The literal meaning of Panagbenga is the festival of blooming. This festival in its true meaning celebrates the bloom. Flowers are the symbol of beauty with enchanting colors, so does the festival of Panagbenga portrays with its beautiful display of colors throughout the month.
Every year not only the residents of Baguio and Philippines, but the people around the world come to Baguio to participate in this joyous and colorful event. The parade which is arranged specially to celebrate the Panagbenga festival is especially an occasion for the display of burst of colors.
In this beautiful and enchanting colors display, participants around the globe participate with some of the most vibrating and colorful costumes. Moreover, the costumes for the boys in the whole festival are of great importance. We tend to summarize this display of boys costume during Panagbenga festival in pictures.
Not only adults but the children also participate in the festival with full zeal and enthusiasm. With the traditional costumes and attires, participants tend to paint various patterns on the body as well.
With all the colors of spring, the special focus of the parade dancers is on the details of the costume. We can witness the indulgence of flowers themed props and costume everywhere in the parade.
The special performance is prepared to perform during the Panagbenga festival parade and the participants tend to dress with the full theme of flowers, colors, and spring. Such magnificent display of colors gives warmth during the chilling weather of February.
The festival is loaded with not only the stunning performances but also with the eye-catching Panagbenga costumes for boys. Look at the Kalinga attire of the participants. However, if you want to witness their performances as well, then you have to plan a visit to Baguio city of Philippines next year.
Although all of the Filipino festivals are filled with energy and fun, however, the togetherness and unity which can be seen during Panagbenga festival is another level of unity and brotherhood. It’s not an event of a single gender, caste or community but the whole family and whole city participate in it as one unit.