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Sinulog Festival

Third weekend in January
The Sinulog Festival takes place on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, held at the same time as the frenzied Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo and the more sedate Dinagyang in Iloilo City. The word sinulog is derived from the rootword sulog, meaning "river current"; the dancing of the festival is thought to flow like a river.
The festival celebrates both early Cebuano culture and the history of the Christianization of Cebu, combining the pageantry of early years with today's Christian ritual. An image of Cebu's patron saint, the Santo Niño ("the Holy Child," Jesus), is carried in a procession along the streets, while drums beat in the ritual for a bountiful harvest and revelers dance in the streets.
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We sat out this year's Sinulog, but nonetheless learned that, no doubt due to this year's liquor ban, the streets were quieter and emptier.
Summary: Filipino expats gather in Dubai to celebrate the Sinulog festival.
Summary: Sinulog is one of the grandest indigenous Filipino festivals.
Klook kicked off Sinulog 2018 with a sunset yacht party along the Mactan Channel on January 19.
The Philippines is an ideal destination of religious pilgrimage, not only for sight-seeing but to actually experience time-honored Filipino traditions dating back to pre-Spanish era and Christianization," said Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo after attending Iloilo's Dinagyang and Sinulog in Cebu over the weekend.
For the first time, the Provincial Government of Cebu budgeted P500,000 for the mounting and operations of the Devotee City for this year's Sinulog season.
Pray for renewal, truth for all," Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said in his homily during the 6am Sinulog Pontifical Mass at the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino de Cebu church yesterday.
Lively presentations, colourful costumes with varied themes and a parade marked the annual celebration of Sinulog Festival in Qatar held at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary recently.
Garcia even hoped to showcase the rehabilitation by having prisoners perform at the local Sinulog festival on Jan.
Famous among the festivals are the Ati-atihan in Panay; Masskara in Negros Occidental; Sinulog in Cebu and in other Eastern Visayan provinces; Payoy-pahoy in Samar; Kagayhaan Festival, Duaw Cagayan, and Sakay-sakay Lambago in Cagayan; Kadayawan sa Davao Festival and Apo Duwaling Festival in Davao; Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon; Bantawan, Festival of Festivals in Mindanao; Mindulani Festival in Butuan; Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon; Sayaw sa Obando Festival in Obando, Bulacan; Caracol Festival in Cavite; and Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan.
Summary: Groups in elaborate costumes to celebrate sixth Sinulog sa UAE
In January 2018 alone, the government shut down mobile networks during the Traslacion of the Black Nazarene, the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, and the Ati-atihan Festival in Aklan.