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Lapu-Lapu Day April 27th, 2024

🎉🇵🇭 Join the Filipino Block Party – Lapu-Lapu Day! 🇵🇭🎉

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate and honour the remarkable legacy of the Philippines’ first national hero, Indigenous Chieftain Datu Lapu-Lapu.

Mark your calendars and save the date!

🗓️ Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
📍 Location: John Oliver Secondary (East 41st Avenue) to East 47th Avenue. In the back parking lots west of Fraser Street
🌟 What to Expect:
✨ Multi-block street party
✨ Market (Palengke) vendors extravaganza
✨ Fashion showcases
✨ Thrilling basketball tournament
✨ Spectacular performances
✨ Unbeatable and meaningful connections
Don’t miss out on this unique Filipino festival inspired by the success of Greek Days and Italian Days! And the best part? It’s all FREE! Join us for the fun! 🎉
ℹ️ About the Event:
Lapu-Lapu Day is a vibrant tribute to resilience and resistance, showcasing the rich Filipino spirit. In partnership with the Sunset on Fraser Business Association, Filipino BC invites you to experience the magic of our diverse neighborhood.
🎊 Highlights:
💃 Cultural performances, music, and dance across two stages
🍲 Mouthwatering Filipino cuisine
🛍️ Market (Palengke) vendors spanning three vibrant blocks
🎨 Art installations and murals
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Family-friendly activities
📚 Educational programs
🏀 First Annual Lapu-Lapu Day Basketball Tournament
Whether you’re a foodie, a culture enthusiast, or simply looking for a good time, there’s something for everyone at this festival!
🔗 More Info:
Interested in getting involved? Whether as a vendor, artist, volunteer, or sponsor, we’d love to hear from you! Reach out via our website or send us a message. Reserve your spot now and be part of the biggest Filipino fiesta of the year! 🎉
More info and updates at and follow us on Instagram @lapulapuday. See you there!

What is Lapu-Lapu Day?

On April 27, 2023, a significant and heartfelt moment of recognition unfolded in the province of British Columbia as Lapu-Lapu Day was officially declared. This proclamation, a testament to the enduring legacy of Datu Lapu-Lapu, was received with great honor by Consul General Arlene T. Magno and the vibrant Filipino community.

The Proclamation, bearing the signatures of Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin and Attorney General Niki Sharma, was presented during a ceremony held in the provincial capital of Victoria. At this remarkable event, MLA Mable Elmore eloquently highlighted the profound historical significance of Lapu-Lapu Day, underscoring the enduring impact on Filipino values, notably the spirit of bayanihan – the collective community effort.

Consul General Magno, representing the Filipino community, took the opportunity to express her heartfelt appreciation to the Legislative Assembly and MLA Mable Elmore. Their tireless efforts in recognizing April 27 as Lapu-Lapu Day serve as a testament to the power of unity and understanding across cultures. Moreover, she extended her thanks to the Government of British Columbia for its unwavering support of the Filipino community’s initiatives, including the development of a provincial centre dedicated to celebrating diverse cultural traditions, such as the cherished Lapu-Lapu Day.

This declaration not only honours the heroic legacy of Datu Lapu-Lapu but also symbolizes the cultural harmony and mutual respect that thrive in the province of British Columbia. It serves as a powerful reminder that the lessons of history can bridge gaps, inspire unity, and strengthen the bonds of communities, celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures that make up the beautiful mosaic of British Columbia and the Philippines alike.

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