SINULOG FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | CEBU CITY

 

SINULOG FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | CEBU CITY

Sinulog Festival Schedule of Activities | Cebu City

 SINULOG FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AND TRAVEL GUIDE | CEBU CITY

Note: The Schedule of Activities below might change without prior notice.

OFFICIAL THEME OF SINULOG 2020: “Señor Santo Niño — Cause of our Unity and Charity”

  • January 10, 2020 – Sinulog Festivities Launching
  • January 11, 2020 – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan
  • January 12, 2020 – Sinulog sa Baranggay (Dakbayan)
  • January 17, 2020 – Search for Sinulog Festival Queen
  • January 18, 2020 – Annual Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño
  • January 19, 2020 – Sinulog Grand Dance Parade and Arena Competition
  • January 20, 2020 – Sinulog 2020 Awarding of Winners

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Sinulog Festival Schedule of Activities

Sinulog Festival – Cebu’s Answer to Brazilian Mardi Gras

We have heard tell of the majestic Brazilian Mardi Gras – with all the pomp and pageantry, the colorful and elaborate costumes, the enthusiastic throng of people eager to be part of the action, the melodious and enchanting music, the rituals, the parades, the overall exquisiteness of the event and we mistakenly long to be part of it. We think, erroneously, as previously stated, that we do not have such a festival that can rival the famous Mardi Gras. But, the reality is, we have a celebration that is comparable to it or even better – and we have it in spades and it is uniquely Filipino and everything that entails being accompanied by it.

Celebrated and commemorated by people from all walks of life, whether they be local or foreign visitors, Cebu City’s Sinulog Festival is a festival that brings a lot of components together. Every third week of January, Cebu City becomes the center of the Sinulog Festival – with all the pomp and pageantry rivaling the most colorful festivals the world over.

The celebration is deeply rooted in religion as it is used to commemorate the importance of the Sto. Nino in the lives of the people. The Sto. Nino de Cebu, being the oldest Christian relic, it being the gift to Reina Juana and Rajah Humabon on their being converted to Christianity, has been central to the faith and the lives of the people of Cebu for centuries. It has heard the prayers and interceded on behalf of its believers for such a long time. A nine-day prayer mass (the novena, or the novenario) generally signifies the official start of festivities.

STO NINO CHURCH

Sinulog Festival Schedule of Activities

The fluvial procession is also one of the highlights of the ceremony. The relic is brought out for a grand procession in the city’s waterways for all the world to see. Pilgrims, believers, tourists and curious onlookers all converge to be part of the action.

Of course, the most awaited spectacle is the foot procession which culminates in the street dancing. Colorful costumes array the participants, with colorful embellishments and accessories completing the overall look. The gaudier the costume, the better, since it identifies the wearer as a true devotee. These colorful costumes never fail to amaze the tourists who are attracted to the theatricality and the flair of the participants.

The music fills the air, such a melody that is hauntingly familiar, inviting you to strut your stuff in the middle of the street, letting you shed your innermost inhibitions and qualms of performing in front of so many strangers. It has evolved as well, incorporating the times with the instruments and the beat, and yet the melody and the rhythm stays enthralling the same. While it may not be samba, it does have its own qualities that help to set your mind to the task at hand.

A constant in the whole equation is the ritualistic and symbolical blackening of the skin with soot to remember the first settlers who accommodated the Spaniards. The first settlers being Atis, participants reach into their collective consciousness to give them the requisite respect for what they have done.

And since every festival is a celebration of food, Cebu’s legendary cuisine is also on full display for the world to appreciate. Explosive flavors, succulent meats, well-put recipes, and contrasting textures all come together to make your palate gustatory heaven. You can savor the tastes of several generations and the flavors of cultures that have been assimilated into the dynamic Cebuano way of life.

Sinulog Festival may be celebrated once a year but it does bring together so many people who make it such a momentous occasion that would be spoken of and remembered for a long period of time.

 

SINULOG FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | CEBU CITY
Sinulog Festival Schedule of Activities , Photo By Francisco M. Pajares

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WHERE TO STAY WHEN IN CEBU

With the updated Sinulog Festival Schedule posted, you must be booking your hotel as early as possible.

You can book a room now and get a good deal on the links provided below. Just click the links and it will bring you to the booking site.

