SAN FRANCISCO – The Pistahan Parade and Festival took over downtown San Francisco over the weekend, as Filipinos celebrated the very best in Filipino culture and tradition.
Organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition, the Pistahan theme was "Home Away from Home."
Now on its 22nd year, the Pistahan kicked off with a parade through downtown San Francisco with colorful floats and attractions.
The festival was held at the Yerba Buena Gardens, where people were treated to all things Filipino from clothing, dancing, and food.
The event drew about 75,000 people, including many first-time Filipino and non-Filipino attendees.
Kapamilya stars Geneva Cruz, Matteo Guidicelli, and Morissette Amon, as well as music prodigy Matthew John Ignacio, performed on the main stage during the TFC hour on Sunday.
"First of all thank you so much Kapamilya. We are here with you even though you are away from the Philippines. We’re going to bring home to you and as long as you’re Filipino, galing ng Pilipino! God bless!" said Guidicelli.
Amon added, "Thank you once again for having us and thank you TFC for bringing us over and we’re excited to meet all of you."
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