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Bacolod City allocates P5M for Bacolaodiat fest

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The Bacolod City Government will provide a P5 million financial assistance for the Bacolaodiat Festival on February 1 to 5.

The council recently approved the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia to allocate the amount for the yearly celebration of the Chinese New Year in the city.

In 2018, the city government extended the same amount of assistance to Bacolaodiat.

Some of the highlights to look forward to on the Bacolodiat festival include the lantern dance competition, traditional Dazzling Grand Parade, nightly fireworks display, lantern-making contest, cultural events, Chinese food cooking demonstrations, and an exhibit of Asian arts and crafts at the Imperial Village.

The term Bacolaodiat came from the words “Baco” (for Bacolod) and “Lao Diat” (a Fookien word for celebration).