To all Cebuanos, Viva Pit Senyor!
The most awaited celebration for all Cebuanos and tourist alike is here once more – The Sinulog Festival.
“Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Nino. The dance moves to the sound of the drums and this resembles the current (Sinulog) of what was then known as Cebu’s Pahina River. Thus, in Cebuano, they say it’s Sinulog.” source. Learn and Read more Here
|6th Place – Jay Ybanez|
The sound of the drums makes your heart pound with excitement, you can’t help it but dance to the beat.
Street dancers wear beautiful and bright costumes.
|1st Place – Christine Entone|
There are “higante” (Giant/paper mache/puppeteers) which fascinates me since I was a child.
I cannot forget the parade of local artists from Cebu (Teban, Goliat and tsokolet). My mother always look out for Actors/Actresses from Manila, I know, I know most of you are too.
You will also be amazed of the different float designs. I love watching the banderitas and the Giant Christmas tree in Fuente Circle.
Street Party and Concert of local bands are everywhere. So, prepare for some partying ’till morning.
Sinulog is never complete without the 9 days Novena, Walk with Jesus, Solemn procession, Fluvial procession and the Sinulog Parade. Millions of devotees come here everyday. Sr. Sto. Nino is the patron Saint of Cebu and is believed to be miraculous.
- Bring your hat, water, food, umbrella, shades, light weight foldable chairs(optional), extra shirt and pants
- Wear comfy sandals or shoes if you plan to witness Sinulog in the streets
- Wear light clothes
- Put lots of sunscreen and bring it with you
- Wear belt pouch. It is going to be very crowded so put your belongings in front of you.
- Don’t bring lots of money.
- Don’t wear genuine jewelries. Go for Sinulog accessories, its more fun.
- Be vigilant with your belongings.
- Always be watchful of your kids.
- Dance in the streets.
- Sing and shout to Sinulog Beat.
- Enjoy, have fun and create memories.
Sinulog in the street.
Sinulog Dance Remix
Too bad, we cannot attend the festival again. If you want to share and feature your photos of Sinulog 2013 here, send me a copy of the photo. Please make sure that it is not dark and blurred. Don’t forget your name, web/blog site if you have.
Viva Snr. Sto. Nino! Viva Viva!!!!
Thank you for reading and see you next time.
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