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Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
June 1 - 2, 2019
Armory, Armory Main Level, Mural Amphitheatre


Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival

Presenting the 33rd Annual Pagdiriwang Philippine festival (June 1 - 2) celebrating Philippine culture, arts, and history.  The 2019 theme, “Sining Pilipino,” which highlights the art and culture of the Philippines.

The Philippines, comprising more than 7,100 islands, was a commercial and cosmopolitan hub during pre-colonial times through trade with both Asian and Pacific island peoples and had local village governments in place called Balangay.  It underwent 333 years of Spanish colonial rule, 50 years of American occupation, the Filipino-American War, World War 2, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

The unique Philippine experience made Filipinos a culturally diverse people with numerous languages aside from Tagalog.  The country’s rich cultural heritage resulted from all the events mentioned above, from the USA-introduced public education system, and present-day globalization and technology.  It occupies a highly strategic location as the gateway to mainland Asia.

Filipino cultural diversity will be celebrated through food, historical exhibits, artifacts exhibit, visual and performing arts, music and dances of the Philippine indigenous groups, short-film festival, artifacts exhibit, visual art exhibit, photography exhibit, historical exhibits, ethnic fashion show, Children’s hands-on activities, Filipino martial arts, youth performances, bands, the FYA Drill team, food booths, indigenous fabrics and wares, books, and other Philippine products and information.  

The Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival is produced by the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) in partnership with Seattle Center and community organizations.
Pagdiriwang is produced by the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) in partnership with Seattle Center and others at the Seattle Center Armory and Mural Amphitheater.
Photo Credit: John Philip Paredes and Lane Wilcken.

Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington
Seattle, WA

Seattle Center Festál is produced with the generous support of KUOW 94.9 Public Radio, Coca-Cola, Alaska Airlines, T-Mobile, Lyft, Northwest Folklife Festival, 4Culture and ArtsWA. Additional support is provided by the City of Seattle and Seattle Center Foundation.

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