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27/02/2018: PH CONSULATE, FILIPINO ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 24th HONOLULU FESTIVAL

The Philippine Consulate General in Honolulu, Hawaii invites the public to the 24th Honolulu Festival, the state’s premier annual cultural festival, on 9 to 11 March 2018 at various locations in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Honolulu Festival, through its longstanding theme, “Pacific Harmony,” reflects the Honolulu Festival Foundation’s (HFF) vision to share to an international audience the many cultures of the Pacific region, through an impressive showcase of arts, culture and entertainment. Performers from various countries and regions such as Japan, Australia, Tahiti, the Philippines, South Korea and the mainland United States get together for a three-day extravaganza to give dance performances and traditional art demonstrations.

The Philippine Consulate General and several Filipino organizations will join the 3-day Festival at the following activities:

Date

Time and Venue

Activity

Saturday,

10 March 2018

10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Hawaii Convention Center

Craft Fair/Exhibition.

The Philippine Consulate, Philippine Airlines and the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii will set up booths where cultural merchandise, tourism and investment materials will be on display.

Sunday,

11 March 2018

10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Hawaii Convention Center

Craft Fair/Exhibition.

This is the second day of the Craft Fair/Exhibition

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM,

Waikiki Beach Walk

Filipino Performances.

The Filipino American Club of Farrington High School will perform the Sayaw sa Bangko and Tinikling, two Filipino folk dances where dancers use balancing skills and agility

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm, Waikiki Beach Walk

Filipino Performances.

The Dabawenyos Community Foundation will perform the “Manobo Dance”, which depicts the marriage ritual of the Manobo tribe of the Philippines.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki

 

Grand Parade.

The Honolulu Festival will culminate in a Grand Parade along Kalakaua Avenue featuring performers, floats, groups and marching bands from Pacific Rim countries and Hawaii. The Philippine Consulate General and other Filipino organizations, including the Philippine Airlines, BIBAK Hawaii, Bobs Key Group, Dabawenyos of Hawaii and Farrington High School will join the parade.

 

The Honolulu Festival is considered to be one of Hawaii’s biggest, grandest and most anticipated festivals. In addition to its cultural significance, Hawaii’s tourism economy benefits as well, with nearly 5,000 visitors coming to Hawaii just to participate in the Festival which comprise most of the 160 groups performing. Over the years, the festival has generated an estimated $200 million total in visitor spending. For more information, please visit the Honolulu Festival website at www.honolulufestival.com. (END).