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    Sinulog 2013: schedule of activities, photos, video and updates

    Sinulog Festival 2013, one of the most awaited celebration in the Philippines that commemorates the Filipino people's acceptance of Roman Catholicism and an adaptation of famous Ati-atihan festival of Kalibo, Aklan. TheSummitExpress brings here schedule of activities, photos and video for quick track on what's happening at Cebu on the month-long festival.
    Sinulog Festival 2013 highlights
    Photo: Sinulog Festival 2013
    Wikipedia says that the word Sinulog comes from the Cebuano adverb sulog which roughly means "like water current movement;" it describes the forward-backward movement of the Sinulog dance. The dance consists of two steps forward and one step backward, done to the sound of drums.
    Sinulog Dance 2013
    Photo: Sinulog Dance 2013

    Highlights of the festival are the Santo Niño procession on Saturday, January 19 and Sinulog Parade on Sunday, January 20. Around four million of attendance is expected over the weekend.

    Interior of the Basilica del Santo Niño: Jan 16, 2013
    Photo: Interior of the Basilica del Santo Niño: Jan 16, 2013

    See Also: Sinulog Festival 2013 Grand Parade Highlights

    The route where the Santo Niño will be paraded is 6.1 kilometers long. It will be an estimated 7 hour-long procession starting from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., when the Santo Niño is expected to be back inside the basilica.

    On the grand parade, organizers said that there will be 42 dance contingents and 40 floats that will move like a carousel in Cebu City's major streets.

    Security officials are now ready for the flock of devotees. At least 2,000 policemen and 8,000 crowd control personnel will be deployed by authorities according to Sinulog foundation.

    Cebuano's big smile for Sinulog 2013
    Photo: Cebuano's big smile for Sinulog 2013
    Here is the full list of activities for SINULOG Festival 2013:

    December 01 – January 31, 2013
    Sinulog Street Fair Osmeña Blvd.

    December 15, 2012 – January 26, 2013
    3:30 PM Sinulog 2012 Winning Photo Exibits at the 3rd Level SM City Cebu

    December 30, 2012 (Sunday) Sinulog 2013 Fun Run
    7:00 A.M Elimination of Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest, Cebu City Sports Center

    January 5, 2013 (Saturday)
    9:00 A.M Elimination of Sinulog Choral Competition, Cebu City Sports Center

    January 6-30, 2013
    3rd Sinulog Softball Cup in cooperation with Cebu City Sports Commission

    January 10, 2013 (Thursday)
    Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
    4:00 A.M Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
    4:30 A.M Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd., Basilica del Sto. Niño
    5:30 AM Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 20113

    January 11, 2013 (Friday)
    Sinulog 2013 Kick Off

    January 11-21, 2013 Sinulog Fiesta (OTOP FAIR) SM Cebu Atrium
    10:00 AM Launching for Balik Cebu Booth at Ayala Activity Center
    2:30 PM Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
    3:00 PM Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
    7:00 PM Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña
    8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
    9:00 PM Street Party Bands

    January 12, 2013 (Saturday) Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
    1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
    2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
    6:30 PM Cultural Show by the Dept. Of Education RO VII (Fuente Osmeña)
    8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
    9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands

    January 13, 2013 (Sunday) Sinulog sa Kabataan – Dakbayan
    4:00 AM Cebu City 2013 Marathon (www.cebumarathon.com)
    1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
    2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
    6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) by University of San Carlos
    7:00 PM Ms. Cebu 2013 Presentation at Ayala Acitivity Center
    8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
    9:00 PM Concert at the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

    January 14, 2013 (Monday)
    8:00 AM Balik Cebu Airport Welcome
    6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) University of Cebu & University of the Visayas
    8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
    9:00 PM Concert at the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

    January 15, 2013 (Tuesday)
    6:30 PM Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña) Southwestern University, University of San Jose –Recoletos, Cebu Technological University, University of Southern Philippines Foundation
    8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
    9:00 PM Concert at the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

    January 16, 2013 (Wednesday)
    9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
    6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) Department of Education, Cebu City Division
    7:00 PM Ms. Cebu 2013 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
    8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
    9:00 PM Concert at the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

    January 17, 2013 (Thursday)
    5:00 PM Balik Cebu Airport Welcome
    6:00 AM Ronda Pilipinas
    6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) Salazar College of Science, Institute of Technology, Asian
    College of Technology, Cebu Institute of Technology University, Saint Paul College Foundation, Inc.
     Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot at SM City Cebu
    6:00 PM Balik Cebu, Welcome Party at Ayala Center Cebu
    8:00 PM Sinulog Idol Grand Finals(Fuente Osmeña Circle)
    8:00 PM Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
    9:00 PM Concert at the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

    January 18, 2013 (Friday) Visual Merchandising Contest (Dept. Stores and Malls)
    4:00 AM Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
    6:00 AM Ronda Pilipinas
    9:00 AM Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /Floats / Higante / Puppteers) at Cebu City
     Sports Center Gym
    6:00 PM Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest Grand Finals, Cebu City Sports Center
    7:00 PM Sinulog MusicFest Finals at Cebu City Sports Center
    7:30 PM Sinulog Festival Queen 2013, Cebu City Sports Center
    8:00 PM Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum

    January 19, 2013 (Saturday)
    6:00 AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
    9:00 AM Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto.Niño
     9th “THE STREET VIBRATION & BIG BIKE RALLY 2013, by V-max owners Group Inc.,
     Cebu Chapter
    2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
    7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition at SM City Cebu
    7:00 PM Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
    8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras at Ayala Center Cebu

    January 20, 2013 (Sunday) SINULOG GRAND PARADE
    4:00 AM Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
    6:00 AM Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
    8:00 AM Holy Mass at Cebu City Sports Center
    9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
    7:00 PM Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
    8:00 PM Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña

    January 21, 2013 (Monday)
    1:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center

    January 24, 2013
    7:00 PM Sinulog Choral Competition Finals at Basilica del Sto. Niño Pilgrim Center

    January 25, 2013 (Friday) “HUBO”
    4:00 AM “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño

    January 25-27, 2013
    1st Sinulog Beach Volleyball Competition at Fort San Pedro in cooperation with Philippine Sports Commission and Cebu City Sports Commission

    February 3, 2013 (Saturday)1:00 PM Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest at SM City Cebu Cinema
     Sinulog 2013 Photo Contest Winners Exhibits
    6:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest Short Film/Video Documentary & Sinulat Awards
     Contest at SM City Cebu

    Febuary 3-10, 2013Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ’13″ at SM City Cebu



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