BUDGET HOTELS

Allson’s Inn
129 Echavez St.
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Cebu R Hotel – Mabolo
49 Tres Borces Street, Mabolo

Sampaguita Suites Plaza Garcia, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

Skypark Pensionne
55 RR Landon Street, Jones Avenue

Uncle Tom’s Cabin
M.P. Yap Street,
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

MEDIUM PRICED HOTELS

Castle Peak Hotel
F.Cabahug Cor. pres. Quezon Sts, Villa Aurora, Mabolo

Cebu Grand Hotel
N. Escario Street, Vibo Place

Cebu Parklane International Hotel
Arch Bishop Reyes Ave and Escario Street

SINULOG FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES | CEBU CITY
Sinulog Festival Schedule of Activities, Photo By Jescario

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Cebu Grand Hotel
N. Escario Street, Vibo Place

Citi Park Hotel
F Cabahug Street, Mabolo Panagdait St.

Express Inn – Cebu
M.J. Cuenco Avenue corner Pope John Paul II

Golden Peak Hotel & Suites
Gorordo Avenue corner Escario Street, Kamputhaw, Lahug
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Mango Park Hotel
General Maxilom Avenue

Mandarin Plaza Hotel
Archbishop Reyes Corner Escario Street

Main Hotel and Suites
J. Panis Street, Old Banilad Road, Kasambagan

Pillows Hotel Cebu
208 Gov. M. Roa Street (previously Kamuning Street), Fuente Area-Capitol Site

Quest Hotel & Conference Center – Cebu
Archbishop Reyes Avenue
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Rajah Park Hotel
Benigno Du Building

S Hotel & Residences
827 M. Velez St, Cebu City

HIGH PRICED HOTELS

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Hotel
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Apas

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino
Salinas Drive Lahug
BOOK HERE FOR A DISCOUNTED RATE

Radisson Blu Cebu
Serging Osmeña Boulevard corner Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo
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40 Comments

  1. We all know that Cebu is one of the place that is rich in culture and a beautiful place to plot our adventures. We also can sense their efforts in giving cultural importance. If we ask our self why culture is important. First is Culture is part of our history and present days. Understanding the diversity of culture is like adventuring also. Second it’s part of them, and for us to understand and respect and sometimes know why. Third is we are the late bloomers we have miss so many things in the past that only in the present we can discover.

  2. Marilyn Niebla

    Industrial Psychology is important to build a strong and valued culture. Unity of everyone is very important and legible. The corporation needs to be given consistency and direction, guide decisions and actions. It is very important in our lifestyle because it is an ingredient for us to achieve success. We must investigate, respect, and understand it well for our progress. We also learned to corporate culture to be work together, respect every differences, and individuals beliefs.

    – Marilyn Niebla –

  3. Altamera, Jan Crystal M.

    Economic development
    helps local businesses more directly in fashion industry
    Modernization as progress
    The helps of western goods and languagess with respect for cultural preservation way of life.
    The last is global diversity is important because when we are ignorant of the importance of culture protection, our thinking narrows. You are narrow minded about something in arts. So this is not good that’s why global diversity’s important it helps to develop relationship with people

  4. Magbanua, Shena L.

    Understanding corporate culture is important because it is the reason why Cebu City has preserved their culture and arts until now. Also because, the culture of particular company reflected to many factors. Whether its dress code, their employees benefits, how they handle their employees, their manner of communication, their treatment of their clients, and other aspect. In addition, the corporate culture is influenced by our tradition, our culture, and economic trade and trends. That is why Cebu City is known for the preservation of their culture and arts.
    Magbanua, Shena L.
    BSIT 3G1

  5. Erica Estor

    In my own understanding, our subject can relate to the culture and arts of Cebu City because we need to understand the the cultural identity of the City, their values and attitudes of the people to develop our knowledge about them.

    It is important to understand corporate culture to help building a strong companies culture recruiters.
    It needs to be shown to improve levels of engagement, productivity and also their performance. The corporate culture is very important because you need to know the beliefs and behaviors to determine the companies employee or management on how will they manage or interact transactions on the outside businesses. Corporate culture is important because employees are more likely enjoy work when their needs and values in the company are consistent and also they tend to develop better relationships with other employee and be more productive for their company.

    ERICA RABOTIN ESTOR BSIT 3G1

  6. Rodelina Canag

    Industrial psychology is the study of how our attitudes and behaviors are shaped by the values and ideas that have long penetrated businesses and cultures, as well as by student beliefs and the perceived significance of our jobs. Based on our distinctive beliefs and behaviors, industrial psychology is a technique for processing information on an individual basis. It provides us with an unbreakable link to historical social values, opinions, and cultural practices, which enables us to identify with others and strengthens our sense of unanimity, belonging, and patriotism.

