The Panagbenga Festival

The Philippines is rich in culture and attractions and such culture is best exhibited during the celebration of every regions’ festival. In Baguio City the Panagbenga festival is considered as its national festival celebration. This is an annual celebration that means season of Blooming because of the fact that it is during February, when the festival is being celebrated, that flowers in Baguio and Benguet are at its full bloom.

The Panagbenga is a one month celebration that requires a whole year of preparation. This is because the Panagbenga is not only a time for celebration but it is also a time to enjoy Baguio City and its different synergy of cultures. Panagbenga highlights not only the flowers blooming but also the different products and tourist attractions that the City of Baguio and nearby provinces can offer.

The Grand Street Parade and the Grand Float Parade are among the major events where a lot of visitors or tourists are looking forward to. This is because it showcases the talents of the different students in the different schools in Baguio City. Apart from that the parades would also showcase the beautifully made flower floats created and sponsored by the different business establishments in the City of Baguio.

The celebration of the Panagbenga is not only considered to be an annual festival but it is also known as one of Baguio City’s crowd-drawer. With activities like the Street and Float Parades, Fluvial Parade, Session Road in Bloom among other creative activities the Panagbenga is indeed a festival that many residents and tourists alike are looking forward to.

Author: Vince

Vince is born and raised in Baguio City, passionate about his goal to make Baguio to be at par with other cities in terms of technology, he started promoting the city through Lakbay Baguio. He's the initiator of the Baguio Blog Conference, the Google Business Group Baguio and several startup projects in Baguio City. When asked why he loves Baguio City so much his answer is #BaguioInspiresMe

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