Are you ready for the Panaad sa Negros Festival? The Mother of all Festivals in Negros will be held this year on April 9-15, 2012 at the Panaad Park, Bacolod City.
Panaad Festival is held annually during the month of April in Bacolod City. Panaad is the Hiligaynon word for “vow” or “promise”; the festival is a form of thanksgiving to the Divine Providence and commemoration of a vow in exchange for a good life.The celebration is held at the Panaad Park, which also houses the Panaad Stadium, and is participated in by the 13 cities and 19 towns of the province. For this reason, the province dubs it the “mother” of all its festivals.Masskara Festival
Amongst of the activities which are held each year is the festival dance competition of every festivals in the entire Negros Occidental province. Each cities and municipalities would send their best performer or their winning performer in their own festival to compete with the best of other cities and municipalities. Another, is the search for the Lin-ay sang Negros. The festival also features the best from each cities and municipalities in terms of crafts, food and many more.
The first Panaad sa Negros Festival was held at Capitol Park and Lagoon in a three-day affair in 1993 that started April 30. The festival was held at the lagoon fronting the Provincial Capitol for the first four years. As the festival grew each year, it became necessary to locate a more spacious venue. In 1997, the festival was held at the reclaimed area near where the Bredco Port is located today.
The construction of the Panaad Stadium and sports complex paved the way for the establishment of the Panaad Park as the permanent home of the festivals.Pasaway Festival-Sipalay
Visit Negros Occidental:
There is only one accessible airport throughout Negros Occidental: this is New Bacolod-Silay International Airport based in Silay and has daily flights to and from the Manila and Cebu city.
There is a major seaport in Bacolod that operates journeys from Manila and other provinces such as Iloilo City.
From Bacolod-Silay Airport you can take an aircon vehicle at PhP 150/pax to Bacolod City.If you will be staying in a hotel, the vehicle can drop you there. If not, you can ask them to drop you in the mall: SM or Robinson and take a taxi from there. You can take a taxi going to Panaad Park.
The fastest and cheapest mode of transport in the Philippines, jeepneys have designated routes to follow. Its so easy to go around the city–just ask.
PLEASE CLICK FOR THE LIST OF HOTELS AND RESORTS IN BACOLOD CITYhttp://www.thehappytrip.com/2011/07/bacolod-city-list-of-hotels-and-resorts/
Some dialect terms you might want to remember when in Bacolod:
“Sa Lugar Lang”- say this when you want the jeepney to stop.
“Sa diin ang…?”-Where is…?