Panagbenga Festival

Baguio City, Benguet

Panagbenga Festival (English: Blooming Flowers Festival) is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning "season of blooming". The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city's flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. Th ...

e festival includes floats that are covered mostly with flowers not unlike those used in Pasadena's Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.

Panagbenga Festival News

  • 27 Street Dancing Groups 24 Floats In Panagbenga Festival On Weekend

    27 Street Dancing Groups 24 Floats In Panagbenga Festival On Weekend

    Twenty-seven groups will vie against each other in the creative street dancing competition on Saturday and 24 flower floats will parade on Sunday as thousands of visitors grace the grand parades of the 23rd Panagbenga Festival that goes with the theme "Celebration of Culture and Creativity".

    "We have more street dancing participants this year compared to last year. There are four additional contingents in the open category which will be performing cultural dances. For high school, we have one addition while there will be eight who will compete in the final round of the drum and lyre element ...

  • Panagbenga Festival Schedule Of Events 2018

    Panagbenga Festival Schedule Of Events 2018

    Panagbenga is a Kankanaey word which means season of blooming. The Flower festival is celebrated every year in the city of Baguio, Philippines. It attracts tourist from all over the world.

    The festival is celebrated every February, the main events are the Street Dancing Parade and the Grand Float Parade. The Street Dancing Parade is usually scheduled on the fourth Saturday of February, while the Float and Marching Band Competition is usually scheduled on the fourth Sunday of February. Below is the complete list of the events.

  • Drum And Lyre Bands Pump Up Panagbenga

    Drum And Lyre Bands Pump Up Panagbenga

    The most awaited citywide party of the year begins and pumping up the first day of the "Panagbenga Festival" yesterday were 11 drum and lyre bands on parade with their street dancing contingents.

    Panagbenga, a Kankanaey word which means "flowers blossoming," opened with a parade at 8 a.m. from upper Session Road down to Magsaysay Avenue going to Harrison Road towards the Baguio Athletic Bowl for a showdown of the elementary category of the drum and lyre and street dancing competitions.

    This is just the beginning of an exciting month that traditionally draws thousands of tourists mainly f ...

  • Baguio Council Approves Closure Of Roads For Panagbenga

    Baguio Council Approves Closure Of Roads For Panagbenga

    The Baguio City Council approved an ordinance for the temporary closure and use of various roads in the city for the different events lined up for the 23rd edition of the Panagbenga, the Baguio Flower Festival.

    Members of the local legislative body granted the request of the 2018 Panagbenga Executive Committee and the Liga ng mga Barangay for the temporary closure of several roads in the citys central business district on various dates for scheduled flower festival events.

    From February 1 to March 4, 2018, Burnham Lake Drive from Ganza restaurant to Solibao restaurant and the entire Juna ...

  • Baguio Expects Duterte To Grace Panagbenga Festival

    Baguio Expects Duterte To Grace Panagbenga Festival

    The people of Baguio are expecting President Rodrigo Duterte to grace the grand parade of the citys annual Baguio Flower Festival or "Panagbenga" on February 24.

    The month-long festival opened Thursday, with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque standing as guest speaker, at the newly refurbished Baguio Athletic Bowl.

    The festivities will go on until March 4, with the highlight grand street dancing parade on February 24 and flower floats parade on February 25.

    The city government had sent an invitation to Malacanang for the President to be the guest speaker during the program of the g ...

  • What To Expect In The Panagbenga Festival 2018

    What To Expect In The Panagbenga Festival 2018

    Festivals are not new to Filipinos. In every province, theres always a celebration lively music, sumptuous local dishes, colourful costumes, and right in the middle of it all is us, the Filipinos, being our liveliest celebration-loving selves.