What are some of the things you can do in Rizal to celebrate the New Year?
1.    Have an intimate New Year's countdown
2.    Pray for a successful new year
3.    Do some New Year thrift shopping
4.    Go on a fun-filled adventure

Celebrating the New Year is both a cultural and traditional event done all around the world. In the Philippines, where parties, fireworks, and jovial festivities are the norm, there is an increasing need to find new ways to meaningfully celebrate the incoming New Year. 

If you are looking to buy a house and lot for sale in Rizal or simply looking for other ways to celebrate the New Year outside the Metro then continue reading because here are four things you can do in and around Rizal. 

Have an intimate New Year's countdown

If you are reading this before the New Year begins, then you are probably looking forward to the New Year’s Eve countdown. While most New Year’s Eve celebrations are loud, bright, and festive all around, celebrating it in Rizal can offer you an alternative experience

Since the Rizal province is relatively away from the populous areas and cities in the Metro, you can expect to have a more peaceful kind of celebration. Fireworks and loud noises are still to be expected but given the spaciousness of Rizal and the abundance of nature all around, intimate moments can be achieved. You can use this time to reflect on what has happened in the year and look forward to what the new one can bring to you and your family. 

Pray for a successful New Year

For devout Catholics and Christians, praying for a successful and bountiful New Year is an obligatory practice. That being said, Rizal has many outlets for you to pray for the upcoming year. The Antipolo Cathedral and Shrine is one of the most well-known pilgrimage sites in the country and it houses the image of “Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage”. New Year’s Eve masses are always held in this cathedral, but feel free to visit on the days leading up to it and on subsequent days as well. 

Aside from the Antipolo Cathedral, the Boso Boso Church can be a better option for those looking for a smaller setting with a more tranquil atmosphere. Meditation and solemn prayers are encouraged here and its valuable history, being a 17th century Jesuit church, adds to the whole experience. Miracles are known to happen to those who pray in the Boso Boso Church, so try giving it a chance this upcoming New Year. 

Do some New Year thrift shopping

Shopping is also an acceptable way of celebrating, especially if you are going to buy very affordable clothes and other commodities. There is a well-known location in Rizal that can accommodate your thrift shopping needs — the Taytay Market

The Taytay Market is where many other thrift shops and ‘tiangges’ in Metro Manila get their stocks from. This means many choices and options for you to choose from on top of the low-cost prices. For shopaholics, this can be the best way to start the year right. 

Go on a fun-filled adventure

If you are looking for a more active way to celebrate the New Year, then going on an adventure can surely hit the spot. Rizal is known to be a location for getaways and nature-filled adventures close to the Metro, which is why you should take advantage of the many tourist spots and attractions that can be found there.

For example, you can visit the Masungi Georeserve with your friends and family to see some of the best nature sights Rizal has to offer. Mountain climbing and waterfall visits are also not out of the question as there are many accessible mountain trails (e.g. Mt. Balagbag and Mt. Pamitinan) and an abundance of waterfalls to discover. Getting in touch with nature can prove to be an underrated way to start the year right.

Key Takeaway

Rizal province is a unique area that offers many things that most cities in the Metro can not. There are already plenty of things you can do for the new year, but there are surely more to be discovered. What better way for you to do that than to buy a house and lot for sale in Rizal such as the ones developed by Aspire by Filinvest? 

Choose from their well-made developments like Forest Farms, Mission Hills, Amarilyo Crest, and Highlands Pointe. By living in Rizal province, you can enjoy the best of what Rizal has to offer all year round.