Masskara Festival 8

This postcard is one of the most colorful postcards I’ve ever received since I started postcard swapping. It’s Masskara Festival, a popular festival in Bacolod City, Philippines. This postcard came from a Pinay blogger, Ruby R. Thanks a lot mamiRubz!

According to wikipedia:

The MassKara Festival is a festival held each year in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province in the Philippines every third weekend of October . The word “MassKara” is a portmanteau, coined by the late artist Ely Santiago from the word “mass” meaning “many or a multitude of the people”, and the Spanish word cara meaning “face”. A prominent feature of the festival is the mask worn by participants; these are always adorned with smiling faces. MassKara thus means a multitude of smiling faces. The word is also a pun on maskara, the Filipino term for “mask”.

The festival features a street dance competition where people from all walks of life troop to the streets to see colorfully-masked dancers gyrating to the rhythm of Latin musical beats in a display of mastery, gaiety, coordination and stamina.

8 thoughts on “Masskara Festival

  1. Reply Meryl Sep 9,2011 11:18 am

    Sounds like a great festival. Smiling faces make all the difference!
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  2. Reply Mel Avila Alarilla Sep 10,2011 4:38 am

    Yes, the Masskara festival at Bacolod City is a very colorful and joyous festival that attracts thousands of foreign and local tourists. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  3. Reply Emm Sep 11,2011 7:18 am

    What a beautiful, colourful postcard! I love stuff like this and I imagine the festival must be stunning.
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  4. Reply lou Sep 11,2011 9:49 am

    I only Sinulog in Cebu, never been to bacolod, ever, just dropping by..
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  5. Reply A Woman's Note Sep 11,2011 7:48 pm

    colorful jud..as in..murag apil pod ta ug ngisi..hehehe.. wa pa mi-abot ako card diha Dhemz, kay basig namali to ug address, o namali ug hulog ni Jason hahahaha.

    naa ko award nimo..grab lang gud if ganahan ka musulat hehehe.
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  6. Reply shydub Sep 13,2011 9:47 pm

    aguy bilib ko nimu bayot always updated, tsang suggest lng ko, butangi ug category imung post ug tag ky ang kwyword mao na ma crawl sa google.
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  7. Reply Mona Sep 14,2011 10:06 am

    Received masskara festival postcard from sheng iba lang yon image =)
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  8. Reply Pat Sep 14,2011 3:35 pm

    I’ll bet you have an amazing post card collection -wonderful idea!
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