BACOLOD:Maskkara Festival 2012


BACOLOD :Maskkara Festival 2012
 
Bacolod, the “City of Smiles” will once again celebrate its world renowned Masskara Festival this year! And for 2012 the theme is “Life’s Good in Bacolod”. They say that Bacolod City has the happiest festival in the country.  Maybe a lot of you are wondering what does the word Masskara means.  Mass, which means “many”, and Kara, a Spanish word for “face”. Masskara Festival is the most anticipated festival in the country held every 3rd week of October in Bacolod City. The street dancing competitions for schools and barangay categories is the Masskara festival’s highlights which will be happening on October 20-21, 2012.

Here are the calendar of activities:



October 1, 2012

Opening of the Festival sites (all-day) @ Bacolod Public Plaza
Opening of Carnival sites: SM City (all-day)
GMA DanssKara:The MassKara Dance Showdown Eliminations (all-day)
Fireworks (all-day)
Opening of 2012 MassKara Festival and DanssKara Elimination (GMA Dance Showdown) @ Bacolod Public Plaza (7:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

October 5, 2012

MassKara Art Weekend (all-day)
Opening of art events: MassKara 9 group show, Magika MassKara, Art Tour

October 6, 2012

MassKara Art Weekend (all-day)

October 7, 2012

MassKara Art Weekend (all-day)

October 12, 2012

i-Witness DocuFest wth GMA News and Public Affairs personalities @ SM City Event Center (12:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

October 13, 2012

Little Miss MassKara pageant night (5:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

October 19, 2012

Kapuso Electric Float/Electric MassKara Day 1 @ Tourism Strip (6:00 – 4:00 am)
Electric Float Competition

October 20, 2012

Streetdance – Schools Category @ Bacolod Public Plaza (2:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Kapuso Mall Show @ SM City Event Centre (4:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Kapuso Electric Float/Electric MassKara Day 2 @ Tourism Strip (6:00 pm – 4:00 am)

October 21, 2012

Streetdance – Barangay Category @ Bacolod Public Plaza (2:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
Kapuso Electric Float/Electric MassKara Day 3 @ Tourism Strip (6:00 pm – 4:00 am)

October 22, 2012

Closing Ceremonies (all-day) @ Bacolod Public PlazaMassKara Festival
Closing Ceremonies/DanssKara Grand Finals/Kapuso Night (7:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

For more details, visit:
www.themasskarafestival.com

You may like my other post about Bacolod:

When I went to Bacolod City in 2010 I stayed in this very cheap and affordable hostel/ guest/pension houses/ inn.

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