Sinulog ‘09

The Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. The festival honors the child Jesus, known as the Santo Niño (Holy Child), patron of the city of Cebu. It is a dance ritual that commemorates the Cebuano people’s pagan origin, and their acceptance of Christianity.

Sinulog Festival

The festival features a street parade with participants in bright-colored 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 grand 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.

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… this year was my first time to witness and enjoy the Sinulog festival.. thanks to my teammates … lolz… despite of our work schedule, we still manage to go out and enjoy.. we started our fun on Saturday night (Jan. 17, 2008) after our shift… we went to Fuente… picture taking as usual… walk from Fuente to Jones… ate at Mcdo….. and finally got tired and decided to go home…
… we then decided, to went to our booth in the morning (Jan. 18, 2009)… as we got one.. lolz…
… at 10 am, we met at ayala .. and walk the long road from Ayala to Mango… cause u can no longer ride as the roads where closed due to the parade… nonetheless,, u won’t feel too tired when you’re enjoying…
… to continue, we finally reached our destination, which is our booth, after an hour and a half of walking, it spent that long not because its too far but because there are a lot of people .. at our booth, i got a free henna tattoo.. yahooo.. lolz.. i got a dragon in my arms..
… during the parade.. we saw some celebrities… Marian Rivera (who’s really pretty and sexy), KC Conception and Richard Gutierrez (who really looks good as well)…
… anywayz, we ended our fun as we have to work…
… after our shift.. we went straight back to our booth.. and the party begins.. i mean the inuman begins..lolz
… well… we had fun, fun, fun and a lots of fun… and ended up… we all got drunk.. lolz
… i won’t mention the bloopers and stuffs that happen because its kinda shhhhhh (lolz, its our secret for those who were there only )… but it is surely a memory worth keeping…
… the celebration of Sugbuhanons were really different from other places that i had visited… you would really see the importance of this event from their lives… had took this time to build a much stronger bond with their families…
… i had actually realized from my 1 year stay here in Cebu, that i actually like the place.. going to Manila is no longer part of my plans… I like the people here.. the lifestyle… the food (uhmmm.. not really the food.. lolz).. but all in all… i Love Cebu… !!!

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