- Jan 15 2023
- All Day
Sinulog Festival (the Philippines)
The Sinulog-Santo Niño festival is the first and largest cultural and religious (Catholic) festival in Cebu City, Philippines, held on the third Sunday of January every year. Usually attracting up to 15 million people from around the world, aside from the religious aspect of the festival, Sinulog is known for its exciting street parties that take place the night before and on the night of the festival. The festival is a ritual dance-prayer honouring the Child Jesus, whose image is said to be the baptismal gift the Spaniard Ferdinand Magellan gave Hara Amihan in 1521. This image is believed to be miraculous and is housed in downtown Cebu City.