I am planning a trip to Philippines with my wife and kids aged 18 and 12 next year.
I am excited at the prospect of experiencing Philipinnes’ diversity and should confess that the Philippines Tourism’s beautiful Commercials have been the major reason to make me excited about the destination. One of the striking features of the Commercials has been portrayal of Philippines’ fiestas.
The tentative dates of my trip shall be October 14-24, 2018 and I have found there is a possibility to travel to Bacolod City to experience Masskara festival.
I seek your valued opinion to the following:
1. Whether it is worth travelling to Bacolod City just to experience MassKara festival? I know this question is subjective, but still I would appreciate your opinions.
2. While some older posts suggest that the final rounds of the street dances shall happen during the weekend closest to 19th October, the Wikipedia post on MassKara Festival says that now onwards the final rounds shall happen on the fourth Sunday of October every year. If the former were true then the final rounds would happen on 21st October 2018 but as per the Wikipedia post this should be on 28th October. Is is possible to know at this stage as to which of these is correct? I might need to make changes to my proposed dates if I try to attend the final rounds, though my original dates would suit me best and I am unsure as to whether a change of dates would be possible.
3. I am most keen to watch Street Dancing with multitude of colourful masks. Assuming that the final rounds shall be on 28th October next year, would it be possible to experience enough of Street Dancing in the weekend prior, i.e. on 20th-21st October?
I wish to avail some very good offers on flights from my credit card issuing bank and may need to book my international flights and internal flights by November this year.
Thank you very much for your kind advice.