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Bacolod City, PhilippinesFriday, February 22, 2013

Looking forward to
BacoLaodiat 9

BUDDAI

A week before the celebration of the 8th BacoLaodiat Festival, Chinese red lanterns of varied shapes and sizes already lit up Bacolod City from Lacson Street - Burgos up to B.S. Aquino Drive.

Festival chairman “Diotay” Lopue, Mayor Bing Leonardia, Vice Mayor Thaddy Sayson, city councilors and other top Chinese and Filipino officials led the opening of the revelry on the theme “Binding Cultures and Opportunities.”

On February 8, a cultural show of Chinese music and dances was shown at the North Capitol Road, participated in by Chinese schools in Bacolod.

A lantern parade was held on Feb. 9 at SM City, and at the Bacolod Government Center, a dazzling fireworks display wowed residents, local and foreign visitors.

Lopue saidt BacoLaodiat has become bigger and more colorful with many improvements being added to it annually, like the longest human snake dance that highlighted the festival this year. The human snake that measured about 729 meters winded its way along Lacson Street at the grand parade on Feb. 9.

There were also the zodiac animal lanterns displayed at Lacson, 17th, 21st streets and at the Bacolod Government Center, that were favorites of visitors.

BacoLaodiat 2013 was truly a success, and we look forward to a more colorful celebration next year! Kung Hei Fat Choi!*

Remember: God understand we are not strong all the time. He knows that sometimes, all we can do is rest on His arms as he takes us through the journey of life.*

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