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

  • Sinulog 2019: The Grand Parade

    Sinulog 2019: The Grand Parade

    For the past years, I've been making my way out of Cebu City during Sinulog. A few years ago, I went to Camiguin and Davao during Sinulog days since I felt like I need to get out of the crowd. Well, really, it's just an excuse for my wandering feet. Also, I felt like I'm too old to squeeze my way into the big crowd during the parade. However, it's different this year. I didn't have any plan of traveling outside Cebu, so I decided to join my Tribu AdOBo friends and attended the Sinulog grand parade.

  • Visayas Festivals Top January Celebrations

    Visayas Festivals Top January Celebrations

    More than the beauty of the Philippines, one main reason why tourists flock to the county is because of the vibrant festivals celebrated throughout the year. This entails a complete sensory experience - both for local and foreign tourists - since communities encourage visitors to imbibe domestic culture and tradition at every events.

    For January alone, three huge festivals showcase why it is truly "more fun in the Philippines," a country which brings together cultural immersion and revelry together like no other.

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  • Sinulog Is A Colorful Celebration Of Unwavering Faith

    Sinulog Is A Colorful Celebration Of Unwavering Faith

    Rain or shine, the colors and energy of the Cebu City's Sinulog festival still poured out onto the streets in a grand parade.

    Despite tropical depression Amang entering the country, millions flocked to the city on the third Sunday of January to celebrate one of the largest Philippine festivals in honor of the Senor Santo Nino or the Child Jesus.

    The city's major streets were closed to make way for the colorful floats and street dances that highlight the creativity of the Cebuanos.

    Since street parties were recently banned along the parade route due to unruliness in recent years, vario ...

  • Sinulog Grand Parade A Success

    Sinulog Grand Parade A Success

    Despite of the delay, this year's Sinulog grand parade was a success, the organizers said.

    Councilor Dave Tumulak attributed the success to all their partners, performers and the public.

    "We want to thank the police, other government agencies, all the responders, the performers and the public because the success of Sinulog 2019 was because of them," Tumulak, who is also the chairman of the executive committee of Sinulog Foundation Inc., said.

    It took more than 13 hours for the program to finish, which include the street dancing, ritual showdown, grand finale and fireworks display insi ...

  • Sun Kicks Off Sinulog 2019 With Week-long Festivities

    Sun Kicks Off Sinulog 2019 With Week-long Festivities

    The country's grandest festival is all set for an extra special kick off as Sun unveils Road to Sinulog 2019, a week-long celebration that features exciting activities and perks for Sun subscribers at specially curated pit stops around the Queen City of the South. Are you ready for a fun-filled Sinulog festival? Here?s Sun week-long Sinulog 2019 itinerary:

    - January 11 and 12: Chill out with Sun at League Sports Bar and The Tavern

    Sun kick-started the Sinulog festvities with a fun night at League Sports Bar on F. Cabahug Street, Panagdait, featuring performances by Lourdes Maglinte and ...

  • Sinulog Festival 2019: Whats New, What To Expect

    Sinulog Festival 2019: Whats New, What To Expect

    Attending this year's Sinulog Festival? Here's a simple guide to help you make the most of the celebration.

    The 39th Sinulog Festival is well underway and City of Cebu is buzzing with activity.

    Thousands of people from all over the world are expected to arrive to join the celebration. Familiar signs of the festival have, of course, popped up around town - the stalls of souvenir vendors lining Osmena Boulevard, the colorful decorations, and that oh-so catchy beat of the Sinulog music.

    As in the years before, various events set to take place in the next few days. You can click here to v ...