Fil-Am Association of Southern Maryland

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Fil-Am Fiesta

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

Tickets are on sale now! Go to our site located here.  See you there!

2017 Fiesta: June 3, 3-10pm

2016 Fiesta: June 11, 3-10pm

2015 Fiesta: June 6, 3-10pm

2014 Fiesta

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

Ticket Information:

Kids (0-2 yrs) Free Admission / Youth (3-17 yrs) $15 / Adults (18 yrs & up) $30

Buy your tickets early; Door prizes available;

2013 Fiesta

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!

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