Baguio City will celebrate its 18th Year of Panagbenga Festival so expect much more spectacular celebration this 2014. The month long celebration is one of the main reasons why tourists gather to Baguio City during the month of February. The highlights of the festival are the Grand Float Parade and the Grand Street Dance Competition. Panagbenga will start on February 1 (Saturday) and end March 3 (Monday) 2014.
Aliwan Fiesta, the country's grandest fiesta celebrated its 11th year of showing off the vibrant heritage and culture of the Philippines through street dance competition, festival float competition and the search for the Festival Queen. Aliwan Fiesta is an annual event and recognized to be the biggest gatherings of different cultural festivals in the whole country. This year, it was held last April 11-13 at the CCP Complex, Manila. All the participants aim to promote their regions both economically and tourism-wise.
The Philippines is the land of the happiest people in the world that almost everyday of every month is a celebration of different festivals that reflects each region's vibrant culture and heritage. The Philippines is rich with colorful festivals held all over the country all year round, the reason why it became a hub to many tourists and visitors. Every April, some of the most awaited festivals are the Aliwan Fiesta, Bangus Festival, Moriones Festival and also the celebration of Araw ng Kagitingan.
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts-National Committee on Dance (NCCA-NCD), headed by Shirley Halili-Cruz, spearheads the implementation of Dance Xchange: The Philippine International Dance Workshop and Festival, from April 11 to 14, 2013. It will bring together the best dance companies and dance experts, both local and international, for a grand celebration of dance that includes activities such as artists’ forum, dance workshops to be conducted by dance directors/dancers from participating countries, masters classes, cultural tours, festival of dance performances and concerts at the Puerto Princesa City Coliseum.
Dubbed as the "Mother of all Philippine Fiestas", Aliwan Festival is an annual event recognized to be the gatherings of different festivals in the Philippines that unites religion, culture, and tradition. The participants in this big festivity aim to promote their respective regions by presenting colorful traditional dances through the street dance and float parade competition. Aliwan is a Tagalog word for "entertainment" or "amusement" which is the main goal of the celebration.
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.
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.
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.