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Panagbenga Festival 2014

The Panagbenga or Baguio Flower Festival is one of the most attended festival in the Philippines held annually in the City of Pines, Baguio City. It is a festival to celebrate not only the “season of blooming” of flowers but also the booming economy and prosperity of the City of Pines. Held every February, Panagbenga 2014 will showcase street dancing presentation by dancers in flower-inspired costumes as well as colorful floats decorated with flowers paraded along the major streets of Baguio City.

Panagbenga 2014 started on February 1, 2014 and ends on March 3, 2014, making it 5-week celebration. This marks the 18th year of Panagbenga Festival which started in 1996.

The highlight of the festival peaks on the 4th weekend of February. For 2014, it will be on February 22-23, 2014 with the street dancing competition and float parade. Be sure to save the dates of the festival and plan your trip ahead.

Panagbenga Festival 2014 Calendar Of Activities

February 1

-Kickoff: Opening ritual at Panagbenga Park
-Drum and lyre competition at Athletic Bowl
-Opening of Baguio Blooms – Landscaping competition (Burnham Park)

February 14

-Philippine Military Academy Alumni Homecoming

February 16

-Handog ng Panagbenga sa Pamilya Baguio (Burnham Park)
-Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom painting activity (Melvin Jones Arena)

February 22

-Street Dancing Parade

February 23

-Grand Flower Float parade

February 24 to March 2

-Session Road in Bloom

March 1

-Pony Boys’ Day at Wright Park

March 2

-Closing Ceremonies and Grand Fireworks Display

Photo sources: http://www.siningfactory.com, theclamorofkalinga.blogspot.com, http://www.interaksyon.com

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Dinagyang Festival 2014

Iloilo Dinagyang Festival is a thanksgiving for and a celebration in honor of Sr. Santo Nino. But it prides itself as a festival of excellent folk choreography, a showcase of Ilonggo heritage and culture. It is as grand as Iloilo’s old churches and mansions

Highlights of the Festival
The religious highlight is the fluvial procession along Iloilo River. The cultural highlights are the Kasadyahan and the Ati-atihan parades and competitions.

The fluvial procession is on a Friday of the Dinagyang week. Devotees carrying assorted images of the Child Jesus ride in motorized bancas from the mouth of the river towards the pier area where the foot parade would start and then back to the church.

Held on a Saturday, Kasadyahan is a cultural parade. The presentation is theatrical and in local color.

The Ati-atihan contest on a Sunday, is a big event. Participated in by at least twenty groups or tribe, the warriors wipe brown body paint all over their body and dance to the drumbeats.

The festival was first started to celebrate the feast of the Sto. Nino. From a parish church festivity to honor the Child Jesus, the celebration has evolved to become a religious-cultural activity. It is now a vehicle to promote Iloilo as a tourist and investment destination.

Dinagyang Song tells of how Iloilo got its name, how it was sold by the aborigines to the Borneans led by a Datu Paiburong. It also describes Ilonggos’ proud heritage, industry and peaceful existence. It spells out hope and progress through Dinagyang.

The performances have awed audiences because of its spectacle – the choreography, costumes and music are very impressive. Especially, the choreography which has been noted by no less than the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The commission has tagged Dinagyang as the “Festival of Excellent Folk Choreography”.

Through the years, the festival has gained national prominence and recognition by winning the national street dancing competition. Now, people know that Dinagyang is Iloilo, and Iloilo is Dinagyang!

Source: https://www facebook.com/dinagyangfestival.iloilo/

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Ati-Atihan 2014 Schedule of Activities

Ati-Atihan 2014 Schedule of Activities

Ati-Atihan 2014 is here!  Check out the schedule of activities prepared for this special event!

January 10-19, 2014
•9-Day Devotional Novena @ Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
•Paeapak @ Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

January 10, 2014
•7:00PM — Mutya ng Lakan it Kalibo Ati-Atihan Pageant @ ABL Sports and Cultural Center

January 13-19, 2014
•Aklan Products Showcase @ Kalibo Pastrana Park
•8:00AM — Kalibo Ati-Atihan Street Bazaar @ Veterans Avenue
•Visual Arts Exhibit @ Museo it Akean
•Kaean-an sa Plaza @Kalibo Pastrana Park
•6:00PM — Hala Bira Ati-Atihan Nights @ Kalibo Magsaysay Park

January 13, 2014
•2:00PM — Aklan Festivals Parade @ Major Streets of Kalibo

January 14, 2014
•2:00PM — Viva Señor Sto. Nino @ Major Streets of Kalibo

January 15, 2014
•5:00PM — Ati-Atihan Trajjic Jam Car Show @ Kalibo Pastrana Park

January 15-17, 2014
•Sinaot sa Calle @ Major Streets of Kalibo

January 16, 2014
•2:00PM — Aklan Higante Contest @ Major Streets of Kalibo

January 17, 2014
•Sadsad Pagpasaemat kay Senor Sto. Nino @ Major Streets of Kalibo

January 18, 2014
•4:00AM — Dawn Penitential Procession @ Major Streets of Kalibo & Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
•8:00AM — Ati-Atihan Tribes Street Dancing Contest — Assembly Area: Mabini St. & Desposorio Maagma Sr. St.
•12:00NN — Hornada @ In Front of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
•3:00-9:00PM — Street Dancing @ Major Streets of Kalibo & Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist

January 19, 2014
•9:00AM — Transfer of Sr. Sto. Nino de Kalibo Image and Pilgrims’ Mass @ Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
•9:00AM — Musyon ga Ati-Atihan ag Mag Sto. Nino @ Major Streets of Kalibo
•3:00-9:00PM — Religious Procession and Street Dancing @ Major Streets of Kalibo & Cathedral Parish of St. John the Baptist

 
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Sinulog 2014 Schedule of Activities

Sinulog 2014 Schedule of Activities

Viva Señor Sto. Niño! Pit Senyor!

