#TABadventures: Sinulog Festival 2015
Philippines is one of the most busiest country in the world in terms of festivals and events from different cities down to provinces. We have Pahiyas Festival, Penafrancia Festival and many more!
Last week I was invited to witness the most awaited cultural and religious Sinulog Festival in Cebu, City! People are dancing gracefully for more than 5 to 6 hours and this is how they express their faith.
Cebu City, officially the City of Cebu, is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the “second city” of the Philippines, being the center of Metro Cebu, the second most populous metropolitan area in the Philippines after Metro Manila.
* Some good to know information:
What is Sinulog Festival? – It is a religious festival in honor of Sto. Nino. It is celebrated every third Sunday of January where tons of people are dancing their way through the streets wearing beautiful and colorful costumes accompanied by the sound of drums and other musical instruments.
The origin – Sinulog is a type of traditional and ritual dance (all the time moving two steps forward followed by one step backward) ; after the image of the famous Santo Niño was brought to Cebu and the Catholic faith was established in the region, the dance was made a part of the yearly fiesta in honor of the Santo Niño. **
I want to share my experience during this amazing festival in the Philippines, it is indeed more fun in the Philippines!
I had so much fun during this trip and was so lucky to even witness this colorful festival! Over to you, have you been to any festivals in the Philippines? or in any festivals in your country? Share your stories in the comment box below! 🙂