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Sun, January 21, 2018

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Downtown Area

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(6332)253-3700 / (6332)254-5010 / (6332)254-5318 / (6332)254-5319

Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, devotees and tourists take part particularly in this grandest of parades. It consists of multi-colored, earthy street pageantry with participants donning vibrant hues and styles made of silk and trimmed or fastened with feathers. In a frenzied mood they dance in the streets to the spell-binding beat of drums and gongs and the mantral cries of Pit Señor (Long live the Christ child!) Then, there is also this frenetic whole week of religious and cultural activities climaxing in an all-day, almost all-night street dancing and parading in multi-colored costumes to a heart-thumping beat of native drums, trumpets and gongs.

Your Guide to Grander SINULOG 2018

Resonating in the air are cult-like mantras wildly and loudly uttered by half-naked men and women with painted faces, stomping their feet on the ground as if preparing to go on a friendly warpath. This New Orleans-like Mardi Gras happens every 3rd Sunday of January, immediately a day after a mass celebration in the basilica is held in honor of Santo Niño de Cebu, long regarded as the city's patron saint. No invitations are handed out. You just let your hair down and join the fever- pitch revelry in the street.

SINULOG 2018 Schedule of Activities

December 01, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Sinulog Street Fair at Osmeña Boulevard

January 7, 2018 (Sunday)
5:00 AM Sinulog Fun Run by Philippine Sports Commission
4:00 PM Kick Off (Route: same as Sinulog Grand Parade)
Sinulog Dance Crew 2018 Elimination

January 11, 2018 (Thursday)
Opening Salvo – Walk with Jesus
4:00 AM Assembly at Fuente Osmeña (Fuente Osmeña-Osmeña Blvd.-Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño)
4:30 AM Start of Walk from Fuente Osmeña to Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño
5:30 AM Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2017

January 12, 2018 (Friday)
Sinulog 2018 Kick Off
10:00 AM Sinulog Trade Fair at SM City Cebu by The Department of Trade and Industry
2:00 PM Solemn Mass at Basilica Del Santo Niño – Opening Salvo Sinulog 2018
3:00 PM Sinulog 2018 Launching Parade (Basilica to Fuente Circle to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM Opening & Launching Program at Plaza Independencia; Presentation of Sinulog Festival Queen/Sinulog Idol/Sinulog Dance Crew

January 13, 2018 (Saturday)
Sinulog sa Lalawigan
1:00 PM Parade of Participants from Capitol Grounds to Cebu City Sports Complex
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan at Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia by Department of Education – Cebu Province
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol Elimination
8:00 PM Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 14, 2018 (Sunday)
Sinulog sa Barangay
12:00 PM Parade of Participants from Legaspi Ext. Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Complex
1:00 PM Sinulog sa Barangay at Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia by Cebu Technological University & Indiana Aerospace University
4:00 PM Sinulog Idol Elimination
8:00 PM Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 15, 2018 (Monday)
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia by University of Visayas & University of Cebu
4:00 PM Sinulog Idol Elimination
8:00 PM Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 16, 2018 (Tuesday)
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia by Mandaue City College & Mandaue School for the Arts
8:00 PM Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 17, 2018 (Wednesday)
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia by Salazar Institute of Technology and Cebu Doctors University
8:00 PM Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 18, 2018 (Thursday)
10:00 AM Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 Photo Shoot at SM City Cebu Events Center
6:00 PM Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 Parade of Costumes & Runway Competition at SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia by University of San Carlos
8:00 PM Sky Night at Plaza Independencia c/o Sky Cable

January 19, 2018 (Friday)
4:00 AM Walk with Mary (Our Lady of Guadalupe Church-V. Rama Ave.-left to B. Rodriguez St.- Fuente Osmeña-Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño
Cebu-Mandaue-Lapu-Lapu Traslacion
9:00 AM Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingents, Floats, Higante, & Puppeteers) at Cebu City Sports Complex
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia by University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of San Jose Recoletos, and Cebu Institute Technology University
7:30 PM Sinulog Festival 2018 Festival Queen Coronation Night and Sinulog Dance Crew Grand Showdown at Cebu City Sports Center
9:00 PM Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 20, 2018 (Saturday)
2:00 AM Mass at National Shrine of St. Joseph
Mandaue-Lapu-Lapu Traslacion
3:00 AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño
9:00 AM Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana & Rajah Humabon at Basilica Del Santo Niño
1:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño
6:30 PM Cultural Show at Plaza Independencia
Department of Education – Cebu City
Sinulog Idol 2018 Grand Finals at Plaza Independencia
7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition at SM City Cebu
9:00 PM Coke Studio Artists at Plaza Independencia by Coca-Cola

January 21, 2018 (Sunday)
Sinulog Grand Parade
4:00 AM Mañanita Mass at Basilica Del Santo Niño
6:00 AM Pontifical Mass at Basilica Del Santo Niño
7:00 AM Holy Mass at Cebu City Sports Complex
8:00 AM Short Program
8:30 AM Sinulog 2018 Grand Parade Kick Off at Cebu City Sports Complex
4:00 PM Sinulog 2018 Grand Finale at Cebu City Sports Complex
6:00 PM Concert at Plaza Independencia with Mofo Band
8:00 PM Parokya ni Edgar at Plaza Independencia by Globe Telecom

January 22, 2018 (Monday)
Awarding Ceremonies
1:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies at Cebu City Sports Center

January 26, 2018 (Friday)
“HUBO Mass”
4:00 AM Mass at Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño Pilgrim Center

January 27, 2018 (Saturday)
Judging Sinulog 2018 Photo Contest

January 28, 2018 (Sunday)
Judging of Finalist in Short Film / Video Documentary and Music Video Contest

February 3, 2018 (Saturday)
1:00 P.M. Screening of Finalists Sinulog Short Film Festival @ SM City Cebu
6:00 P.M. Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest, Short Film and Video Documentary Contest @ SM City Cebu

February 3 - February 12, 2018
Photo Exhibit Winning Photos Sinulog 2018 @ SM City Cebu

  • For Further information: please call Sinulog Foundation Office (6332)253-3700 / (6332)254-5010 / (6332)254-5318 / (6332)254-5319
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