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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 2019

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 2019 Schedule of Activities

Pre-Sinulog Kick-off Activities

January 1-31, 2019 – Sinulog Street Fair at Osmeña Boulevard
January 1-21, 2019 – Sinulog Nightly Acitivies at Plaza Independencia & Fuente Osmeña Circle
January 9-19, 2019 – Balik Cebu Booth at Level 1, Ayala Center Cebu
January 9-20, 2019 – Sto. Niño Exhibit at Level 1, Ayala Center Cebu
January 13-20, 2019 – Fiesta at the Park 2019 at Cebu Business Park

SINULOG WEEK ACTIVITIES

January 10, 2019 (Thursday) – Walk with Jesus, Opening Salvo

3:30AM – Assembly at Fuente Osmeña (Fuente Osmeña – Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño)
4:00AM – Start of walk from Fuente Osmeña to Basilica Minore Del Santo Niño
5:30AM – Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2019
3:00PM – Sinulog Trade Fair at SM City Cebu by DTI
7:00PM – GMA-7 / DYSS Variety Show at Plaza Independencia

January 11, 2019 (Friday) – Sinulog 2019 Kick Off

2:30PM – Solemn Mass at Basilica Del Santo Niño – Opening Salvo Sinulog 2019
3:30PM – Assembly time for the Sinulog 2019 Launching Parade (Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center)
5:00PM – Sinulog 2019 Grand Launching at Cebu City Sports Center
7:00PM – Opening: Sugbuanong Musika at Fuente Osmeña Circle | Sinulog Idol Launching at Plaza Independencia
8:30PM – PNP Combo @ Fuente Osmeña Circle

January 12, 2019 (Saturday) – Sinulog sa Lalawigan

1:00PM – Parade of Participants (Capitol Grounds to Cebu City Sports Center)
2:00PM – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan at Cebu City Sports Center
6:00PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by Department of Education – Cebu Province
6:30PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 1 at Plaza Independencia
8:30PM – Hiphop Dance Competition with Variety Show at Plaza Independencia

January 13, 2019 (Sunday) – Sinulog sa Barangay

10:00AM – Parade of Participants (Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center)
1:00PM – Sinulog sa Barangay at Cebu City Sports Center
6:00PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by UV & Mandaue City Science High School
6:30PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 2 at Plaza Independencia
8:30PM – PAL Night Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 14, 2019 (Monday)

6:00PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by USPF & CIT University
6:30PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 3 at Plaza Independencia
8:30PM – CCTN Night at Plaza Independencia

January 15, 2019 (Tuesday)

6:00PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by CTU Danao & USJR
6:30PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 4 at Plaza Independencia

January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)

6:00PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by DepEd Cebu City & UC
6:30PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sinulog 2019 Festival Queen: Presentation of Candidates at SM Seaside City Cebu
7:00PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 4 at Plaza Independencia
8:30PM – Cignal Night at Plaza Independencia

January 17, 2019 (Thursday)

5:00PM – Sinulog Festival Queen 2019: Runway Competition at SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium
6:00PM – Balik Cebu Dinner at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
6:00PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by USC & SIT
6:30PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Sinulog Idol 2019 Grand Finals at Fuente Osmeña Circle
8:30PM – SMB Night at Fuente Osmeña Circle
8:30PM – SKY Night at Plaza Independencia

January 18, 2019 (Friday)

4:00AM – Walk with Mary (Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – Fuente Osmeña – Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)
7:00AM – Translacion. Walk with Mary. Cebu City to National Shrine of St. Joseph Mandaue.
4:00PM – Opening of Devotee City at Companya Maritima
5:00PM – Sinulog 2019 Festival Queen Coronation Night at Cebu City Sports Center
6:00PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by Mandaue City School for the Arts
8:30PM – Coke Studio Night at Fuente Osmeña Circle
8:30PM – SUN Night at Plaza Independencia

January 19, 2019 (Saturday)

2:00AM – Mass at National Shrine of St. Joseph
3:00AM – Mandaue-Lapu-Lapu Traslacion
6:00AM – Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño (NAVFORCEN Lapu-Lapu to Pier 1)
9:00AM – Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana & Rajah Humabon at Basilica Del Santo Niño
1:00PM – Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño
6:00PM – Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (Korean Cultural Dance) at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00PM – Battle of the Best Pyro Competition (Fireworks Display) at SM City Cebu
8:30PM – Sugbuanong Musika Grand Finals at Fuente Osmeña Circle
8:30PM – IPI Night at Plaza Independencia

January 20, 2019 (Sunday) – Sinulog Grand Parade

4:00AM – Mañanita Mass at Basilica Del Santo Niño
6:00AM – Pontifical Mass at Basilica Del Santo Niño
6:30AM – Holy Mass at Cebu City Sports Center
9:00AM – Sinulog 2019 Grand Parade Kick Off at Cebu City Sports Center
5:00PM – Sinulog 2019 Grand Finale at Cebu City Sports Center
7:00PM – Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (Korean Cultural Dance) at Plaza Independencia
7:00PM – Pyro Musical Show (Fireworks Display) at SM City Cebu
8:00PM – Extraordinary Pyro Magic in the Sky (Fireworks Display) at SM Seaside City Cebu
9:00PM – Festival of Lights – Grand Fireworks Display at Cebu Business Park

POST-SINULOG ACTIVITIES

January 21, 2019 (Monday) – Awarding Ceremonies, 1:00PM at Cebu City Sports Center
January 25, 2019 (Friday) – “HUBO Mass”, 4:00PM at Basilica Minore del Sto.Niño
January 28-29, 2019 – Judging Sinulog 2019 Short Film, Documentation and Music Video Contest
January 29, 2019 (Tuesday) – Judging Sinulog 2019 Photo Contest
February 2, 2019 (Saturday) – Awarding: Sinulog Photo Contest & Short Film Contest at SM Seaside City Cebu
February 2-11, 2019 – Photo Exhibit of Sinulog 2019 Winning Photos at SM Seaside City Cebu

  • For Further information: please call Sinulog Foundation Office (6332)253-3700 / (6332)254-5010 / (6332)254-5318 / (6332)254-5319
  • Visit Sinulog Website - www.sinulog.ph

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