The blistering heat of the sun can’t stop devotees and party goers to participate and witness the grandest festival in the Philippnes. Sinulog is a religious and cultural celebration in honor o
f the child Jesus Christ, Señor Sto. Niño. It is a celebration in commemoration of the founding of Señor Sto. Niño.
Sinulog is being celebrated in different ways. There is no standard guidelines on how this festival being celebrated. Everyone has the freedom to join or just witness the festival. Though this is a religious activity but others celebrate it through street parties with loud music. Basilica Menore del Sto. Niño is crowded with thousands of devotees from other parts of the country and even outside the country.
January 7 2016 is the start of the religious celebration in cebu, Sinulog 2016. It was started with hundreds of devotees walking early in the morning though the Basicla Menore del Sto. Niño. This is also the start of the 9 day Novena to honor the child, the patron saint of Cebu, Señor Sto. Niño. The church’s pilgrim area is crowded with church-goers who didn’t mind the dazzling heat of the sun, just to praise and glorify God in the presence of the child Sto. Niño.
This shows the devotion of everyone in different ways. But no matter how you celebrate this festival, what matters most is your faith to the one who gives you fortune and prosperity.