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Filipinos will celebrate again one of the grandest Philippine’s festival, Sinulog Festival, which will be held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City.

(C) Dinno Sandoval
(C) Dinno Sandoval

Sinulog Festival is held to commemorate the Filipinos’ acceptance of Christianity and to honor Senyor Sto. Niño. The event will feature street dancing, float parade, fluvial procession, beauty pageant, bazaars, concerts and a lot of fun activities.

During the parade, locals and tourists are shouting “Pit Señor! Señor Santo Niño in a a belief that they will be heard by the Santo Niño.

Aside from Sinulog Festival, other festivals in the country are also held in honor of Sto. Nino like Ati-atihan Festival and Dinagyang Festival.

Sinulog Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities

January 5, 2017 Opening Salvo Walk with Jesus

4:00AM Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30AM Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30AM Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2017

January 6, 2017 Sinulog 2017 Kick Off

10:00AM Sinulog Trade Fair @ SM City Cebu by DTI
2:00PM Solemn Mass (Basilica Del Santo Niño)
3:00PM Launching Parade (Basilica Del Santo Niño to CCSC)
7:00PM Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña

January 8, 2017 Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan / Sinulog sa Barangay

3:00AM Cebu City 2017 Marathon
1:00PM Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia
to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Barangay & Lalawigan
@ Cebu City Sports Center
10:00PM Concert @ Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 9, 2017

10:00PM Concert @ Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 10, 2017

10:00PM Concert @ Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 11, 2017

8:00PM Sinulog Idol @ Fuente Osmeña Circle
9:00PM Concert @ Fuente Osmeña, Party Bands

January 12, 2017

6:30PM Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photo Shoot

January 13, 2017 Visual Merchandising Contest (Dept. Stores and Malls)

4:00AM Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña – Sto. Niño
9:00AM Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent,Floats,
Higante,Puppeteers) @Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:00PM Sinulog Dance Crew Finals
@Cebu City Sports Center Gym
7:30PM Sinulog Festival Queen 2017 Coronation Night
@Cebu City Sports Center Gym

January 14, 2017

6:00AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Sto. Niño

9:00AM Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon
Basilica del Santo Niño
12:00NN 12th “The Street Vibration & Big Bike Rally 2017” by V-max Owner’s

Group, Inc Cebu Chapter

2:00PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu


4:00AM Mañanita Mass @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00AM Pontifical Mass @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
Holy Mass @ Cebu City Sports Center
5:00PM Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks
@ Cebu City Sports Complex
9:00PM Pyrospectacular Show (Pyromusical Show @ SM City Cebu)
12:00MN Sinulog Fireworks @ SRP

January 16, 2017 Awarding Ceremonies @ Cebu City Sports Center
January 20, 2017 “HUBO”
January 31, 2017 Judging Sinulog 2017 Photo Contest
February 1, 2017 Judging of Finalists in Short Film/

Video Documentary and Music Video Contest

February 4, 2017

1:00PM Screening of Finalists Sinulog Short Film Festival @ SM City Cebu
6:00PM Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest, Short Film and Video Documentary
Contest @ SM City Cebu
February 4, 2017 – February 13, 2017 Photo Exhibit Winning Photos Sinulog 2017
@ SM City Cebu

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