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Chinese New Year Food in the Philippines

For their celebration of the New Year, the Japanese have their rice cake mochi (餅) and the Koreans have their rice cake teok (떡).

Do you know the Philippine equivalent of the Chinese New Year rice cake nian gao (年糕)?  It’s called tikoy!

How about the most popular fruits to serve and give away during the Lunar New Year season? Remember, the Philippines is a tropical country…

Top 10 Chinese Filipino foods during Lunar New Year celebrations in the Philippines

Happy Chinese New Year of the Earth Ox!


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Happy New Year in Tagalog

The new year has already arrived in the Philippines. Thursday, January 1, 2009. You should greet your Filipino family and friends a ‘Happy New Year’ in Tagalog!

How to Say ‘Happy New Year’ in Tagalog

Thanks for all your support in 2008. Looking forward to serving you better in the new year. Mabuhay!

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Rizal Day (December 30) a Filipino Holiday

Araw ng Kabayanihan ni Rizal is Tagalog for Rizal’s Day of Heroism. It is observed in commemoration of the death of Filipino national hero Jose Rizal on December 30, 1896. He was executed by the Spanish colonial government in the Philippines for inciting rebellion. A firing squad was responsible for his death.

Rizal Day is a public holiday in the Philippines on December 30, 2008 (Tuesday). For the second year in a row, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will lead the commemoration in San Fernando City, La Union. It is the 112th Rizal Day celebration, and the ceremonies will televised live over the Philippine government’s TV stations.


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