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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the 16th time, the EU Delegation to the Philippines presents Cine Europa, a film festival featuring movies from all over Europe.
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.
Sold out shows, a transgender as best actor, and new insights into Filipino culture: a round up of this year's Cinemalaya Festival.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The 2014 Spanish Film Festival Pelicula presents the best and brightest of contemporary Spanish cinema.
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.
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.
The end of Ramadan on August 9 is celebrated with cultural presentations, special sales, and halal food in places all over Metro Manila.
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.