Through the years, the Panagbenga festival has steadily become the best avenue where Baguio people can shine and innovate what best depicts their community with everyone co-owning the festival. Panagbenga: A Kankana-ey (dialect widely used by Cordillerans in the Northern Philippine boondocks, specifically people from the Mountain Province and people from the Northern part of the Benguet Province) term meaning "a season for blossoming; a time for blooming".
As the Baguio Flower Festival evolves, new activities serve as opportunities to enrich the Panagbenga Spirit. They infuse the festival with dynamism, perspective and character as well as the unique traditions of each group or individual that makes itself or himself a part of it. Collectively, they animate the Festival: giving it color, spice, substance, character, in fact, an identity that reflects the richness of Baguio’s own culture. Moreover, the flourishing of the community spirit is the most eloquent testimony that the Festival has found a home in the hearts and minds of the people of Baguio.
Through the Years, Panagbenga has provided her guests with color and grandeur that rivals no other. Sift throught the years, and see the development of Panagbenga. Watch it unfold.
For details, please call: Baguio Flower Festival Foundation (63 74) 446-2009, Panagbenga Secretariat (63 74) 442-4315 or visit www.panagbengaflowerfestival.com