The people of Manila usher in the New Year with a bang, literally! The noise barrage from firecrackers and fireworks begins ... More
New Year's Eve
The people of Manila usher in the New Year with a bang, literally! The noise barrage from firecrackers and fireworks begins on New Years Eve and builds up to a deafening crescendo around midnight. The noise, based on Chinese belief, is supposed to drive off evil spirits and bring in good luck. There are parties everywhere (including the streets in some places), which can go on till daybreak. New Year's Day itself is often used for recovering from the revelry of the night before.
The U.S. maintains memorial cemeteries in various countries around the world. This sprawling 61.5 hectare plateau, where the remains of
more than 17,000 American soldiers killed in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War II have been laid ...
Built in 1832, this bamboo organ is one of a kind. The festival is held in honor of its individuality
and the special sound its construction creates. Each year the best of local organists, as well as international musicians, ...
These four churches, the first of which was built by the Spanish in the late 16th century, are located in
Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag ao. Their unique architectural style is a reinterpretation of European Baroque by Chinese ...