Philippine Independence Day celebration in Dubai on June 11 postponed to June 25

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Philippine Independence Day celebration to return to Dubai in June

Updated on May 26, 2022

DUBAI – After a two-year pause due to the pandemic, the Philippine Independence Day celebration for Filipinos in the UAE will return to Dubai this June, organisers told Expatmedia.net.

“We have planned a full day of exciting events, including a fiesta parade, plenty of competitions, freebies and awards for Filipinos in the UAE,” Ericson Reyes, President of Filipino Social Club (FilSoc), told Expatmedia.net.

The celebration in Dubai organised by FilSoc has been postponed to June 25. It was originally scheduled on June 11, a day ahead of the Philippine Independence Day on June 12, but has been postponed in respect of the 40-day mourning period for the late UAE president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Another Philippine Independence Day celebration on June 12 at the Dubai World Trade Center will continue as planned. ALSO READ: 2 big Philippine Independence Day events in Dubai explained

For the June 25 event, FilSoc is organizing it in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi, the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai and Filipino volunteer groups.

“We had a productive meeting with Consul General Renato Dueñas Jr. and Vice Consul Paola Ebora. We are ready to take off for the most awaited event of the year,” Reyes said. “We and the Filipino community are grateful for the all-out support of the Philippine Embassy and the Philippine Consulate,” he added.

The Philippine Independence Day celebration will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center. FilSoc revealed to Expatmedia.net that the celebration will feature a retail and food bazaar, a stage play and free Filipino breakfast of pandesal (a Filipino bread) and coffee.

Visitors can expect a variety show featuring talented Filipino artists in the region, including some Filipino stars who will be flying to Dubai to perform at the event.

There are plenty of prizes to be won by posting inspiring messages on the Freedom Wall or by visiting the FilSoc Happiness Booth or the wishing well.

There will also be a beauty contest, a cooking contest, a talent competition for individuals and families, a Filipino games match, a fashion contest and food art competition.

Awards will also be given: Outstanding Family of the Year, Top 10 Filipino Teachers of the Year, Hardworking Filipinos Award, Filipino Household Workers Award and Community Hero Award. ICA/PIA/Expat Media


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