Filipino Community Center, Inc. announced.

This year’s theme is “And the Fun Continues…” The event is free and open to the public. It aims to commemorate the rich tradition over the years while showcasing the unique facets of the Filipino culture and the community of Hawaii.

The daylong event begins with a jubilee-themed celebration at Kapiolani Park, featuring Filipino traditions, Filipino cuisine, indigenous Filipino arts and crafts, and more.

The Kapiolani Park bandstand will have a full line-up of entertainers including local talent, artists from the mainland and celebrities from the Philippines.

Local Hawaii and Hawaii-Filipino community organizations, US and Philippine-based business owners and/or their representatives are expected.

The annual Filipino Fiesta began 25 years ago when L & L Drive-Inn founder Eddie Flores initiated the celebration as part of the awareness campaign to garner support for the construction of the FilCom Center.

It has since become Hawaii’s largest showcase of Filipino culture with an annual attendance of more than 10,000 people attending each year.  On a larger cultural scale, the event embodies the essence of a celebratory time in the Philippines known as “Flores de Mayo” or “Flowers of May,” which is a festival held in the Philippines in the month of May.

For more information about the Filipino Fiesta, visit www.filcom.org or call (808) 680-0451.

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TAGS: events, Filipino celebration, Filipino culture, Filipino Fiesta, Filipinos in Hawaii, Flores de Mayo, Flowers of May, Kapiolani Park
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