On October 4, 2014, the Filipino American Arts & Cultural Festival, better known as FilAmFest, will be celebrating our 10th annual event to showcase and share Filipino and Filipino American culture with the San Diego community.
For our 10th year, we are introducing our theme, “Halo-Halo: A Mix of All Good Things,” as a way to highlight the richness and depth of diversity in our Filipino American communities. Halo-Halo is a traditional Filipino dessert that is literally translated to “mix-mix.” The halo-halo dessert is made up of a base of shaved ice and evaporated milk, and is adorned with various toppings including boiled beans, fruits, jello, and sometimes ice cream.
Our theme incorporates the idea that the Filipino American identity is a “mix-mix” of different cultural backgrounds, identities and affiliations. With over 7,000 islands and over 100 hundred distinct languages, it should come as no surprise that the Philippines has been a major producer of diverse ways and perspectives over the course of hundreds of years.
Our theme, “Halo-Halo: A Mix of All Good Things,” will be incorporated throughout the entire festival. With collaboration from various local organizations, visitors will have the opportunity to experience and learn about the diversity of the Filipino and Filipino American culture throughout FilAmFest. There will be cultural performances representing different regions, as well as art, music, food, literature, language and more.
We look forward to celebrating with you at FilAmFest on October 4, 2014.