Sinulog Festival is the grandest festival at the Queen City of the South- Cebu City, Philippines on January 15, 2017. Every year, more than a million celebrate in this religious and traditional gathering. It is celebrated during the 3rd Sunday of the month January and the grand parade start off after the nine days novena in honor to Sr. Sto Nino - the patron saint of Cebu.
Sinulog is unique in all terms for its beating drums, gongs and trumpets accompanied by the "Ritual Sinulog Dance" which is moving 2 steps forward and one step backward which imitates the motion of the Pahina River. The festival showcases tons of colorful costumes, giant paper mache, gigantic floats decorated according to its theme, street partying, fireworks display competitions, religious procession and fluvial procession, give away, face painting and many others. The devotion to Sr. Sto Nino has been bigger and stronger and the faith remains with each passing blessing and challenges.
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