CITY OF ART

Makati puts the spotlight on mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art

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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.

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