Now in its 27th year the annual 'Fiesta in honour of Senor Santo Nino (Holy Infant Jesus)' was held in Singleton on Sunday with Filipino-Australians travelling from throughout the Hunter Valley to attend the event.
The day began with a mass at St. Patrick's Catholic church before the attendees moved onto the Civic Centre for a celebratory lunch and performances by Singleton's Filipino Dancers.
Our local fiesta is modelled on the one held in Cebu City in the Philippines where millions gather each year to celebrate the story of the Filipino people's pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.
The event's coordinator Frieda King thanked everyone for coming and supporting the day.
Singleton Councillor Danny Thompson, who has been attending the fiesta since its early days when it was held in St Augustine's hall said it was a wonderful gathering with much enjoyment of dance, music and especially the food.
"I remember those early days when the spring rolls were cooked in individual deep fryers brought by the families to the hall thereby tripping the power," he said.
"It was chaos with everyone trying to make their spring rolls. Far better in the Civic Centre's commercial kitchen. Less stress all round.
"And those spring rolls are still delicious."