Baguio, the Flower Capital of the Philippines, bloom once again as the annual Panagbenga Festival officially opens today, February 1, 2013. This year, the highlights will fall on the third week of February with the Grand Street Dancing Parade happening on February 23 and the Grand Float Parade on the 24th.
Below are the complete schedule of the Panagbenga 2013 Events and Activities.
Panagbenga 2013 Event Highlights
|November 5, 2012 (8:00 am)||Launching of Panagbenga 2013||Baguio City Hall|
|November 5, 2012 (7:00 pm)||Free concert featuring The Edralins||SM City Baguio|
|February 01, 2013||Grand Opening Parade, Drum and Lyre Dance Competition||Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl|
|February 1 – March 3, 2013||Market Encounter and Landscaping Competition||Burnham Park|
|February 10, 2013 (8:00 am)||Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom||Melvin Jones|
|February 10, 2013||Regatta||Burnham PArk|
|February 23,2013 (8:00 am)||Grand Street Dancing Parade||Panagbenga Park to Burnham Park|
|February 24,2013 (8:00 am)||Grand Float Parade||Panagbenga Park to Burnham Park|
|February 25,2013||Session Road in Bloom||Session Road|
|March 2,2013||Pony Boy’s Day||Session Road|
|March 3, 2013 (2:00 pm)||Closing Ceremonies||Athletic Bowl|
Bare. Unspoiled. Beautiful. These are some of the words that popped into mind whenever I think of Jomalig Island.
To tell you the truth, I didn’t know this island exists until Melo gave an open-invite to fellow travel bloggers to go with him on his tourism-related trip to this island in the vicinity of Quezon. Being the adventure-seeker that I am, I decided to join the wagon, primarily to see for myself what this island has to offer. And I’m so glad I did because Jomalig Island turned out as an excellent find – a hidden paradise.
Pristine beach of Salibungot, Jomalig Island
Situated 75 nautical miles away from Polilio Island and capped with a population of 7700, Jomalig is an off-the-beaten-path destination which will surely enticed anyone who reached its shore. A former bario of Polilio, its name was interestingly derived from the Filipino word Humalik meaning to kiss. Very romantic, right? – Source: Wikipedia. Continue reading “JOMALIG ISLAND: The hidden treasure of Quezon” »
It’s that time of the year once again when Baguio, the “Flower Capital of the Philippines” will showcase the amazing culture and colorful tradition of its people through the month-long celebration of Panagbenga Festival.
For those of you planning to join this much-awaited festivity here are the event highlights and the Community-led events that you shouldn’t miss during the Panagbenga Festival:
Photo credit to Lawstude
|ACTIVITY | LOCATION||DATE|
|Panagbenga Opening Parade||February 1 (Wed.)|
|Market Encounter||February 1 to March 4|
|Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom @ Melvin Jones Grandstand||February 11 (Sat.)|
|Handog ng Panagbenga sa Baguio @ Burnham Park||February 12 (Sun.)|
|Fluvial Float Parade @ Burnham Lake||February 12 (Sun.)|
|Ipitik Festival||February 19 – 26|
|Grand Street Dancing Parade @ Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl||February 25 (Sat.)|
|Grand Float Parade @ Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl||February 26 (Sun.)|
|Session Road in Bloom @ Session Road||February 27 to March 4|
|Pony Boy’s Day @ Athletic Bowl||March 2 (Fri.)|
|Panagbenga Closing Ceremonies & Grand Fireworks Display||March 4 (Sun.)|
- BATANGAS | Overnight budget getaway at Burot Beach
- Proclamation No. 295 | Philippine Holidays for 2012 and list of long weekends
- TRAVEL GUIDE | Anawangin and Nagsasa Cove
- JOMALIG ISLAND: The hidden treasure of Quezon
- BAGUIO | Panagbenga 2013 Event Schedules and Highlights
- EL NIDO | Pangalusian Island and Secret Lagoon Beach
- Travel Guide: Caramoan
- ILOILO - GUIMARAS 3D/2N Itinerary