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7 Popular Filipino Wedding Customs for the Traditional Bride

7 Popular Filipino Wedding Customs for the Traditional Bride

7 Popular Filipino Wedding Customs for the Traditional Bride With wedding season upon us (and my own wedding coming up shortly), I wanted to share some of the more popular wedding customs and traditions you might find at a typical Filipino wedding. Having your own wedding soon? You might enjoy Party Like a Filipino on Your Wedding Day Without Breaking the Bank - 10 Money Saving Tips for the Budget Bride. Now, when I say “traditional” I really just mean within…

Harana Philippines

What is Harana? Impress Your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

what is Harana? impress Your Sweetheart on Valentine's Day Above img attribute: ffemagazine.com This Valentine’s Day, try a unique Filipino tradition (not to mention courageous!) and serenade your sweetheart with a love song.   What is Harana? During the olden days in the Philippines, the tradition of Harana - musical serenading outside someone’s window - was a popular event. Although harana has traditionally been used for a variety of purposes, the most common practice was for suitors to woo their…

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10 Reasons Why You Should be at Panagbenga Festival this Year

10 Reasons Why You Should be at Panagbenga Festival this Year February is Panagbenga Flower Festival time! Panagbenga Festival is a must-see festival that happens annually in Baguio, Philippines. 10 Reasons Why You Should be at Panagbenga Festival this Year 1. The Flowers Panagbenga is a Kankana-ey word which means “the season for blooming.” Flowers are everywhere! Come be inspired by the beauty whether it’s the giant flower decorations hung up around town or real garden arrangements on display for…

Filipino Christmas Traditions to share

Filipino Christmas Traditions to Share with Your Family

Filipino Christmas Traditions to Share with Your Family Are you hoping to teach more Filipino culture with your family? What better way than to share some beloved Filipino Christmas traditions! In the Philippines, the Christmas season starts at the end of August. Not even kidding. You’ll start hearing Christmas songs being played in malls and stores around this time. Then by September and October, you’ll see Christmas decorations start popping up all over the city! Talk about extending the Christmas…

Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

9 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month (October)

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…

FilamFest Oct 21 in San Diego

FilAmFest – Things to Do in San Diego

FilamFest - Things to Do in San Diego Looking for something fun to do this October? Check out FilAmFest this October 21st in San Diego. With Filipino food, traditional dancing, and fun activities for the whole family, you won’t want to miss it! FilAmFest is open to all individuals who love to learn about and experience different cultures. Everyone is welcome!   What is FilamFest? FilAmFest is a family-friendly event that celebrates Filipino American culture, history, and the significant contributions of Filipino…

Fall Filipino cuisine - sinigang soup

Fall Filipino Cuisine – Sinigang Soup

Fall Filipino Cuisine - Sinigang Soup Now that Fall is upon us, it’s time to cook up a big pot of warm Filipino sinigang soup (a sour soup made from tamarind fruit). Yummm!!!   Filipino Food! You’ve probably at least had one Filipino friend who has brightened your day by cooking pancit (fried noodles), lumpia (fried egg rolls), or the most common Filipino dish, adobo (pork with soy sauce and vinegar). Those are the typical token foods that most people…

filipino children's books you'll love

5 Filipino Children’s Books You’ll Love

5 Filipino Children’s Books You’ll Love I can’t get enough of Filipino children’s stories because they help bring the culture alive to a young child who may not have experienced it firsthand. They help kids learn about Filipino customs, traditions, values, language, and peak their interest for learning more. They also feature characters that look like me. I think it’s very important that kids read a variety of stories that have characters who look or act just like them. Growing…

Filipino American Voices - "What are You?" A Journey of Self Discovery

Filipino American Voices – What are You?

Filipino American Voices - What Are You? In the United States, Filipino Americans make up the second largest Asian group population. That’s pretty awesome! And each Filipino American has a unique voice and story to tell. That is why I am proud to introduce Filipino American Voices! A place for Filipino Americans to share their stories and experiences of what it is like being Filipino American. You can read last month's Filipino American Voices featuring Lora Bumatay - Lessons from a Balikbayan…

Where to Grab Halo-Halo in San Diego - Snoice

Where to Grab Halo-Halo in San Diego

  Where to Grab Halo-Halo in San Diego If you love trying new trendy food spots in San Diego, add Snoice to your bucketlist for tasting the unique Filipino ice dessert halo-halo.   Halo-Halo - The Filipino word for “mix-mix”   What is Halo-Halo? Halo-halo is a delicious cold dessert for a hot summer day. In the Philippines, you can find halo-halo stands on almost every street!   Halo-halo, a Filipino ice dessert, consists of different toppings like jackfruit, sweet…

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