Baguio street dancers officially open Panagbenga 2019
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.
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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