At this time of the year, in Bacolod City in the Philippines, people put on their maskara (masks) and revel on the streets of the City of Smiles!
The last time I attended the Masskara Festival, I was really impressed with the colorful, creative masks worn by members of each competing barangay, bringing with them their upbeat choreography as they move along Bacolod City's main avenues for the streetdance competition. The festival revolves around competitions for mask and costume designs, choreography and concept.
How I wish I could visit my hometown again and revel with the crowds in enjoying the energy, the music and the colorful display of Masskara costumes and floats during the festival.
But if I could not fly home to Bacolod City for the festival, the festival comes to me! Ha-ha-ha!
So, if you have time to fly to my city to revel at the festival, waste no time!
Here's the festival website:
By the way, I was able to visit the Negros Showroom during my vacation in Bacolod City, where the masks hanging on the display should give everyone an idea for the next Halloween party.
You can just wear one of these colorful masks and head to your party.
But if you're in the Philippines, you can just fly to Bacolod City and have fun at the Masskara Festival!