Traditional Filipino Costumes for Kids on Parade
Bright Kids Preschool holds its annual parade of traditional Filipino costumes for kids in celebration of Araw ng Lahi.
In the Philippines, we celebrate the Buwan ng Wika (National Language Month) in the month of August. We do this in order to keep the rich and diverse Filipino culture alive in our young people. It reinforces our nation’s identify and boosts our national pride. The celebrations are spearheaded by the Department of Education and duly supported by our national government.
At Bright Kids Preschool
Bright Kids Preschool, along with the other Bacolod preschools, makes it a big thing to celebrate Araw ng Lahi among their students. The other day, the kids had Entrepinoy, which is teaching entrepreneurship to kids.
Araw ng Lahi Culmination
The culmination is the Araw ng Lahi–a day of modeling of traditional Filipino costumes for kids. We so love cosplay. As a family, we believe in the benefits of wearing costumes for pretend play.
But this parade for Filipino costumes for kids is not just for play. It has a cultural significance to us Filipinos, so we are all the more excited to do it. Even while homeschooling, we also had our own Araw ng Wika celebration at The Negros Museum last year.
Parade of Filipino Costumes for Kids
The Kinder and Tykes students of Bright Kids Preschool wore traditional Filipino costumes for kids. Here are some of the items of clothing worn:
- Barong Tagalog
- Filipiniana (with butterfly sleeves)
- Muslim-inspired dresses
- Kimona at Patadyong
The students modeled their costumes on stage and introduced themselves in the native language, which is Tagalog. Meanwhile, the description of the dresses were also announced as they walked. Then they performed a special dance number per class to the tune of modern Filipino songs.
The kids’ presentation was judged by invited guests because this was a mini contest.
At the end of the program, there was an awarding ceremony for the Best in Filipino costume for kids and also the best dancer. Here are the list of winners:
All the students were also given a certificate of participation.
Our little Shane won the Unang Parangal (first prize) for the Kinder class costume modeling. She wore a ballgown style, modern turquoise Filipiniana gown made of organza. It has flower appliques and bead work on the sleeves and bodice. I styled her hair in an up do with a single white flower on the side of her head for a classic and elegant Filipina look.
Here is Shane’s modeling and introduction.
Bright Kids Preschool
For more information, call or visit
- Bright Kids Preschool – 10th Lacson Street, Bacolod City
Tel. No. (034) 433 4713
- Bright Kids Preschool Lucasan – Villa Lucasan, Bacolod City
Bacolod Homeschoolers Network
Meanwhile, we are looking forward to an outing together with members of the Bacolod Homeschoolers Network. This will also be in celebration of Buwan ng Wika 2018. The initial plan is a cultural trip to Silay City.