Barrio Fiesta 2017
STATEMENT ON THE 2017 33rd BARRIO FIESTA SA LONDON
Announcement Date: 11 June 2017
Recent terrorist attacks in the UK heightened the risks associated in any event. Safety is of paramount importance to us and given the high profile and public nature of the annual Barrio Fiesta sa London, it is with regret that we made the tough decision to call off the outdoor, on-ground festivities of the event on July 15 and 16, 2017 at the Apps Court Farm on Walton-On-Thames, Surrey.
However, we, in the Philippine Centre, believe that the spirit of Filipino pride, culture and solidarity must continue to be celebrated even if expressed in other ways. We will steadfastly support initiatives that promote our unique heritage and world-class Filipino talent. The Barrio Fiesta sa London, in the end, remains a solid Filipino tradition that we will observe and honor for years to come with our partners and with the overseas Filipino community that we serve.
Details of the celebration of the 33rd Barrio Fiesta will follow.
We thank you all for your continued trust and understanding.