German Ambassador to the Philippines Dr. Gordon Kricke celebrated German National Day and 27 years of unity between Germany and the Philippines this October.
Hon. Maria Cleofe R. Natividad, Assistant Secretary for Central European Affairs,
Department of Foreign Affairs
and German Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke
Ambassador Kricke, along with his wife, Anke, kicked off the celebration at the New World Makati Hotel where they highlighted the shared experiences of Germany and the Philippines when it came to peaceful revolutions — an experience that both nations hope to share with the rest of the world.
|German Ambassador Dr. Gordon Kricke with wife Anke Mackrodt Kricke |
greet former President Fidel V. Ramos
This year’s German National Day was well attended by distinguished guests from politics, business, culture and the diplomatic and consular corps.
|Hon. Maria Cleofe R. Natividad, Assistant Secretary for Central European
Hon. Fortune Ledesma, Consul of Monaco,
and Mrs. Wang Qi, EU Delegation to the Philippines
To add cheer to the atmosphere, the event was also held in celebration of Germany's most beloved festival, Oktoberfest.
|The Bavarian Sound Express delight guests at the New World Makati Hotel|
Guests not only sampled fine wines and original Oktoberfest brews from Germany, but also a traditional Bavarian feast that won't soon forget.
|Musical talent Heloise Laharpe|
Musical highlights led by the popular Oktoberfest band Bavarian Sound Express included the guitar duo Jenny & Jeff, Heloïse LaHarpe and the Filipino a cappella group Baihana completed the evening.
Filipino accappela band Baihana perform at
German National Day in New World Makati Hotel