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.
Makati's enthusiasm in caring for the Mother Earth was brought to the next level of creativity and festivity through the vibrant celebration of Caracol 2013 inspired by the world-famous Mardi Gras where hundreds of students from different schools and residents dressed in colourful, nature-inspired costumes and parade along the streets of Makati. The Caracol Festival is an event where the students and residents of the city can express their creativity and talents while inculcating in them the importance of protecting our environment.
Every year, the festival carries the theme about protecting and preserving our nature. The parade was full of surprises as you can witness the participants in their colorful costumes depicting different marine life forms like jellyfish, turtles, fish, mermaids and starfish. Some participants were inspired by the birds, bees, flowers, trees and even by the tigers,
After the parade, a dance competition was held at the newly-opened Circuit Makati in Barangay Carmona judged by various arts enthusiasts and heads of diffent arts and culture sectors. All participants were residents of Makati coming from different town. There were 12 participants that competed to showcase their talents in the Caracol Festival Competition.