CITY OF ART
Makati puts the spotlight on modern and contemporary art
While everybody associates February with Valentine's, Makati's denizens know the month of love with walking flowers, breathing trees, and dancing insects. What sounds like scenes out of a fantasy film are actually the elementsnts of Makati'sMakati s official festival, the Caracol. .
Conceptualized in 1986,6, it materialized as part of the Department of Tourism's “The Fiesta Islands ds Program" in 1989 before becoming the official festival of the city. Spanish for "snail"il" or "spiral," the Caracol is a place and timeime for people to get together to promote and celebrate the importance of f preserving and conserving our environment and natural resources. The Government of Makati places a premium on this campaign. ampaign.
Contestants dress up as animals, plants and even natural elements in this yearly event.
So do the people of Makati. On Feb. 22, check out the participants in the annual parade—from students and nd barangays to youngsters and senior citizens—take to the streets, donning g their most colorful nature-inspirednature-in costumes. mes. Cash prizes for the bestbest-dressed revelersers are up for grabs, but the real reward of this event is the unique oppo opportunity to remind mind people about the beauty and importance nce of saving Mother Earth. The Caracol Festiva Festival will happen at the Globe Circuit E Events Groundd in Circuit Maka Makati this Feb. 22 at 3:00 p.m.p.m It is safe to say it will b be brighter, more co colorful, and livelier velier th than ever.