Sinulog is held yearly on the 3rd Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines to honor the Santo Niño (child Jesus). The festival commemorates the acceptance of Roman Catholicism in our country.
The celebration lasts for 9 days. A solemn procession before the day of the parade takes place along the streets of Magallanes and ends at the Basilica del Sto. Niño. There are also pocket celebrations of the festival held in different parts of the province.
Sinulog has been tagged as the grandest festival in our country.
It’s been a while since I joined a Sinulog festival celebration. My family from my father’s side are from Cebu and it would be nice to be re-united with them again. I’m really missing a lot and I should be there next year!
Though I was not able to go to Cebu this time around to enjoy Sinulog’s festivities, my husband was able to fly there to join the frenzy with some of his other Kapuso peers. I will just share some of his pictures and a short video clip of last Saturday (Jan 14) and Sunday’s (Jan 15) festivities.
Together with my husband, Chuckie, were some of his “Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown” co-castaways: Albert “Betong” Sumaya, John Odulio, Mara Yokohama, Stef Prescott and Maey Bautista.
Some pictures taken by my husband during the celebration:
The Santo Nino…
Procession (With Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia)
Sinulog Interpretative-Dance Competition…
Arts and Cultural Performances…
You’ll also enjoy Cebu’s delicacies which I really miss! That’s why my husband brought home some of these…
Not only does M.Lhuillier pawn jewelry but they also sell Dried Mangoes! Lol.
And of course Cebu Lechon! My husband took home a few kilos of lechon from C n T!
There are also hats for sale everywhere to keep you protected from the heat of the sun.
High police visibility to prevent robbers and snatchers and to keep the festival safe for locals and tourists alike.
It’s definitely more fun in the Philippines!
Viva Pit Señor!