Insights Blog
Oct 05, 2023

If you’re the type of person who loves parties and celebrations, then we’ve got good news for you.

As we usher in the last quarter of the year, there’s a ton of reasons to celebrate this October. Here are five events that you can mark on your calendars this month:

National Noodle Day (October 6)

Filipinos are noodle lovers, to say the least. There’s a reason why we have multiple versions of pancit, depending on our taste. Just last September, Taste Atlas included five (5) different types of Filipino dishes on their list of the best noodle dishes, with pancit ranking the highest at #24.

Suggested activity: Order your favorite pancit at Fields Restaurant by The Bayleaf Cavite today and get a discount with your BPI Debit or Credit Card.

Oktoberfest (mid-October)

Oktoberfest originated all the way back in the 18th century, during the wedding of King Louis I to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Now considered the biggest beer celebration in the world, about 2 million gallons of beer are consumed during Oktoberfest. In the Philippines, it is usually celebrated with music, freebies, and endless beer feasting.

Suggested activity: Different hotels in the metro, like Solaire, Hilton Manila, and Luxent Hotel, have already released their Oktoberfest celebration parties, which you can book with your BPI Debit or Credit Card.

World Singing Day (October 21)

There is a reason why the Philippines has already been associated with a country full of singers. Whether you’re a classically trained singer or just a music lover at heart, World Singing Day caters to everyone who spends a long time in the shower singing as if there’s no tomorrow.

Suggested activity: Set a videoke night at home for you and your officemates so you can scream your hearts out, whether to a Taylor Swift tune or a Regine Velasquez ballad. Abenson offers DVD Karaokes and videoke on-the-go with 0% SIP for up to 24 months for BPI Cardholders.

National Cat Day (October 29)

In a study done in 2021, cat ownership in the Philippines was at 43%, which is actually the second highest in Asia. National Cat Day is the purr-fect celebration for all cat lovers (just like our very own Anne Curtis with her cats Mogwai and Pixie) and for our furry feline friends who’ve been there for us through thick and thin.

Suggested activity: Take your cats out for a treat and visit cat cafés like Paws N Brew for a double pampering celebration. Some cat cafés such as Pawfee Bean and Coffee Cat offer grooming services for your pets while also serving as a restaurant and mini-library for their owners. 

Halloween (October 31)

Halloween parties have been celebrated since time immemorial. And there’s no better way to end October than by celebrating it in spooky fashion. It’s time to be creative and come up with your best Halloween looks that will surely have you picture-perfect all night.

Suggested activity: Be more creative in your DIY Halloween costumes—whether you’re Wednesday Addams, Barbie, or M3Gan—by scoring deals in online shops like Zalora when you use your BPI Credit Card to purchase. 

Whatever the celebration is, it will be more enjoyable with a BPI Debit or Credit Card. Apply for yours now. Check out more Credit Card Promos from BPI Cards on our website and on the Oh My Deals! (OMD) by BPI Cards app. Download the OMD app here today.