New Year 2019 - updates

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Thai new year splashes in with water fights, raves

Apr 13, 2019 - 6:14 PM

As the sun sets, tens of thousands of ravers from across Asia are expected to dance into Saturday night under massive water cannons and spectacular pyrotechnics

NEW YEAR. Revellers spray water on two men pretending to study during the annual Songkran, or Thai New Year, celebrations on Khaosan Road in Bangkok on April 13, 2019.  Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Water battles with elephants kick off Thai New Year

Apr 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Traditionally marked by paying respects to elders and sprinkling water over Buddha figures at local temples, the Songkran holiday has largely evolved into a raucous water fight

SONGKRAN. Revellers and elephants splash water at each other during a ceremony to celebrate the Buddhist New Year, locally known as Songkran, in Ayutthaya on April 11, 2019. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

China's 'red packets' go digital over Lunar New Year

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:01 PM

China, which is embracing a cashless society in which payments are made via smartphone apps, finds electronic 'red packets' are now hugely popular

INFOGRAPHIC: Celebrate the New Year with world-class entertainment in Singapore

Feb 08, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Start the New Year with a bang at the Lion City!

Your horoscope for 2019, Year of the Earth Pig

Feb 05, 2019 - 6:50 PM

People born in the year of the Horse are the luckiest, while single people born in the year of the Dog may find their significant other this year

EARTH PIG. Duty Free Philippines Corporations holds Lunar New Year celebration at the Luxe Duty Free in Pasay City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Binondo celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:12 PM

People welcome the Year of the Pig with grand festivities

FESTIVITIES. People snake their way down the streets of Binondo to celebrate Chinese New Year. All photos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Chinese communities around world welcome Year of the Pig

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Celebrations will take place across the globe to usher in the Lunar New Year

Children in animal hats pose in front of a pig giant pig installation ahead of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong on Feburary 4, 2019. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)

Where to celebrate Chinese New Year in Metro Manila

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:44 PM

Here are all the places where you can ring in the Year of the Earth Pig

PROSPERITY GARDEN. Manila Hotel's iconic lobby gets dressed up for the Chinese New Year festivities. Photo courtesy of Manila Hotel

5 tips to make your online business 'fat' this 2019

Jan 30, 2019 - 1:53 PM

Time to go big this Year of the Pig!

FALSE: These photos do not show Duterte celebrating start of 2019 in 'simple style'

Jan 14, 2019 - 4:54 PM

No, these photos do not show Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte celebrating the start of 2019 in ‘simple’ style

[EDITORIAL]: #AnimatED: A dozen wishes for 2019

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:00 AM

We have our own wishes for the country, its leaders, and key institutions. What are yours?

34% drop in firecracker-related injuries for New Year 2019

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:15 PM

The Department of Health closes its surveillance of firecracker-related injuries with no reports of deaths and stray bullet injuries

FIREWORK INJURY. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New Year's Eve. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[Right of Way] Wishlist and New Year's resolutions for 2019

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:09 PM

It's Right of Way's 1st anniversary. Here's a wrap up of the issues we tackled the past year.

A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tuneup for your brain

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Shrink those distorting brain bubbles and build realistic connections to enrich life’s simple pleasures

Pop metaphorical ‘brain bubbles’ by grounding your brain in the here and now. Sofiaworld/Shutterstock.com

DOH: Firecracker-related injuries climb to 288

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:37 PM

The Department of Health says the 288 cases are 43% lower compared to the same period in 2018

INJURED. Victims of firecrackers rush to emergency room at Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila during the New years eve on 01 January 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

What’s in the stars for 2019?

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:40 AM

How will 2019 start for you?

IN PHOTOS: How PH stars welcomed 2019

Jan 01, 2019 - 5:35 PM

Local celebrities ring in the new year with family and friends

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Jan 01, 2019 - 3:01 PM

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Sydney puts on dazzling 2019 fireworks, but gets the year wrong

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:08 PM

More than 1.5 million people packed the harbor front of Australia's largest city and noticed a signage beamed onto one of the Sydney Harbor Bridge's pylons: 'Happy New Year 2018!'

AUSTRALIA. New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the fireworks show. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Filipinos welcome 2019

Jan 01, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Here are scenes of the first hours of 2019 in the Philippine capital

FIREWORKS DISPLAY. Families watch the fireworks displace the Luneta Park in Manila on New Year's Eve.  Photo by Ben Nabong

How to start achieving common New Year's resolutions

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New year, new you? It’s time to do something about those resolutions.

NEW YEAR. What are your resolutions this 2019?

'Worse every day': Afghans expect 2019 to be even deadlier

Dec 30, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Ordinary Afghans say they feel increasingly despondent about the future as the Taliban and ISIS carry out almost daily attacks

BURIAL. Afghan Shiite mourners and relatives attend a burial ceremony for the 35 victims of a suicide attack in a Shiite mosque in Gardez of Paktia province on August 4, 2018. Photo by Farid Zahir/AFP

Firecrackers a waste of money and dangerous – Red Cross

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Red Cross advises the public to keep safe during the New Year's Eve revelry

Allow New Year's Eve fireworks display in Boracay, local execs ask gov't

Dec 24, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Fireworks on New Year's Eve are a tradition in Boracay for its residents and guests, says a local legislative council member

BORACAY REOPENS. After its closure ordered by the President, Boracay reopens in October. Rappler file photo

SMC South highways will be toll-free on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Fees won’t be collected at the toll gates of the following highways: NAIAx, Skyway, SLEX, and Star Tollway

Greet the new year with new gear through these tech deals

Dec 13, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Start 2019 with a bang...for your buck

INFOGRAPHIC: Singapore lights up with holiday festivities

Nov 05, 2018 - 2:11 PM

‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays at the heart of Singapore this November and December!