Panagbenga Festival 2014 in Baguio City- Schedule of Activities

Another festival that you should not miss in 2014 is the flower festival of Baguio City, Philippines – the Panagbenga Festival.



Panagbenga is an annual flower festival celebrated every February which takes place in the City of Pines.
Locals are saying this festival reflects the history, traditions and values of Baguio and the Cordilleras.

For those people who don’t know the meaning of Panagbenga, it comes from a Kankanaey term meaning “season of blooming” or “a time of flowering.”

The Flower Festival usually starts on the 1st day of February and ends on the 1st week of March. It’s actually a month –long festival.

Panagbenga Festival features magnificent display of floats which are fully decorated with fresh and beautiful flowers, street dancing wherein participants are wearing colorful costumes, concerts, among others. 

Panagbenga Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities

February 1
Kickoff: Opening ritual at Panagbenga Park
Drum and lyre competition at Athletic Bowl
Opening of Baguio Blooms – Landscaping competition (Burnham Park)

February 14
Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming

February 16
Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio (Burnham Park)
Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom painting activity (Melvin Jones Arena)

February 22
Street Dancing Parade

February 23
Grand Flower Float parade

February 24 to March 2
Session Road in Bloom

March 1
Pony Boys' Day at Wright Park

March 2
Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display

Tropa if you’re planning to join the Panagbenga Festival 2014, you must book your accommodation as early as of now. Most of the hotels, hostels, Inns and even homestay are fully booked months before the event is held. What I  also suggest to you tropa  is to reserve your hotel on the last week of February so you can witness the main events.

How to get to Baguio

Take a bus via Victory Liner going to Baguio City.  The bus company has lots of bus terminals scattered around Metro Manila. The most popular Victory Liner terminal is located in Cubao, Quezon City. Travel period usually lasts 6-7 hours depending on the traffic jam along your way.

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*photo credit to Panagbenga Festival 2014 Facebook Page
source of schedule: rappler.com

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