The Filipino Sun is historically (and geographically) significant, as the sun symbolizes unity, freedom, people’s democracy, and sovereignty, while each of the eight rays represent the first eight provinces (Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Laguna, and Batangas) that rose up and started the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain.
At the Filipino Sun Festival, there will be traditional and contemporary fun for the whole family in a FREE festival hosted and presented to you by Operation Samahan and produced by Silk Road Productions and the community. “Produced by the community?” Yes! The team assembling this ambitious celebration of Filipino American pride will be made up of people like you who care about the community – Filipino American and non-Filipino American alike!
This isn’t just another festival, it’s going to be a project that directly involves the youth of Mira Mesa and will let them be involved with the production and marketing of the event. And this will be a sister festival to both the Filipino Arts and Culture Festival, otherwise known as FilAmFest, and the Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego – so you can expect some awesome Filipino American fun!