Ber Months

Why does Filipinos Start Celebrating Christmas in September? Right before September 1st hit our calendars a few weeks ago, you can already see a lot of Filipinos on social media platforms posting memes, teasing about the arrival of Christmas, using pictures of our national Christmas icon. Is it Santa Clause? Of course, not! It’s none…

Did You Know That Filipinos Used to Celebrate Fourth of July?

Philippine Independence Day used to be celebrated on 4th of July We all know that the reason fireworks light up the sky every 4th of July is to celebrate the independence of America. Without that significant event, we probably live a different life right now, or we might not even be living here at all….

How to Show Love To Your OFW Spouse This Valentine’s

How to Show Love To Your OFW Spouse This Valentine’s If there’s one topic that all Filipinos can talk about for days, it’s love. So much of our culture revolves around our collective idea of love—that a Filipino individual will do anything for the love of their family. It’s the reason why so many of…

Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Festival Every 3rd Sunday of January marks one of the grandest festivals in the Philippines. The Sinulog Festival is a religious event a lot of Filipinos look forward to. The Philippines is a Catholic country and this event only proves how devoted Filipinos are.  Sinulog is celebrated by local devotees from the Queen City…

Unique Filipino Christmas Traditions

Is there a place better to spend Christmas at than the Philippines? We all know the answer: none. Ask Filipinos residing in a different country and they’ll all say one thing “there’s nothing like Christmas back home.” Let’s go on a feels trip and enumerate the reasons why Pinas is the best place to be…

Filipino-Style Thanksgiving

Pinoy-Style Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is one of the major holidays that most people look forward to every year. It all started with the Pilgrims and Native Americans way back 1621. They had a three-day celebration as a way of saying thanks for a successful harvest. Have you ever wondered why we don’t celebrate this holiday in…

Best Mangoes Ever

In a place called Guimaras, are plantations of mango trees that takes first prize for producing the world’s best mangoes. It is said that these Guimaras mangoes are served at the White House and the Buckingham Palace. Mangoes are taken seriously by the locals there that they don’t allow any other fruits to be brought…

Filipino Art, Food & Music Celebrated at New Monthly Event in San Francisco

UNDISCOVERED SAN FRANCISCO, a non-profit venture designed to jump-start economic activity and public awareness of the SOMA Pilipinas neighborhood, has launched a new monthly festival celebrating the Philippines. It is inspired by the popular night markets of Asia where visitors enjoy art, fashion, music and especially, the food of the region. The first night of…