Caracol 2013, the official festival of Makati City will be held on February 24, 2013 Sunday at 4pm at the newly-opened Circuit Makati in Barangay Carmona, the city’s newest urban entertainment development.
Catch the graceful Caracol dancers in colorful costumes as they vie for the championship of the annual street dance competition.
Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay said this year’s Caracol, the city’s unique version of the Mardi Gras, promises to deliver more fun and entertainment to revellers and participants with its added features and grand venue – the newest urban entertainment development in the city.
Caracol Festival is Makati’s own Mardi Gras, where hundreds of students and residents dressed in colourful, nature-inspired costumes perform dances to the beat of retro, classical and modern pop music as they pay homage to Mother Nature, signifying the city’s firm commitment to environmental protection and preservation.
Celebrated every last Sunday of February, Caracol, Spanish term for snail, refers to the ‘shell’ that people carry around as a shield against life’s harsh realities, so the celebration calls for people to forget their troubles and join in the merrymaking and rejoice in the beauty of Mother Earth.
To inculcate and ingrain in the minds of the young the importance of practicing measures in the protection of our ecology, the youth of Makati became the major proponents of the event. Elementary, high school, college students and out of school youth composed the three categories. Their costumes changed and focused on our flowers, plants, and endangered species in avis and animals thus, participants dress up as plants, flowers, birds, and animals for the competitions to this day.
With the new scheme, the commitment of the City Government to the worldwide campaign for the preservation of Mother Earth is emphasized utilizing the most important and effective tool for its practice – the people of Makati.
Caracol 2013 is presented by the city government of Makati in cooperation with Ayala Land, Ayala Malls, and Manila Bulletin as the official media partner.