(Above) Ambassador Batoon-Garcia delivers her remarks at the Sinulog celebration in the St. Sunniva school; (Below) Filipino community members show their devotion to the Sto. Niño at the St. Olav Cathedral and through performances during the Sinulog celebration at the St. Sunniva School
The Philippine Embassy in Norway joined the Filipino community in Oslo in the celebration of the Feast Day of Sto. Niño and Sinulog Festival on 19 January 2019. The festivities started with a Holy Mass at St. Olav Cathedral, led by Fr. Johan Dumandan of the Sacred Heart of Filipino Chaplaincy, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Chapter.
The Catholic mass was followed by the Sinulog celebration at St. Sunniva School, a few steps from the St. Olav Cathedral. During the celebration, Ambassador Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia expressed appreciation for the efforts of the Filipino community to keep Filipino traditions alive in Norway. The program also featured various Filipino talents who showcased song and dance performances. END