Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sinulog Festival Santo Niño

Today is the Sinulog festival, famous feast in Cebu City and it’s been held every year on the third Sunday of January. Sinulog is a prayer dance performed before the image of the Santo Niño. Sinulog derived from the Cebuano word “sulog” which is “river current movement”; skillfully describes the forward-backward movement of the Sinulog dance. And the dance is accompanied by the sound of the drums, trumpets and many more. The Sinulog festival is one of the majestic and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The festival portrayed by a long parade through the streets while dancing the Sinulog. While the contingents dancing, people around the streets are shouting Pit Señor! to express their thanksgivings to the Santo Niño. This Sinulog dance is a ritual dance in honor of Santo Niño or the child Jesus, the patron saint of Cebu City. The above image you’ve seen is our own Santo Niño at home. Viva Señor Santo Niño! Pit Señor! Pit Señor!

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