PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL 2018 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | TRAVEL GUIDE

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PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL 2018 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.

2018 PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL: SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND CITY GUIDE 

1 February –  Panagbenga Opening Ceremony at Panagbenga Park to Session Road

1-4 February –   Baguio Blooms Exhibition at Juan Luna and Lake Drive

11 February – Hangdog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio at the Football Ground

14 February – School Based Competitions – Floral Arrangement (Elementary and high school, Department of Education, Baguio City)

15-17  February –  School Based Competition – Landscaping Competition Judging (Citywide – Elementary and High School)

16-18  February – PMA Alumni Homecoming Weekend Philippines military academy – Loakan Road

16 February Flower Tee Open Golf Tournament Baguio Country Club and camp john hay

17 February – Spring Festival (Chinese New year) City Wide

24 February – Grand Street Parade Panagbenga Park – Session Road to Maharlika –  Harrison Road to Baguio Athletic Bowl

25 February – Grand Float Parade at DILG – Session Road – Maharlika – Harrison Road –
Melvin Jones Football Ground

24-25 February is also Exhibitors and Sponsor Day at Ganza Parking Area

26 February – 04 March Session Road in Bloom Session Road

03 March – Pony Boys Day

04 March – Closing Ceremony and Awarding | Grand Fireworks Display

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. 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 

Eight Ways to Enjoy Baguio City

HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO CITY

The most common mode of transportation in going to Baguio City is by bus.

Various bus lines traverse the Metro Manila to Baguio route with several terminals spread across Metro Manila.The trip would approximately take for 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 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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9 Comments:

  1. The Meaning of Panagbenga ?
    The word Panagbenga came from the Kankanaey language. This language has been spoken in many Asian countries like Philippines and Malaysia etc.

  2. Renato C. Gasendo, Jr.

    Can you post the Schedule of Panagbenga Festival Please?
    thank you.

  3. pls. inform us where / what route to baguio is the most easy to take when in Bagauio already esp tomorrow the day of the street parade? I believe it would be traffic crazy. We will be travelling that day…

  4. what would be the rerouting plan for the festivities? would there be closure of roads in going to and out near session road and harrison road. we are going there on the feb. 27th and our accomodation is at Baguio Holiday Villas…

  5. Hi,itatanong ko lng po kasi yung family ko ppunta sa panagbenga..baka pued mgtanong po ung affordable na transient po.Hingin ko po sana ang number.salamat po..

  6. We’ve been to Baguio twice and experienced the Panagbenga Festival once. It would be nice to witness this colorful event again but this time with our 9-year-old son.

  7. Festivals are always beautiful! I love the float full of flowers! It’s really awesome!

  8. What is pangbenga mean? Looks very colorful!

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