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.
National Heroes Day is a public holiday in remembrance of known and unknown Filipinos who fought for the nation's freedom and sovereignty throughout history.
Get your Philippine flags ready, it's the country's Independence Day! Find out more about this national holiday and what Filipinos do to celebrate it.
Every Christmas season, Metro Manila's cinemas kick the usual Hollywood blockbusters out of their programme for two weeks to make space exclusively for Philippine cinema. The Metro Manila Film Festival shows MMFF entries from December 25, 2015, to January 7, 2015.
The Philippines has a number of national heroes who fought for freedom and the rights of Filipinos during the Philippine revolution. A few of these heroes include Andres Bonifacio, Jose Rizal, and Apolinario Mabini.
It is Canada's birthday as a country on July 1! The Canadian Chamber of Commerce celebrates one day later with a trade fair and other activities in Makati City.
Filipinos celebrated the 115th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence on June 12 with rituals, leisure time, and reminders of the Filipino virtues and history.
Theater, movies, literature promotions, music events, fashion, food and wine: the Australian Embassy celebrates Australia Day, the country's national holiday on January 26, with month-long festivities in venues all over Metro Manila.
The National Cheerleading Championship (NCC) and the National Dance Championship (NDC) are the biggest gatherings of cheer and dance teams in the country.
The victory of Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Sunday has been widely greeted as an uplifting win for the whole country, and a much-needed break after weeks of bad news following Typhoon Yolanda.
The café near Burgos Street is the perfect place in Manila to celebrate the National Day of France, not only for French citoyens.