Panagbenga Festival 2018

Well, it’s Panagbenga Festival 2018 again.  It is the annual traditional festival of flowers and celebrated every year in February to pay tribute to the city flowers.  This event is considered as one of the most attracted and awaited festivals in the Philippines. The term Panagbenga belongs to Kankanaey which means “Season of blooming or a time for flowering.”

For the information of my avid readers, this column will give you the highlights of Panagbenga festival 2018 which are the street dance parade and the float parade that showcase multiple colors of nature. The list of activities for this festival has been released by the official Panagbenga 2018 calendar. This year the theme of the festival is inspired by the beauty and nature, dubbed as “Celebration of Culture and Creativity”

Feb. 1 – Panagbenga Opening Ceremony                     Panagbenga Park Session Road
Feb. 4 – Baguio Blooms Exhibition                                Juan Luna and Lake Drive
Feb. 11 Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya                  Baguio Football Ground
Feb. 14 School Based Competitions – Floral Arrangement Elementary and High  School Dept. of Education, Baguio City
Feb. 15 – 17 School-based Competition   -Landscaping Judging City wide elementary & high  school
Feb. 16 – 18  PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend PMA, Loakan Road
Feb. 16 –  Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament Baguio Country Club and Camp John Hay
Feb. 17 – Spring Festival (Chinese New Year)  City Wide

Feb. 24 – Grand Street Parade
Panagbenga Park>Session Road to >Maharlika Harrison Road to Baguio Athletic Bowl

Feb. 25 – Grand Float Parade
DILG>Session Road>Maharlika>Harrison Road
(Feb. 24-25 is also Exhibitors and Sponsor Day at Ganza Parking Area) Melvin Jones Football Ground

Feb. 26 – March 4 – Session Road in Bloom     Session Road
March 3 –- Pony Boys Day                                 Right Park
March 4 – Closing Ceremony and Awarding      Baguio Athletic Bowl
Grand Fireworks Display                  Citywide 5  stations

Are you guys planning to visit the city of Baguio for the most exciting Panagbenga festival 2018?  You are all invited, have fun and enjoy the Festival with us!

Happy Panagbenga, everyone!

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