National Arts Month 2023
The National Library of the Philippines fully supports the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in the celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM) this February and March. With this year’s theme “ANI NG SINING, BUNGA NG GALING,” the celebration aims to immerse Filipinos in diverse cultural expressions and celebrate the bountiful harvest from the Filipino imagination.
The theme “galing” refers to excellence in the arts as both a source of bounty despite challenging times, and a product of the passion of Filipino artists and cultural workers. In celebrating National Arts Month in 2023, “galing” alludes to artistic excellence as well as underscoring the capacity of the arts to heal, rebuild, and restore in a post-pandemic setting.
Presidential Proclamation No. 683, s. 1991 declared February of every year as National Arts Month to celebrate the artistic excellence and pay tribute to the uniqueness and diversity of the Filipino heritage and culture. Read the Proclamation here: https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1991/01/28/proclamation-no-683/