Baguio overflows with festive flora as the summer capital of the Philippines celebrates this year’s Panagbenga Festival. Also called the “Blooming Flowers Festival,” this world-famous annual event lasts over a month long, beginning in February. During which, tourists flock the city to witness Baguio and its streets come alive.
While flowers cover the entire city, people delight over tons of exhibitions and activities—from spectacular rhythmic dances and pulsating songs, to an outstanding colorful parade of splendid floats decked with bright floral arrangements. Throughout the festival, tourists and locals enjoy all the food, fun, and entertainment the city has prepared for this season.
Panagbenga Festival 2019 kicks off with this year’s theme “Blooming Forward.” Starting on February 1 and ending on March 10, the yearly flower festival highlights key events: the Bazaar, the Grand Street Parade (March 2), and the Grand Float Parade (March 3). The Grand Street Parade features participants dancing and marching to the different Cordilleran music and costumes.
The most anticipated major event, the grandest of its kind in the country, is the inaugural Grand Float Parade. Accompanied by a marching band, multicolored floats covered in flowers of every kind, parade through the streets of Baguio. The festival will conclude with the Grand Fireworks Display.
The term “Panagbenga” comes from a Kankanaey term which means “season of blooming.” The festival reflects the history, traditions, and values of Baguio and the Cordilleras. Don’t miss out this annual event. Capture the colorful season blooming on your stay at Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio, your home in the City of Pines.
If you’re done participating in some of the Panagbenga activities and you prefer to avoid the crowd during the peak of the festival, snuggle yourselves to the freezing climate of Baguio at Azalea Residences. Mind you, temperatures can go as low as 25 degrees. Have all the reason to snuggle with your loved one since it’s also the love month.
Your holiday haven, Azalea Hotels & Residences is Baguio City’s first and only 4-star serviced apartment. A magnificently massive deluxe serviced apartment composed of 99 tastefully-decorated modern luxury suites, Azalea is touted to become the only hotel in Baguio with full services and amenities of an upscale serviced apartment.
This cozy property nestles in the heart of the city on Leonard Wood Loop, near Teachers’ Camp, off the busy central district of Baguio City. A perfect choice for guests who love to explore and go sightseeing, its location makes it easy to go to famous tourist attractions in Baguio like Session Road, Camp John Hay, and Mines View Park. It’s also near commercial establishments like SM City Baguio.
Having the luxury of a hotel and the comforts of home, Azalea Residences Baguio flaunts modern hotel facilities that come complete with kitchen equipment, dining, and entertainment spaces. The suites are well-furnished, each unit having its own kitchen, living, and bedroom areas.
Baguio City has always been the idyllic family destination for all seasons and any occasions, keeping on as the country’s best summer capital. Considered as one of the most attended festivals in the Philippines, Panagbenga is just among the city’s galore of events and spectacles that boost Baguio’s tourism. Apart from the Panagbenga’s festivities, there are many other things to do and see in Baguio—visit the heritage sites, cultural spots, and museums; do some ukay-ukay shopping; and even more shopping.
And when it’s time for a snug stay and an idyllic getaway in the City of Pines, Azalea Residences is the place to be. Check out Azalea Baguio’s hot deals and find out what’s best for you—whether it’s a family fun package, group getaway, or a romantic retreat!
Enjoy your time in Baguio during the Panagbenga Festival 2019 here at Azalea Residences.
Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio is located at No. 7 Leonard Wood Loop, Brgy. Manuel Roxas, Baguio City 2600, Philippines. Book direct online at www.azaleabaguio.com.