Archive for the Festivals Category
It’s six months to go. You still have more than enough time to plan, book plane tickets and make hotel reservations.
Every month of October, the City of Bacolod celebrates its biggest fiesta celebration: the famed MassKara Festival.
It is during this time of the year when Bacolenos, go out in the city streets wearing the most elaborate costumes and intricate smiling masks and dance along the stretch of the city’s main thoroughfare.
The festival is always held on the weekend nearest October 19th, the city’s charter day anniversary.
Masskara Festival 2014
Late January I received an invitation to cover another festival. Without battling an eyelash, I immediately said “Yes”.
Fast Forward: March 7, off we left Metro Manila for a 5-hour drive to Poro Point in La Union for the 3rd Sillag Festival.
Sillag is an Ilokano term meaning moonbeam. And after checking the itinerary and event program most of the events will be held after the sundown.
Panagbenga Festival in Baguio was never in my travel plans for this year. But if you got an invitatpion to Travel back to the Summer Capital of the Philippines to cover the event, would you decline?
Panagbenga Festival 2014
So just a few days after I went back in the Metro after a month’s stay in Bacolod, I got a message if I will be free around February 21-23 to go to Baguio for the flower festival. Of course! Who am I to decline such invitations? Hahaha
I have been absent from the Dinagyang Festival for the last two years. But this time I made it a point to watch the festival again.
Although I may not have personally seen the Dinagyang performances in 2012 and 2013, I was able to review their dances through Youtube and was able to see them perform live at the Aliwan Fiesta.