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PHILIPPINES : New Year’s Eve

03-Jan-2016
 

 The Philippines is an incredible country in Southeast Asia that features an endless amount of wonderful places to explore. Manila is Philippine Island's capital city and while it is the country's second largest city it has lots of character, managing to combine its rich cultural history and contemporary finery. If you want to bring in the New Year in a big way, plan on spending New Year's Eve 2016 in Manila.

New Year's Eve is one of the most awaited times of the year for Filipinos, as they celebrated the upcoming year praying for prosperity and happiness. Several of the local's customs and rituals are influenced by Chinese and are not only interesting but enjoyable regardless of your personal beliefs.
 

New Year's Eve in Manila 2016 – Countdown and Fireworks Parties

Manila celebrate one of the liveliest New Year's Eve celebrations in the world, gathering together to make merry while continuing to follow their rich traditions. The firework events are something you definitely should experience on New Years Eve 2016 in Manila. The locals make fire crackers in different shapes and sizes, including rockets and noisy strings of firecrackers and more. The children love this time of years as well, thrilled by the vibrant colors and sounds of the fireworks.

People beat pots and pans to scare away any lingering evil spirit and everyone honks their car horns to make as much noise as they possibly can; everyone, locals and visitors alike get in on the fun. While in Manila, you'll also want to make time to visit Binondo, the world's oldest Chinatown, and a wonderful place to explore. You'll love the authentic cuisine and charming Chinese shop houses. There's also a beautiful church in Chinatown that's an intriguing combination of Chinese and Spanish Baroque styles showcased in its bell tower.

The Isla Ballroom located in the Edsa Shangri La hotel offers a lavish celebration with the fantastic music provided by popular bands. Discovery Suites typically holds their own special New Year Eve festivities including music and dancing which has varied from contemporary music played by talented DJ’s to retro dance music. Dusit Thani Manila, one of the best hotel’s in the city always celebrates the New Year in a big way, including a delicious dinner and a spectacular countdown party that usually starts at 10:00pm. Popular bands will take part the celebration playing a combination of the latest tunes and popular old school R&B, Pop rock and more. People come to Manila to party and this is even more so on New Years Eve. There are hundreds of places to celebrate, dance, drink and make merry, even if you’re on a budget. Popular Manila nightclubs include Hyve, Opus, Time, Palladium, Republiq Club, Prive Luxury Club, Haze, and Imperial Ice bar, the list goes on and on.
 

New Year’s Eve 2016 in Manila is All About Exceptional Accommodations

There are several exceptional hotels in Manila, including Oasis Park Hotel, Palm Plaza Hotel, Diamond Hotel, the Edsa Shangri la Hotel and more. Even so, if you are planning on spending New Years Eve in Manila 2016, booking early is highly recommended. Please contact quote.asia@asiaworld-travel.com for more information and reservation.