The Real Reason Why We Celebrate Sinulog

Pray before party! Pit Senor!
Posted on: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Eliezer Sanchez

Unleash your party spirit because Sinulog is at hand!

But let’s not forget the real reason why we celebrate this festive activity.

sinulog party

Sinulog is annually held on the 3rd sunday of January, to celebrate the feast day of the Snr. Sto. Nino, Cebu’s patron, and to commemorate the Filipinos’ acceptance of Christianity.
Sto. Nino


It is said that when Queen Juana, the wife of Raja Humabon, accepted the image of the Holy Child Jesus from Ferdinand Magellan, she danced with so much joy while holding the holy image in her hands.

And with herself as an example, other natives followed her act. And instantly, that was the first Sinulog!

fun run

street dancing


Yes, it’s fun partying and dancing yourself out in the night, but let’s put and retain in our minds that Sinulog is more than superficial. It traces to a centuries-old event, the roots of our culture today. The event where we owe everything that we have now.


Basically, Sinulog is about the culture, the religion, and most importantly honoring the Sto. Nino. So before indulging yourself with all those merriment, don’t forget to go to church.


Give thanks.



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