“Filipino Festive Feast: A Philippine Buffet Fundraiser for Filipino Association of Cavan & Happy Battle”
Sat 22 December 11:30am
Bridge Street Centre, Cavan Town
Cavan is a culturally diverse county. People of cultural diversity have chosen Cavan as their home, and with them they bring unique stories and an insight into their culture. To celebrate a Multicultural Christmas, the Filipino Association of Cavan (FAC) featured a Festive Filipino Feast Fundraiser on the 22nd of December at Bridge Street Centre in Cavan. A group of lovely Filipinas presented native dishes from the Philippines and showcased Filipino-inspired wellness oils and skin products as they share their travels and their cultural heritage. Supporting Filipino entrepreneurs is how the connection is built between FAC and the local community. This inspiration was reflected in the quality of food bursting in authentic flavour and health products that will soothe your soul. With Cavan County Council Madeleine Argue as special guest, FAC shared with the Cavan community how Christmas is celebrated in the Philippines with traditional food and Filipino festive songs, explaining the unique taste of Philippine cuisine and its colonial influences, the parol (lantern), Simbang Gabi (devotional 9-day mass), and Noche Buena (Christmas eve midnight feast). Filipino-inspired Nami Naturale oils were also a delight at the event. Polish, Indian, South African, British and Irish friends had a taste of the Philippines at the Bridge Street Centre. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and to Myra, Jade, Jairus, and Cathy for planning and cooking the lovely dishes, and Jan for the great work. It was a brilliant way to meet new people, sample traditional food, and discover the range of cultures living locally. Its aim is to showcase the richness of various cuisine and wellness options and how Ireland has inﬂuenced the Filipino food and health philosophy. It is all about sharing life experiences coming from humble and unique beginnings crafted by the diversity of culture around the table, while supporting palliative care.
Filipino Festive Feast Featured on Cavan TV from 12:01.
It was a delightful feast as guests learned about Philippine history and cuisine, explored some natural remedies, as well as raise funds in memory of a good friend and kababayan or fellow countrywoman, Mildred who started the Happy Battle Fundraiser three years ago when she was suffering with cancer. To keep her legacy going, this event fulfilled her dying wish of raising funds for St. Christopher’s Hospice and Cavan – Monaghan Palliative Care.
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