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Vienna, Austria – December 10, 2017 – Though Christmas Day is still two weeks away, the Christmas spirit filled the Pfarrsaal of the Parish of Leopoldau in Vienna’s 21th District as the Filipino community held the Paskong Pinoy sa Austria (Christmas in Austria) on December 10, 2017.
The event sought to give joy and entertain members of the Filipino community who are far away from the Philippines during the Christmas season.
It was also a way of promoting team spirit among members of the community.
Elmer Blanco, Chairman of the Council of Filipino Associations in Austria (CFAA) dubbed the Pasko sa Austria as a gathering that unites as one big family.
The chairman expressed his gratitude to the participants, officers and members of CFAA who made the Paskong Pinoy a successful event.
“I would like to thank all the participants for the excellent teamwork in Paskong Pinoy 2017. I am very proud and grateful to the Filipino Community and all other guests for supporting the event and am happy to see everyone enjoying themselves,” Elmer Blanco said.
Consul General Sulficio Confiado of the Philippine Embassy in Austria and wife attended the festivity and enjoyed the company of the Filipino community.
Almost all the CFAA leaders were present during the event. The respective presidents of the member organizations likewise extended their Christmas greetings to the members of the Filipino community, who were present during the event.
The “Paskong Pinoy in Austria is a Christmas celebration for Filipinos in Austria. The event aims to provide an opportunity for Filipinos, their families and friends from Austria to share the joys of the Christmas season, highlight the colorful and age-old traditions that go with the unique celebration of Christmas in the Philippines and project the richness and variety of Filipino cultural heritage. PASKONG PINOY feature the precious sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the Philippines, a true oasis of culture and nostalgia in the midst of winter.
- Hector Pascua, philippine-press.com