Sinulog Festival in the Philippines
Sinulog Festival in the Philippines is held on January 21. Celebrated on the third Sunday in January. This event in the third decade of the month January is annual. Help us
The Sinulog Festival, also simply called Ati-Atihan Festival is one of the grandest festivals in the Philippines. Usually attracting more than a million attendees annually, Sinulog has long cemented its spot as one of the biggest festivals in the Philippines.
The first Sinulog parade was held only in 1980. The Sinulog Festival is a traditional celebration in Cebu City held every third Sunday of January to honor the Santo Niño (Child Jesus). Basically, the festival is done by a dance ritual, in which it tells the story of the Filipino people's pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.
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Dom Justo Takayama on February 3 (the Philippines and Japan);
Evelio Javier Day on February 11 (Panay Island, the Philippines);
Musikahan Festival on February 21 (Tagum City, the Philippines);