    -Rodelina O. Canag BSIT3-G1

  7. A great destination in the Philippines is Cebu City. The people of Cebu City are renowned for having a wide variety of cultures, and they have preserved their customs and traditions up until our day. Following are some factors that contributed to Cebu City’s preservation of its arts and culture:

    1. Continuity and ties; The relationship between the customer, employee, and manager.
    2. Goals are upheld and swiftly accomplished.
    3. Improve your product; local and international.

    One of the key reasons Cebu is still the ideal spot to visit and put on your bucket list is for these three reasons. In order to demonstrate not only their skills but also the history of the Philippines, where Magellan brought Christianity to the island, they have continued to preserve its culture and arts. Additionally, this location not only offers you fascinating and subtly revealing glimpses into historical tales that can educate you about the past and help you comprehend how it relates to both your personal and professional life, but it may also aid in your understanding of corporate culture.

  8. Kimberly Maglasang

    Understanding corporate culture creates strong relationship among us because each and every one understanding ones culture, trust and respect.It will increase skills and talent by promoting a learning development.Lastly it can support the goals

  9. Pederiso Enna Mae S.

    Preserving it’s once culture is significant to each individual in a certain place .One of this is Cebu city , where they’re celebrating sinulog festival . Wherein it’s relatable to our course Fashion and Apparel ,since through making our own design of clothes ,we can show case our own culture ,that can be seen in our final output .Also here are the 3 reason why understanding culture is important .Firstly , culture heritage is signifant in our we’ll being as a citizen of our country . Second we as whole gruop must cooperate with each ,and support each one of us ,to showcase our culture globally .And lastly , culture reflecfs our own identity , thats why we must preserve our very own culture for the next generation to continue to possesses, it by next generation to next generation .

  10. A great destination in the Philippines is Cebu City. The people of Cebu City are renowned for having a wide variety of cultures, and they have preserved their customs and traditions up until our day. Following are some factors that contributed to Cebu City’s preservation of its arts and culture:

    1. Continuity and ties

    2. Goals are upheld and swiftly accomplished.

    3. Improve your product.

    One of the key reasons Cebu is still the ideal spot to visit and put on your bucket list is for these three reasons. In order to demonstrate not only their skills but also the history of the Philippines, where Magellan brought Christianity to the island, they have continued to preserve its culture and arts. Additionally, this location not only offers you fascinating and subtly revealing glimpses into historical tales that can educate you about the past and help you comprehend how it relates to both your personal and professional life, but it may also aid in your understanding of corporate culture.

  11. San Jose, Angely Ann B.

    Due to its economic significance to the nation, Cebu is recognized as the Queen of the South. There are my few reasons why we need to learn about Cebu City.

    1. We are aware of the legendary explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who made his way to Cebu City in 1521, where he died after converting the local chiefs and monarch to Christianity. Here is where the Philippines’ fascinating history begins. The first Spanish settlement in the Philippines was Cebu City.

    2. In addition, the oldest surviving Catholic artifact is located in Cebu City. Our religious views have a greater influence on us. Roman Catholicism is practiced by the vast majority of Cebuanos, with many in rural regions combining it with the local Bisayan folk religion.

    3. The Sinulog Festival depicts the paganism of the Filipino people’s heritage and their conversion to Christianity.

    That’s what i have learned of their history. Their beautiful traditions and culture make the cebuanos very special.

  12. Ma. Arcelie D. Clemente

    Cebu is one of the richest city in the Philippines, cebu has alot to offer like beautiful white sand beaches, the famous lechon, local delicacies, tourist spots, the sinulog festival etc. sinulog has been a successful festival eversince it caters diversity as this festival gathers people from other religions, from other places/country to celebrate the prestigious festival. This festival is just like our subject we learned the difference in people’s culture, behavior, etthics and values. We learned corporate culture to be open to one’s differences and accept wholeheartedly the diversity. we also have to take this opportunity to learn new morals and values from other culture because I believe that by learning and accepting our differences will lead us to become a little bit better human being. As we go on with our lives, we have gone thru alot, it’s 21th century and the world is evolving understanding our differences in culture, values, ethics, and beliefs doesn’t hurt our ego it is important to be kind and mindful to the people we get to meet every single day let’s be considerate it doesn’t make us less of a human to treat other people well, in this cruel world we only need kindess and understanding.

    Clemente, Ma. Arcelie D. BSIT 3G1

  13. Wilfred santillan

    Santo niño important to festival becouse this is to tribute to celebrate to the hestory .
    Dance culture is the one of the celebrating to sinolog this is the celebrate to how remember the freedom of the happen past.
    Art of culture one of the important to paint body to tribes give the celebrate the freedom

  14. Pia Marie S. Dialing

    As we know culture establishes our behavior as community to work together. Just like teamwork to empowers, people in a communityy to work in ideas and projects. To lead or influence in entire organization.
    Also to communication to each individual to the goal in an organization.

