Baguio City Local Customs

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Baguio City Local Customs

  • Cathedral flight

    I learned that a Baguio trip is not complete without going through the Cathedral steps and participating in the mass. It's more than a hundred steps. But for the faint hearted, you can drive thru the gate and park your vehicle on the church grounds.By the way, it's official name is Our Lady of Atonement and it is a Catholic church. It is considered...

  • Panagbenga Flower Festival

    This festival, which is celebrated every fourth week of February, is a thanksgiving celebration of the locals for Mother Nature. It is the time of the year where the flower harvest is most abundant. There are colorful flower floats paraded in the streets, and lots of merrymaking, which is highlighted by the streetdancing featuring local tribes and...

  • Ifugao natives posing with the tourists

    The Ifugao tribe of Baguio built the famous rice terraces more than 2000 years ago. When visiting Baguio, you will see descendants of this tribe garbed in their native costumes - the women wearing colorful woven textile and the men wearing their g-strings and headrests. Either they are selling their woodcrafts and yummy delights, or just wanting to...

  • Panagbenga Street Dancing Parade

    happens every last Saturday of February. highly recommendable if you want to experience Filipino festivals. different student group from different schools all around the country show their cultural or even non cultural dance show which starts from SM Baguio. Microtel Inn is ideal hotel during the Panagbenga parades.

  • Expressions of Appreciation & Respect

    Most Baguio folks speak Tagalog and English. You can approach them to ask for directions. A simple "thank you" and/or smile will express your appreciation for their help. A firm handshake will even emphasize your gratitude for their help/assistance.Show appreciation for the beauty of plants/flowers only by viewing or taking their pictures, not by...

  • Pasalubong Time

    When you go to Baguio, everyone who knew you've been there will only ask one thing. Pasalubong. It is something (anything) that you bought there for people left in the city. The most common pasalubong is food (of course with Pinoys passion for food especially sweets). But not all food will pass as pasalubong from Baguio. Though there are many...

  • Lengua De Gato (Cats Tongue)

    made by tartland company.Spanish influence is evident in many of the names of local Filipino baked goods, though the actual product differs from the Spanish original, which include lengua de gato, polvoron, leche flan, and brazo de mercedes.Lengua de Gato in the philippines differs in Spain since in Spain it is shaped like Ladyfingers and in...

  • Pinipig (rice crispies)

    Made by Mikasan!Pinipig (Roasted rice puffs) is a filipino rice dessert made from immature glutinous rice that is harvested and pounded into what look like colorful (depends on the food color or additive) flakes . The flakes are moist and redolent with a fragrance that is simply unique. They are almost the quintessence of rice. These flakes can be...

  • Romana Peanut Brittles

    Made by Romana Company!Brittles are confections, usually very hard and brittle, made of caramel, or near-caramel sugar syrup, and nuts. Peanut brittle is one of the numerous varieties of nut brittles, which consist of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy mixed with nuts.A mixture of sugar and water is heated to the hard crack stage corresponding...

  • BALUT!!

    The magical egg. In the Pi they love balut. Its a egg that was allowed to grow a bit. Didnt try it here but I did back in the states.

  • Respect Places of Worship

    As any other places of worship... be mindful of signs such as the sign pasted on the door of The Bell Temple...

  • Fresh Vegetables

    Most families buy ther vegetables fresh everyday so you can check out the vegetable market and see all the ladies stocking up for the day.

  • Playing chess

    Chess is very popular in the Philippines. You can borrow boards in Burnham Park! It is very easy to find someone to play. You can find some very good competition!!

  • igorot or native people are...

    you can saw lots of igorot people in the city... old resident told us that their the rich people in the can see their native dance...

  • when you're in Baguio this one place you...

    GOOD SHEPHERD For those who visit the Mines View Park, the Good Shepherd Convent is usually the next stop since it is just nearby. Inside the compound is a small store that is quite popular for its peanut brittle, ubi and strawberry jams. It also has its own flower gardens and a view deck which allows visitors to see the Cordillera Mountains


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