A touch of tradition
Filipino – Canadians in Sioux Lookout, along with invited guests, celebrated the Christmas season on Dec. 22 at Sioux Mountain Public School with a special Christmas party.
A potluck supper, singing, dancing and games were all part of the celebration.
“That’s what it’s all about. Back home in the Philippines it’s traditional,” commented Sioux Lookout’s Vilma Ortega. She said Christmas in the Philippines is about families, the community coming together in celebration of the season.
“Christmas is big. They start celebrating in September… it’s really, really fun,” she added.
The evening also included a traditional fan dance and presentation of gifts.