The City of Edinburg, ANAK, The Philippine Nurses Association of South Texas and The Philippine American Chambers of Commerce-RGV invite the community to join in the 119th Philippine Independence Day Celebration happening Friday, June 9.

The celebration will be held at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard to mark the special occasion and will showcase the richness of the Filipino community, the pride in their heritage and a remembrance of those who sacrificed for their freedom. The City of Edinburg is proud to celebrate the growing diversity in the Rio Grande Valley and this special and significant day.

Festivities start at 6 p.m. with a Boodle Fight Food Fiesta, a gathering where food (usually composed of pansít, or steamed rice and sardines) is served on banana leaves spread over a table and eaten.  Enjoy authentic cuisine, exciting music and Filipino childhood game demonstrations that will lead into the evening’s program that includes a Karaoke contest at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m. witness beautiful traditional dances of the Philippines and immerse yourself in the culture through these dances, live performances, and traditional music. This will be followed by an exciting opportunity for members to showcase their auditions for the Pinoy Houston TV Singing Contest at 9 p.m. The Pinoy Houston TV is the first Filipino-American TV Channel in Texas. It is now part of International Television (ITV).

The City Hall Courtyard is located at 415 W. University Drive.

This cultural event is family-friendly and free to the public. For more information contact Diana Treviño at 956-330-7542 or email dtrevino@edinburglibrary.us.