Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Festival

It’s an annual holiday Celebration in the Queen of the South, grand parade of Sinulog Festival.

Every third Sunday of January the participants are street dancing with replica of Santo Niño. As to some people the Santo Niño was first parade 1865 when the expedition of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi arrived in the island.

You can feel the spirit of the festival on every face of the people  who experience the grand festival.  Its shows the faith and dedication of the people who celebrates Sinulog, this is also considered as grandest festival in the country.

Other places are celebrating Sinulog Festival even some other countries by the Filipino Community.

The Festival also promotes the city as one of the best tourist Spot in the Philippines. Also their products like; dried mango, dried fish and other food they’re best at.

You may feel deep devotion from the people as they say ” Viva Pit Senyor ” – Long live, call on the Holy Child Jesus.

Fluvial Parade
Aside from the Grand Santo Niño Parade and Street dancing, they also have this fluvial procession, devotees waited by the shores of Mactan Channel as the Sto. Niño was paraded around the port area.
Starts on Friday before the Grand Sinulog Festiva when the image of the Sto. Niño was brought to Lapu-Lapu City through a motorcade — passing by Mandaue’s Shrine of Saint Joseph. From there, the image of the Holy Child Jesus was brought back to Cebu City in a fluvial procession.

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