Friday, April 29, 2011

Sinulog Festival

Sinulog Festival is one of the most exciting and anticipated festivals here in the Philippines.

The Sinulog festival in Cebu is one of the biggest and most stunning events in Philippines having very abundant history. This is held every third Sunday of January to honor Santo NiƱo (Infant Jesus), who is the patron saint of Cebu. Fundamentally, it is a ritual dance recognizes the previous pagan of the Filipinos and their acceptance of being Christians.

This celebration highlights some of the most brilliant showcases of beautiful women. Most participants wear bright colored outfits dance following the trumpets, drums and native gongs beats. Often, the street is lined with pedestrians and merchants all aspiring to see the colorful street dancing. Tourists may also discover minimal versions of the feast in other areas of Cebu. An additional attraction one week prior to the Grandest Parade is the Sinulog sa Kabataan featuring the young generation of the province.
People can also visit some of the bazaars wherein they feature the top quality products of Cebu selling several types of souvenirs and delicacies as well.
At present, the cultural celebration had been revealed as a tourist attraction as well as rather a traditional local street dancing, the festival likewise intend to feature other participants from other regions of Philippines to compete. This Sinulog contest is typically held at the Cebu City Sports Complex, the location of many major celebrations in the province.

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