Makati Revels in Color at Caracol Festival 2012

On 26 February, Makati turns Ayala Avenue into a boulevard of festive colors of flora and fauna showcasing the dazzling vibe of the city with the celebration of Caracol Festival 2012.
Caracol is the official festival of the city organized by the Makati Local Government through its Museum and Cultural Affairs office to raise awareness on the importance of preserving our natural resources. As a testament of being the country’s leading city, Makati continuously engages the community to take part in caring for Mother Earth through this vibrant celebration inspired by the world-famous Mardi Gras.

According to the Museum and Cultural Affairs office headed by Ms. Lingling Cervantes, the Caracol Festival is another grand event that sets the jovial mood for other yearly gatherings in Makati City. This further highlights the city’s character as a microcosm of how urban districts in the country need to be and its commitment to sustain and promote environment-friendly initiatives.

Students from schools in Makati clad in colorful costumes will parade along Ayala Avenue dressed up as flowers, animals, insects, trees, plants, fairies, among others. The Caracol Festival is one particular event where the youth can express their creativity and playful imagination while inculcating in them the importance of protecting our ecology. And as it plays host to some of the country’s premier developments, Makati City is celebrating the primacy and vibrancy of a unique city experience that distinguishes it as an unrivaled address for sustainable urban campaign, as well as cultural and lifestyle hubs.

In line with the efforts of the Makati Government in further enlivening the city, Ayala Land supports the Caracol Festival and is undertaking other exciting events and development projects through the Make It Happen. Make It Makati. campaign.  All these initiatives serve as testaments to the city’s dominance as the country’s unrivaled city not just for business but also for lifestyle, entertainment, and culture.

“Being part of the Caracol Festival is aligned with Ayala Land’s initiative to present a more dynamic city experience, which is why we continuously work with the local government of Makati,” concludes Mel Ignacio, Assistant Vice President of Ayala Land. “We believe that supporting culturally and environmentally significant events is integral to the fruition of the Make It Happen. Make It Makati. campaign.”

Here are the videos of the participants for the street dancing competition!

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