New Year’s Eve is one of the most joyous events of the year. Celebrated by the end of the year, this event is usually held as a preparation for the coming of New Year. Also, it is a widely celebrated event which is held in different parts of the world.
In the Philippines, New Year’s Eve is a non-working holiday which is held as a family gathering where people prefer to stay at home and prepare a feast with their loved ones. Also a lot of beliefs are being considered during this day in order to assure a prosperous and abundant year.
New Year’s Eve in the Philippines 2014
New Year’s Eve in the Philippines is an annual event which is celebrated by the end of the year. This year, it will be celebrated as usual on December 31, 2014 which falls on a Wednesday.
New Year’s Eve in the Philippines is one of the most enthusiastic events of the year. As most people get ready for the coming of the year, people also celebrate for the great year that they had.
Majority of the Filipino family prepares special meal for this event and feast over these foods at 12 midnight. Also, to drive away bad spirits, people uses firecrackers, bang some pans and blow plastic horns (torotot).
What is New Year’s Eve?
New Year’s Eve is an event which is celebrated by the end of the year. More importantly, this is an important occasion to welcome the year.
Main Attractions – New Year’s Eve in the Philippines
A lot of people prefer to celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with their family where they share special moments and help in preparation of this event. On this day, a special feast is served together with 12 round fruits. As midnight strikes, then it goes out to greet each other a Happy New Year then head to the dining room to share a special meal.
Also, a lot of celebrations are held during this day. Some prefer to take part in this celebration as numerous celebrities and bands are featured on this show. They also welcome the New Year with a countdown and fireworks display at exactly 12 midnight.
Interesting Information on New Year’s Eve in the Philippines
- At New Year’s Eve, people leave their doors and windows open to welcome all the blessings.
- Also, a lot of people wear polka dots clothes during this day. Circle signifies prosperity.
- A lot of people fill their wallets with cash on this day. People believe that this could attract wealth and hopefully, you will be earning lots of money for the year.
Public Holiday: New Year’s Eve is considered as a non-working holiday. All government offices are closed during this day.
Firecrackers: It has been a tradition on New Year’s Eve to use firecrackers to drive away bad spirits. So, if you wish head out on this day, be sure to be on your desired destination by 10pm.
Date: New Year’s Eve is an annual celebration which is held on December 31. This year, it shall be held as usual on December 31, 2014 which is Wednesday.
Nationwide. This event is held within the whole country. Also, New Year’s Eve is celebrated in different parts of the world.
New Year’s Eve in the Philippines 2015
The New Year’s Eve in the Philippines on 2015 will take place on a Thursday, 31st of December.