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
Stars participate in Baguio's annual flower festival.
The annual Panagbenga or flower festival festival in Baguio once again showcased colorful floats during a parade on Sunday, March 3. (IN PHOTOS:Baguio's 24th Panagbenga Festival)
Stars from ABS-CBN and GMA 7 were present during the event, with Angel Locsin and the cast of The General's Daughter leading the list of celebrities.
Janine Gutierrez and Tom Rodriguez led GMA's float as they promoted their upcoming show Dragon Lady. Joining them were the cast of Inagaw na Bituin, and The Boobay and Tekla show.
This year's festival will ...
The annual parade of floats did not disappoint thousands of spectators during the weekend.
Bedecked with fresh blooms, 29 floats charmed the crowd during the 24th staging of the annual Baguio Flower Festival on Sunday, March 3.
Led by the floats of the City Government of Baguio, the Department of Tourism with hall of fame contingents Baguio Country Club, SM City Baguio and NLEX Corporation, the parade of competing floats for the big and small categories wowed the crowd during the almost three-hour procession to Burnham Park with winning street dancers performing their pieces in celebrat ...
Baguio's annual Panagbenga Festival is a truly amazing feast for the eyes with exceptionally beautiful and most creative display of flower-encrusted floats for the parade, in every perceivable shape, color and idea.
Mounting the "best" and the "most colorful" festival in the country is a collaborative effort from the local government to the volunteers, from the organizers to the performers everybody has a significant contribution.
"It makes us all closer. It brings out the best in all of us. Imagine there are more than 5,000 volunteers who make this annual festival possible," said Baguio ...
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.