I was browsing through Seoul’s Philippine Embassy Website last Friday to check on any update about the One Philipines Festival which was supposed to be held on June 27-28, 2009 at the Seoul City Hall. No announcement and no mention about the One Philippines Festival. Instead, an announcement titled “Street Festivals to Highlight Philippine Festivities in Seoul’s Banpo Park” was there. Is this the same festivity postponed to another date, I thought. Nothing in the website explains that it is the same festivity which was just given another name and moved to another date:-). This is the third date announced by the Philippine Embassy.
Anyway, Cathy texted if we plan to go to Banpo Park on July 5. I only learned from her that this is the same festival that I was looking for. Great!
It would be good to be there on July 5. Support the Philippine Embassy’s effort to bring to Korea some of the Philippines’ street festivals. July 5 will serve as a celebration for the Philippine Independence Day (June 12), Filipino Migrant Workers Day and the 60th Anniversary of Philippines-Korea Bilateral Relations.