Explore the Filipino Cultural Roots and Contemporary Influences at
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival
Seattle Center Festál: Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival, June 9 - 10, Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon - 5 p.m., at the Armory/ Center House and Mural Amphitheatre, explores the cultural roots and contemporary influences of the Philippines through live performances, cultural displays, hands-on activities, foods, children’s activities, and a lively marketplace.
This year’s festival showcases the culture’s advancements in technology, while looking back in time with a re-creation of Philippine participation at the 1962 Fair.
The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, and the Department of Science and Technolgy will highlight thelatest electronics, energy and IT technology . Bits and pieces of the 1962 World’s Fair Philippine Government Pavilion will display artifacts from the three Philippine regions, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Philippine Department of Tourism will showcase the wonders and tourist attractions of the Philippines. It is indeed more fun in the Philippines.The renowned Philippine Bayanihan Dance Company, which performed at the World’s Fair,will be back for a repeat performance!
The 20 Seattle Center Festál cultural celebrations highlight the common forms of tradition and expression among ethnic communities in the Pacific Northwest, while underscoring their unique creative contributions, customs, foods and ideals. Each event offers moving entertainment and fascinating insight into a different culture of the world.
Pagdiriwang Philippine Festival is part of The Next Fifty at Seattle Center in 2012. The Festival is produced by Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington in partnership with Seattle Center. For a full event schedule, visit www.fchsw-pagdiriwang.org, and for more information on this cultural series and other Seattle Center public programming, click on www.seattlecenter.com.
About Seattle Center Festál
Seattle Center Festál, part of The Next Fifty in 2012 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, presents a series of 20 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 cultural events is produced with the generous support of Wells Fargo and KUOW 94.9 Public Radio. Additional support is provided by Seattle Center Foundation and the City of Seattle.