“Pit Senyor kang Mama kini, Pit Senyor kang Papa kini!” this is one of the few lines that you will hear during the Sinulog. One of the things you will notice that Sinulog is fast approaching is that you can see plenty of flaglets or called us “banderitas” hanging above the street around Cebu proper. Pritit! One week from now, it’s already Sinulog! It is celebrated every third Sunday of January in honor of Sñr. Sto. Niño the Patron of Cebu. This is one of the festival in the Philippines that you wouldn’t miss. Thousands of people from different places local or foreign will go to Cebu to witness the merriest and grandest festival of the Philippines. Sinulog is celebrates both early Cebuano society and the historical backdrop of the Christianization of Cebu, back then the Spaniards came to Philippines and brought Christianism, joining the pomp of ahead of schedule years with today’s Christian custom. The Santo Niño (“the Holy Child,” Jesus), is conveyed in holy procession along the streets with thousands of devotes, while drums beat in the custom for a plenty harvest. Along the way fn this celebration, you will witness group of people are dancing the Sinulog ritual dance, wearing colorful costumes and dancing beautifully in the streets following the drums beat; While they dance, they do shouting the word of thanks. The common one used is saying this word “Pit Senyor kang Mama kini, Pit Senyor kang Papa kini!” or say the simple way “Viva Pit Señor!”.In this way, they show thier giving thanks and honoring Snr. Sto. Nino. .Aside from religious activities, there will be a colorful fireworks display, a loud beat of drums and street party bands that adds more vibes to the Festival. There are lot of activities to be expected this coming Sinulog. And Below is the Sinulog Schedule of Events. Happy Sinulog Everyone! Viva Pit Senyor!
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