Friday, January 18, 2013

Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Festival

Wow.. its time for SINULOG Festival Again.. and im not going there this time... i would love to visit again but i forgot to book my flight anyway I've been there 3years ago..

Fluvial Procession
The Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City and Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Philippines[1] The festival commemorates the Filipino people's pagan origin, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism.
The main feature is a street parade with participants in bright coloured costumes dancing to the rhythm of drums, trumpets and native gongs. Smaller versions of the festival are held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a "Sinulog sa Kabataan" performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the parade. Recently, the festival has been promoted as a tourist attraction, with a contest featuring contingents from various parts of the country. The Sinulog Contest is usually held in the Cebu City Sports Complex.


The Sinulog celebration lasts for nine days, culminating on the final day with the Sinulog Grand Parade. The day before the parade, the Fluvial Procession is held at dawn with a statue of the Santo Niño carried on a pump boat from Mandaue City to Cebu City, decked with hundreds of flowers and candles. The procession ends at the Basilica where a re-enactment of the Christianizing (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 the city, which last for hours due to large crowd participating in the event.

i have visited Cebu twice already so not bad... but yes attending the Sinulog festival is so awesome. you will see people walking in the street and a lot of people waiting and watching the parade under the sun... here are some pic taken from my visit..

first time na sumakay ako ng airplane.... hindi masyado halata diba hehehe

at the airport while waiting for ETD
at syempre inside the plane

when we arrive we direct to the beach...
then after we go to the city to have dinner.. at nag mall hahaha here are some pics taken 

at the mall gallery
Sto Nino at the mall gallery

gowns of previous Reyna ng Sinulog at the Mall Gallery 

fireworks display
street dance

Sto Nino Parade

street dance

street dancers
street dancers at the backgournd

one of the Reyna ng Sinulog dancing with the Sto Nino

colorful outfit of street dancers

me with one of the street dancers

that's it lol!!!the 1st time i visit the cebu city..

then after a year i visit again but not during the festival, i visit with my friend... we visit some of the tourist destination there... and here is one of my favorite pics from that visit
jump shot

i want to visit again..... 
and here are the list of schedule for this years festival
January 11, 2013 (Friday) Sinulog 2013 Kick Off
10:00 AM Launching for Balik Cebu Booth @ Ayala Activity Center
2:30 PM Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM  Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña 
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Street Party Bands
January 12-13, 2013 3rd Sinulog Football Cup in cooperation with Cebu Football Assn.
January 12, 2013 (Saturday)  Sinulog sa Kabataan - Lalawigan
1:00 PM  Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center 
2:00 PM  Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center 
6:30 PM Cultural Show by the Dept. Of Education RO VII(Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands
January 13, 2013 (Sunday) Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan 
4:00 AM Cebu City 2013 Marathon –
1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of San Carlos
7:00 PM Ms. Cebu 2013 Presentation @ Ayala Acitivity Center
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands
January 14, 2013 (Monday) 
8:00 AM Balik Cebu Airport Welcome
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) University of Cebu & University of the Visayas
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle) 
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 15, 2013 (Tuesday)
6:30 PM Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña) Southwestern University, 

University of San Jose - Recoletos, Cebu Technological University, 

University of Southern Philippines Foundation
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) Department of Education, 

Cebu City Division
7:00 PM Ms. Cebu 2013 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands
January 17, 2013 (Thursday)
6:00 AM  Ronda Pilipinas
5:00 PM Balik Cebu Airport Welcome 
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) Salazar College of Science 

Institute of Technology, Asian College of Technology, Cebu 

Institute of Technology University, Saint Paul College Foundation, Inc.

Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot@ SM City Cebu
6:00 PM Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol Grand Finals(Fuente Osmeña Circle)
8:00 PM Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands
January 18, 2013 (Friday) Visual Merchandising Contest(Dept. Stores and Malls)
6:00 AM Ronda Pilipinas
4:00 AM Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
9:00 AM Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /Floats / Higante / Puppteers) 

@ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
7:30 PM Sinulog Festival Queen 2013, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum
January 19, 2013 (Saturday)
6:00 AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
9:00 AM Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto.Niño

9th "THE STREET VIBRATION & BIG BIKE RALLY 2013, by V-max owners Group Inc., Cebu Chapter
2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
January 20, 2013 (Sunday) SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
8:00 AM Holy Mass @ Cebu City Sports Center
9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña
9:00 PM SM City Cebu Grand Pyromusical Fireworks Display
January 21, 2013 (Monday)
1:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center
January 24, 2013
7:00 PM Sinulog Choral Competition Finals @ Basilica del Sto. Niño Pilgrim Center
January 25, 2013 (Friday) “HUBO”
4:00 AM “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
January 25-27, 2013 1st Sinulog Beach Volleyball Competition @ Fort San Pedro in 
cooperation with Philippine Sports Commission and Cebu City Sports Commission
February 3, 2012 (Saturday)
1:00 PM Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest @ SM City Cebu Cinema

Sinulog 2013 Photo Contest Winners Exhibits
6:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest Short Film/Video Documentary & Sinulat Awards Contest @ SM City Cebu
Febuary 3-10, 2013 Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ’13 @SM City Cebu
For further info; please call 2545010, 2533700, 4164845 or visit
and like us in facebook Sinulog Foundation, Inc.

pero syempre i love also to visit other festival like, Dinagyang Festival, Panagbenga Festival, Maskara Festival and a lot more... 

this one shows that its really More Fun in the Philippines

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