BAGUIO CITY’S PANAGBENGA GRAND FLOAT PARADE 2012

Angry Bird float at Baguio City’s Panagbenga Festival. Millions of tourists visited Baguio City and celebrated the Panagbenga Festival 2012

The event makes locals and visitors feel and see the celebrations of a mountain city.
Today, the Panagbenga Festival has become bigger and better, making Baguio city a hub for culture and tourism during the month of February and March.
The Panagbenga Grand float parade is considered one of the highlights of Baguio City’s annual month-long flower festival.
Crowds gathered at Session Road in Baguio City.
 The Panagbenga Festival. started as a small community event, 16 years ago.
The floats tower over
everyone. Giant versions of colorful flowers
adorned floats.
Parade organizers required each float to use 90 percent fresh flowers.
 A floral Star Wars universe guarded by a small contingent of Stormtroopers.
 Each float presented their own theme.
One of the major purposes of the flower festival is to sustain the
community spirit of Baguio regardless of tribes and to include the
people of the region.
Today, the Panagbenga Festival has become bigger and better, making Baguio city a hub for culture and tourism during the month of February.
 You’ll feel the energy of participating floats with their spectacular grand float parade.
 Beautiful flowers adorned floats.
 A giant red and yellow floral dragon led the parade.
 A candy-colored island come to life, with a pink dolphin jumping out of yellow and blue waves.
This float recreated the sights of Batangas, with a pint-sized, floral recreation of Taal Volcano.
The DOT float is so flamboyant!
Special Thanks to Collins Yap for the wonderful photos!

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