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5 Summer 2018 Events To Get You Excited For The Heat

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Choose Philippines | Mar 20, 2018

Sunny days are getting longer, while shorts and dresses are becoming shorter and shorter—the summer season is quickly making its presence felt. If you still haven’t made any plans for this coming summer, here are some of our suggestions to get you excited in welcoming the season.

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

Now on its 8th year, the premier outdoor festival is at it again this 2018. Combining a unique blend of traditional and contemporary art with a vibrant culture that’s locally-grounded, the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival aims to take its patrons on a creative journey through its three days of arts, nature, music, and fun. Oh, plus it’s held on a beautiful mountain in scenic and breathtaking Puerto Galera.

Learn more about it here.


Moriones Festival

The Moriones Festival depicts the suffering of Christ and the story of Saint Longinus, the half-blind centurion who speared the crucified body of Jesus. It is said that when the blood of Jesus dripped into the blind eye of Longinus, his vision returned. The festival is held annually during the Lenten season, and is the pride of Marinduque. It's not not only a tourist attraction, but most importantly, a great way to reflect on what the Holy week is all about, how it is all for Jesus Christ.


Chroma Music Festival

Touted as being the grandest color music festival, and that which innovated the EDM scene of Metro Manila, the awesome color festival is set to blow you away with its vibrance this coming April 7, 2018. No black and white here: everything is going to be bright and colorful for the summer!

Learn more about it here.


Flores De Mayo

Flores de Mayo, translated from Spanish as "The Flowers of May," is claimed to have been introduced by the Spaniards during the 1800's as part of their devotion to Mother Mary, thanking her for the rains that come during May, making flowers bloom after a season of drought. This Filipino occasion is celebrated all days of May, and take on many forms depending on where you are in the Philippines.

MYX Music Awards

For more than a decade, the MYX Music Awards has been recognizing Filipino talent in all its many forms, primarily through music. Now, on its 13th installment, it's set to do the same, welcoming into the fold new talents from all over the Philippines, as well as honor those who have served and made the music industry a vibrant and more open place. The Nominations are still ongoing, so make sure you vote for your favorites now!

Learn more about the Awards here.

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