PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | TRAVEL GUIDE
Another exciting festival comes February and March – the Panagbenga Festival of Baguio City, Philippines. Panagbënga Festival ( Blooming Flowers Festival) is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio.
The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning “season of blooming”. The festival held during the month of February was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. Some of the nice to thing to see in the festival includes floats that are covered mostly with flowers; street dancing with dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.
2020 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL: SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND CITY GUIDE
Listed below are the highlights of the festival. The theme for this year is: Blooming Through the Years.
The opening of the festivity shall happen on February 1, 2020. The Grand Street Dance Parade will happen on the 29th of February, while the Grand Float Parade will be on March 1, 2019.
WHERE TO STAY IN BAGUIO CITY
Baguio City has a wide array of Hotels that is ready to serve any guests visiting Baguio City during the Panagbenga festival.
Make sure to book your hotel room way ahead to ensure that you will have a place to stay during the visit. You have to anticipate the influx of tourists during the highlight dates as this is one of the most awaited festivities in the country.
Please click here Baguio City List of Hotels
THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING BAGUIO CITY|PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL
I am sure that you would also want to explore other sites in Baguio City if you plan to witness the Panagbenga Festival.
We have outlined a travel guide to help you make your own itinerary.
Must Read: Baguio City Travel Guide
Other important articles about Baguio City:
Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad, Benguet – Link
Easter Weaving Room – Link
Visit the Philippine Military Academy – Link
Tam-awan Village – Link
Mines View Park – Link
HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO CITY FOR THE PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL
The most common mode of transportation in going to Baguio City is by bus.
Various bus lines traverse the Metro Manila to the Baguio route with several terminals spread across Metro Manila. The trip would approximately take 4-6 hrs to get to Baguio City.
Victory Liner has the following terminals: Monumento (Main terminal in Caloocan City), Cubao and Pasay and has an hourly bus service to Baguio City. The fare is approximately ₱455 per person one way for the regular aircon bus; PhP 750/person one way for the deluxe bus/non-stop (with comfort room). Php 650/per person one way for the semi-deluxe buses with one stop at Tarlac Shell station (semi-deluxe has no toilet inside the Bus).
Dagupan Bus with a terminal at New York St., Cubao, Quezon City has buses traveling Manila to Baguio route every hour.
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