Sinulog 2012 Schedule

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The most prominent annual events in Cebu is the festival called Sinulog. The festival is usually held on the third Sunday of January in honour of Señor Santo Niño. A dance-prayer which express devotion to the Holy Child. Cebuanos believes that it is an effective way to gain the favor of Señor Santo Niño. This attract thousands of tourist and devotee from all sector of the world which feature a street parade where the participants coming from the different town, municipality and city of Cebu Island dress in bright coloured costumes and dance to the tune of drums, gongs and other native instrument and shouting "Viva Pit Señor"

Fluvial Procession
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Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia join the festival
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Sinulog 2012

Date : Dec 01 – Jan 31, 2012

Event :

  • Sinulog Street Fair - Held in Osmeña Blvd.

Date : Dec 11, 2011

Event :

  • Sinulog Poster Making Contest - Held in Elizabeth mall

Date : Dec 15, 2011

Event :

  • Sinulog Photo Exhibits - Held in SM City

Date : Jan 05, 2012

Event :

  • Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus - Held in Fuente Osmeña

Date : Jan 06, 2012

Event : Sinulog 2012 Kick Off

  • Sinulog Photo Exhibits through the years - Held inSM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, MCIAA
  • Solemn Mass @ 2 PM - Held in Basilica del Sto. Niño
  • Launching Parade @ 3PM - Held in Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center
  • Opening and Launching Program @ 4PM - Held in Fuente Osmeña
  • Sinulog Idol @ 8PM - Held in Fuente Osmeña Circle
  • Street Party Bands @ 9PM

Date : Jan 7 - 13, 2012

Event :

  • Cultural Show @ 6:30 PM - Held inFuente Osmeña
  • Sinulog Idol @ 8 PM - Held in Fuente Osmeña Circle
  • Concert @ 9 PM - Held in the Fuente Osmeña Circle

Date : Jan 7

Event : Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan @ 1PM - Held in Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center

Date : Jan 8, 2012

Event :

  • Cebu City 2012 Marathon @ 4 AM
  • Sinulog sa Kabataan - Dakbayan @ 1PM - Held in Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center

Date : Jan 11, 2012

Event :

  • Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights) @ 9 AM
  • Ms. Cebu 2012 Coronation Night @ 7 PM - Held in Waterfront Lahug Hotel

Date : Jan 12, 2012

Event :

  • Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights) @ 9 AM
  • Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ 6 PM Held in Ayala Center Cebu
  • Sinulog Idol @ 8PM Held in Fuente Osmeña Circle
  • Handumanan @ 8PM Held in Ayala Terraces

Date : Jan 13, 2012

Event:

  • Visual Merchandising Contest @ Dept. Stores and Malls
  • Walk with Mary @ 4 AM - Held in Fuente Osmeña to Sto. Niño
  • Misa de Translacion @ 7 AM
  • Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /Floats / Higante / Puppteers) @ 9 AM - Held in Cebu City Sports Center Gym
  • Cebu Popular Music Festival @ 7:30 PM - Held in Cebu Coliseum
  • Sinulog Festival Queen 2012 @ 7:30 PM - Held in Cebu City Sports Center

Date : Jan 14, 2012

Event:

  • Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño @ 6 AM
  • Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon @ 9 AM - Held in Basilica del Sto. Niño
  • Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño @ 2 PM
  • Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ 7 PM Held in SM City Cebu
  • Gala – Passionata a Cultural Heritage Celebration in Honor of Sto. Niño de Cebu @ 8 PM - Held in SM Cinema I
  • Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ 8 PM - Held in Ayala Center Cebu
  • Handumanan Concert @ 8 PM - Held in USP-F Theater for the Performing Arts

Date : Jan 15, 2012

Event :

SINULOG GRAND PARADE

  • Mañanita Mass @ 4 AM - Held in Basilica del Sto. Niño
  • Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal @ 6 AM
  • Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off @ 9 AM
  • Grand Fireworks @ 7PM - Held in Cebu City Sports Center
  • Street Party Bands @ 7:30 - Held in Fuente Osmeña

Date : Jan 16, 2012

Event

  • Awarding Ceremonies @ 1 PM - Held in Cebu City Sports Center

Date : Jan 20, 2012

Event :

  • “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ 4 AM - Held in Basilica del Sto. Niño

Date : Jan 28, 2012

Event

  • Screening of Finalists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest @ 1 PM
  • Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest @ 6 PM - Held in SM City Cebu
  • 1st Sinulat Awards (Sinulog Literary Awards for Short Story Writing, Poetry, and Essay Writing) - Held in SM City Cebu

Date : Jan 30 – Feb. 10, 2012

Event

  • Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ‘10 - Held in SM City Cebu

Note: This is just a guide and there may be possible changes to these dates.

Author's Note

Remember this event make Cebu the most visited Cebu tourist spot on the month of January.

For those who wish to join and watch the Sinulog Grand Parade here are a few tips :

  • Make sure not to wear expensive jewelries
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Instead of driving you may want to consider commuting since most roads are close
  • Avoid using expensive cell phones
  • Wear comfortable cloth
  • Sunglasses is a good idea
  • Cap is a good idea
  • Prepare yourself for a hot and crowded day

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Comments 13 comments

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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Interesting and beautiful photographs. Must be a beautiful place. Will enjoy reading more about Cebu.


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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

Great pictures. It looks like such a happy place, I'll put it on my bucket list.

I finally got my first hub in . Kay


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu Author

@Duffsmom and KDee411 - Yes. Cebu is a beautiful place. I hope that someday you will find your way into this little island :D


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Varrie 4 years ago from Iligan City, PHIL

Sinulog certainly is an enjoying one!! Though I am not from Cebu, still we celebrate for Sr. Sto. Niño as he's the patron of our little community :)


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu Author

Yup. Sinulog is Cebu's Annual Pride Event. They spent a fortune just to make it happen but bottom line it is a lot of fun to see different town perform to the tune and under the sun :)


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'll need to schedule any visits to Cebu around this festival. Sounds like something to behold. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu Author

@alocsin - Yup it is. The local government is spending a fortune on this festival. Thanks for the Vote up.


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Interesting, I had not heard of this before, but looks like a fun and beautiful festival.

Thanks for SHARING.


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu Author

@Brett.Tesol - Yup it is beautiful. Also actors and actress join the fun :D


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Trsmd 4 years ago from India

Wow..hope you enjoyed a nice vacation at sinology activities this January and which will also be enjoyed by most of the tourists. Thanks for SHARING:)


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu Author

@Trsmd - Yup it was a blast :) This is the best annual event we have here in Cebu


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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

I agree. Sinulog is the most popular Philippine festival every first month of the year. Media campaign helps to make it known internationally.

Thanks for sharing.


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cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu Author

@travel_man1971 - Yup our government spent a fortune on this event but I guess its ok as there are a lot of business that benefit from this festival. Over 90% occupancy on all hotel near where the event is held.

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