S I N U L O G

5:32 AM




Its been a week since the Sinulog Festival and I’m still having that Prrititit sound in my head.

Sinulog is an annual cultural festival held at Cebu City dedicated in honor of Santo Niño. It is a month long celebration with the main highlight held every third Sunday of January . This year it was held last January 17, 2016.



VIVA PIT SEÑOR!

A phrase you will always hear when the Sinulog season comes. It is a short term for Sangpit sa Señor which means “to call, ask and plead to the king” - rappler



I’ve always been dreaming of  joining the Sinulog festival and I’m so glad that I was able to participate this year to one of the biggest festival of the country and now as a first timer I will share my experience to you .


As I’ve mentioned earlier, Sinulog is a month long celebration so before you book a flight take note of the schedule of activities.

THE GRAND STREET PARADE

Our day started  a bit late  because we went to a party (Paintensity) the night before the parade.




5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE JOINING THE SINULOG


There are few things that you need to keep in mind before you join the Sinulog Grand street parade and parties.


First, YOU NEED A LOT OF ENERGY

Ever heard of the Sinulog walk? You’ll be doing a lot of that because the streets will be closed.



Second, PREPARE YOUR MIND AND BODY

Because of the huge crowd there will be a lot of pushing as you walk around the parade route. Since I’m a petite girl I had a hard time going through the crowd. Akala ko ok na yung MRT Rush hour skills ko, kulang pa pala hahaha enjoy naman eh.







Third, WEAR A SINULOG READY OUTFIT

I was only informed by my cousin the day before the parade, he said that I should wear an outfit that I am willing to sacrifice because there will be a lot of sweating,  paint throwing and some people will even shower beer over you.



Fourth, BRING YOUR SINULOG KIT AND ESSENTIALS

Ever heard of pack light? Yes you need to pack light, bring only the essentials like money, camera and your Sinulog kit like whistle, shades and hat. Don’t forget to wear sunblock to avoid sunburn.




Fifth, ENJOY

Yes the place will be very crowded and there will be loud music everywhere and you’ll be doing a lot of walk, nevertheless you must enjoy the crowd, mimic the Sinulog whistle, dance like no one’s watching and appreciate the rich culture that our country has.





If you’ll ask me if I’ll still join Sinulog for the next years? Heck Yeah! The experience was one for the books. I am encouraging you, my dear reader to join Sinulog next year and have the experience you will never forget.



Love,



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