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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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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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.
A festive atmosphere pervaded the stadium on Friday, with many painting their faces with the appearance of male and female Higantes -- giant papier-mache faces -- while there were countless banderitas -- festival banners -- around, both characteristics of the Philippine's Sinulog Festival.
Philippine ambassador Grace Relucio Princesa lauded the United Cebuanos for bringing the Sinulog Festival to UAE: "This festival has brought all Filipinos, not just Cebuanos, in the UAE closer together to celebrate our culture.
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Castro said that "Sinulog sa UAE Festival 2013" is the first major event of the United Cebuanos and is a replica event of the Sinulog Festival in Cebu, Philippines.
Three Filipino organisations will vie for the Sinulog Festival Dance Competition.