Leap Day Wednesday… Let’s Celebrate!

MANILA, Philippines — While others let their birthdays pass by, for someone who celebrates her birthday after every four years only, she specially marks this Leap Day as she officially turns eight.
For Merriam Dy, project officer, being born in leap year did not mean four times fewer birthday wishes. In fact each year for the past 32 years of her life was always filled with it. “Whether I see my birth date on the calendar or not, I always wish that every year will be great for me and my family. But during leap years, I wish for it four times more,” she said.
But Dy admitted that in non-leap years, as her birthday approaches, the feeling of anticipation always gets the better of her. “Sometimes I have this unfair feeling because unlike others who celebrate their birthdays on the exact date every year, I rarely do. I find it hard to explain and answer people’s questions on how I celebrate my birthday in non-leap years,” she said, adding that it even led her to wait anxiously on who will send her birthday greetings given that the calendar skipped her birthday.
Though Dy mused that having a leap day for a birthday has its own advantages. “I could celebrate it either on February 28 or March 1, and if luckier, both!” she said.
But in her childhood days, Merriam recalled celebrating her birthday on March 1 and not minding the fuss about her unusual birth date. “It is because my parents make sure that I enjoy my birthday, whether it exists in the calendar or not.”
Now that she is married, Merriam said that she celebrates her birthday on February 28 in non-leap years. “My husband said that celebrating it on a February than March is closer to my real birth date.”
A leap day is an extra day added on the month of February during a leap year, making the year 366 days long, unlike a common year with a 365-day cycle. Nearly every four years is a Leap Year in the modern Gregorian calendar.
Like any other uncommon occurrences, a leap day has its own superstitions from various cultures.
Irish legend revealed that women are allowed to propose to men every four years. But when rejected, tradition imposes dire consequences on men. In some places, a man was expected to pay a penalty, such as a gown or money, if he refused a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day.

Good picnic spots can be found in some of the best resorts in Pampanga. The good resorts and hotels in Clark Philippines offer safe and clean outdoor facilities for family bonding and picnics. For many reasons Manila families and residents of Angeles City Pampanga as well as Subic and Baguio consider Clearwater as one of the best resorts in Pampanga and certainly the best hotel in Clark Philippines. Guests of this child friendly resort in Clark Pampanga often relax and unwind by the beautiful lake and beach. Hotel accommodation is also available here in this resort in Clark. Function room for meetings and seminars is also available in this popular resort in Clark Philippines. This hotel in Clark is also a favorite holiday destination near Manila during Holy Week, Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays.

Generally regarded as is a place of leisure and the best hotel in the North near Manila as well as the top beach resort in Clark, Clearwater maintains a consistent standard with respect to products and services. This hotel in Pampanga may not be a 5-star resort but visitors from Manila going to Angeles City and Clark Freeport regard Clearwater as the number one location for family outings, leisure destination as well as the best event venue for company outings, weddings and other events.

Comparison of crime rates between Philippines Angeles City and Clark Pampanga sheds light on the difference between the twin cities of Pampanga. Regular guests of Angeles City Hotels begin to migrate on base into hotels inside Clark Philippines not only for peace and quiet but peace of mind and a sense of safety and security.

To many visitors from Manila, a good hotel in Pampanga must be located in a city that is safe, clean and not so noisy. This hotel in Clark Philippines really fits those criteria.

Where to stay in Clark, Philippines?

Pampanga’s Clearwater is generally regarded as the best private resort in Clark, Philippines. This beach hotel is the most frequently visited private resort outside Manila for corporate planning because of its exclusivity. Clearwater is one of the best hotel in Clark and the resort is a very popular venue for rest and relaxation especially for golfers after a round of golf at one of the best golf courses near Manila. Clark is home to some of the best golf courses in Pampanga. Although golf continues to be one of the reasons why visitors from Manila travel to Pampanga, residents of Angeles City, Subic and Bulacan travel to Clark not just to play golf in one of the best golf courses in Pampanga but also to relax and unwind in the best resort in Philippines.

Guests enjoy spending time relaxing in leisure at Frolic Garden of this hotel in Clark Pampanga. There is a special feeling in this hotel in Clark Philippines makes you slow down and enjoy the ambience. Children like playing in the Family Cove of this Clark resort hotel. Hotel guests prefer Clark over Angeles City, Subic or hotel in Manila. This hotel in Clark Philippines has style and character. Guests often come back again to relax and enjoy the beautiful ambience of this hotel in Clark Pampanga.

For reservations, comments and inquiries,

Clearwater Resort & Country Club
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 633-1566 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay or Kristine


Email: Inquiry@ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Getting to this hotel in Clark Philippines
After entering Clark Freeport from Subic, Manila, Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along Clark’s main highway MA Roxas, passing Clark’s largest wine shop called Clark Wine Center on your right, continue to bear right making no turns at all, go past Mimosa Leisure Estate on the opposite side of the road, you will hit a major intersection. Go straight and the road becomes Creekside Road. YATS Clearwater Resort and Country Club is on your right just 200m down. Traffic in Clark Philippines is light so it should be quite easy for get to this hotel in Clark Philippines.

For inquiries and bookings, click here to contact Clearwater Resort now

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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

While in Clark, one might as well add to the itinerary a visit to the famous Clark Wine Center, the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.

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