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Friday, November 14, 2014

Masskara is one of the top 25 festivals in the world

Source: Philippine Star

The Masskara Festival of Bacolod City has been listed among the 29 most colorful festivals and celebrations around the world by the website
Masskara ranked 25th, out of the 29 festival in the world.
Mayor Monico Puentevella said the recog ition came following the successful staging of the festival this year, as he thanked the sponsors, participants, organizers, local government unit, guests and the people of Bacolod for their cooperation and support.

This only shows how big Masskara Festival is, Puentevella claimed.
World’s best
The top world festivals include the following: HOLI of India, which topped the list; followed by the Yi Peng Lantern Festival of Thailand; Halloween of the US; La Tomatina of Buñol, Spain; Loi Krathong of Wat Arun, Thailand; the Carnival of Venice, Italy; Levis Bonfire of Lewes in the UK; Chinese New Year; the Carnival of Rio de Janiero in Brazil; Burning Man Festival of Blackrock Desert, Nevada; Concurs de Castells of Tarragona, Spain; Calcio Storico Fiorentino of Florence, Italy; AfricaBurn, Tankwa Karoo National Park of South Africa; Vivid Festival of Sydney, Australia; Cherry Blossom Festival of Japan; Saint Patrick’s Day of Chicago; Hwangmaesan Royal Azalea Festival of Mt. Hwangmaesan, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea; Krampusnacht, Neustift of Austria; Bristol Ballon Fiesta of Bristol, UK; Remal Sand Festival of Kuwait;
Tulip Festival of Skagit Valley, Washington; Busan fireworks festival of South Korea; Mosaiculture International of Montreal, Canada; Jinhase Gunhangie Cherry blossom Festival of Changwon city, South Korea; Makha Bucha,
Chiang Mai of Thailand; Yadnya Kasada Mount Bromo of East Java, Indonesia; Fuji Shibazakura of Fuji five lakes, Japan; and Reykjavik, Iceland.
 The Masskara Festival, the only festival in the Philippines included in the list, was also named by the international news channel CNN as “one of the 12 best things in the Philippines.”

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