The City of Pines Celebrates Panagbenga Festival on the month of February yearly and it is the popular Baguio Tourist Spots . They celebrate the festival for a month. So many activities are held during these occasions and many tourists and visitors love being part on this one great event. Baguio City is one of the popular Philippine Tourist Spot in Northern Luzon. People loved this place because of the cool climate and the smell of the pine trees around and other attractions in the heart of the city.
The festival showcases their native dances and many floats that made from fresh flowers which are actually from the province of Benguet. They showed their talents and artistic side from their magnificent exhibits. The Flower Festival is one of the renowned festivals in the Philippines. The Panagbenga Festival represents its people and their rich culture and heritage of the Cordilleras.
The Flower Festival or commonly called as Panagbenga a Kan-kanaey term for a season of blooming, a time of flowering. Panagbenga Festival has 2 day main celebration event which take part on the last 2 weekends of the month of February. The street dancing parade and the Float parade, in the Street dancing, here we can witness the different cultures and native dances of the Igorots and the entire Cordilleran’s. There are also marching bands completion held during the parade and participants all do their last dance at the Baguio Grandstand. The 2nd day event is the Float parade where people again flock in the street of Session Road to watch this grandest and most beautiful floats surrounded by beautiful and fresh flowers. The displays will also be in Grandstand where we can have picture-taking on each floats.
In my experience joining in this event in Baguio City, after the main events, there is still the so-called session in bloom, which session road is closed for the business ventures to take place, many booths and fast foods stall being set up for the visitors to freely choose and see the products of the different places. This Festival is one of the biggest events in the place where all activities are here. Concerts, beauty pageants and celebrities came to cheer visitors and locals that are in here. The time to enjoy and getting together with friends and families is one mission of the festival.
Baguio Tourist Spots the Panagbenga Festival is one of the successful and most anticipating events of the people on the North. This is a long month celebration wherein they present their rich culture and dances which they mastered and present it to thousand of viewers. I have seen many faces that really enjoyed the festival, they carry their wonderful memories and experiences that they had in this beautiful place of Baguio.