The last week of August is also a celebration of Linggo ng Wika (National Language Month) in my kid's school. It's a week-long event filled with activities such as "Palarong Pinoy," "Kainang Bayan," "Pagbigkas ng Tula, Pagbasa at Sabayang Bigkas," and a lot more. The week culminated with the "Katutubong Sayaw" presentation featuring cultural and folk dances in the Philippines.
My daughter representing the Grade 5 class para sa "Masining na Pagbasa ng Tula".
My son joining the Grade 3 students for their "Awiting Filipino" number, performing the song "Pusong Bato."
The theme for this year's Buwan ng Wika is - Wikang Pambansa: Susi sa Tagumpay, Pagkakailanlan at Pagkakaisa. It's about unity depicted by the spirit of "bayanihan."
The best day is the presentation of different regional dances from our country wearing their Filipino costumes.
My daughter joining the Grade 5 class in their Subli dance performance.
My son joining the Grade 3 class in performing a dance from Capiz city.
There's my niece in the same dance performance.
My godson joining the Grade 1 class, looking cute in their costumes while performing an Igorot dance.
There's my sister with the Grade 8 class in their Maglalatik dance.
Here are the other dances from different Grade levels.
The Grade 2 students in their Karatong Subli dance.
Grade 4 students presenting a dance from the Ilocos region.
Grade 6 students in their Muslim dance.
Grade 7 students presenting a rice harvest dance.
Grade 8 students in their regional dance (just forgot where the dance is from)
Grade 10 students presenting their Pandanggo sa Ilaw dance.
The celebration ended with students singing the song "Isang Lahi, Isang Dugo, Isang Musika"
The Philippines has rich culture and history. This school event makes the students proud of the Filipino language and appreciate our country's culture.
As what the theme said, "Filipino as the language of national unity."
My 2011 post on Linggo ng Wika Costumes and Activities is one of my most popular blog post since parents are looking for Filipino costumes that their children can wear. Thanks for those who visited. Hope you got something from checking out my post. :)
Anyway, by October, it would be the United Nations Celebration. Let's look forward to another eventful school activity!