I thought Bacolaodiat has reached a plateau with the Bacolaodiat 2011 celebrations having almost the same events as in Bacolaodiat 2010, well I was happy to be proven wrong. I was at the Chopsticks Alley during the opening of Bacolaodiat 2011 and judging by the throngs of people at the North Capitol Road and along Lacson Street, Bacolod’s celebration of the Chinese New Year has definitely surpassed last year’s celebrations.
The Lantern Dance Competition is something that we should look forward to every year. Dancers wear colorful Chinese costumes and uses lanterns as they dance to the Bacolaodiat theme song.The theme song was very lively and I guess I was having an LSS after the Lantern Dance Competition as I was silently chanting… Ba-colaodiat-laodiat-laodiat…
The Chinese New Year is not only celebrated by Tsinoys but also us, full-blooded Pinoys. You can say, we Filipinos have also embraced this celebration as our own. Hopefully the government can make it into a non-working holiday next year so that more people can experience and participate in the festivities.
See you next BacoLaodiat and until then … Toto, Inday, Kiung Hee Huat Tsai!