9 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month (October)

October 9, 2017

Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month
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9 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month (October)

October is Filipino American History Month! If you’re Filipino and have always been curious about your ethnic background, heritage, and history, now is the time to learn more!

Check out these articles for fun ways to learn more about and celebrate Filipino American history:

 

1. Filipino American History – Legacy of the Delano Grape Strike

Do you know about the Delano Grape Strike? Stories of Filipino farmworkers in California offer us inspiration and pride in the history of Filipinos in America. 

Filipino American History - Legacy of the Delano Grape Strike

2. the History of Halo-Halo

Halo-Halo, the Filipino word which means, “mix-mix,” is a popular dessert in the Philippines. In the summertime, every sari-sari store, street-side stand, and fast food chain will offer their own version of this sweet specialty.

what is the history of halo halo, a dessert in the Philippines

3. Learn to Make Sinigang Soup

Now that Fall is upon us, try cooking up a big pot of warm Filipino sinigang soup (a sour soup made from tamarind fruit).

Fall Filipino cuisine - sinigang soup

4. Check out FilAmFest in San Diego

Live near San Diego? Looking for something fun to do this October? Check out FilAmFest on October 21st! With Filipino food, traditional dancing, and fun activities for the whole family, you won’t want to miss it!

FilamFest Oct 21 in San Diego

5. Learn different ways to Say Hello in Filipino

Whether formal, funny, or just plain silly, here are 5 ways to say hello in Filipino.

baguio market fresh frogs
This guys wants to say hello!

 

6. Build your book collection with these Filipino Children’s Books 

Filipino children’s stories help bring the culture alive and teach Filipino customs, food, games, celebrations, language, and more! Fill your bookshelf with these favorites!

filipino children's books you'll love

7. Harana Your Sweetheart – Learn The Lost Art of Musical Serenade

During the olden days in the Philippines, the tradition of Harana – musical serenading outside someone’s window – was a popular event. Try something a little unique (not to mention courageous!) and harana your sweetheart with sweet love songs.

Harana Philippines
Img att. http://ffemagazine.com/filipino-icon-harana-2/

 

8. Share Your Story on Filipino American Voices

Read past stories on the Filipino American Voices series here. Or contribute your own! Contact me via Instagram or Facebook for story submissions.

 

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