(February 19 to 22, 2015)

Bacolaodiat is Bacolod City’s (Negros Occidental) very own Chinese New year Festival . Bacolaodiat Festival started in the year 2006.  Bacolaodiat comes from the words Bacolod and laodiat, a Fokien word for celebration  signifying overflowing happiness and good fortune. Organized by Negros Tsinoy under the leadership of Mr. Fred Barcelona, the Bacolaodiat symbolizes the union of both Chinese and the Filipino cultures as it aims to play an important role in the fields of business and tourism for the city of Bacolod.


 Dazzling illuminated colorful giant lanterns, lighted floats, fireworks, a Chinese food alley ,cultural dances,street and arena dance are the trademarks of Bacoladiat Festival.

Lacson Street , one of the major streets in Bacolod City , the main venue for the Street dance competition will be decorated by thousands of Chinese lanterns as part of the celebration.

ChineseRed Lanterns...Along Lacson and Capitol Road

ChineseRed Lanterns…Along Lacson and Capitol Road

February 14, 2015 (Saturday)

5:00 PM Bacolaodiat Giant Goat Lantern Making Contest Opening , Venue: SM City Bacolod


 February 19, 2015 (Thursday)

  • 9:30 AM Bacolaodiat Table Tennis Competition Opening ,Venue: Lopue’s San Sebastian
  • 4:00 PM Dazzling Grand Parade, Venues: Triangle Island Plaza, Narra Ave to 6th Street, North Capitol Road
  • 4:30 PM Lantern Street Dance Competition ,Venue: Lacson Tourism Strip
  • 5:00 PM Ribbon Cutting -Chopsticks Alley ,Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 5:30 PM (up to 11:00PM)Bacolaodiat Imperial Grounds Opening ,Venue: PNB Park
  • 6:00 PM Ceremonial Lighting of Chinese Lanterns, Venue: North Capitol Road
  • Cultural Show, Venue: North Capitol Road
  • Symphony of Lights and Sparks
  • Acrobats Show
  • 7:00 PM ABS-CBN Kapamilya Dance to Life w/ the Authority Band, Venue: L’Fisher Hotel
  • 9:00 PM Globe Night Venue: North Capitol Road


February 20, 2015 (Friday)

  • 4:00 PM Chopsticks Alley Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 4:00 PM (up to 11:00PM)Bacolaodiat Imperial Grounds Venue: PNB Park
  • 5:00 PM (up to 8:00PM) SJI Night Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 5:00 PM ABS-CBN Kapamilya Fit for Life Year 3 Venue:
  • 8:00 PM GMA Kapuso Night Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 10:00 PM Symphony of Lights and Sparks


February 21, 2019 (Saturday)

  • 3:00 PM Bacolaodiat-Robinsons Cook Off, Venue: Robinsons Place Bacolod
  • Fun Zumba with Camella, Venue: 17th St. Stage
  • Bacolaodiat Dog Show, Venue: SM North Transport Hub
  • 4:00 PM Chopsticks Alley, Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 4:00 PM (up to 11:00PM)Bacolaodiat Imperial Grounds ,Venue : PNB Park
  • 4:00 PM Parade of Mascots ,Venue: Lacson Street to NCR
  • 4:00 PM Imperial Cloud Walkers ,Venue: The District Ayala North Point
  • 6:00 PM Lantern Dance Competition ,Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 7:00 PM Lantern Dance Competition, Venue: PNB Stage
  • 8:00 PM Lantern Dance Competition, Venue: 17th Street Stage
  • 9:00 PM Lantern Dance Competition ,Venue: 21st St Stage
  • 7:00 PM Corporate Night ,Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 7:00 PM Tsinoy Reunion, Venue: SMX Convention Center
  • 9:00 PM Symphony of Lights and Sparks, Venue: North Capitol Road
  • 10:00 PM Announcement of Top 3 Lantern Dance Winners ,Venue: North Capitol Road


February 22, 2015 (Sunday)

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  1. Looks like you travel a lot. I haven’t visited Bacolod but hope to visit there one day.

  2. Dianne Salonga Rosqueta

    Looks like you travel a lot. Hope to visit Bacolod too! This place must be in my travel list.

  3. Hopefully I will be there at Lacson Tourism Strip tonight for the last activities of the BACOLAODIAT.

  4. I’ve never been to Bacolod (I will in the future) and this festival looks like it’s a must-see! 🙂

  5. Bacolod Festival looks extravagant. I wish to visit this place soon.

  6. I didn’t know bacolod has their own Chinese New Year festival. It looks like such a fun event.


  8. I sure like to join in this festivity. I've never been to bacolod before.

  9. I've always wanted to visit this place. I know that this is a vibrant city and I will definitely check this out this year. Looking at your article made me very excited for my future visit.

  10. I have always wanted to go to bacolod for masskara festival. Hope to experience it someday

  11. It's colorful Chinese New Year in Bacolod City but never experience it before. Added to my wishlist next year. Just now I know this event.

  12. I like that the festival is loaded with a lot of activities including several dance competitions.

  13. I’m living in Negros Occidental but I’ve not gone to Bacolod to witness this annual Chinese New Year.

  14. I’ve once visited Bacolod and people there are very friendly. All these activities are reasons to be excited for the upcoming festival.

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