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 Niño 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 Niño.

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

lminating 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 Niño 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

  • Viva Pit Senor: An Updated Sinulog Travel Guide For First-Timers

    Viva Pit Senor: An Updated Sinulog Travel Guide For First-Timers

    Vibrant colours, amazing music, gorgeous dresses, lively people and mouth-watering street food; The Philippines is gifted with heartwarming fiestas, marked throughout the calendar. Some of these fiestas are locally confined while others are large-scale celebrations. Sinulog is one such colossal event.

  • Sinulog Wins South Korean Groups Award As Asias Most Popular Festival

    Sinulog Wins South Korean Groups Award As Asias Most Popular Festival

    A cultural award giving body in South Korea has chosen Cebu Citys Sinulog Festival as the recipient of the 6th Korea Festival Contents Grand Prix Asia Popularity Award.

    Since 2013, the Korea Festival Contents Association has selected each year the most outstanding festivals in South Korea to develop their local economy.

    A separate recognition, the Asia Popularity Festival Award, is designed to select the most successful festivals in the continent to promote its prestige and grandeur.

    Past awardees include Japans Aomori Nebata Festival and Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival; Zhigong Lantern ...

  • My 2018 Sinulog Experience

    My 2018 Sinulog Experience

    Yes I know, Sinulog Festival is the bomb. The happy people, the festive dance performances, the lit parties, what more can I ask for for my first Sinulog Festival? This experience is surely a memorable one! Why? Read on!

  • A More Fun And Rewarding Sinulog

    Cebus Sinulog festival, a week-long extravaganza full of bright colors and festive music is the center of the Sto. Nino catholic and cultural celebrations in the Philippines. It is also one of the countrys biggest and most anticipated festivals.

    With a growing number of tourists coming to Cebu for the Sinulog festival every year, going from place to place has become an unnecessary inconvenience, taking away some of the fun, and leaving them with some not-so-desired memories of the festival. Fighting for that last passenger seat and wasting precious hours in traffic often leaves festival-goe ...

  • Sinulog 2018 Draws 1.4-M Crowd

    Sinulog 2018 Draws 1.4-M Crowd

    Over 1.4-million local and foreign tourists joined the Cebuano?s in this years Sinulog festival grand parade Sunday, January 2018.

    The grand parade highlighted Cebus weeklong festival in honor of the Holy Child Santo Nino.

    Devotees carrying different sizes of the Holy Childs image danced and chanted on the streets, many of them have miraculous stories to tell about Santo Ni?o.

    The celebration was generally peaceful said PRO XI Director, Chief Supt. Robert Quenery.

    The National Telecommunications Commission ordered the giant telecommunications network shut off their signals f ...

  • Sinulog A Living Devotion To Sto Nino

    Sinulog A Living Devotion To Sto Nino

    Thousands of revelers once again flocked to the "Rising City of the South" to be part of one of the most must-visit festivities in Negros Occidental and experience the Kabankalanons' living devotion to the Holy Child.

    Themed "Senior Sto. Nino, ang Aton Ubay Padulong sa Padayon nga Kauswagan, Kalipay kag Katawhayan," the 10-day Sinulog sa Kabankalan Festival yesterday capped in a meaningful celebration of thanksgiving and faith.

    Now on its 42nd year, Sinulog Festival has been a testament of how Kabankalanons look back and value history while they aspire for a better future.

    Mayor Isidr ...