The Flower Festival is on the way...here I come Baguio City

@jaiho2009 (39001)
Philippines
January 27, 2013 8:31pm CST
Flower Festival in Baguio City is one of the country's most crowded festival drawing foreign and local tourist this month of February. All my bags are packed and I am ready to go. But I don't want to miss everyone, not MyLot. I wish to be here and mylotting like the same way as I always did. But of course, I want to enjoy this vacation as well. The Flower Festival will start on February 1 until March 3, 2013. With a lot of activities and I can't wait for the Grand Float Parade on February 24, 2013. See you there guys... It's more fun in the Philippines jaiho® forever 1-28-2013 10:28am Monday PT
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@Elisa1234 (7648)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
I haven't seen Flower festival yet in person , I have seen and read it on the book! haha I havent't tried to visit Baguio too! But i want to visit there soon if I will have a chance
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
Just like what you've seen in the books, its a colorful event. Imagine a fantasy land with all the flowers , float of flowers and people walking dressed in flowers
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@Elisa1234 (7648)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
@jaiho2009 Wow! I think that would be a very colorful and beautiful event! From where are you here in the Phil. by the way?
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
27 Jun 17
@Elisa1234 I am a native of Baguio. My father's ancestors are from Baguio and my mom's from La Union, so, my roots completely from the North
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
Fair warning - it's gonna be a crush over there and get some really warm clothes. You might want to wear many clothes during the night.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello jeanney, That's one thing that I really miss and I want to experience. I live there (Baguio City) its my hometown butc currently I lived here in metro city. We always spend our summer vacation in my hometown to avoid the heat. I am so excited to feel the cold weather once again - it is much colder this month of February compared to December. Thanks for your comment and have a great day dear
@SIMPLYD (86602)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
So that explains for your excitement, jaiho. I think it's not mainly the flower festival nor the cold weather that there is, but it's the excitement of being with your family that makes you wanna go there. It's like hitting two birds in one stone, right jaiho ? Enjoy your hiatus.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello D, Yes, it's double, triple excitement my dear and I just can't hide it Wish you a great day always
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
I’ve never been to Baguio though I have been to Luzon for quite a while. It must’ve been fun having such of a festival vacation. I love joining festivities because it brought up cultural influences and the sense of appreciation of our unique Filipino Culture. Sadly, I am done having my 3 day escapade on Cebu City last Sinulog festival and tell you, it’s still is spectacular. Have fun!
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
hello heay, Sorry for my late response :) I was born from the South and Sinulog is one of the most awaited festivals in the city of Cebu. I miss the event for a long time since my family left Cebu. Hope you will find or consider Baguio for your next destination. Thanks and have a great day
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
Yeah, i'm thinking about going to Baguio... if i can convinced my family LOL. Thanks for your response.
• India
9 Feb 13
Thanks for sharing Jane beti So you are there, enjoy it to the fullest extent. Hugs
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
hello dada, I am back now (here in Manila) I had so much fun back home (Baguio) Thanks for your comment and hugs to you and maa
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
I have seen how this is done, So much wastage on the flowers though... =( But then it is really very beautiful! :D I hope to one day be able to go to baguio and see how this festival is carried out. hehe but i think i won't be able to do so as i do not like to be in a crowded place so much.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
hello chiyosan, It sounds wasting the flowers but it's worth to attract the tourist. Thanks for your comment and have a great day
@KrauseHome (35503)
• United States
5 Feb 13
I would Love to eventually visit the Phillipines. I have friends who are from there, and have seen pictures of there and it really sounds like an interesting country. And I know since I love most Fillipino food, this is something I could live off of for sure. Enjoy your time there, and try to come in here and post if you can.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
hello Tina, Sorry for my late response my dear Hope to see you in person when you visit my country I am sure a lot of Philippine mylotter are waiting for your coming (so excited) We will cook all your favorite Filipino food...
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Mmm! I can almost smell it. How I wish I could go back to Baguio in such time once again. I've been there just once and it was December 2006. It would be good to experiences the flower festival.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
hello leean, You must and wish you will consider to witness the Flower festival. It's one of the grandest event here in our country and worth to watch. Thanks for your comment and have a great day
29 Jan 13
I've never hear this festival before, sounds great, I wish I could go too. and Wish you a happy trip. In China, we have the similar festival holded in Yunnan every year. Yunnan is famous for it's beautiful flowers and warn weather. There is a saying in China: All year just like spring. That means you will always feel like in spring when you live there
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
hello Jessie, Wish you HAPPY NEW NEW my friend and hope someday you will visit our country. Anyway, the festival started yesterday and there's a lot of visitors. It was fun and the whole city is crowded with tourist, both local and foreign. Thanks and have a great day
@deiusz (194)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 13
happy holiday for you and have fun, hopely you really enjoy the flower festival, and how about after you back, you share your vacation (photos from flower festival), share your country to the world here. Becareful with the cheater, usually they are operate in the event like this. Thanks for sharing your event.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
hello deiusz, I will try to upload and share the photos as long as my plug in connection will work good. Thanks for reminding about those cheater and have a great day
@toyota4k (1212)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
You may take along your laptop or go mobile and login whenever you can. The flower Festival? If I have the power, I would move this event to either October or November when all the sunflowers are in bloom; when the hillside turns golden with this yellow wild flowers especially along the historic Kennon Road. Wow.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
hello toyota, I understand, but during these month- the season is still not good since it's rainy season. It's hard to draw more tourist to come when it's raining. Thanks and have a great day
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Yes it is a beautiful festival. We went there before and there were many people. The floats were really attractive and beautiful. The flowers are amazing. I wish I can go there again this coming February. :-) Happy vacation!
