Mayor, Barry Morishita kicks off the Christmas party of the Filipino community in Brooks AB
December is one of the favourite times of the year for the Filipino community. They stand out for celebrating the longest Christmas season in the world starting with Christmas carols that start from the month of September and that last until the Epiphany, the festival of the Black Nazarene on January 9th or the feast of the Holy Child of Cebu on the third Sunday of January. Most Filipinos say that the essence of Christmas is not giving gifts, for them the important thing about this date is to be able to share this special sacred day with family.
It is not an impediment to be out of your country to carry out your celebration and this is seen in Brooks, AB, where the Christmas party led by the Filipino community in this city is already a tradition every year, and it is to highlight the union of all when performing certain type of activities.
The great thing about this event is that they not only share with each other, but also allow people from other countries to be part of this celebration.
The event was held last Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the JBS Canada Center in the city of Brooks Alberta, starting with the anthem of Canada and the Philippines, continuing with the welcoming words and gratitude from the Mayor of Brooks Barry Morishita.
The afternoon was accompanied by live music, raffles and fun for children. The Filipino community stood out in this opportunity for its good organization, excellent decoration, and the great variety of food that the different guest palates tasted.
Thank you to our friends from the Filipino community for giving us this great invitation to the entire eRadio Brooks team, and for allowing us to make this note and spread out more about their culture.
BY Nelson Vahos.
Translator Valeria Alvarado.