8 COLORFUL COSTUMES AND MAGICAL LANTERNS | 2017 BACOLOADIAT FESTIVAL
Bacoloadiat Festival, the celebration of the Spring Festival which the Filipino-Chinese community of Bacolod City turned into a grand showcase of Chinese culture and history. The festival features Chinese culinary arts, cultural presentations, Lantern Dance Parade, a spectacular display of fireworks and a lot more. While the festival is relatively young, it is already attracting thousands of festivals goers.
BacoLaodiat is derived from the words “Bacolod” and a Fookien word “Laodiat” meaning big celebration.
I was invited once again to be one of the judges for the preliminary selection of the Best Costume and Best Lantern for the upcoming Street Dance and Arena Lantern Dance Competition. For this year 8 groups coming from different Barangays and Schools in Bacolod City will be competing in the festival. Each group sent their representative for the preliminary judging. I was amazed seeing creativity of the designers for making beautiful costumes and lanterns which show great improvement each year.
Let me share with you a glimpse of this year’s Bacolaodiat Festival with these 8 photographs.
2017 Bacoloadiat Festival Contender Number 1 – “Double J Full Force”
2017 Bacoloadiat Festival Contender Number 1 – Choi Force (Domingo Lacson National High School)
2017 Bacoloadiat Festival Contender Number 3 – D’ Dancing Dragon – Barangay 23
2017 Bacoloadiat Festival Contender Number 4 – Barangay 30 Granadians
2017 Bacoloadiat Festival Contender Number 5 – Yuri Crew
2017 Bacoloadiat Festival Contender Number 6 – MD39 (Barangay 39)
Contender Number 7 – JOJAJU,Barangay Mandalagan (Abkasa National High School)
2017 Bacoloadiat Festival Contender Number 8 -Barangay Alijis
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How to get to Bacolod City
Bacolod City can be reached by air through Bacolod-Silay Airport. Upon reaching the airport, you can take a taxi for Php 500 or a van for only Php 150/head.
You can also reach Bacolod City by sea. Fast crafts servicing Bacolod and Iloilo has schedules every hour.
People from Cebu and Dumaguete can reach Bacolod City at a relatively minimal cost. Today. Ceres Bus already has a schedule of buses from Manila to Bacolod City.