I'm so excited! we are planning to go to Cebu early next year for the sinulog festival! weeee! i am really looking forward the trip! it will be my first time to ride a plane and be somewhere really far! hahaha! i know, pathetic huh?
Every January, the most anticipated event of the year brings the city to life. The Sinulog dance.... and vibrant costumes. One of the tourist attractions in Cebu is the annual celebration of Sinulog. It is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The festival is held each year during the third week of January in the City of Cebu to honor the the Santo Nino or the child Jesus.
There is a procession. After the procession, high mass is celebrated. Following the mass, devotees who have petitions begin to perform the Sinulog dance. Many people believe that their hopes in life are answered by dancing the Sinulog after the solemn procession.
Thousands of pilgrims and devotees from all over the country flock to the streets going to the Basilica bringing with them candles, rosaries, and replicas of the child Jesus. Likewise, parishioners from different parishes, business sectors, colleges and universities, government officials, archdiocesan organizations and all sectors in the Cebuano community, including group of friends, families and relatives join together in honoring the patron saint.
I really hope we can iron out all the arrangements. we have to book early as this is certainly a peak season for Cebu! =)