Baguio suspends elementary, HS classes on Panagbenga grand opening
Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has suspended classes for elementary and secondary students in both public and private schools on the grand opening of the Panagbenga Festival this year.
The mayor issued an administrative order announcing the class suspensions on February 1, 2018 for the grand opening parade of the 23rd Panagbenga Festival, also known as the Baguio Flower Festival.
“The grand opening parade, which will be the elimination round for the participants in the elementary and secondary levels in the city, will be held on Thursday, 01 February 2018, to jumpstart bigger and better activities lined up for the month-long festivities in the city,” the administrative order dated January 18 stated.
Domogan said the festival, with the theme “Celebration of Culture and Creativity,” would be held from February 1 to March 4.
Traditional, community-led and government-backed activities are expected during the festivities to boost Baguio’s tourism industry, the mayor said.
The Panagbenga Festival is celebrated annually in Baguio City every February. It showcases floral floats and native dances.
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