Panagbenga Festival blog is a Sun.Star blog that features the month-long annual flower festival in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines. The festival is held during the month of February.
Panagbenga Festival was created as a tribute to Baguio City’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the 1990 earthquake that devastated the city.
The event highlights floats that are decorated with flowers, including street dancers, wearing flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.
A side from economic boosts from tourism, the festival also helped the younger generation of indigenous people to rediscover their culture’s old traditions. (Source: Wikipedia)
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