The yearly Flower Festival in Baguio City locally known as Panagbenga 2013 divulged a colorful procession of the gigantic floats made of flowers. This was another blow to our tourism industry as thousand of visitors go to Baguio City to witness this vibrant celebration. Panagbenga is a Kankanaey word that means "blossoming of flowers," because during the month of February, the flowers from Benguet are in their season of Blooming. Many of the cultural practices in Baguio City are often portrayed in the Panagbenga celebration especially during the street dancing and float parades.
It’s festival time in Makati as they celebrate the official festival of the city, the Caracol Festival. Caracol 2013 was held last February 24, 2013 at the Circuit Makati in Barangay Caramona. The event was organized by the Makati's Museum and Cultural Affairs, an arm of the Makati's Local Government as a tribute to the mother nature. Environment and animal advocates will surely love to see the Caracol dancers as they vie for the championship in street dance competition performing with their colorful costumes and graceful dance steps.
Manila FAME International 2013
The Philippines’ 2nd top exporter will once again showcase the excellence and exceptional talents of Filipino craftsmanship at the Manila FAME International 2013 (FAME) which will be held on March 14 – 17 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. This exhibit will feature the creations of internationally-renowned and upcoming Filipino furniture designers as they present the country’s latest indigenous and sustainable creations to the international market.
The venue was filled with bustling people to witness one-of-a-kind pyromusical show from the leading fireworks manufacturers all around the world as they compete to the 4th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition. The first night of the event staged two spectacular fireworks displays from Japan and Finland. The opening of the event was held last February 16, 2013 at the Seaside Boulevard in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.
The sky of Metro Manila will be painted with brilliant bursts of bright colors as the clash to the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013 begins. Eleven countries will be participating the contest to showcase their artistry and creativity in fireworks technology every Saturday, starting this February 16, 2013 at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Be ready to treat your eyes with spectacular lights and colors to the grandest pyromusical competition as they light up the sky again for a brighter show.
Let us talk about this great artist over a hot cup of "soya"coffee. Have a sit on the sculptured wooden chairs and sip while you groove on the art that surrounds you filling the artsy Kape Diperensya you can find just before you enter one gallery in the City of Pines. And when you're done with your drinks, treat your eyes and soul with the masterpieces of Baguio City's pride, a sculptor, a painter, an art entrepreneur Ben-hur Villanueva.
The streets of the oldest Chinatown in the whole world are filled with people to join the celebration of the most important traditional Chinese holiday, the Chinese New Year or traditionally known as the Spring Festival. It is in Binondo where you can find one of the best celebrations of the first day of the Lunar New Year in the Philippines as it became the major economic and cultural center of Chinese in the country after they established it in 1594. This 2013, Chinese New Year falls on Sunday, February 10.
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