Mellow Yellow Monday 034: Buwan ng Wika

Here is a picture of my son and other members of the folk dance troupe in his class. They performed a Filipino folk dance during the annual celebration of their school’s Buwan ng Wika (The Filipino Language Month).

All smiles as they posed for a picture after a successful folk dance performance.

The celebration of the Buwan ng Wika in the Philippines is celebrated every year in schools, private and public, all over the country. This celebration is held to emphasize the importance to our national language, Filipino, in uniting the Filipino nation.

During this special month, several activities are held in every school. It includes performances of folk dances, poem and essay writings as well as parades. During my time the Buwan ng Wika used to be Linggo ng Wika (The Filipino Language Week). I myself and my siblings used to take part in various activities in our school during the Linggo ng Wika. Watching my son perform and take part in this significant school activity brings back those times 🙂

2 Comments

  1. i can’t remember if there was a Buwan ng Wika during my time–there was only Linggo ng Wika. :p i remember those folk dances as well, i didn’t enjoy them when i was in school. but i learned to appreciate our folk dances as an adult.:p

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