Metro Manila · Celebrate Australia Festival (January/February)

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Theater, movies, literature promotions, music events, fashion, food and wine: the Australian Embassy celebrates Australia Day, the country's national holiday on January 26, with month-long festivities in venues all over Metro Manila.

With the annual "Celebrate Australia Festival", the Embassy wants to highlight the country's modern, multicultural, creative and innovative culture.

“The Celebrate Australia Festival is not only an opportunity to share with Filipinos the best of Australia, but also reflects the shared values and forward-looking attitude that has been the foundation of the deep, broad-ranging and growing relationship between our two countries,” says Australian Ambassador Bill Tweddell (2014),

A quarter of a million Filipinos are living in Australia, and you find many Australian expats and tourists in Manila's HotSpots.

Celebrate Australia Festival Events 2014

  • Australian Contemporary Literature

Displaying of acclaimed and best-selling Australian authors, 20 percent off on the books.

January 24 to February 26, 2014

All  Fully Booked branches


"The Book Thief" Read It Before You See It - A Book Club Discussion

February 1, 2014, 3pm

Fully Booked in Bonifacio Global City

  • Outdoor Film Screening and Food Fair

Australian specialties, cooking demonstrations, and wine tasting; afterwards film screening of "Red Dog".

January 25, 2014, 4 pm to 9 pm

Greenbelt Park, Makati City

  • Contemporary Music and Australian Talent

‘Aussie Collective’- featuring Australian DJs Vinimal and Emil Rowe, together with Filipino DJ Jason Go.

January 30, 2014, 10 pm

URBN Bar, Bonifacio Global City

  • Short + Sweet Manila Theatre Festival

Short + Sweet is a new Australian theatrical initiative, now the biggest short play festival in the world.

February 26 to March 9, 2014

UP Diliman, Quezon City

  • Aussie F & B

Best of Australian food and beverages will be featured in various promotions in supermarkets, retail centers and major hotels, including The Peninsula, Marriott Hotel, New World Hotel, Sofitel, Rustan's Supermarkets, and Metro Gaisano.

End of January to end of February.


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