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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

MassKara Festival Bacolod, Negros Occidental Philippines

MassKara Festival of Bacolod City 

How to get there: Cebu-Bacolod by land travel

Cebu Terminal: North Bus Terminal 
Ceres buses: air-conditioned bus fare: 325 php, non-air conditioned bus:315 php , might as well take the air conditioned bus but you have to be early to catch it. We took the 4:30am Bus bound for Port Area in Toledo
Travel time: 2-3 hours travel time,it always depends on the stop overs or the weather. We arrived at the Port Area in Toledo around 6:30 in the morning.
Barge fare: 215 php, which includes the terminal fee. We rode the waves at 8:00am and got our feet on the ground at about 9:30am.
Barge Travel time: one and half hours sea travel. 
Bus fare going to other towns of Bacolod:35-40 php.

Bacolod City has two main roads, Lacson Street to the north and Araneta Street to the south. Lacson Street is the place where the Festival is, their Main Highway intended to be closed for 2 days for the event. It is packed with people from day till night, every corner of the street has it's own thing: a Band playing here and another one there. Expect Eye-popping and Enchanting MassKara's. Behold in it's beauty and how Bacolodnon's culture unfold in front of you. 

The Festival is held each year every third weekend of October nearest October 19, the city's Charter Inauguration Anniversary, it was all about creativity and originality. I was fascinated to see different kinds of MassKara and how durable and eye catching it is. It's quite heavy with all its beads,feathers,fans and layers of decorations. It was an amazing sight to see, another interesting festival just like what we have in Cebu, Sinulog. 

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