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Filipino Culture in Hawaii

Information the Filipino ethnic group in Hawaii, including when and why they arrived in Hawaii and their contributions to Hawaiian culture.

Facts About Filipinos in Hawaii
-The first Filipinos in Hawaii were probably the contract sugar workers who immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines in 1906.
-Filipinos are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in Hawaii. In 2005 approximately 25% of Hawaii's popular was either Filipino or part Filipino.

Filipino Events in Hawaii

Honolulu Filipino Fiesta and Parade
The annual Filipino Fiesta, Parade, and Santacruzan event will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at Kapiolani Park on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki. This festival takes place every year, and it features three events in one: A morning parade through Waikiki, all day fiesta in Kapiolani Park with Philippine entertainment and food booths, and an evening Santacruzan Festival in the park featuring Filipino women representing religious and historical personages, marching under colorful, flower-bedecked arches in a candle-lit parade.

Filipino Organizations in Hawaii

Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
1136 Union Mall, Suite 804
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: 808-792-8876

United Filipino Council of Hawaii
PO Box 17531
Honolulu, Oahu Hawaii 96817-0531
Phone: 808-735-0663

Filipino Community Center (FilCom)
94-428 Mokuola Street, Suite 302
Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii 96797
Phone: 808-680-0451

Maui Filipino Community Council

Sampuguita Club of Hilo The Sampuguita Club of Hilo was founded in June of 1980 to award scholarships and organize events for Hilo's Filipino community.

Kauai Filipino Centennial Committee
Organizer and coordinator of the Kauai events celebrating 100 years of Filipino culture in Hawaii.

Bicol Club of Hawaii

Philippine Nurses Association Hawaii
95-1008 Hololea Street
Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii 96789
Phone: 808-391-0798

More About Filipinos in Hawaii

Hawaii Filipino Chronicle
Newspaper for Hawaii's Filipino community. Located at 94-356 Waipahu Depot Road in Waipahu. The newspaper can be contacted by phone at 808-678-8930

Filipino Immigration to Hawaii
A chronological history of Filipino migration to Hawaii from 1901 through 1965.

Filipino Restaurants on Oahu
Where to find Filipino restaurants, cafes, and fast food outlets on the island of Oahu.

Filipinos in Hawaii: A Bibliography (PDF)
These materials related to Chinese in Hawaii are available in the Hawaii and Pacific Section of the Hawaii State Library at 478 South King Street in the historic capitol district of Downtown Honolulu.

Creating a High Energy Cultural Hub
This June 6, 2005 article by Rosemarie Bernardo, in the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper, explains how Soledad Alconcel founded the Philippine Cultural Foundation in Hawaii in 2000 and how it has evolved since then.

Filipinos in Hawaiian Labor History
- Carl Damaso
- Pablo Manlapit

Philippine Airlines Honolulu Office
745 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
Phone: 808-536-1928

Filipino Food Recipes
Recipes for garlic flavored Chicken Adobo and the Filipino noodle dish known as Pansit.

See also:
- Filipino Immigration to Hawaii
- Other Ethnic Groups to Hawaii
- Immigration to Hawaii



Related Links
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Elsewhere on the Web
Filipino Culture in Hawaii
Hawaii Filipino Chronicle
Honolulu Filipino Junior Chamber of Commerce
Coming of Filipinos in Hawaii
- filipinosinhawaii100.org

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