Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June 2017:  National’s day of the Philippines in Bern

 

Friday 16 June, the President of Culture Ticino Network Association Margherita Maffeis, was invited to Bern for celebrating the National’s day of the Philippines and for meeting the Ambassador of the Philippines Joselito Alegado Jimeno, who will be our guest for the 7th edition of the World Peace Forum from  November 13th to December 7th 2017 in Lugano. For the occasion was organized a refreshments with the Embassy of the Philippines.

 

Saturday 17 June, took place the celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and the Philippines. For the first time it was thought of celebrating a Philippine Festival in Bern at the famous square of Waisenhausplatz. The celebration was organized by the Embassy of the Philippines and the local Philippine communities of Bern. For the event there was a Philippine Market, where the participants had the possibility of meeting and seeing the culture of this country.

Many stands provided a tasting of local dishes, selling of handmade products and traditional dresses. The celebration was plenty of music and many exhibitions: like the fight with wood stick or the wonderful group dance. The popular music involved and the colourful dresses have guaranteed an amazing experience for the participants.