Sinulog Festival (One Beat. One Dance. One Vision.)

The Sinulog is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the center of the Santo Niñ0 celebration in the Philippines. Other places like Maasin City, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and Southern Leyte also have their own version of the festival in honor of the Santo Nino.

The Sinulog festival commemorates the Filipino people’s pagan origins, and their acceptance of and conversion to Christianity (Roman Catholicism). The first of these conversions happened in the island province of Cebu when Rajah Humabon and his wife Hara Amihan were baptized and came to be known as Haring Carlos and Reyna Juana of Cebu.

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Things to Do during the Sinulog Festival:

  • Watch or join the street dance and float parade.
  • Eat Pusó (hanging rice) and BBQ along Mango Avenue.

 

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Charming Cebu

Cebu is an island province in the Philippines, consisting of the island itself and 167 surrounding islands. Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines, which forms part of the Cebu Metropolitan Area together with four neighboring cities (which comprise Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Talisay City) and eight other local government units. Mactan-Cebu International Airport, located in Mactan Island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines.

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Places To Explore:

  • Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu
  • Magellan’s Cross
  • Lapu-lapu Shrine
  • Cebu Taoist Temple
  • Doce Pares Mountain Training Camp

 

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