Hi I am Yulie Sullivan I am living in United States with my husband. But i am originally from Mindanao Philippines. I wanna share about Mindanao story soon. But i am share a little bit about my country. Philippines it has 7,700 island it also divided in 3 island groups. LUZON, VISAYAS, MINDANAO. Sinulog Festival takes place in Cebu and is one of the countries biggest celebrations, “Viva Pit Senor”!
The Center of Luzon is Metro Manila, The Center of Visayas is Cebu city (Where Sinulog Festival takes place), The Center of Mindanao is Davao City. Philippines is the best place to choose for your vacation. If you like adventure and beaches it has it all. Philippines is also a very traditional and tropical country.
I wanna share one of big festival in the Philippines. There is more festival Celebration every year in the Philippines. You will just be amazed on how beautiful the dance and cultural costume they are going to represent.
Here is the list of yearly Festival in the Philippines
- DINAGYANG FESTIVAL
- SINULOG FESTIVAL
- ATI-ATIHAN FESTIVAL
- PAHIYAS FESTIVAL
- MASSKARA FESTIVAL
- PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL
- HOT AIR BALLON FESTIVAL
- KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL
- LIGLIGAN PARUL FESTIVAL
THE SINULOG SANTO NINO FESTVAL
Sinulog Festival, Viva Pit Senor is a Cutulral and religious festival it is held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City Philippines. Sinulog Festival is the number 1 festival in the Philippines they celebrate Sinulog every year.
When does Sinulog take place in 2017?
Before the big grand celebration festival. Basilica del santo nino church is having a big MASS every day it is called novena mass. The novena mass start on January 5 until January 14 then on January 15 is the grand fiesta or Sinulog Festival.
Each community is going to have their own contestants and they are going to be judged in a contest before the grand festival is held. The winner will be the one to represent their community. It is the same in province or other cities of Cebu and Luzon, Mindanao.
The Sinulog dance contestantss are dressed in bright colorful costumes. They dance very gracefully to the rhythm of drums, trumpet and native gongs. Smaller versions of the festival are held in various parts of the community of cebu and also in the province of cebu to celebrate and honor the Santo Niño. There is also a “Sinulog sa Kabataan” performed by the youths of Cebu a week before the parade. Recently, the festival has been promoted as tourist attraction.
One of the main highlight of the festival is the grand street parade which is lasts for 9 to 12 hours. All the participants coming from different town and cities of Cebu, Luzon and Mindanao across the Philippines.
Sinulog is ritual dance worship and the choreography is more “formal” the dance steps depicts the prayer dance. Which is the true identity of the Sinulog ritual dance. The Sinulog festival Contest is usually held in the Cebu City Sports Complex.it is Located in Osmenia circle Cebu City beside Abellana high school in Cebu City.
Tips FOR THE TRAVELERS WHO WANT TO SEE SINLULOG FESTIVAL
- Tip #1 – If you wish to see the festival you should book a hotel one month before the festival
- Tip #2 – Every year on the day Festival all hotels will be more expensive than usual.
- Tip #3 – If you want to see the parade on the day of festival you should wake up early and go to main street where the parade will held
- Tip #4 -You will be able to see the parade in basilica Del Santo Nino or Magellan’s Cross at the church
- Tip #5 – After the festival you can enjoy the island of Cebu City Philippines too
Thank you for stopping by
I am going to share more soon