The Filipino-American Association of Southern Maryland is proud to celebrate its Filipino heritage. The Fil-Am Fiesta is a celebration of the Philippine Independence Day.
The Philippine Declaration of Independence occurred on June 12, 1898 when Filipino Revolutionary forces under General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed sovereignty and independence from Spain. The United States of America recognized the Philippine Independence on July 4, 1946 in the Treaty of Manila.
About the Filipino Flag
The Flag of the Republic of the Philippines, representing the country is symbolized by the following:
- Royal blue field – peace, truth, and justice.
- Scarlet red field – patriotism and valor.
- White triangle – equality and brotherhood.
- Three stars on the corners of the triangle – the three main geographical regions of the country namely Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao.
- The sun at the center of the triangle – has eight rays representing the eight Philippine provinces that started the revolt against Spain.
The flag is seen in various places across towns and cities in the Philippines during the country’s Independence Day. Many cars also sport miniature flags on this day.
2018 Fiesta: June 9, 2018
2017 Fiesta: June 3, 3-10pm
2016 Fiesta: June 11, 3-10pm
2015 Fiesta: June 6, 3-10pm
The Filipino-American Association of Southern Maryland invites you to the
7th Annual Fil-Am Fiesta (Asia-Pacific)
May 31, 2014 (Saturday) / 3-10pm / Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept. Social Hall
Celebrate our Heritage
Wear your own folk costume or business casual
Philippines & Pacific region cultural dances
Traditional Filipino foods (lumpia, pancit & more)
Line dancing / Open dance floor
Points of Contact:
Mark Lucas, President (240) 434-5827
Jennifer Castillo, VP (240) 581-2012
Sandy Nguyen, Secretary (808) 232-6329
Tess Pugay, Treasurer (240) 925-8072
Kids (0-2 yrs) Free Admission / Youth (3-17 yrs) $15 / Adults (18 yrs & up) $30
Buy your tickets early; Door prizes available; www.filamsomd.org
Date: Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Location: Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department in Hollywood, MD.
Tickets: Go on sale April 13th until they are sold out
Cost: $30 per person
Theme: "Three Regions, One Country"
4/21/13: We are proud to announce our annual Southern Maryland Fil-Am Fiesta. Please spread the word and come and join us for all the fun and festivities!