Baguio City cancels classes for Panagbenga and Chinese New Year events
MANILA, Philippines — Baguio City has canceled classes in both private and public schools for the Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival and Chinese New Year.
In an administrative order signed by Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan, classes are suspended for elementary and high school in both private and public schools on Feb. 1 “to pave way for the grand parade” during the Flower Festival.
Classes are also suspended for the tertiary level on March 2 to make way for the grand Panagbenga street dance parade.
Classes from the elementary to the tertiary levels will also be canceled on Feb. 6 for Baguio City’s celebration of the Chinese New Year.
The city’s celebration will feature “a grand colorful civic parade of Chinese culture and relationship of Chinese and Baguio communities.”
According to Domogan, Baguio is the first local government unit to institutionalize Chinese New Year activities on Feb. 6. /muf
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