The MassKara Festival

About the masskara festival

MassKara Festival began at the time of doom and gloom in Negros Occidental.

World market prices for sugar, the province’s monocrop, went down. And its impact was felt, all ones.

A year before the MassKara Festival was born, two artists approached then Mayor Jose “Digoy” Montalvo and broached the idea of popularizing mask masking as an alternative livelihood for the city.

"The Philippines most colorFUL festival"

The masskara logo

For the first time, a MassKara logo has the theme of the festival in bigger fonts than the words “MassKara Festival”. This is to emphasize that this MassKara celebrates a milestone bigger than the festival—the 80th birthday of the city, Festival Director Eli Tajanlangit said. The logo shows a MassKara dancer peeking through the first letter O in the word Bacolod. Jarmin said the dancer is wearing a mask with eight colorful feathers representing eight decades of the city, silhouettes of a human figure representing the people of Bacolod behind the masks, a black and white checkered pattern representing one of Bacolod’s landmarks—the public plaza’s checked steps, and a smiling face on the second letter O.

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