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October is Filipino American History Month

| Feb 7, 2024 | Firm News

October is Filipino American History Month.  The San Francisco celebrations kicked off with a concert by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga.  She is regarded as a “national treasure” by Filipinos and Filipino Americans.  The same night, Parangal Dance Company hosted their fifth anniversary show.  The following day, the Asian Art Museum celebrated its annual festival with art displays, food, music and dance.   This weekend, there will be a concert of songs and dances at Skyline College by performers from Smoky Mountain. Finally, on October 20, Yoshi’s will host the San Francisco Filipino American Jazz Festival.

Did you know…

Filipinos have been in the U.S. since the 16th century!

Filipinos had their own alphabet in pre-colonial times.

Filipinos are the largest Asian group in California.

Grace Alano is an immigration attorney at The Law Offices of Grace R. Alano in San Francisco, CA. Find Grace on  Google+, Twitter and Facebook.