Panagbenga Festival to Recommence Next Year Minus the Crowd-Drawing Events
Panagbenga Festival 2022 will finally push through, but with a few adjustments, according to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong. As mentioned in a post by the Public Information Office of the city Tuesday, Mayor Magalong met with the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation recently to discuss how to go about the flower festival which has been postponed for two years due to the pandemic.
According to the announcement, next year’s festival shall be focused on cultural creativity, heritage, and landscapes, and do away with events that could draw crowds. For Panagbenga Festival next year, there will be no opening, grand street, and flower float parades.
Landscaping events shall continue, with spectators and organizers in strict compliance with the minimum public health standards. The complete calendar of events shall be released anytime, Magalong said.
With the impending threat of the COVID-19 Omicron variant in the country being observed, the local government will make further adjustments to the festival activities should the variant infiltrate the city.