The Sinulog Festival

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The Sinulog Festival
« on: January 05, 2009, 10:10:38 PM »
The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The main festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus, who used to be the patron saint of the whole province of Cebu (since in the Catholic faith Jesus is not a saint, but God). It is essentially a dance ritual which remembers the Filipino people’s pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.









The festival features some the country’s most colorful displays of pomp and pageantry: participants garbed in bright-colored costumes dance to the rhythm of drums, trumpets, and native gongs. The streets are usually lined with vendors and pedestrians all wanting to witness the street-dancing. Smaller versions of the festival are also held in various parts of the province, also to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a Sinulog sa Kabataan, which is performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the Grand Parade.





Recently, the cultural event has been commercialized as a tourist attraction and instead of traditional street-dancing from locals, Sinulog also came to mean a contest featuring contingents from various parts of the country. The Sinulog Contest is traditionally held in the Cebu City Sports Complex, where most of Cebu’s major provincial events are held.





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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 10:16:17 PM »








ang cute ng sto.nino mo siteadmin ha....bagay sayo... just like jollibee

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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 10:17:22 PM »
Pictures taken after Sinulog Celebration last weekend on January 11, 2009 in Arcadia, California.



















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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 09:31:00 PM »

Nice pics, Mikey! Very well said...see ya! and by the way here is the invitation and direction to the party:

From Jinkyjane:
  hello everyone, Pit Senyor! The Sto. Nino de Cebu Association of Southern California, Inc. invites you, your family and friends to the 31st Senyor Santo Nino Fiesta/Sinulog this coming:

Sunday January 11, 2009 @ Ayres hall, The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Address: 301 N. Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007

Time:  10 am to 6 pm

Note: It will be a potluck party, so please bring 2 bottles of drinks and your favorite dishes. Don't forget to take your Santo Nino with you for the priest to be blessed!There will be dancing and lots of entertainment. See you then!
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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 02:13:16 PM »
hope to bring friends to witness the festival like on this video with hector and kenneth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-bhZDSEKuA
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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 02:23:32 PM »
Pictures taken after Sinulog Celebration last weekend on January 11, 2009 in Arcadia, California.




















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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 09:44:20 AM »
It's not just a party but a worth meaningful day to celebrate...lots of chicka babes!
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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 03:59:24 AM »
alegre kaayo sa cebu

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Re: The Sinulog Festival
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 04:55:18 AM »
let me know the next Sinulog so i can join please
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