Baguio City is the home of one of the most colorful festivals in the Philippines. Panagbenga which is a Malayo-Polynesian term for "season of blooming", is an annually celebrated flower festival in the city showcasing a month-long fun-filled events. The festival was created as a tribute to the summer capital's beautiful flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation brought about by the earthquake which hit the area in 1990.
This year's Panagbenga Festival has the theme “The Environment and Community in Harmony.”
Although the 2011 Panagbenga Festival has already started, you can still catch up the remaining activities since the entire festival will be officially closed on March 6 and there are still a lot of happenings this weekend especially the most anticipated float parade which will take place tomorrow, February 27.
Here's the Panagbenga Festival 2011 Schedule of Activities | Baguio Flower Festival 2011:
February 1, 2011 – Grand Opening Parade
February 1 – Mar 6, 2011 – Market Encounter
February 12, 2011– Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom
February 13, 2011 – Pre-Valentine Event & Fluvial Float Parade
February 26, 2011 – Grand Panagbenga Street Parade
February 27, 2011 – Grand Float Parade
February 28 – March 6, 2011 – Session Road in Bloom March 2, 2011 – Pony Boys Day
March 3, 2011 – Central North Luzon Tourism Fair
March 6, 2011 – Grand Closing Ceremony & Grand Fireworks Display (Flowers in the Sky)
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