Fotografía: Feasts and Festivals – Philippine Independence Parade Year 2015

Beauty. Pageantry. Music. Barbecue. Community. These words make up what is being considered as the biggest celebration of Philippine Independence Day outside of the Philippines right here on the East Coast.

The parade was held on Sunday, June 7th in New York City along Madison Avenue and culminated in Madison Park where stalls serving traditional Filipino cuisine awaited. Business promoters and owners were also on site to market their products.


masks

Tribal masks and colorful costumes adorn the streets of Madison Avenue.

 

parade route

Spectators show their support by waving their flaglets, as marchers walk on.

 

bb pilipinas miss intercon

Bb. Pilipinas – Miss Intercontinental 2015 Christi McGarry

 

fil society

Members of the Filipino Society of Suffolk County wearing Barong Tagalog and Filipiniana dresses

 

dancers

Dancers give their all at the parade.

 

vendor

A sidewalk vendor sells flags and other memorabilia

 

other miss teens

Miss Teen Universe Philippines (left) waves, as other beauties march on.

 

miss teen s cntrl ontario

Miss Teen South Central Ontario

 

migrant workers

NAFCON – “an alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the US serving to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos”

 

food stalls

Revelers waiting to try some Filipino food

 

bbq

Barbecue time!

 

pork bbq

An Instagram moment…this is what it’s all about!

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