Viva Pit Senior!
After the New Year celebration, the next big event that I look forward to would have to be the Sinulog Festival. Every year, the experience just gets so much better. There’s always something to do during this week long festivity and there are many things to look out for. In fact, more people from other places come to Cebu to witness this grandest celebration.
For those who may not know, the Sinulog Festival is held every January to give honor to the Holy Child Jesus, Sr. Sto. Nino. This Holy Image has become an instrument for people to worship and to pray to God more. For many years, Sinulog has made Cebu a rich province when it comes to its history and culture. But more importantly, this has made every individual, Cebuano or not, closer to religion and faith.
On a personal note, the Sinulog Festival is special to me. It is not just because I get to see the Mardi Gras parade nor I get to party with family and friends (more or less, these are just bits of the bonus). It is more than that. The Sinulog Festival is meaningful to me because it helps strengthen my faith in God.
As a devotee to Sr. Sto Nino, I always feel that celebrating Sinulog will give me a good start of the year. I celebrate it in my own little way by attending the novena masses and participating in the procession. With this, I always hope that I could be a more prayerful and faithful person as the year progresses.
Indeed, this is one colorful festival everyone should look out for!
On a cultural aspect, the Sinulog Festival is a spectacular event to see. Like I said, there’s always something to do even when you are on the streets of Cebu City.
Enjoy more shots taken by RB Perez!
*Note: Please do not re-post or upload photos without permission from the owner. More photos on this link: Sinulog 2014