PH Embassy celebrates Sinulog in Prague 2020

Members of the Filipino community in Prague dance at the Sinulog Festival 2020 at the Church of St. Thomas in Prague on 19 January 2020. (Filipino Catholic Community of Prague photo)

Prague — Philippine Ambassador to Czech Republic Ombra T. Jainal led the Philippine Embassy in joining the Filipino community in celebrating Sinulog in Prague at the Church of St. Thomas on 19 January 2020.

Philippine Ambassador to Prague Ombra T. Jainal leads the Philippine Embassy in joining the Filipino community during the Sinulog at the Church of St. Thomas in Prague on 19 January 2020. (Filipino Catholic Community of Prague photo)

In his brief speech, the Ambassador thanked the Filipino community in keeping the Filipino tradition and culture alive, and that regardless of distance, their faith in God and community remains true and strong.

Rev. Fr. Imman Noel Abellana, OSA, together with Rev. Fr. Juan Provecho, OSA and Rev. Fr. William Faix, OSA, celebrates the Sinulog Mass at the Church of St. Thomas in Prague. (Filipino Catholic Community of Prague photo)

The Sinulog is an annual cultural and religious feast of the Catholic community held every third Sunday of January in the Philippines. The dance ritual is in honor of the Child Jesus or Santo Nino, whose image was a baptismal gift to Reyna Hara Amihan, the wife of Raha Humabon, of Sugbu (now Cebu) in 1521.

The Philippine Embassy officers and staff and the Filipino community at the Sinulog Festival at the Church of St. Thomas in Prague on 19 January 2020. (Filipino Catholic Community of Prague photo)

Along with the Filipino diaspora, the Sinulog is continuously celebrated in cities with a large number of Filipinos. In Prague, Filipinos from Italy and Austria joined the growing number of Filipinos in the Czech Republic to celebrate the feast.


For more information, visit https://www.praguepe.dfa.gov.ph  or https://www.facebook.com/PHinCzechRepublic.

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