one of Makati city's grandest festival today is the Caracol Festival. happening at the country's financial district along its main road Ayala avenue every third of January.this is my second time to attend this competition of dances and smiles coming from the students of the different schools around Makati. joining me this time is my travel buddy and friend Kit.it's one of the few events of Makati where a large part of Ayala avenue is closed to give way to the parade and the grand performance which happens at the intersection of Ayala avenue and Paseo de Roxas.unlike most of the festivals in the country, Caracol festival focuses more on the preservation and awareness of the importance of our environment. making the performances mainly based on the need to protect our planet's resources.the dance music comes from a mix of songs depending on the setting and pacing of their presentation. it has no specific beat required, thus the school has the freedom to interpret on their belief in protecting the environment.it starts with a parade from Makati Avenue to Ayala avenue, where you witness so less of their performance. so it's best to take a shot while they're preparing for the parade and find the best spot near the stage.
it starts around mid afternoon and ends by night with the announcement of the winners based on the categories. with less promotion of this festival, majority of the audience comes from Makati and the many photographers capturing the colors and the smile of the participants.