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Filipinos in Sydney, Australia invited to a Parade of Phil Festivals

Emailed for posting by Ruben Amores
August 25, 2017


Dear Friends in the Community,

Would you like to be a part of a fabulous, colourful and very exciting event to showcase our traditional and iconic cultural and religious fiesta celebrations? 

If so, come join us to the culmination of the Balik-Tanaw Philippine Arts Exhibition at the Peacock Arts Gallery (Auburn Botanical Gardens, corner Chisholm and Chiswick Roads, Auburn) on Saturday, September 2 from 12:00 noon.

Register your organization or organise a group to participate in this historic-first-of-a-kind parade to promote our great Philippine culture in one of the following:
1.    Proudly depicting your favourite cultural or religious fiesta of any province or barrio.  Promote or spotlight your Charity Queens in the Sagala- Santacruzan and Procession or simply showcase your tribal costume and dances.
2.    Community leaders are invited to join us in carrying the Bayanihan house (named “Hopping Spirit House” by the artist) to symbolise Filipino Unity and Cooperation. Other community members may join this “lipat-bahay” by carrying typical domestic articles and farm implements.
3.    Wear flowery and colourful summer dresses and join in the “bulaklakan” or “panagbenga” group. Express the natural joyfulness and exuberance of Pinoys by carrying real or artificial flowers or simply wearing Filipino summer fashion, accessories and crinkets!

There will be Filipino food stalls, closing program with performances by the best of Filipino-Australian artists and distribution of certificates of participation. We are expecting a very large multicultural crowd as the Gardens will also be having its famous annual Japanese Cherry Blossoms and Spring Festival. Entry is free!  

If interested to participate, please email the following information to alberto@creativekoncept.com not later than Friday, 25 August.
1.    Complete name of the organisation
2.    Mobile phone  of the Contact Person
3.    Festival to be depicted
Examples: a. Cordilleran’s Canniaw
                    b. Ilokano’s Panagani
                    c. Central Luzon’s Sakada or Senakulo  
                    d. Tagalog’s Sagala procession
                    e. Southern Tagalog’s Pahiyas festival
                    d. Bicolano’s Penafrancia Fluvial parade 
                    e. Visayan’s Viva Santo Nino
                    f. Ilonggo’s Ati-atihan 
                    g. Mindanaoan’s Singkil dance
                    h. Maranao/Badjao sea gypsies
          i.  Rural Wedding entourage
          j.  Other events
4.    Number of participants.

On behalf of the Balik-Tanaw Project Team, thank you very much for your support and participation to this event.

Albert Prias  /  Ruben Amores / Charles Chan / Cen Amores

For more info:
Ruben Amores:  rfamores@yahoo.com

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