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This January, All Roads Lead To The Queen City Of The South For Sinulog Festival 2018

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Belle Piccio | Jan 08, 2018

One of the grandest and most colorful festival in the Philippines is almost upon us. Start your year right by celebrating the much awaited Sinulog Festival in the Queen City of the South

Devotees during the novena masses at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño; photo by Hankharu under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

The “Santo Niño” is the Spanish title for the Child Jesus. One of the well-known Filipino representations is the Santo Niño de Cebu.

Santo Niño de Cebu; photo by Ellismendez under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Cebu’s grandest celebration in honor of the Santo Niño is the annual Sinulog Festival.

The 2018 festivity is set on January 12-22. A series of activities has been prepared by the different committees of the Sinulog Foundation Inc., Expect that there will be nightly live concerts, cultural shows, Sinulog trade fair, fluvial and solemn processions, cultural and religious parades. Take note also of the following dates:

· January 13, 2018 (Saturday) – Sinulog sa Lalawigan

· January 14, 2018 (Sunday) – Sinulog sa Barangay

· January 21, 2018 (Sunday) – Sinulog Grand Parade

Sinulog 2014 | This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

For more information, contact the Sinulog Foundation Office at (032) 253-3700, 254-5010 or 254-5318 to 19.

Aside from Cebu’s Sinulog Festival honoring the Santo Niño in January, you can also join the celebration in other cities or provinces:

· Ati-Atihan Festival of Kalibo, Aklan – third Sunday

· Halad Festival of Midsayap, Cotabato – third Sunday

· Dinagyang Festival of Iloilo City, Iloilo – fourth Sunday

· Ibajay Ati-Ati and Devotional Fiesta of Ibajay, Aklan – fourth Sunday


How to Get There

From Manila, you can fly to Cebu (estimated cost of Php3,000++, round trip, 45 minutes).

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