Festival

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Mabuhay Germany is back, this year with the theme “In Motion”. The 2-day festival features the most comprehensive showcase of German products, services, tradition and culture in the Philippines. Mabuhay Germany 2017 will give a sensorial immersion and provide the Filipino community with a taste of Germany, a world leader in technology, engineering and innovation.

International Holidays "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/international-holidays/600374-2-eng-GB/International-Holidays_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 International Holidays

A list of international holidays and celebrations of countries with considerably big expat communities in Metro Manila. It includes national days, festivals organized by cultural institutes or expat associations, and traditional foreign holidays that are celebrated in the Megacity as well.

UPDiliman "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/basic-and-daily-needs/leisure-education-and-communities/updiliman/831216-1-eng-GB/UPDiliman_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 UPDiliman

The University of the Philippines (Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, UP), affectionately referred to as 'Peyups' by its graduates, was founded in the year 1908. It is one of the country's best universities and also serves as a destination for many Megacitizens thanks to its many trees, sporting facilities, and cafés.

Shangri-La Plaza "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/shangri-la-plaza3/1365988-1-eng-GB/Shangri-La-Plaza_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Shangri-La Plaza

Just called "Shang" by its patrons, the Shangri-La Plaza Mall features high-end boutiques and houses many of the metro’s best fine dining restaurants.

Aliwan Fiesta 2 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/aliwan-fiesta-2/1099892-1-eng-GB/Aliwan-Fiesta-2_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1014 Aliwan Fiesta 2

Featuring a float competition, dance parade, and a beauty pageant, the annual Aliwan Fiesta is rightfully dubbed as "The Mother of Festivals" in the Philippines. Participants come from all over the archipelago to represent their region and show the cultural diversity of the country.

Kadayawan Festival 2015 (54) "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/kadayawan-festival-2015-54/2525446-1-eng-GB/Kadayawan-Festival-2015-54_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Kadayawan Festival 2015 (54)

Are you ready for 2016? If you are spending the year in Manila and in different parts of the Philippines, take a look at the holidays, festivals, events, and concerts coming to the country this year. 

Flores de Mayo "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/news/flores-de-mayo/250923-1-eng-GB/Flores-de-Mayo_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Flores de Mayo

At first glance this seems to be just a parade of beautiful Filipinas, but it is actually a Christian festival, celebrated in the Philippines throughout May. Flores de Mayo is held in honour of Roman empress Helena and emperor Constantine finding the True Cross in Jerusalem.

Rizal Park "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/rizal-park2/356328-1-eng-GB/Rizal-Park_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Rizal Park

On Manila Day, Manila City celebrates its foundation on June 24, 1571. Schools, government bureaus, and private offices are closed on this special non-working holiday, and Manileños enjoy the free time in parks and malls.

Brazilipinas 2015 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/brazilipinas-2015/2019848-1-eng-GB/Brazilipinas-2015_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1150 Brazilipinas 2015

Brazilians know how to celebrate wherever they go. The yearly Brazilipinas is a big Rio-style carnival party in Makati, bringing together Megacitizens from Brazil and the Philippines with samba music, capoeira performances, and traditional finger food.

Great British Festival 2015 Manila "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/events/great-british-festival-2015-manila/1974486-1-eng-GB/Great-British-Festival-2015-Manila_zoom_image.jpg" 720 266 Great British Festival 2015 Manila

The British Embassy invites everyone to the Great British Festival happening from the 27th of February to March 1st, 2015 at Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City.

Hot Air Balloon Fiesta "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-untagged/hot-air-balloon-fiesta/37504-1-eng-GB/Hot-Air-Balloon-Fiesta_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1124 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) at Clark Airfield is the annual show of everything that can fly and transport humans into the sky.

Lantern Parade at UP Diliman (25) "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/lantern-parade-at-up-diliman-25/1784666-1-eng-GB/Lantern-Parade-at-UP-Diliman-25_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 Lantern Parade at UP Diliman (25)

Students and faculties of the University of the Philippines once again outdid each other at the annual UP Lantern Parade. Each of the dazzling and festive floats took inspiration from Filipino folklore and songs. Spectators from all over Metro Manila celebrated with the Philippine's premiere state university that night, filling the academic oval to overflowing. UP awarded the most creative float right after the parade.

cine europa16 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/cine-europa16/529150-1-eng-GB/cine-europa16_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 cine europa16

For the 16th time, the EU Delegation to the Philippines presents Cine Europa, a film festival featuring movies from all over Europe.

