Destinations Magazine

Sinulog Festival 2013: Get Ready! (Plus Schedules and Tips)

By Thelostboylloyd @lloydthelostboy

Once again, millions will flock to Cebu, the Queen City of the South, for Sinulog Festival 2013. It is surely one of the biggest Philippine festivals, and I’m happy that I will be in town, flying via ZestAir, to celebrate and experience it all over again with friends. Read more…

Sinulog Festival 2013: Get Ready! (Plus Schedules and Tips)

Photo credit: Sidious Sid

The Sinulog Foundation published the following schedule for the biggest weekend of the month-long festivities, January 18-20, 2013 (Friday to Sunday):

JANUARY 18, 2013 (FRIDAY)

4:00 AM Walk with Mary (Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño)

6:00 AM LBC Ronda Pilipinas

9:00 AM Solidarity Meeting for Participants (Cebu City Sports Center)

6:00 PM Sinulog Dance Crew (Cebu City Sports Center)

7:00 PM Sinulog Musicfest Finals (Cebu City Sports Center)

7:30 PM Sinulog Festival Queen (Cebu City Sports Center)

8:00 PM Cebu Popular Music Festival (Cebu Coliseum)

JANUARY 19, 2013 (SATURDAY)

6:00 AM Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño

9:00 AM Reenactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon (Sto. Niño)

2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño

7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition (SM City Cebu)

7:00 PM Street Party (Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia)

8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras (Ayala Center Cebu)

JANUARY 20, 2013 (SUNDAY)

4:00 AM Mañanita Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)

6:00 AM Pontifical Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)

7:30 AM Holy Mass (Cebu City Sports Center)

9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off

7:00 PM Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks (Cebu City Sports Center)

7:30 PM Street Party Bands (Fuente Osmeña)

TIPS

1. Flights to Cebu for Sinulog always have high demand, so planning ahead is key. ZestAir flies four times daily between Manila and Cebu at low fares. Alternatively, they also fly to Tagbilaran and Tacloban (via Ormoc)—airports that are a fast craft ride away from Cebu.

2. While there are plenty of hotels and accommodation choices in Cebu, most, if not all, have special Sinulog rates that can be as much as three times the original. Usually, lower-priced rooms can be found in neighboring cities, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

3. The carousel route of the Sinulog Grand Parade on Sunday will be 5.91 kilometers long. Of course, the roads that the parade will traverse will be closed all day.

4. Because a number of vital roads will be closed as mentioned, prepare for really long walks, and so, wear comfortable footwear.

5. As always, it’s best to wear light clothing to adapt to the heat. But since it is said that there have been sudden downpours in past Sinulog Festivals, be ready with rain protection.

6. Expect heavy, heavy traffic and limited transportation; jeepneys and taxis will be hard to come by. It’s really better to travel early in the morning then late at night.

7. There definitely are medics and other support staff in areas where there is action.

8. Food would never be a problem in the city and the entire island. Lots of gastronomic choices are available to suit every craving and budget.

9. There will definitely be parties for all three Sinulog nights—Friday through Sunday.

10. Posting Sinulog moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram would be better and faster with the empowered Globe Mobile Internet in Cebu. Check out surf.globe.com.ph.

Here is the route map for the Sto. Niño Procession on Saturday (click to enlarge):

procession_route2013

Here is the carousel route map for the Sinulog Grand Parade on Sunday (click to enlarge):

sinulog_route2013

Are you ready for Sinulog Festival 2013? For more details and the complete schedule, visit the official website of the Sinulog Festival at www.sinulog.ph. Viva Pit Senyor!

Sinulog Festival 2013: Get Ready! (Plus Schedules and Tips)
ZestAir flies four times daily to Cebu. Celebrate and experience Sinulog Festival by booking affordable fares at www.flyzest.com. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest promos and updates!


Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Kama Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub Review

    Kama Kumkumadi Brightening Ayurvedic Face Scrub Review

    Kama ayurvedic kumkumadi face scrub is specifically formulated with pure ayurvedic kumkumadi oil, a miraculous beauty fluid which is made with 12 precious and... Read more

    By  Subha Bose
    FOOD & DRINK, LIFESTYLE
  • Understanding How Emissions Impact Today’s Pre-owned Market

    Understanding Emissions Impact Today’s Pre-owned Market

    To understand how emissions regulations are currently affecting the pre-owned vehicle market, let’s revisit what’s been happening with emissions regulations in... Read more

    By  Ryderexchange
    BUSINESS
  • The Grand Feast

    Grand Feast

    At the School of Artisan Food François Marin's intensely flavoured 'restaurant', a restorative quintessence which gave its name to the early Parisian eating... Read more

    By  Historicfood
    FOOD & DRINK
  • 12 BRAIDS OF CHRISTMAS - From Hair By Lori

    BRAIDS CHRISTMAS From Hair Lori

    Fantastic festive hair styles for all ages and hair lengths.I have been looking all over for some inspiration for my daughters hair at Christmas time and came... Read more

    By  Hannah Staveley
    FAMILY, HOME
  • One Door Closes, Another One Opens

    Well, I think this is exciting news…After 8 years I’ve officially resigned from my tech integration role at PLC Sydney and, starting on January 1 next year, wil... Read more

    By  Betchaboy
    SCIENCE, TECH
  • Chinese Live Auction Nets Over 150 Million RMB ($23.1 Mil)

    The first ever Chinese Domain Festival and China Digital Asset Investment Summit live auction concluded with 150 million RMB in sales. The full list is below... Read more

    By  Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • Game Change

    Game Change

    What a strange, memorable election 2008 was: Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's brutal primary fight, John McCain and Sarah Palin's dysfunctional campaign,... Read more

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago by   Christopher Saunders
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES