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Filipino

Most Filipinos in Hawaii came from the Northern parts of the Philippines and are called Ilocanoes. This Northern migration to Hawaii is commemorated in the Catholic churches where the mass, priest, and dialogue is all Ilcano. Filipinos are family oriented and even as the children get older and marry, they are still allowed to live in the parents’ house. If the children need financial support the parents are always willing to help or vice versa. 

Filipinos, coming from the first Christian country in Asia, brought many of their religious traditions and beliefs here. For example, “Flores de Mayo” (Flowers of May) is a month long event celebration where participants offer flowers to the Virgin Mary. Another example is the “Fiesta Sa Nayon” (Feast of the Town) which is also celebrated in May. Filipinos bring popular Filipino food such as pansit, pinakbet, blood meat, and puto (rice Cake) and celebrate by dancing and playing traditional games. The Filipino funeral procession is another interesting tradition which lasts for 3-4 nights. At least one family member must be present to watch the deceased until it comes time to bury the departed. 

 

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