Filipinos in Norway Celebrate 120th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

Filipinos in Norway Celebrate 120th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philippine Independence

Oslo, 09 Jun 2018 -  Filcom Norway and New Filipino Working Group (NFWG), the two umbrella organizations of Filipino community in Norway, hosted Fiesta Filipino 2018 to celebrate the 120th Philippine Independence Day at Youngstorget, Oslo. Numerous Filipino organizations such as ASOR Active Service Omsorg Rekruttering, Drammen Filipino Dance Group, Hiligaynon Association of Norway, Jesus is Lord (JIL), Norway Chapter, Couples for Christ, and many more from the Filipino community celebrated with Filcom Norway, NFWG and the Philippine Embassy.

The organizers and the Philippine Embassy led the singing of the Philippine National Anthem. In her message during the program, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia expressed her delight that the Filipino community in Norway were united in commemorating the Philippine National Day.

Food stalls sold popular Filipino food such as pork barbeque, sisig, kwek-kwek, Purefoods hotdog and halo-halo throughout the day. The Philippine Embassy booth gave out tourism brochures and Philippine snacks to participants who gave correct answers to questions related to Philippine Independence. END

 

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