Welcome back! Today we give the list for the upcoming February 2013 Philippine Festivals so you’ll know where to and when to go to your favorite places for the month’s merry-making and celebration! Here are the list:
Lavandero Festival – February 1-6 (Mandaluyong City)
As part of the week-long Mandaluyong Day celebration, the unique festival focused on the city’s ancient tradition of washing clothes in the once clean and clear waters of the Pasig River. Amusingly, focal point of the festival is the men participants washing clothes instead of women.
Bicol Arts Festival – February 1-28 (Legazpi City)
A month-long festival showcasing the region’s arts and culture, crafts and agro-industrial products coming from the six (6) provinces and three (3) cities of Bicol. It coincides with the celebration of the National Arts Month. Various activities are lined up which include Festival parade, Essay Writing and Poster Making Contest, Laro ng Lahi, Fashion Show, etc.
Panagbenga Festival (Flower Festival)- February 1-March 3 (Baguio City)
Panagbenga Festival is a month-long annual flower festival occurring in Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines. The term is of Malayo-Polynesian origin, meaning “season of blooming”. The festival, held during the month of February, was created as a tribute to the city’s flowers and as a way to rise up from the devastation of the 1990 Luzon earthquake. The festival includes floats that are decorated with flowers not unlike those used in Pasadena’s Rose Parade. The festival also includes street dancing, presented by dancers clad in flower-inspired costumes, that is inspired by the Bendian, an Ibaloi dance of celebration that came from the Cordillera region.
February 1 (Friday) – Grand Opening Parade, Drum and Lyre Competition (Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl)
February 10 (Sunday) – Fluvial Float Parade (Burnham Lake)
February 23 (Saturday) – Grand Street Dancing Parade (Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl)
February 24 (Sunday) – Grand Float Parade (Panagbenga Park to Athletic Bowl)
February 25 (Monday) – Session Road in Bloom (Session Road)
March 3 (Friday) – Closing (Athletic Bowl)
1st Art Fair Philippines – February 7-10 (6th Level, The Link Car Parkway Drive. between Makati Shangri-La Hotel and Landmark Shopping Center)
Art Fair Philippines 2013 will be the first gathering and celebration of the multifaceted style of Filipino artists organized by Philippine Art Events Inc. where spotlight is turned on to the best and most distinct examples of Philippine Contemporary Art.
Free tickets will be given to Makati students in groups of four and below (with prior notice).
For more information, schedule, tickets and complete list of participants, visit www.artfairphilippines.com.
Chinese New Year – February 10 (Nationwide)
18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2013 – February 21-24 (Clark Airfield, Pampanga)
This year, the Breitling Jet Team is scheduled to fly their seven Aero L-39 Albatros jets on February 21-24, 2013. Breitling Jet Team is the largest civilian aerobatic display team in Europe.
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Tickets are available at the event’s gate; SM Ticketnet, ROX Bonifacio Global City, and ROX Marquee Mall Clark for only Php 250.00.
Sibug-Sibug Festival – February 23 (Zamboanga, Sibugay)
The festival commemorates the founding of the province. It is a ritual where dancers and performers dance to the tempo of sounds produced from the kulintangs, gongs and tambols while offering fruits, vegetables, rice and other produced of the land to the gods placed in a container together with incense.
See related List of Philippine Festivals: January 2013 article.
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