Sinulog Festival

Cebu City, Cebu

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 Nio celebration in the Philippines. Other places like Maasin City, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and Southern Leyte also have their own version of the festival in honour of the Santo Nio.

The Sinulog celebration lasts for nine days, culm ...

inating on the final day with the Sinulog Grand Parade. The day before the parade, the religious Fluvial Procession sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cebu is held at dawn with a statue of the Santo Nio carried on a beautifully decorated boat which sails from Mandaue City to Cebu City, decked with hundreds of flowers and candles. The procession ends at the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino de Cebu where a re-enactment of the baptism to the Christian faith (that is, the acceptance of Roman Catholicism) of Cebu is performed. In the afternoon, a more solemn procession takes place along the major streets of Cebu City, which last for hours due to large crowd participation in the event.

Sinulog Festival News

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    Celebrating Sinulog Festival & climbing the Aguinid waterfalls!

  • Sinulog The Most Colourful Festival In The Philippines

    So each year, we'd do a festival trip where we'd go to a famous festival – be it music, party, cultural or religious, to soak up the local fun and festivities. Back when I was living in Japan, festivals are a huge thing. The entire local community would put in time, effort, resources to plan, practice and rehearse, and tourists would come from all over the country (and internationally as well). There will be a huge crowd – families, couples, children-, lots of street food, amazing performances, beer, fireworks and a massive celebration. I kinda missed the collective fun and chaos of those ...

  • Experiencing Sinulog Like ALocal

    Sinulog, a festival that happens on every third Sunday of January in Cebu City is one of the biggest cultural and religious street events in the Philippines. This huge event that makes the whole city stop is a ritual to the miraculous image of the Child Jesus, locally known as Santo Niño.

    Sinulog is a colorful, joyful and high energy event which will definitely be a memorable experience. If you plan to visit Sinulog this year, its advisable to book your flights and accommodation early or days before the big event as prices skyrocket.

    Being a fellow Cebuana and a devoted Sinulog attender ...

  • Faith Through The Fire Sinulog-Santo Nino Festival

    The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival in Cebu City (Visayas Island) is perhaps the king of all festivals in the Philippines as this is a major annual cultural and religious festival. Since the Philippines is predominantly a Catholic nation, this festival is considered a major celebration from 1 Dec. – 31 Jan. The heart of the festivities happens on the third week of January. There are also mall events in Cebu until 15 Feb. 2017. On a larger scale, there are other cities and provinces as well in the Philippines that have their own version of the Santo Niño festival such as Southern Leyte, Maasin ...

  • Dumaguete To Further Promote Sandurot Festival

    With the success of its Sandurot Festival during the Sinulog de Cebu 2017, Dumaguete City is looking forward to more invitations to grace the festivals of neighboring provinces and regions.

    Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo on Thursday said he has received invitations from mayors in Mindanao, Visayas and even Luzon for the Sandurot Festival to perform either as guest in any event to include sporting competitions.

    Remollo said he considers this an invaluable gain for the city in terms of promotion as a result of its participation to the Sinulog Festival in Cebu this year.

    The ...

  • Cebu City Sinulog Festival 2017 Viva Pit Senyor

    Viva Pit Senyor! prititit!prititit! The colors, the dances, that prititit - Sinulog Festival is indeed beyond its colors and sounds - it's a beautiful fusion of culture and spirituality.

    Yearly, Filipinos have numerous festivals they look forward to. One attended by many is the famous annual Sinulog Festival held in Cebu City on the third Sunday of January.

    This festival could be traced back as far as 1521. This was during the time that people believed in pagan views before converting and becoming devotees of Senior Santo Niño. It was through their dance that they showed admiration and ...