If you travel to the tropical island of Negros in late October, you may be lucky enough to witness the fantastic, colorful celebration of MassKara! MassKara is a joyful festival that takes place in Bacolod City, Philippines, on the fourth Sunday in October. Fiesta attendees can expect to see vibrant masks and costumes, parades, dancing competitions, specialty foods, and more.
More about the Philippines
From food to landscapes to traditions, there is always more to discover about this nation of more than 7,000 islands.
Try your hands at a MassKara-themed puzzle! When you finish fitting together all 1,000 pieces, you’ll be rewarded with an image of a brightly-colored mask that almost makes you feel like you’re in Bacolod City.
- If you’re interested in trying out more tasty Filipino dishes, check out the recipes included in Pulutan! or The Filipino-American Kitchen. Both books offer a new twist on classic Filipino fare. Consider preparing a new meal in honor of MassKara!
- Explore the country’s gorgeous, varied landscapes with The Philippines: Islands of Enchantment. With stunning photographs and plenty of information, this book is your first step towards becoming an expert visitor.
- Want to learn about more Filipino holidays? Filipino Celebrations is a charming, illustrated guide to fiestas ranging from flower festivals to Independence Day.
Read a Filipino children’s story! In Pan de Sal Saves the Day, a young Filipino girl named Pan de Sal shares her culture, food, and traditions with her classmates. Along the way, she learns to be proud of who she is and where she comes from.