Buckle up, because Bacolod City is about to explode with an adrenaline rush like never before! The 2023 Masskara Festival is gearing up to rock your world with a month-long extravaganza that promises non-stop excitement and electrifying entertainment. Without a doubt, this ain’t your ordinary festival; it’s a mind-blowing spectacle that will leave you breathless.
The Masskara Festival’s roots go back to the early ’80s when Bacolod faced tough times. But Bacolodnons did something extraordinary: they threw a party. Thus, the Masskara Festival was born! Masskara, a blend of “mass” and “kara” (local for face), symbolizes resilience and the art of celebrating life amid adversity.
The Festival’s Highlights:
Throughout October, the festival unfolds with exciting events and activities:
- Food Festivals: First, delight in Bacolod’s cuisine, a gastronomic adventure from local delicacies to international dishes.
- Masskara Queen Pageant: Next, witness a dazzling beauty contest, crowning the Masskara Queen, the festival’s ambassador.
- Masskara Drumbeating Competition (October 1): Feel the energy as participants showcase their drumming skills, setting the festival’s dynamic tone.
- Masskara Sports Fest: Engage in basketball, volleyball, and football tournaments, embracing the spirit of competition.
- Masskara Street Dance Competition (October 22): The festival’s pinnacle event, where participants from various neighborhoods compete in a captivating street dance competition, showcasing their creativity and talent. The colorful masks and intricate choreography add an unparalleled charm to Bacolod’s streets.
- Electric Masskara (October 22): Lastly, the grand finale of the festival, Electric Masskara, transforms the city into a lively street party. The night comes alive with dazzling lights, music, and dance, making it an unforgettable experience for all attendees.
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at the 2023 Masskara Festival. It’s your chance to be part of something extraordinary, where happiness knows no bounds, and every face radiates a brighter-than-sun smile. Don’t miss the year’s most exciting event!