CORDILLERANS in Hong Kong shine as they showcased their rich culture and tradition in the street dance and cultural presentation of the Kapangyawan Festival 2018.
Derived from the Chinese word “pangyao” which means friends celebrating the Philippines-Hong Kong friendship, the event was also the Filipino Community way of observing the 120th Philippine Independence Day.
First time to celebrate Philippine Independence Day in Hong Kong is Igorota vlogger Czarina Bawing who was delighted to witness a showcase of the different culture and arts from Luzon to Mindanao presented by the different Filipino organizations in the country known as one of the most visited places in the world.
The event was organized by the officials and staff of the Philippine Consulate General Hong Kong who also performed a dance presentation to the tune of the song “Pinoy Ako” popularized by Orange & Lemons during the parade at Charter Road Central.
Consul Bob Quintin of the Cultural Affairs Section also made some of the Overseas Filipino Workers like Naty Marrero very happy by spending some time with them for a “groufie.”
Also one of the most unforgettable events was the cultural competition participated by the groups from Benguet, Kalinga, and Mountain Province.
Clad with their exquisite traditional outfit, they gracefully performed their own unique dance trudging to the beat of the gangsas.
Such presentations will make more people appreciate and understand the culture and tradition being preserved and promoted by the Cordillerans.
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