7th silent film "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/7th-silent-film/1626938-1-eng-GB/7th-silent-film_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 7th silent film

The International Silent Film Festival features six movies from six different countries, accompanied by outstanding Filipino live bands and musicians. It takes place from August 23 to 25, 2013, in Shang Cineplex.

cinemalaya "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/cinemalaya/459974-1-eng-GB/cinemalaya_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 cinemalaya

Sold out shows, a transgender as best actor, and new insights into Filipino culture: a round up of this year's Cinemalaya Festival.

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Cinemalaya is the big independent film festival of the Philippines. 25 films will be on display from July 26 to August 4, 2013. Venues are the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the cinemas of Greenbelt, Trinoma, and Alabang Town Center.

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Cinemalaya is the big independent film festival of the Philippines. 25 films will be on display from August 1 to 10, 2014. Venues are the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Ayala cinemas of Greenbelt 3, TriNoMa, Alabang Town Center, and Fairview Terraces.

Eiga Sai 2014 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/eiga-sai-2014/1258244-1-eng-GB/Eiga-Sai-2014_zoom_image.jpg" 982 520 Eiga Sai 2014

This year's Eiga Sai, the Japanese Film Festival, focuses on movies about (extended) families, a topic of high importance for Japanese and Filipino people alike. 

Viva Europa 2014 "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/viva-europa-2014/1130926-1-eng-GB/Viva-Europa-2014_zoom_image.png" 618 310 Viva Europa 2014

Viva Europa is the European Union's most exciting cultural kaleidoscope. Embassies and cultural institutes of EU member states are presenting European art exhibitions, films, concerts, and performances throughout the months of May and June. 

75th Oktoberfest Crowd "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/75th-oktoberfest-crowd6/621787-1-eng-GB/75th-Oktoberfest-Crowd_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 75th Oktoberfest Crowd

The Philippines' biggest beer fest is back! As every year, thousands of people will be served with savory German cuisine, free flowing beer, and Bavarian live music during the two-day Oktoberfest at the Sofitel Manila.

Pelicula Manila "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/pelicula-manila/1564378-1-eng-GB/Pelicula-Manila_zoom_image.jpg" 851 389 Pelicula Manila

The 2014 Spanish Film Festival Pelicula presents the best and brightest of contemporary Spanish cinema. 

stammtisch "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/stammtisch6/1516650-1-eng-GB/stammtisch_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 stammtisch

What are the yearly event highlights for the expats and Megacitizens of Metro Manila? The Megacitizens "Stammtisch" Meeting in September will discuss this and other questions concerning the good life in the Philippines at Le Cafe Curieux, Makati City.

film festivals "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/unnamed-and-untagged/film-festivals/640468-2-eng-GB/film-festivals_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 film festivals

Manila is a Megacity for Cinephiles. At first glance it may seem that cinemas here only show the usual Hollywood blockbusters and a Pinoy romantic comedy every now and then. But make no mistake, the city hosts more than a dozen domestic and international film festivals every year.

Grand Mosque of Cotabato City (Mindanao) "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/local-life/grand-mosque-of-cotabato-city-mindanao/449808-1-eng-GB/Grand-Mosque-of-Cotabato-City-Mindanao_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1133 Grand Mosque of Cotabato City (Mindanao)

The end of Ramadan on August 9 is celebrated with cultural presentations, special sales, and halal food in places all over Metro Manila.

fete de la musique "/var/ezdemo_site/storage/images/media/manila/images-manila/mashup-and-event-pictures/fete-de-la-musique/1226750-1-eng-GB/fete-de-la-musique_zoom_image.jpg" 2000 1015 fete de la musique

The Fete de la Musique is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Philippines this year - and it is going to be a big party, with dozens of bands on several stages in Makati, Manila, and Cebu City.

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