Filipino American Heritage Month

Our History Matters - Filipino American Heritage Month

See the calendar below for local activities you can participate in, and particular days of interest in Filipino American Heritage.

Sunday

31st

3rd

10th

17th

24th

Monday

4th

11th

18th

Tuesday

5th

12th

19th

26th

Wednesday

6th

13th

20th

27th

Thursday

7th

14th

21st

28th

Friday

1st

8th

15th

22nd

29th

Saturday

2nd

9th

16th

23rd

30th

"Sakuting (pronounced sahKOOH-tihng), historically only performed by men, but later evolved into a dance open for everyone, is a Philippine folk dance that interprets a match between Ilocano Christians and non-Christians. This imitational bout between competing folks is traditionally performed during Christmas at the town plaza or performed house-to-house as a form of traditional caroling show.

PHILIPPINES FOLK DANCES Most Filipino folk dances tell a story. In the Sakuting, it is a story of Ilocano Christians and nonChristians combat during the Spanish colonial rule in the country. (Ilocanos are the people living in the Ilocos region in Northern Philippines.) This regional dance celebrates cultural heritage and national artistic pride by portraying Philippine fighting art as a ritual dance."

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Explore Filipino American Heritage

Filipino American National Historical Society

Our History Matters - Filipino American Heritage Month Committee

Jennifer Santiago - Marybeth Connolly - William Bates