Bacolod City celebrates the Year of the Rooster in a festive celebration as Bacolaodiat Festival 2017 unfolds on January 27.
The festival will kick off with a dazzling grand parade from Bacolod Public Plaza leading to the North Capitol Road on January 27 at 4PM.
The highlights of the Bacolaodiat Festival 2017 will be the Lantern Street Dance Competition on January 27 at 5PM. It will start at 6th Street and will commence at 13th Street. A ceremonial lighting of Chinese lanterns and cultural show will follow at 6PM at 9th Street.
Also on January 27, a Symphony of Lights and Sparks (or Fireworks Show) will be witnessed starting 10PM at the North Capitol Road and at exactly 12 Midnight there will be a 108 Ringing of the Bells ceremony at the Yuan Thong Temple at Burgos Extension.
More lantern dance competitions will be held on January 28 at various venues along the Lacson Tourism Strip, awarding of Top 3 winners of the Lantern Dance Festival will happen at 10PM at the North Capitol Road and will be followed by another Symphony of Lights and Sparks (or Fireworks Show) starting 11PM also at the North Capitol Road.
During the entire duration of the festival (January 27-29), the Chopsticks Alley and Bacolaodiat Imperial Village will showcase and sell lots of Chinese and Oriental food and merchandise. Both venues will be located at the North Capitol Road, which also serves as the main venue of the festival.
On Sunday, January 29, the action shifts to the Bacolod Government Center (BGC) Grounds with the Bacolaodiat Imperial Village (from 4PM until 11PM) and a Parade of Mascots (4PM) at the BGC Stage. The closing ceremonies and awarding of the Top 3 winners of the Lantern Dance and Chinese Lantern competition will take place at the BGC Stage at 7PM.
Finally, the grand Fireworks display or Symphony of Lights and Sparks will cap the Bacolaodiat Festival 2017 at the BGC Stage and Ground at 9PM on January 29.
Here’s a quick view of what to expect in this year’s Bacolaodiat Festival.
Schedule of Events and Activities
Bacolaodiat 2017’s Official Jingle
Bacolaodiat Festival Through The Years Official AVP
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