  15. Christy Mae Francisco

    When coming into another places we should consider and respect first the differences between their beliefs, their own behaviors and languages, cause not anytime we had the same perceptions, where sometimes our own behavior is different from them that it may can cause disrespecting their own religion or what they are believing in. This was so important for us to have and learned, applying this good behavior will help us for a good engagement of making relationship with other that could build our self and identity as a person.

  16. KIM VERLIE JOY TAGROS

    Industrial Psychology it is referring to the beliefs and values that have existed in an organization and cultures for a life time, and to the beliefs of the students and the foreseen value of our work that will influence to our attitudes and behavior. Industrial Psychology it is a practice for individually process by our individuality thoughts and actions.

  17. Jenelyn Guarin

    It gives us an irrefutable connection to the past – to certain social values, beliefs, customs and traditions, that allows us to identify ourselves with others and deepen our sense of unity, belonging and national pride.

    Jenelyn J. Guarin

    • Cebu is the oldest city in the Philippines. Just like industrial philosophy that has theory, and belief that people needed and to manage to have successful in life.
      Mark Anthony R. Lo

      • Balibad, Shaira M.

        Many of us Filipino are obsessed and are manifesting to go to Cebu City because of its beautiful spots and culture, one of the culture that everyone enjoys is the Sinulog Festival. Sinulog Festival is a traditional celebration in Cebu City that is held every third Sunday of January to honor the Santo Niño. I can relate this festival in cebu to my subject for it has the philosophy and a belief.

  18. THERESA E. YANSON

    Philippines should promote these festivals because these festivals show the different history and culture of Filipinos, certain cities celebrate different festivals that shows their origin. Also, many tourists visit the Philippines because of these festivals, it boosts the tourism and the economy of the country, at the same time Filipinos are able to show their history. Philippines should promote these festivals as it promotes diversity, diversity is important in terms of bringing different culture and religion together in one celebration. If these festivals are promoted in other countries, foreigners can celebrate, learn and gain new perspective into the culture and religion of Filipinos. Thus, understanding the Filipinos.

    Theresa yanson BSIT 3-R1

  19. Diane Legario

    One of the best festival that Cebu could offer showcasing their talents and enthusiasm in celebrating the Sinulog Festival and honoring St. Niño. I hope my next trip to Cebu will give me the chance to experience the joyful and meaningful celebration of this great festival.
    # marman

  20. Riza Mae H. Villanueva

    It’s amazing! I want to go and see this event!

  21. Ronald Lubiano

    Haven’t been to Cebu yet, might as well try it on their next sinulog festival. It seems to be colorful festival. #marman

  22. Ma. Celina Venus-Mijares

    Sinulog is one of the most popular festivals of the Philippines. Aside from the religious aspect of the festival, it is also famous for its colorful street parties #marman

  23. I love reading about other countries and festivals. The costumes look so beautiful.

  24. Milica Momcilovic

    This looks so interesting! Wish I am able to visit this festival!

  25. Festivals are always nice to go to especially if you’re feeling a little swamped with life lately! I think it would be nice to see this in person!

  26. These photos are beautiful. I can’t wait to travel. Pinning this for later <3

    xoxo
    Tyler

  27. This looks like a great festival!

  28. This honestly looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Looks like a wonderful experience and a great place to visit. Love all the colors.

  30. Looks like a lot of fun things to do, so fun!

  31. Love cultural festivals. The people are all in a good mood, the music is fabulous and the dress is stunning. I remember going to these types of festivals in Holland (where I’m from) and I love how it united people of all backgrounds.

  32. I love festivals! Seems like a fun time

  33. This looks like a big event in Cebu! Everything looks so lively and fun. Thanks for sharing the list.

  34. Keziah Sheloah Geriane

    I’ve been here 3 times already and every time I go there I always have things/activities to do there. Their City is highly urbanized maybe that’s one of the reasons why people still go back to Cebu. Sinulog Festival is one of the reasons why I like to go back there 🙂 # Advertising

  35. The event ended with a BANG! Enjoyed so much especially the LAMHITANAY part in Kabankalan City Plaza… definitely will be back next year… next will be the DINAGSA festival in Cadiz City 🙂

  36. Elizabeth O.

    This is really great! It would be nice to be able to watch and see the performers live.

  37. I have not see or been to Cebu when the Sinulug festival is going. I bet it is fun and memorable to watch.

  38. The best place to go on a trip to this place because it is the time of the festive.

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