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
hello ed, I always go there every year, but this will be my first time to witness the event for whole month. Hope you can make it this year and who knows we might get the chance to see in person...hahaha Thanks and have a great day
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
wow! i would want to witness that festival but I am sure fares would be expensive when we go there..
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
hello katrina, There are cheap house for rent if you go with friends and family members. But since you are from Cebu- it really cost a bit expensive for you my dear. Anyway,maybe someday you will have sometimes to visit and experience the FLOWER Festival. Thanks and have a great day
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
I so envy you... i love Baguio... but i haven't been there for 10 years now... before that, my friends and i would visit the place twice a year... i have never experienced the Flower Festival... and i am still hoping that i would... if i have a choice... i would love to own a house in Baguio and just live there for the rest of my life... Good luck to you... take care of yourself... it will be very crowded in Baguio... so watch out...
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
hello aseret, That's so sweet of you, thanks for the care and reminder. Yes, Baguio is too crowded now compared before. I live in Baguio (my family, relatives and kin lives there) I am the only one living here in metro city and been living here since I got married (with my 3 kids) I have witness Penagbenga many times but this will be my first time to experience and witness the whole event starting on day one (February 1 till March 3) I'll be leaving tonight. Thanks again and have a great day
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hi jai, Well I want to see it but I don't want crowded places like that For sure you are going to enjoy it much love yah
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
I will be waiting for you then... Forgot the crowd- we will be hunting
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
I envy you jaiho2009, I really don't have enough time to go to Baguio for a very relaxing vacation. The funny thing is I was there in Baguio 12 years ago and was a cadet at a military school there. I still didn't get the chance to enjoy the Flower Festival since I went back home during the holidays. I think me and my family will try to go there on this year's Flower Festival.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello ted, My brother lives near PMA and I always visit the place whenever I come to spend a vacation with my family. I am a native of Baguio but lived here in metro city since I got married and only spend summer and x-mas vacation back home. But this will be my first time to experience the whole month activities of Penagbenga festival. I am sure this will be a great experience. Thanks and have a great day
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Jan 13
Are you going to take home some strawberries? Baguio vegetables and Peanut brittle on your way home? Are you going to buy some souvenirs on your upcoming vacation. Are you going to post pictures here? Seriously right now I a jealous of every single person who is going to have a vacation because I am currently stuck in a cold office surrounded by miserable people.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello Capt, Yes, I will be taking home all those stuffs since my relatives especially my closest cousin will come handling me a lot of stuffs each time I spend a vacation back home. Oh, I forgot- I live in Baguio but lived here in metro city since I got married and only spend x-mas and summer vacation with my siblings back home. But what is so special with this vacation? This will be my first time to experience and witness a whole month activities of Penagbenga I'll be leaving tomorrow with my mom (she will arrive tomorrow coming overseas). I understand your situation, but don't let those miserable faces affect your mood (hahaha) Have a great day Capt
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@sishy7 (27589)
• Australia
28 Jan 13
Have fun, enjoy your vacation, and keep us updated...
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello sishy, Thanks for the wishes my dear and I will try to keep an update regarding the event. Have a great day always
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
28 Jan 13
Now I know why you will be out of myLot for a month due to the Flower Festival in Baguio. Never been in Baguio. I will visit that very cold place in the Philippines. I need to earn more online so I can have my grand vacation in Baguio if ever. Need to bring my wife and son if incase it will happen
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello july, I am sure one day you will reach the place and hope to see you there (who knows) I always spend time and visit my family there every year (sometimes twice a year) The weather is really cold as of now and lot of local tourist want to experience this cold weather. Plan for a family vacation soon and wish you all the best. Thanks and have a great day
@Archie0 (4669)
28 Jan 13
Wow flower festival. I love that float parade they always have some themes as well to represent right? And the amount of flowers and their variety. But i don't know why they celebrate flower festival? well i think you should go for this festival, Mylot will always be there when you come back if you have a good cell phone you can still connect to us on it. Have best of your time there
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello Archie, Yes the theme for this year is “ A blooming Odyssey” The festival will start on February 1 - the opening ceremony and also the start of competition for the whole month (landscaping design, banner and poster design and a lot more) Here's the reason why Baguio City celebrate this flower festival. Kindly check the link when you have time http://expertscolumn.com/content/baguio-city-philippines-season-blooming-flower-festival Thanks for your comment and have a great day
@rsa101 (16746)
• Quezon City, Philippines
28 Jan 13
It sure looks like Baguio would be having fun again coming the festivities there. I wish I could go but of course I could not leave my place of work. I think everybody would expect that visitors from all over the Philippines and the world perhaps would be flocking to your place.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
28 Jan 13
hello rsa, This festival draws a lot of tourists. Actually, the place (Baguio City) is now loaded with expectators. Since the lowest temperature ever recorded for the past decade- lots of people want to experience the cold weather. My brother told me that the place looks like a glimmering crystal in the morning with the frozen morning mist. (woooohhhh- I can't wait to see it myself) Thanks and have a great day