2014 Sinulog Festival Schedule of Activities

Photo Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page Sinulog 2014
Sinulog Festival is a yearly event held every third Sunday of January in Cebu to celebrate and honor  the Santo Niño or Child Jesus. 

The highlight of the celebration is the Sinulog contest or the Sinulog Grade Parade on the ninth day where competing groups in bright colored costumes dance to the rhythm of drums, trumpets and native gongs.




We offer a Sinulog Festival Tour Package 2014 and Cebu Tour, for your inquiries please email mariarona.beltran@yahoo.com or via mobile, 0998-989-3921. 


Photo Courtesy of Facebook Fan Page Sinulog 2014

A day before the parade, a fluvial procession is held at dawn carrying the Santo Niño via a pump boat from Mandaue City to Cebu City decorated by hundreds of flowers and candles.  When the crowd and the Santo Niño reach the Basilica del Sto. Niño, a re - enactment of Christianizing (the act of converting to Roman Catholicism) is performed.  In the afternoon, along the major streets in Cebu, another related procession takes place.

"Sinulog" came from the Cebuano word "sulog" which means a water current movement. The Sinulog dance is entirely a forward - backward movement consisting of 2 steps forward and 1 step backward. 


Official Sinulog 2014 Schedule of Activities

January 9, 2014   Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 AM                                  Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 AM                                  Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 AM                                  Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2014

January 10, 2014       Sinulog 2014 Kick Off
2:00PM                                    Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM                                   Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to CCSC)
7:00 PM                                   Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña
8:00 PM                                   Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                   Street Party Bands

January 11, 2014   Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
1:00 PM                                  Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM                                  Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
7:00 PM                                  Ms. Cebu 2014 Presentation @ Ayala Activity Center
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 12, 2014     Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM                                  Cebu City 2014 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
1:00 PM                                  Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to CCSC
2:00 PM                                  Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
6:00 PM                                  Grand Finals of Sinulog Choral Competition
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 13, 2014  
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 14, 2014  
6:30 PM                                  Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 15, 2014 
9:00 AM                                  Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
7:00 PM                                  Ms. Cebu 2014 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 16, 2014  
9:00 AM                                  Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
                                              Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot
6:00 PM                                  Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol Grand Finals(Fuente Osmeña Circle)
8:00 PM                                  Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 17, 2014       Visual Merchandising Contest(Dept. Stores and Malls)
4:00 AM                                  Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
9:00 AM                                  Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /Floats
                                              / Higante / Puppteers) @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:00 PM                                  Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest Grand Finals, CCSC
7:30 PM                                  Sinulog Festival Queen 2014, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM                                  Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum

January 18, 2014  
6:00 AM                                  Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
9:00 AM                                  Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and
                                              Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto.Niño
2:00 PM                                  Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM                                  Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM                                  Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM                                  Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
9:00 PM                                  Musicfest Grand Finals

January 19, 2014    SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM                                  Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM                                  Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM                                  Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM                                  Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM                                  Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña

January 20, 2014 
1:00 PM                                  Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center

January 24, 2014     “HUBO”
4:00 AM                                  “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño

January 25, 2014 
1:00 PM                                  Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest
                                              Sinulog 2013 Photo Contest Winners Exhibits
6:00 PM                                  Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest
@SM City Cebu                         


February 03– Feb. 10, 2014  Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ’14 @SM City Cebu



Source: http://www.sinulog.ph

Tips to consider if you are getting a CEBU TOUR:


A good place to start a Cebu City tour is Casa Gorordo, a historical home in downtown Cebu City.


 1. Fort  San Pedro----is one of the oldest spanish Fort in the Philippines . Work was started May 8, 1565 with Legaspi himself breaking the ground.

2.  Magellan's Cross---the spaniards with a ceremony of baptismal rites for over 800 natives, it was in in the same ceremony that the spaniards then planted a wooden cross and conducted the first christian mass in the Philippines and later on they called it magellan's cross.

3. Basilica del Santo Nino---the home of our beloved Santo Nino de Cebu. an effigy of the child jesus presented to the wife of Rajah Humabon during Magellan's expedition.

4. Casa Gorordo Museum ---the house was built in the 1850, four generations of the Gorordo family have lived in this house inclcuding Bishop Juan Gorordo, the first filipino Bishop.

5. Taoist temple-- built in 1972 and funded by the cebu's substantial chinese community. The temple is the center of worship for Taoism. Taoist temple is open to the worshipers and non-worshipers alike. A ritual among devotees is where one prays to the gods to grant one's wish. The ritual includes washing of hands, going inside the chapel barefoot and dropping two blocks of wood. If the blocks of wood are both face up then one could make a wish. If not then it is not yet the time for one's wish to be granted and one has to come to the temple some other time.

6. Mactan Shrine--- Were the Battle of Lapu-Lapu & Magellan Take Place.

7. Guitar Factory--- it is where our famous guitar's are made.

Then passing thru the oldest street " COLON " then Fuente Osmena, Capitol Bulding. 

Where to eat and go clubbing 

For your lunch  you can go to JY Square Mall at Lahug for cheapest meals or ask any locals for Jo’s Inato in Salinas Drive and try their tanguige steak, or the adobong talong or kangkong and last, the mouth watering buko – halo for dessert! It is a halo – halo (ice cream, sweets, leche flan etc) inside a buko (coconut). The ambiance is very local with furniture mostly made of bamboos and woods. 

If you want to see a bit of night life at Cebu go to Mango Avenue. There are a few number of decent dance clubs you may find yourself twirling your body in a small dance floor. You can order their ice cold light beers, sisig or their pork lechon – one of Cebu’s not to miss food! 

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