October is here again and what else are we expecting? Of course the month long celebration of the Bacolod Masskara Festival!
This festival was conceived in 1980 amidst the sugar slump by a group of local government, civic figures and artist as a support to left-up the City's economy.
Well, this could have dampened the spirit of everyone but not the Bacolodnon for it triggers their creativity and happy spirits. The festival aimed to encourage every one to stand tall, fight back for it's not the end of the road. This festival helps the people to keep on smiling despite the sugar crisis and it helps boost their low morale. And due to that, they earned or should I say we earned the title "City of Smiles".
Well, Masskara festival officially opened today and here's the schedule of activities for this year:
October 1 - Monday Festival Opening
Food and drinks kiosks will operate until Oct. 21 (Public Plaza and SM City)
Magica MassKara (Orange Gallery) - Ongoing till Oct. 31
Oct. 13, 2007
MassKara Queen Pageant
Oct. 18, 2007
Countdown to Charter Day
Street Party Street Dancing Competition Schools category
Oct. 19, 2007
CHARTER DAY celebration
Civic Military Parade
MassKara Fantasy Costume Show
Oct. 20, 2007
Street Dancing Competition Barangay Category
MassKara Drum Beating Contest
Oct. 21, 2007
Street Dancing Competition Open Category
Labels: Bacolod, Festival