If you visit the Philippines especially the main cities like Manila, you can’t miss it: the Pinoy jeepney. Coated in wild colours and adorned with flashy ornaments, this flamboyant elongated jeep is considered a Filipino icon as it is made and found only in the Philippines. It is also the most popular public transportation in…
But why is the Philippine Independence Day so significant to Filipinos and how do they celebrate away from their homeland? In commemoration of this year’s Philippine Independence Day, we searched for the answers by reaching out to some of the 10,335 Filipinos who now call Christchurch home.
A surprise musical performance for homesick Mexicans last year in Christchurch unexpectedly led to the founding of Mariachi Sol de Canterbury, one of only a handful authentic Mariachi bands in New Zealand.
Tūranga’s TSB Arena was a vibrant space of cultural festivities for the celebration of the 121st Philippine Independence Day.
Find out about Philippine Independence Day 2019 Celebrations at Tūranga, and a bilingual storytime at Upper Riccarton Library.
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