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Date
Saturday, June 04, 2022
Time
1:00 p.m.
Place
Virtual
Cost
Free Event

Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival is part of the Seattle Center Festál series and produced in partnership with Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW).

In 2022, Seattle Center Festál is celebrating 25 years of stories and traditions. The theme, "Where the World Gathers" links together the series of 24 free festivals presented throughout the year, each with a unique cultural focus, identity, and range of engaging activities.

The festival will take place virtually on Saturday, June 4 (1:00pm-4:30pm) and Sunday, June 5 (1:00pm-3:30pm) on Seattle Center Facebook and YouTube.  The festival commemorates the anniversary of Philippine Independence and is typically held on the first or second week of June at the Seattle Center since 1987. Over the years, the event has grown into the largest festival of Filipino arts and culture in the Pacific Northwest.

Pagdiriwang provides a venue for Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike to learn about the culture. It is an ideal setting for presenting art, craft, song, dance, music, history, literature, and culture to promote better understanding of the Filipino cultural heritage.

Saturday, June 4, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Activity

Time

Welcome Remarks by Juan Pablo A. Paredes, President, Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington 1:00pm
Guest Speaker: Bruce Harrell, Mayor, City of Seattle 1:05pm
Inspirational Message: Robert Nellams, Director, Seattle Center 1:07pm
Rafael Ronquillo - Classical Guitarist 1:15pm
Pilipino Folklore Para sa Iyong Puso by Pinoy Word Expressed Kultura Arts 1:30pm
"The Grace of Southern Philippines" by Sining Kambayoka  3:00pm
"Balete, Batangas and Taal Volcano: A Travelogue December 2019" by Leia Maminta Smith 3:20pm
The Cordillera Region Tribal Dances - Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington State 3:30pm
The Quarentados 3:50pm
DIWA Films Showcase - Adrian Ellis Alarilla 4:00pm
Virtual Art Exhibit coordinated by Grandier Gil Bella 4:15pm

Sunday, June 5, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Activity Time
Musika at Iba Pa (Various Artists) coordinated by Teza Mendoza 1:00pm
Filipino Table Art by Violet Noriega 1:20pm
Colorful Tapestry: Dances of Mindanao by Filipinas Performing Arts of Washington State 1:35pm
The 35th Anniversary of Pagdiriwang: All through the Years by John Paredes 1:45pm
Music is in Our Hearts - Various Children Performing Artists 2:05pm
Snapshots: Life in Rural Philippines, Javier, Leyte by Jimmy Javier 2:10pm
SAYAW of FASA at UW 2:30pm
DIWA Films Showcase - Adrian Ellis Alarilla 2:45pm
The Beautiful Pacific Northwest - Photography Exhibit by John Paredes 3:00pm
Virtual Art Exhibit coordinated by Grandier Bella 3:10pm

2022 Pagdiriwang Poster

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