Filipino Heritage Day in Gloucester
By David Wood
Experience the Philippines through food, music, and culture in Gloucester on Sunday, 14th May.
The Filipino Association of Gloucestershire invites you to the event from 11am to 5pm at Kings Square in Gloucester city centre. For its second year, Filipino Heritage Day promises to be bigger, better, and brighter than ever before.
The Gloucester Filipino Heritage Day is an annual celebration that highlights the rich culture and traditions of the Filipino community in Gloucester.
This vibrant event features a variety of performances, food, and activities that showcase the beauty and diversity of Filipino culture. Attendees can enjoy traditional dances and music, taste authentic Filipino cuisine, and learn about the history and customs of the Philippines.
The Gloucester Philippine Heritage Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with the Filipino community and experience the warmth and hospitality that is characteristic of Filipino culture.
Experience the Philippines through food: Enjoy delicious Filipino dishes from LJ catering, Pyesta, Tiburcias, Humble Kusina and Pretty Boy's Lechon.
Experience the Philippines through music: Sing along and dance to moving performances from The Soulm8s, Mervic Vicky Monocillo, Rockabilly Babes, Nikki Dunham, Madel, Beverly, Mary Ann and Al Sanchez, Inna Palana, Mike Castillo, and Lloyd Baptista, Ruhiya, Rex Portillano, Ela Hidalgo, and Jeffrey Hidalgo
Experience the Philippines through culture: Be entertained by Eskrima/Arnis/Kali by Hybrid FMA (Filipino Martial Arts) and Benguet Dance Troupe
According to the chairman of Filipino Association of Gloucestershire, Cllr Raymond Padilla, who is member for Matson, Robinswood and White City, this event is also aimed at promoting health and wellbeing, and also to celebrate World Nurses Day. Many Filipinos in the UK work as nurses and health care assistants in the NHS and in the private sector.
Filipino Association of Gloucestershire would like to thank sponsors and supporters: Levelling up together Gloucestershire County Council, Gloucester City Council, Megaworld, World Remit, SaladMaster, Live Good, USANA, Honour Thy Woman Group, Lawyery.co, Emily's, NHS Hospital/MacMillan, Lexi's Cake Corner, Gigi's Gilicious Cakes and Sweets, Love Viva Cakes and Crafts, Artist's Hub, Department of Tourism Philippines (DOT), Rod's, London Filipino Centre (Filipino Language/Baybayin), Gloucester BID and USANA.
The Filipino Association of Gloucestershire, or Gloucestershire Pinoys, has been in existence for well over 30 years, seeking to generate and foster a real sense of community spirit among Filipinos and with the greater British community.
Follow the association on Facebook at www.facebook.com/filipinoassociationofgloucestershire
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