Sunday, January 24, 2010
Caracol Festival 2010, Makati City
Caracol Festival is not a held in commemoration of patron saints, but aims to instill in the minds of the new generation the importance of preserving and conserving Philippine’s ecology and natural resources. This makes the Caracol Festival an effective campaign for environmental awareness in a form of celebration.
Caracol is a Spanish term for “snail”, since snail’s shells signify protection from life’s harsh events. It is conceived in 1986 to usher in Fiesta Islands program of the Department of Tourism in 1989. Come January 21, 1991, Caracol Festival became the official festival of Makati City with the Department of Tourism as on eof its major sponsors.