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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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Vice Mayor Michael Rama on Tuesday expressed his opposition to the creation of the Cebu City Sinulog Governing Board through an executive order (EO) issued by Mayor Edgardo Labella last August 23.
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The opening program at the Cebu City Sports Complex on Wednesday was capped with Sinulog dances by different groups.
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The name of that feast is Sinulog. Aside from traditional procession and masses, the Sinulog festival features street parties, concerts, and singing contests.
Summary: Sinulog is one of the grandest indigenous Filipino festivals.
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"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.
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