Monday, January 12, 2009

Sinulog Festival



The word Sinulog was attained from the Cebuano adverb sulog, means “like water current movement” which epitomized the forward-backward movement of there Sinulog dance. Sinulog Festival is an annual celebration held every on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City here in the Philippines and lasts for nine days. The celebration accounts the child Jesus, avowed as the Santo Niño (Holy Child), the patron of Cebu.

The festival has a street parade with participants wearing bright-colored costumes which dance to the rhythm of some musical instruments. The celebration brings about two major activities: the religious procession on a Saturday and the grand street parade the following day. Sinulog was one of the country’s biggest, grandest and most foreseen celebrations.

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