Location: Every January Cebu City Philippines
Although I have been in Cebu before this is my first visit during the Sinulog Festival and the buzz around the city as soon as I arrived at the airport all the way to the hotel was incredible.
It seems that everyone and their friends have descended upon the city of
Cebu, the hotels are all full, streets are packed with crowds of cheerful
people and everywhere Sinulog fever is on display with shops, restaurants
and cafes all flying 'Happy Sinulog - Viva Pit Senor' banners.
This festival is the biggest celebration of the year in Cebu - even bigger than Christmas and it is a heady mixture of religion, culture, dance, celebration and an excuse to party every day and every night for a full week .... and here I am right in the middle of it all.
Whats is Sinulog all about?
Held on the third Sunday of each January this cultural and religious festival that links the pagan past of Cebu, the worship of nature and gratitude for what is provided, with its Christian present centred around Santo Nino.