Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2013
According to Crystal Travel Manager, Joe Hoak, "The Phillipines are always top on the list for most people who want to travel and see the world. As a company, we're always trying to find new vendors that will offer great deals and save our members money."
The best time to visit the Philippines is between December and May. The climate is cooler and drier, with no risk of typhoons. This is also the best time to experience the rich and colourful Filipino celebrations and fiestas.
The Philippines has a number of festivals and celebrations taking place throughout the year. Independence Day, 12 June, is celebrated with a military parade. The Black Nazarene Procession takes place every year on 9 January. Large processions, carrying life-size black images of Jesus pass through the streets of Manila. This procession takes place during Easter too. A few weeks later, (third week of January) you can take part in the three day long Filipino Mardi Gras.
On Good Friday re-enactments of the crucifixion take place throughout the Philippines. These draw in huge crowds. In the week before All Saint’s Day (1 November), cemeteries across the country are whitewashed, and on All Saint’s day the city sees a lively party take place at the Chinese cemetery.
To book a trip to the Phillipines, Crystal Travel members can call their local office and sit down with their favorite travel agent.