In 2015, my wife and I had the opportunity to watch the Sinulog Festival in Cebu. This year, I was fortunate to get a glimpse of the Fluvial Procession which took the Senor Sto Nino across the Mactan Channel. Here is a reblog of the 2015 festivities for those who may want to savor the sights and sounds of the Sinulog in the years ahead. (Photos courtesy of Project Lupad.)
Wow!!! What can I say? Cebuanos really know how to party! With a capital P!No wonder lots of foreigners converge in Cebu City every end of the Christmas season. They go there to extend the holidays, party like there’s no tomorrow, before finally going home – all bushed, broke and bleary-eyed – to their more sedate and proper worlds.
This year’s Sinulog Festival had to compete with the bigger headline which was Pope Francis’ historic visit to the Philippines. This, coupled with the threat of an incoming storm named ‘Amang’, would have affected attendance in the festivities. But no, there was no shortage of crowds; no lack of color, noise and excitement, as Cebu’s Sinulog reaffirmed its position as the premiere festival in the country today. “This is definitely much, much larger than the Mardi Gras in New Orleans”, quipped a wild and woozy Californian I befriended…
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