Some say there are three seasons in Cebu – sunny, rainy, and Sinulog.
In case you’re completely clueless of what Sinulog is, here’s what you need to know:
Sinulog is a festival held on the third Sunday of January every year in honor of the Santo Niño, Cebu’s patron saint. This world-famous festival is one of the biggest and grandest in the Philippines.
Though the main event takes place on the weekend, it’s basically a week-long celebration comprising of religious activities and street parties. A 9-day novena mass is held at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño. On Sunday, a grand parade takes over the streets of Cebu City with participants hailing from different parts of the country – each team offering a majestic display of colorful costumes and spectacular props. At night, the city transforms into a huge party zone.
Sinulog season is upon us
If there’s one thing Cebuanos look forward to every year, it’s Sinulog. It certainly is a highly-anticipated event that devotees from all over the country and tourists from around the world come to Cebu on Sinulog week. Well, it is the city’s fiesta and the island’s biggest festival after all.
The Sinulog hype starts to gain momentum in the later part of the year – or any time now. Towards the year’s end, Sinulog music and drumbeats can be heard around Cebu – in malls, hotels, and business establishments – practically everywhere.
Hotel booking season
Every year, Cebu City braces for a huge influx of tourists – both domestic and foreign. As early as October, hotels start to receive bookings and these bookings continue to increase until the few weeks leading to the Sinulog weekend. Hotel owners in Cebu revealed that they become fully booked by late December to early January.
If you’re planning to visit Cebu to witness the magnificent festival, you better start booking your stay now. You wouldn’t want to get caught in all the booking buzz as the festival draws near.
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