PHOTOS: UH Hilo 2016 Barrio Fiesta

The UH Hilo community celebrates the richness of Filipino heritage and culture.

Group of women in traditional clothing. Queen of event with crown at center.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo launched 2016 Filipino American Heritage Month with the Barrio Fiesta held on Saturday. The annual event is a celebration with colorful costumes, song and dance on the campus’s central plaza.

The 2016 Barrio Fiesta was fashioned after a traditional Filipino fiesta celebration with a festive gathering of special guests, administration, politicians, community members, students, faculty and staff. Performances and traditional Filipino folk games and contests were featured including the famous balut (unhatched fertilized duck egg) -eating contest.

Photographer Bob Douglas was there to capture the celebration. Click photos to enlarge.


About the photographer: Bob Douglas is a local artist, photographer, and student who volunteers his photography skills to the Office of the Chancellor and UH Hilo Stories. 

-UH Hilo Stories