Sinulog Festival


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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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This year's Sinulog festival alone drew hundreds of thousands of international and domestic tourists into Cebu City,' he said.
Summary: Filipino expats gather in Dubai to celebrate the Sinulog festival.
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.
The most popular among these celebrations are the Fiesta Senor and Sinulog Festival in Cebu, and the Sto Nino in Tondo, Manila.
Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said they are 85% ready in terms of security preparations for this years Sinulog Festival.
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.
Summary: Over 5,000 Filipino expatriates and their families in the UAE gathered at Al Safa Stadium to bring a slice of their culture, through Sinulog festival, to the country.
Garcia even hoped to showcase the rehabilitation by having prisoners perform at the local Sinulog festival on Jan.
Secretary Teo said that at the recent Sinulog Festival in Cebu, 2 million visitors were recorded.
Erwin Manubag, United Cebuanos President, said another highlight of this year's event is the Sinulog Festival Queen.
Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) arrested 10 suspected drug peddlers and seized packs of shabu amounting to P7 million in six drug busts in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue before and during the Sinulog festival.
Cebu's hosting of the 37th annual Sinulog Festival last week is over and done without any major incidents, as it was due to the order of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeaa for a no-parties, no-drinking ban for liquor or beer within 300 yards from the Sinulog Parade route.