The Sinulog Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the center of the Santo Niño celebration in the Philippines.
The Sinulog was already danced by the locals in honor of their wooden statues in the period before the Cebuanos were baptized. Later on, after the image of the famous Santo Niño was brought to Cebu and the Catholic faith was established in the region, the dance was made a part of the yearly fiesta in honor of the Santo Niño.
Sinulog musiyagit kog kusog……..sinulolg, sinulog…….( as people scream out )
cebu is my 2nd home, I love this place so much. Everytime it’s sinulog festival its already my ritual to celebrate sinulog here in cebu. Its my way of thanking sto.nino for all the blessing I received. Sinulog festival is one of the big festival in the Philippines millions of visitors are celebrating/ joing the sinulog festival.
After new year, sinulog is the big day for me, it’s a whole month of January to celebrate, here In cebu a lot of big events are happening. Attend the novena mass / procession / dagkot kandila / pasalamat kay senyor santo nino. And when it comes to restaurant / hotel Almost all of them are having sinulog treat fiber to the guest.
Note: The big day is in every 3rd Sunday of January, street dancing ( ang lahat na street na madadaanan ng paride ay magsasara ( no jeep/vehicle sa street ) as early as 4am close na ang street to all vehicle. Para makakuha ng magandang place ( sa picture-picture ) you have to get-up early para maka.pwesto sa visitor deck sa street. Street paride will start at 8am. And if you wanted to watch street dancing competition at abellana sport complex book it early para hindi ka maubusan ng ticket. Ticket range at php500 to php2500.
----at night of Sunday ( sinulog day ) street party all over the street ( jones area/ mango area / osmena area / ramos area, etc……) I suggest para hindi masyadong magulo ( sobrang dami kasi ng tao sa street ) dun nalng mag.party-party sa hotel or restaurant para less crowded…..
-----Friday before Sunday ( sinulog day ) sa abellana sport complex you can watch for free, some of the contingent will perform their sinulog dance. Around 4pm until 9pm I guest.
------or if you missed all the street dancing performance, ( Sunday, sinulog date ) don’t you worry by Monday ana all the winners of street competition will perform again for free at abellana sport complex ( perfect to watch ana kasi less crowded na kasi may mga hang over ang tao sa party nila kagabi…heeheh )
Tips: if you came here for sinulog, booked your hotel stay early para hindi ka ma.fullybooked sa mga hotel.
-----things to bring at sinulog day: water / cap / shades / comfortable shirt / comfortable shoes ( para sa mahaba-habang lakaran…walang sasakyan eh…..) / camera / extra battery for your camera. ( note: mag-ingat sa snatcher ( don’t wear to much valuable things )
---things to do ( sinulog day ) party-party / magpa.henna tattoo / Sa foods naman…..nothing to worry paraming kainan everywhere sa street………..( note: sa C.R naman pag-iihi ka… problema yang….kasi almost all of the establishment maraming tao ( full in line sa C.R sobra )
Enjoy the sinulog fiber………………..viva pet senyor
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