February 1, 2018 and it is that time once again when the City of Pines bursts in color because of flowers. The Panagbenga Festival 2018 officially opened today and looks like there are some things we should be excited about. As usual, the Panagbenga 2018 Opening was celebrated with a parade which includes the participants from the different Barangay Districts, the Philippine Military Academy, the Riders of Wright Park as I call them (just like the riders of Rohan if you know what I mean), different Pet communities, the SLU Band and of course the participants of the street dancing and drum and lyre competition who showcased their best performance to earn the right to join the Grand Parades on February 24-25, 2018.
The Panagbenga 2018 Opening Parade Experience
Just like the previous parades it started at the Panagbenga Park and just like every year I already positioned myself to take photos at upper Session Road area. This time I stayed in front of the new S Building at upper Session Road. I chose this location because it is at the side of the street where the paraders will pass thus putting me close to the action so to speak. Aside from that the S building provides cover from the sun.
The Panagbenga 2018 Opening Parade followed almost the same format compared with the previous years when the parade was held. The only thing noticeable this year is that the Barangay District Participants did more than just walk from Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl, this time they will also be performing as street dancers.
There are a lot of things to look forward to this year’s installment of the Panagbenga Festival. Watch out for the Grand Parades, the Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio and of course the grand fireworks display during the closing ceremonies. here are more information on the Panagbenga 2018 Schedule.