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
The City of Pines' annual flower festival is in full bloom this year.
For this year's 24th Baguio Flower Festival, themed "Blooming Forward," participants from 7 elementary schools danced their way down Session Road in this city wearing colorful ethnic attires to formally open the 24th Panagbenga Festival on Friday, February 1.
The performers came from different public schools in the city, such as Lucban Elementary School, Tuba Central School, Apolinario Mabini Elementary School, Jose P. Laurel Elementary School, Baguio Central School, Dontogan Elementary School, and Manuel L. Quezon Ele ...
The local legislative body decided to retain the P4 million subsidy being provided by the local government to the organizers of the 24th edition of Panagbenga next year to continue strengthening the solid working relationship between the government and the private sector in the staging of one of the word acclaimed festivals.
The amount will be lodged with the budget of the City Mayor's Office which will be released to the organizers of next year's flower festival, particularly the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. (BFFFI), to continue improving the conduct of the various events that w ...
The Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival is one of the most attended festivals in the Philippines held every February in the City of Pines, Baguio City.
A more creative Baguio Flower Festival is expected next year.
The 2019 staging of the Baguio Flower Festival was launched Monday morning, December 17.
With the theme "Blooming Forward," the festival is due for some changes on its 24th year. It will start on February 1 and end on March 10.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan, chairman for life of the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation Incorporated (BFFI), announced that the grand street dancing and float parades are set on March 2 and 3 instead of the traditional February schedules.
The mayor said the new schedule was agreed upon to give way to t ...
Ever wanted to attend the famous flower festival, the Panagbenga Festival? Held annually in the city of Pines-Baguio City, this colorful event draws a lot of attention with visitors and tourists coming from all parts of the Philippines and the world.
When you have been to Panagbenga Festival before, you would think there is nothing new and more to see when you come back. Besides it is the same thing as in the previous years: flower-bedecked floats, children in traditional costumes dancing to engaging music of drum and lyre bands, and a handful of celebrities waving at and taking selfies with the cheering crowd.
I should know; Ive been there thrice in my lifetime.
But there is something that continues to pull tourists, me included, to Baguio City, even after 23 years since the festivals first staging.
While flowers undeniably are a ...