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Baguio street dancers officially open Panagbenga 2019

/ 03:26 PM February 01, 2019

FLOWER POWER. Hundreds of elementary school children from seven Baguio schools participated in the opening parade of the 24th Baguio Flower Festival on Friday (Feb. 1) along downtown Baguio. Every performer, and their respective drum-and-lyre bands, were dressed as multicolored flowers or butterflies, as they marched through Session Road. This year’s grand street parade will be held on March 2, while the grand float parade has been scheduled on March 3. Photos by EV ESPIRITU

BAGUIO CITY —— Hundreds of elementary students paraded down the streets of this city on Friday morning during the official opening of the 24th Panagbenga or flower festival.

Street dancers demonstrated their dance routines accompanied by upbeat music of the drum and lyre.

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They were clad in flower-inspired costumes.

Other young dancers were dressed as insects like rainbow-colored butterflies.

A grade school student, who was wrapped in a giant sunflower costume, charmed onlookers while little gumamelas (hyacinths) danced behind her.

One school came out mixing flower motifs and their traditional indigenous Filipino garments.

The main event, featuring a grand street parade, is slated on March 2 and 3./lzb

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