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Does the Philippines celebrate the New Year the same as we do in Australia?

We have organised firework displays,
no private fireworks allowed,
make and break resolutions,
At Midnight it all goes off with a bang with everybody Wishing all a Happy New Year.
Is there much difference between our two countries?

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10 Responses to “Does the Philippines celebrate the New Year the same as we do in Australia?”

  1. shirley g said:

    Not much difference, except for the private fireworks. That’s how emergency hospitals here are kept busy during New Year celebrations.

  2. windblown said:

    SG, said it right. May I add, kissing strangers to greet them happy new year is not acceptable in the Philippines.

  3. Mike's Girl said:

    not much difference really EXCEPT the filipinos have got to have their own fireworks…the louder the bang the better!…same here in the States altho there’s a total ban of fireworks (buying and selling) in most areas within city limits, in which case, organized firework shows are what we get to enjoy! happy new year!

  4. noldzki said:

    almost the same, except for the fireworks department. Have a safe New Year to you and your family, PC.

  5. Bitter Guy said:

    In the Philippines:

    We have unorganised firework displays,

    private fireworks allowed, (use of firearms are banned)

    make and break resolutions, (same)

    At Midnight it all goes off with a bang with everybody Wishing all a Happy New Year.and a lot of cars rushing to the nearest emergency rooms to treat mishaps from unorganized fireworks displays

    Is there much difference between our two countries? (sadly, yes in my opinion)

  6. reythegame said:

    Well, there are, in fact, some commercial establishments and areas that have organized fireworks display, mostly in Manila, like in Eastwood City (in Libis, Quezon City), wherein there is a countdown before they launch nice fireworks up in the sky. Plus some music from performing artists and food (of course you have to pay though; its a place with lots of restaurants and bars). Oh, and there are parties too in the Makati Central Business District, with the same stuff as mentioned. Maybe in Taguig too (Fort Bonifacio Global City). Yep, New Year isn’t just for families nowadays. It’s become commercial…and “hip”.

  7. Aref H4 said:

    I agree with Shirley, Captain.

    And sadly, I also agree with Windblown that kissing strangers (especially girls) to wish them Happy New Year, is not looked upon as acceptable. This is really the one thing that bothers me a lot!

  8. ))paO(( said:

    hmm…. jumping at exactly 12 midnight…

    happy new year! =))

  9. synette03 said:

    Not that much. We have almost the same thing except for the private fireworks thingy.

  10. Jimboy said:

    Well, our friends have pretty much said it all (though I know some more yappers are coming up). A toast to Philippine-Australian friendship.

    And the clock ticks away….

    HAVE A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR EVERYONE! …hic…




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