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#WalangPasok: No classes in Baguio on Feb 1 and 25, 2017 for Panagbenga Festival


February is Panagbenga or Flower Festival month in the country’s summer capital. Millions of tourists flock to Baguio City to witness various activities lined up for the month-long festivities, especially the street dancing parade.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan announced class suspension during the opening and street dancing parade to “give equal opportunities to locals and visitors to witness the highlights of these major crowd-drawing events”.

“The festival is for everyone,” says Mayor Domogan.

Class suspension Panagbenga Festival 2017
Colorful flower costumes, grand floats and street dancing, highlight yearly Baguio City’s Panagbenga Festival. Photo credits: SiningFactory.com

Domogan issued Administrative Order 012, series of 2017 suspending classes in elementary and high school in public and private schools on February 1 (Wednesday) for the opening of the festival and in the college level on February 25 (Saturday) for the street dancing parade.

The theme of the festival to be held from February 1 to March 5 is “Inspired by Beauty, Nurtured by Nature.”

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