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Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
June 6-7, 2015

Armory Main Floor, Mural Amphitheatre

Pagdiriwang Collage

Pagdiriwang is the Filipino word for “celebration.”  The festival, June 6-7, 2015 celebrates important aspects of Philippine culture, arts and history with the theme, “The Sarimanok Soars.”

The Philippines is composed of more than 7,100 islands.  It was already a commercial hub where China, India, and other seafarers from other countries and pacific islands made port calls during the pre-Spanish period in the 1500’s.  The islands were then governed locally in small villages called balangay. It was colonized by Spain for 333 years, followed by 50 years of American occupation after the Spanish-American War.  The people speak different languages aside from Tagalog.

A diverse culture resulted from influences brought by trade, as well as by Spanish colonization and American occupation.  Other factors were public education introduced by the USA, present-day globalization and technology, as well as the country’s strategic location as gateway to mainland Asia.

The diversity of Filipino culture will be celebrated through food, historical exhibits, visual and performing arts, music and dances of the various indigenous groups of the Philippines.  Also offered are children’s hands-on activities, Filipino martial arts demonstrations, literary-musical contests, health fair, youth performances and exhibits, music bands, film clips, workshops, booths selling or showcasing food, Philippine products and information. 

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival is produced by the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) in partnership with the Seattle Center and Filipino community groups.
Thank you to our sponsor:
Wells Fargo Bank 

Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington
Seattle, WA


About Seattle Center Festál
Seattle Center Festál 2015 presents world festivals on weekends throughout the year highlighting the distinct cultures and common threads of ethnic communities in our region through traditional and contemporary art, music, foods, youth activities, workshops and more. This collection of 22 cultural events is produced with the generous support of KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, Coca-Cola, T-Mobile, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wells Fargo and RealNetworks. Additional support is provided by the City of Seattle and Seattle Center Foundation. 

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