Philippine Festival in Seoul

The Philippine Embassy in South Korea finally posted an announcement about the upcoming “Philippine Festival in Seoul.” This year, it’s going to be held at the easily accessible Yeouido Hangang Park – famous for the Spring Flower (cherry blossoms) Festival.
Here’s the announcement posted on the site:

Seoul will once again set the stage for genuine and meaningful multicultural fanfare as the Philippine Embassy organizes the “Philippine Festival in Yeouido,” a daylong celebration of Filipino culture through songs, dances and traditional games scheduled to be held at the Yeouido Hanggang Park on 29 May 2011.
The annual Festival, which attracts hundreds of Filipinos, Koreans and enthusiasts of Filipino culture from all over South Korea, will include a housing fair and other onsite services such as labor counseling and medical services. Cultural performances and traditional Filipino games for multicultural children will follow a brief ceremony in the morning, when the Philippine Embassy will hand out awards to individuals and groups who provided invaluable assistance to Filipino migrants in 2010.
Organized in commemoration of the 113th anniversary of Philippine Independence and the 16th Migrant Workers’ Day of the Philippines, the Festival is being arranged in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Human Resource Development of Korea, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Global Center , and the Philippine Pag-ibig Home Development and Mutual Fund.
For more information, please contact the Philippine Embassy at

Remember the date: 29th of May at Yeouido Hangang Park. Hope to see you there!


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