With the advent of spring, the city of Baguio gets alive with enchanting and spellbinding flowers and sceneries. Moreover, to celebrate this beauty of spring in its most enthralling form, the people of Philippines and especially the citizens of Baguio celebrate the Panagbenga festival.
Panagbenga celebrates not only the delightful fragrance of flowers but also the colors as well. This is the core reason why we witness costumes and props of bright colors every year, as the inhabitants tend to envisage the celebration of Panagbenga as a tribute to the spring and its colors.
Every year the people of Baguio and the visitors who arrive Baguio especially to eyewitness this festival tend to use props made from the locally recycled material. Not only the costumes but also the props used in this festival are made with bright colors to compliment the theme of Panagbenga festival.
Baguio is known as the Summer Capital of Philippines. Furthermore, the festival of Panagbenga is known as the Celebration of Blossoming or Flower Festival. So the most protuberant props which can be seen during the Panagbenga festival are the flowers in every shape and size.
Furthermore, out of the flowers, the one which is considered the life or the king of this festival is the “Sunflower.” You can observe the majority of the participants using sunflower themed costumes and props in the Panagbenga festival during the whole month.
However, that does not mean that you only by stand sunflower theme props there. The festival of Panagbenga is loaded with colorful props. The people of Baguio are so talented and so into this festival that they made anything out of recycled materials to be used as a prop during the festival.
Another highly used prop of Panagbenga festival is the local broom. The locals of the Baguio city are famous for their handmade brooms, and that is why these colorful brooms become a vital part of the theme parade.
The festival of Panagbenga is an auspicious occasion associated with the celebration of the beauty of the Baguio city of Philippines. So, it is highly recommended to pay a visit next year to Baguio city during the Panagbenga Festival in February.