Left photo: Ms. Millares-Sylvester and Ambassador Dizon-De Vega with the winner of a special prize from the Embassy. Right photo: Students prepare “beach in a jar” crafts. (Berlin PE photo courtesy of Carolyn Ramoran Hamilton-Malasig)

Berlin, Germany — The Philippine Booth was one of the most popular destinations and adjudged second best at the Festival of Nations held on September 7, 2019 at the Nelson Mandela International School in Berlin, one of the premiere primary and learning institutions in the city.

This marked the Philippine Embassy in Berlin’s first time to participate in the Festival, which included 24 other countries.

Students are introduced to the pancit palabok. (Berlin PE photo courtesy of Carolyn Ramoran Hamilton-Malasig)

The Philippine participation was spearheaded by the students, teachers, and parents of the school’s 6-D Primary Class.

Filipina-German faculty member Lea Millares-Sylvester worked with the Embassy in the Philippine booth presentation featuring traditional Filipino fare, such as pancit palabokpancit guisadoputoempanadas, banana and cassava cakes, and lumpia. Philippine tourism and Jose Rizal brochures were likewise given away to the visitors.

A quiz about the Philippines was offered to the booth visitors while Nelson Mandela students made “beaches in a jar” crafts while promoting Philippine beaches as well as the protection of the environment.

Third Secretary and Vice Consul Alvin Malasig (sixth from left), Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega (eighth from left), Nelson Mandela School Head of Primary Ina Claussen (tenth from left), and Lea Millares-Sylvester (seventh from right) join other Philippine Embassy in Berlin staff, Nelson Mandela students and teachers at the Philippine booth. (Berlin PE photo courtesy of Carolyn Ramoran Hamilton-Malasig)

Ambassador to Germany Ma. Theresa Dizon-De Vega joined the Embassy and the booth team with volunteers from the Filipino-German community in sharing information on Philippine culture, tourism, and traditions at the Fair.

The event attracts nearly a thousand visitors annually throughout its one-day run.

For more information, visit  https://www.berlinpe.dfa.gov.phhttps://www.philippine-embassy.de or https://www.facebook.com/PHinGermany.

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