On the final episode of #FiestaFilipinas, we bring you to discover a gem tucked away in the southern part of the Philippines—Mindanao! Join the Department of Foreign Affairs as we take you on a journey to the cities of Zamboanga and Basilan, where you can marvel at the intricately-woven Yakan cloth, traditional indigenous music, and the peaceful sceneries of the Lami-Lamihan Festival!
The Lami-Lamihan Festival of Lamitan in Basilan is a celebration of the rich culture of the Yakan tribe and is a way to promote cultural harmony among the people from the Yakan, Tausug, Muslim, and Christian communities in the area.
Join us for the finale event of #FiestaFilipinas featuring the Lami-Lamihan festival on June 26, 2021, 10:00 a.m. (PH time) on:
The “Fiesta Filipinas: An Online Celebration of Philippine Festivals” project is a six-part, multi-format online event series from December 2020 until June 2021, which will simulate the experience of a festival through a combination of live and pre-recorded videos and live workshops and activities. The project aims to introduce and showcase Philippine festivals, culture, and traditions to our global audience and invite them to the country when conditions are more favorable.
The project is organized by the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs and its 94 Foreign Service Posts, in cooperation with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).