Schedule of Activities

January 10-31, 2014 at Fuente Osmeña

December 1, 2013 – January 31, 2014: Sinulog Street Fair (Osmeña Boulevard)

Dec. 30, 2013: Sinulog Fun Run
•05:00am – Elimination of Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest (CCSC)

January 9, 2014: Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
•04:00am – Assembly at Fuente Osmeña
•04:30am – Start of Walk at Fuente Osmeña Boulevard to Basilica del Sto. Niño
•05:30am – Installation of Hermano and Hermana Mayores 2014

January 10, 2014: Sinulog 2014 Kick Off
•02:00pm – Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
•03:00pm – Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to CCSC)
•07:00pm – Opening and Launching Program at Fuente Osmeña
•08:00pm – Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
•09:00pm – Street Party Bands

January 11, 2014: Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
•01:00pm – Parade of Participants (Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center)
•02:00pm – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan (Cebu City Sports Center)
•06:30pm – Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
•07:00pm – Ms. Cebu 2014 Presentation (Ayala Activity Center)
•08:00pm – Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
•09:00pm – Concert at Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 12, 2014: Sinulog sa Kabataan – Dakbayan
•04:00am – Cebu City 2014 Marathon – http://www.cebumarathon.com
•01:00pm – Parade of Participants (Plaza Independencia to CCSC)
•02:00pm – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan (Cebu City Sports Center)
•06:00pm – Grand Finals of Sinulog Choral Competition
•06:30pm – Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
•08:00pm – Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
•09:00pm – Concert at Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 13, 2014
•06:30pm – Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
•08:00pm – Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
•09:00pm – Concert at Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 14, 2014
•06:30pm – Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
•08:00pm – Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
•09:00pm – Concert at Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 15, 2014
•09:00am – Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
•06:30pm – Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
•07:00pm – Ms. Cebu 2014 Coronation Night (Waterfront Lahug Hotel)
•08:00pm – Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
•09:00pm – Concert at Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 16, 2014
•09:00am – Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
•06:00pm – Balik Cebu, Welcome Party at Ayala Center Cebu
•06:30pm – Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
•06:30pm – Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot
•08:00pm – Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
•08:00pm – Handumanan at Ayala Terraces
•09:00pm – Concert at Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 17, 2014: Visual Merchandising Contest (Department Stores and Malls)
•04:00am – Walk with Mary (Fuente Osmeña to Sto. Niño)
•09:00am – Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent/Floats/Higante/Puppteers) at CCSC Gym
•06:00pm – Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest Grand Finals (Cebu City Sports Center)
•07:30pm – Sinulog Festival Queen 2014 (Cebu City Sports Center)
•08:00pm – Cebu Popular Music Festival (Cebu Coliseum)

January 18, 2014
•06:00am – Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
•09:00am – Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto.Niño
•02:00pm – Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
•07:00pm – Sinulog Fireworks Competition (SM City Cebu)
•07:00pm – Street party (Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia)
•08:00pm – Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras (Ayala Center Cebu)
•09:00pm – Musicfest Grand Finals

January 19, 2014: SINULOG GRAND PARADE
•04:00am – Mañanita Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
•06:00am – Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
•09:00am – Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
•07:00pm – Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks (Cebu City Sports Center)
•07:30pm – Street Party Bands (Fuente Osmeña)

January 20, 2014
•01:00pm – Awarding Ceremonies (Cebu City Sports Center)

January 24, 2014: “HUBO”
•04:00am – “HUBO Mass” Ritual (Basilica del Sto. Niño)

January 25, 2014
•01:00pm – Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest
•01:00pm – Sinulog 2013 Photo Contest Winners Exhibits
•06:00pm – Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest

February 3 – 10, 2014: Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ’14 (SM City Cebu)

Photo Source: http://basilicasantonino.org.ph

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Sinulog 2014

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Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it’s Sinulog.

More than just the meaning of the word is the significance of the dance. Historians now say that Sinulog, which is of pagan origin, is the link between the country’s pagan past and its Christian present.

What began as a revival of an old dance brought government, business establishments, schools, pilgrims, artists and private individual together like never before. The attempt to enhance cultural awareness gave the Cebuanos a shared passion, a collective identity. In the end the Sinulog did give Cebu a culure. And a name. Pit Senyor!

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Sinulog 2014

Sinulog 2014

Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it’s Sinulog.

More than just the meaning of the word is the significance of the dance. Historians now say that Sinulog, which is of pagan origin, is the link between the country’s pagan past and its Christian present.

What began as a revival of an old dance brought government, business establishments, schools, pilgrims, artists and private individual together like never before. The attempt to enhance cultural awareness gave the Cebuanos a shared passion, a collective identity. In the end the Sinulog did give Cebu a culure. And a name. Pit Senyor!

For 2014, the Sinulog Festival will be held on January 19 (Sunday).

Contact us now to make your bookings for the Sinulog Festival:

Telephone:  +63.2.5645070
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Source: http://www.sinulog.ph

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