Sinulog Fluvial Breakfast!
Sinulog in Cebu is the biggest festival in the Philippines, celebrating the feast of the Child Jesus, Santo Niño de Cebú, with a dance ritual to the beat of the drums. Held every third Sunday of January, it is the largest and most attended fiesta in the country with an all-day-long parade and party.
You can read about my 2006 Sinulog experience here:
- [Sinulog #1] Sinulog -- The Best Fiesta in the Philippines!
- [Sinulog #2] Essential Guide to the Sinulog Fiesta
- [Sinulog #3] The Grand Parade
- [Sinulog #4] Cebu de Sto. Nino Devotion
- [Sinulog #5] Sinulog's Beauty and the Beasts (postcards)
- [Sinulog #6] Sto. Nino Collections (part 1)
- [Sinulog #7] Sto. Nino Collections (part 2)
One day before the Santo Niño procession, the image of the Child Jesus visits his Mother in Lapu Lapu City via the sea. Early in the morning of Saturday, the Santo Niño returns to Cebu City, reenacting the coming of the Spaniards through a Fluvial Parade on Cebu's Pahina River.
This is one of my best Sinulog experiences ever, not only because of the parade, but also because of the great fluvial breakfast I got to taste there!
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The Fluvial Parade starts after the celebration of the Holy Mass. We woke up as early as 4.30am and boarded our Islands Banca boat around 5.30am.
Over the years, the Fluvial Parade is starting to run the risk of losing its religious meaning because a lot of people join it just to party.
You can also dunk your bananas in it...
Cebuanos really know how to party, eat a grand breakfast and have fun! Sinulog is indeed the festival of FUN in the Philippines! :)
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Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: This is a personal trip with Julie, Vic and their Manila-based friends (including us), organized to show us a unique Cebu Sinulog Experience.
P.S. Kindly link your own Sinulog stories in the comments section.