Panagbenga is a flower festival that is annually held every February at the City of Pines, Baguio City.
In this year's Panagbenga, I only got a chance to watch the float parade, which I'm going to share some photos that I got. It was only my second time to watch Panagbenga's float parade, and the first time was in the year 2015.
|MEGAN YOUNG & MIKAEL DAEZ|
|COCO MARTIN AND SOME CAST OF "ANG PROBINSYANO"|
I am really amused by all the floats that were showcased, and of course, there are amazing designers behind that.
Since I am currently studying here in Baguio, I now know that most of the audiences during Panagbenga are tourists, locals do not want to include themselves because they do not want to experience the hassle and to be honest, Baguio is really crowded during this time of the year.
Some points I would like to share to tourists before involving themselves in this festival:
- Panagbenga is being celebrated for the whole month of February until the first week of March.
- They have this thing called "Session in Bloom", wherein the whole session road will be closed for a week to give way to different stalls/booth.
- There are also stalls that are being put up in Burnham Park starting February 1st.
- When in Baguio, you should know how to follow traffic rules, falling in line (especially in terminals, CR), and where to put your garbages. People in Baguio are well disciplined, so please act one too.
- As much as possible, it's better to commute because Baguio has limited space for parking.
- RESPECT THEIR CULTURE.
Hope you liked it, thanks for dropping by.