UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events at this time.

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF BACOLOD CITY’S MASSKARA FESTIVAL

ABOUT THE MASSKARA 2016 LOGO:

Mask, Sun, Bird

A smiling mask, representing present Bacolod, is rendered as a cheerful sun, representing her people’s hopes and aspirations.

It can also be viewed as a bird in flight, gentle but strong in her desire to reach her dreams.*

The 2016 MassKara theme:

Bacolod: Back on Track

Festivals celebrate the most significant events and developments in a community’s life.

This year, the biggest event in Bacolod was the emergence of a new political order that rose in a background of tumult and unprecedented divisiveness.

That our people pulled through speaks of our maturity.

That is what we celebrate about in this year’s MassKara.*

INSTAGRAM FEED

Loading...

THE WINNERS

NEWS AND EVENTS

The MassKara Festival 2016

Bacolod: Back on Track

MESSAGES

Mayor Bing

Born at a time of crisis and mourning, the MassKara Festival is our people’s collective declaration that no adversity nor difficulty will bring us down.

This year’s MassKara is even more significant as we celebrate the gift of unity in our city, when all three top officials all come from the same party.

The MassKara is at once a celebration as well as a renewal of the values we hold dear: an annual festivity that celebrates who we are and what we hope to be.

Welcome to the 37th MassKara festival. Kari na!

Mayor Evelio R Leonardia

Vice Mayor Elcid Familiaran

From Oct. 1 to 23, Bacolod opens its doors to the world. For three weeks, we shall have street parties, singing and dancing in the streets, fireworks and a lot more as we celebrate the 37th MassKara Festival.

While these fiesta activities showcase the dynamic lifestyle Bacolenos are known for, they also celebrate the artistry of our people – from performing artists to visual artists, musicians, mask makers, costume designers and even culinary artists.

Kari sa Bacolod! Dala sang Maskara!

Vice-Mayor El Cid Familiaran

Cong Greg Gasataya

I join our people in celebrating the 37th MassKara festival and welcoming our friends from other parts of the Philippines and the world.

With pride, we open our doors to the world to showcase the best of what our city can offer: our food, culture, the festival and of course our smiles.

Welcome to MassKara and welcome to Bacolod!

Rep. Greg Gasataya

Em Ang

IIn the last 37 years, the MassKara has grown from a simple people’s celebration of hope to become a major tourism plank for Bacolod as people from the rest of the country and even the world came to join us.

This year, the MassKara assumes an even more interesting dimension: it is the first one we are celebrating under an unprecedented unity we did not have for a long time.

Indeed, as we celebrate the resilient spirit of our people, we are also happy to celebrate the many blessings that have been showered on us, not the least of which is the new found unity among us.

Councilor Em Ang
MassKara 2016 Action Officer