This weekend, Hawai’i’s Filipino community holds its biggest event of the year, the Filipino Fiesta, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa continues a series on local Filipino culture with a look at social mobility.
Annual Filipino Fiesta begins with a parade at 9am from Fort DeRussy
through Waikiki with the festival continuing at Kapi’olani Park until
5pm. Expect a lot of food and entertainment!
UH Manoa Ilocano Language Program and the Nakem Youth lauched a book
last year, "Panagtaripato: Parenting our stories and our stories as
parents". It is a book about raising healthy children using the
traditions of the Ilokano people.
our voices, our lives" presents stories from Ilokano youth in Hawaii,
growing up with all the struggles and joys. Both books are bilingual
in Ilokano and English. Get them through Aurelio Agcaoili or Jeffrey
Acido in the Indo-Pacific Languages department at UH Manoa.
N. Labrador and Theodore S. Gonzalves collaborated on a book of
photographs as part of the Images of America series: "Filipinos in
Hawai'i" , available through your favorite booksellers.