#selfiEscolta: The Manila Street Heritage Festival Happening on July 5!

Friday, July 04, 2014 Alexis Mendoza 0 Comments

I love Manila! Being a Quezon City resident all my life, I haven't explored every nooks and crannies of this historic city. I do explored some places here when I was in college which includes Binondo, Quiapo, Divisoria, Intramuros, and Escolta. Speaking of Escolta, it's time for you to explore it too!


After its postponement last week due to a bad weather forecast, #selfiEscolta: The Manila Street Heritage Festival will finally hit the historic district as well as our social media feeds this weekend! Finally, the Queen of Manila’s streets is reclaiming her crown as a relevant and productive district in modern times. Know more about it after the jump!


#selfiEscolta: The Manila Street Heritage Festival will be held along Calle Escolta on July 5, 2014, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. It aims to raise awareness and help boost local tourism by featuring various simultaneous activities to showcase Manila’s famed district. These include special guided tours that will take attendees to all the heritage buildings in the area.


WHAT TO EXPECT

There will be an art and food market plus on-site entertainment, among others. Confirmed performers include the likes of Gary Granada, Tres Marias composed of singers Cookie Chua, Bayang Barrios, Lolita Carbon, Plagpul, Ukulele Philippines Ensemble, Sanghabi, One Hit Combo, Estribo, Persephone, and more.

#selfiEscolta aims to create an online buzz about the district. This is by encouraging participants to post pictures and videos to their respective social media accounts with the official hashtag: #selfiEscolta

El Hogar Filipino, one of the few landmarks you can find at Escolta
Photo from the Escolta Facebook Page

It is organized by The Escolta Revival Movement, an umbrella group composed of property and business owners, public institutions, and organizations from the arts and heritage conservation sectors. They have joined forces for one vision: to rescue and revive Escolta, and make it the country’s premier central business and luxury district once again.

Using this modern form of marketing, the Escolta Revival Movement hopes to promote heritage conservation and history appreciation. The initiative, which counts the Heritage Conservation Society-Youth among its members, aims to promote this among online communities and especially young people.

The #selfiEscolta: The Manila Street Heritage Festival is an open for all event. Visit the Escolta Official Facebook Page for updates and use the hashtag #selfiEscolta on your social media posts!

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