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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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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.
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The congress opened with a very festive mood of sinulog (a festival of dance associated with Cebu City held to honour the Santo Nino) to welcome the participants to the beautiful city of Cebu, mirroring its history and culture through the dance presentation.
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Summary: For the first time, the world-famous Sinulog dances with giant papier mache will be brought to Dubai at the "Sinulog sa UAE Festival 2013" from Friday, January 18, at Al Safa Stadium.
Taking to heart the new Philippine tourism slogan, It s more fun in the Philippines, the launch featured performances from dance groups Sinulog Dancers and Indak Turismo and band Velocity, booths showcasing Philippine tourism sites and offering special tour packages to the Philippines, a treasure hunt and raffle contests.