“El Dia E : El día de todos los que hablamos español” (The Day of Spanish : The day of everyone who speak Spanish) Unites Spanish Speakers in Manila! (and the world)
Now on its fourth year, the cultural event hosted by Instituto Cervantes Manila took place in Shangri-La Plaza mall. The event featured free entertainment for the mall-goers. From spanish music to spanish food and live performances featuring verses from al poeta chileno Nicolás Parra, who won el Premio Cervantes en 2011.
Statistics show that speakers of ‘la lengua española’ is one of the fastest growing segments in the world. I personally believe that being able to ‘hablo’ español would open lot of career opportunities, especialmente for us Filipinos, ehem, starting with call center accounts from Lat-Am and Spain. Además, the cultural connection between the Philippines, Latin America and Spain is undeniably strong, from the palabras that we’ve adopted, to the comidas, bailas, and even our ropas tradicionales.
Dia del Español is presented by the Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Shangri-La Plaza, the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines and AECID.
For information, call 526-1482 or visit http://manila.cervantes.es/. Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. (yey! study spanish!)