BACOLAODIAT FESTIVAL COSTUME AND LANTERN SELECTION
I was privilege to be invited as one of the judges in the costume and lantern selection for the 2015 Bacolaodiat Festival which will be held from Feb. 19 to 22 in Bacolod City. The selection for the best in costume and lantern was held privately with only the judges and organizers present. We judged 8 representatives for the eight finalists (groups) which will be competing in the Lantern Street Dance and Arena Competition.
Selecting the best in costume and best in lantern was really fun, but it was never easy. It was good that we (the judges) were given the opportunity to ask the models to parade and pose for several times so that we can scrutinize and really choose the best entries. Of course I had more opportunity to take these photographs for you. After two hours of careful studying of the entries, the panel of judges were able to come up with a unanimous decision for both the best in costume and best in lantern.
The best in costume and lantern winners will be announced on February 21, 2015 during the highlights of the festival. However, I was given the go signal to share with the readers of The Happy Trip.com the photographs I have taken during the judging session.
Indeed, the Bacolaodiat Festival has gone a long way after it was first launched in 2006. In fact the festival is one of the most colorful and spectacular festival in the province of Negros today. As Bacolaodiat marks its 10th year of assimilation of the Filipino and Chinese cultures in Bacolod City, the festival will usher in the Year of the Goat with a theme: “A decade of celebration. A lifetime of harmony.”
Major activities in the 2015 Bacolaodiat Festival include the following: Grand Parade on its opening, Lantern Street Dance and Arena Competition, Giant Chinese lanterns Competition, Cultural Show, Symphony of Lights and Sparks Acrobat Show, Chopstick Alley featuring various Chinese cuisines , Parade of Mascots and many more.
Mark this page as we will give you updates of the 2015 Bacolaodiat Festival. I will be posting soon the schedules of events and more photos as I was invited also to be one of the judges in the street dance competition on February 19 at 4:30 in the afternoon at Lacson Street, Bacolod City.
Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!