Sinulog - Cebu Province Events


Third Sunday of January | Cebu City


The Sinulog Festival is considered the most important Cebu festival in the Queen City of the South. Held every January in the provincial capital, the festival attracts thousands of tourists a year with its trademark street dancing.


Like Aklan's Ati-Atihan, this Cebu fiesta honors the Santo Nino, with revelers shouting “Viva Santo Nino!” at regular intervals throughout the parade, as soot-covered, costume-clad celebrants dance to a two-step forward, one-step back rhythm. While most revelers troop to the Basilica Minore where the centuries-old image of the Baby Jesus – a gift to Cebu's Queen Juana by Spanish explorers - is on display, many agree the real fun comes with the boisterous parade of this Cebu festival, which ends with a grand finale at the sprawling Cebu City Sports Center.



The feast is in honor of the holy image Senor Santo Nino de Cebu. Fiesta Senor as it widely known, is the most celebrated among Cebu's festivals where people converge along the route of a grand solemn procession and partake in the gaiety amidst a mardigras parade immersed in vivid colors and the constant drums of the Pit Senor.