Panagbenga 2016 Schedule of Activities

Time flies, it’s already 2016. I hope this brand new year will bring luck to everyone. As for myself I hope my 2016 will be a blast and do the things I didn’t accomplish last year. I hope to travel even in the nearby places. Actually, I only travel during summer vacation and common destination was Ilocos and Baguio City. This time, I want to go to other places that are not in the northern area. Well, during vacation my daughter and I only join the rest of the family and they decide where to go. So we will see in the coming months.

Anyway, I was watching news earlier and saw Baguio City. This morning the temperature there was 13 degrees. I really wanted to experience that cold weather. I think I visited Baguio City for 5x times but never experienced cold weather because we always visit Baguio in the summer season. And most of the time the temperature was 23 degrees something like that. Speaking of Baguio, they are known for the month-long Panagbenga Festival happening during month of February. Same with the cold weather, I also wanted to witness this festival but since it happens during February, it is impossible to witness this celebration with my own eyes.

For those who are interested to witness Panagbenga 2016, here are the schedules of this event.

The Panagbenga 2016 Schedule of Traditional Events

DATE EVENT VENUE
February 1, 2016
8:00AM
Grand Opening Parade: Drum and Lyre Competition- Elementary Division Panagbenga Park-Session Road-Magsaysay Avenue-Harrison Road-Melvin jones Football Grounds
February 1, 2016 Concert Atrium, SM City Baguio
February 1 – March 6, 2016 Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition Lake Drive, Burnham Park
February 8, 2016 Chinese Spring Festival City-Wide
February 14, 2016 Handog ng Panagbenga Sa Pamilya Baguio
– Let a thousand Flowers Bloom
-Panagbenga 2016 Kite-Flying Challenge
-Panagbenga Variety Show
– Fireworks Display
Melvin Jones Grandstand and Football Grounds
February 19-21, 2016 PMA Grand Alumni Homecoming PMA, Loakan Road
February 15-17, 2016 School Based Landscaping Competition (Judging) City Schools
February 19, 2016 Floral Arrangement Competition (Judging) BCNHS
TBA* Barangay Clean and Green Landscaping Competition (Judging) All Barangays
February 27, 2016
8:00AM
Grand Street Dancing Parade Panagbenga Park-Session Road-Magsaysay Avenue-Harrison Road – Athletic Bowl
February 28, 2016
8:00AM
Grand Float Parade DILG – Session Road – Harrison Road – Athletic Bowl
February 27-28, 2016 Sponsor’s And Exhibitors Day Athletic Bowl
February 29 – March 6, 2016 Session Road In Bloom Session Road
March 5, 2016 Pony Boys Day Wright Park
March 6, 2016 Panagbenga Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display

Pahiyas Festival 2015

Last May 15, we went to Lucban, Quezon for Pahiyas Festival. We didn’t explore the place much because we just stayed for almost 3 hours. I thought we will witness the grand parade but need to leave the place as soon as possible. My sister planned was to be there for a short time because she has another place to visit that day.Oh well, she has the car, hahah!

The time wasn’t enough but good thing we experienced Pahiyas Festival even for a short time. Lucban, Quezon is near to our place I think about 30 minutes from Lucena but we don’t really visit the place during Pahiyas. So it’s good thing to see the festival this year. There were many people attended the festival. I saw many foreigners enjoying the festival and fellow Filipinos from other places.

Here are some photos I have taken at Lucban, Quezon Pahiyas Festival 2015

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It’s more fun in the Philippines .. Pahiyas 2015

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you need a hat while touring the place its really hot hot hot

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one of the houses has chosen religious theme

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just two of 17 higantes we saw

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saw17 higantes (not all in this pic) waiting for the grand parade

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Saw this in one of the houses, the stars of Forevermore Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, hahah!

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St. Louis Bishop Parish Lucban, Quezon

 

Lucban, Quezon Pahiyas Festival

Today Lucban, Quezon is celebrating the annual Pahiyas Festival. This is a celebration in honor of St. Isidore, the patron saint of farmers. The festival showcases houses decorated with colorful “kiping” and farm produce such as fruits, plants, rice and vegetables. This is their way of thanksgiving for the bountiful harvests.

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Photo not mine

 This festival is listed by the Department of Tourism as one of the most colorful tourist attractions in the Philippines.