Panagbenga Festival 2014 Activities

I have been in Baguio City 3-4 times already. I can’t remember the last time I was there. I think my daughter was still months old and now she’s already 6, so it was really long time ago. For 4 times I have been there, I didn’t experience watching their festival. We always visit Baguio during summer. I hope we could go there again and watch Panagbenga festival. I want to experience Panagbenga Festival (flower festival). This is a month-long yearly flower festival in the summer capital of the Philippines. The festival includes floats decorated with colorful flowers directly harvested in their place. The celebration also includes street dancing, presented by dancers dressed in flower-inspired costumes. I want to see those beautiful flowers and experience the cold weather. Every time we were in Baguio the weather is not that cold because its already summer though at night you can feel the cold breeze.

Anyhow, it’s impossible for me to watch them live because February is still school days so no chance for us to enjoy the festival. And just like before we will watch the festival on television or online. For those who will travel in Baguio for Panagbenga Festival here is the list of schedule with themed Inspiring the Community for a Greener Tomorrow.

Panagbenga 2014 – Calendar of Traditional Events

February 01 Opening Ceremonies
Grand Opening Parade – Drum and
Lyre Band Competition

February 01 Baguio Blooms – Landscaping
– March 02 Competition and Exposition

February 14 Philippines Military Academy
-15 Alumni Homecoming

February 16 Handog ng Panagbenga sa
Pamilya Baguio
Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom

February 22 Street Dancing Parade

February 23 Grand Flower Float Parade

February 24 Session Road in Bloom
– March 02

March 01 Pony Boys’ Day

March 02 Closing Ceremonies and Grand
Fireworks Display