Solemn Foot Procession 2011

One of the most well-attended religious activities in the country is the annual solemn foot procession of the image of Señor Santo Niño. This is held in the afternoon of the third Saturday of January. According to top police officials, this year, despite the very heavy rains, at least one million people joined the solemn procession. Here are some photos taken during the 2011 Solemn Foot Procession held last January 15, 2011.

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At least 1 million people joined the 2011 Solemn Foot Procession last January 15, 2011.

The weather was perfect at around 1:30 in the afternoon. Here is the scene inside the Fuente circle.

Jones Avenue was closed to traffic by noon.

My mother with our Niño.

Jones Avenue before the rain.

A guy with his merchandise headed towards the Abellana area.

All of a sudden, it started to rain really really hard. Here’s an NSTP cadet braving the rain.

Jones Avenue

Wet students.

Meanwhile, the procession continued.

And people continued walking.

Then, it rained even harder.

The Fuente Osmeña skywalk

Checking if the Niño’s carroza has arrived.

This kid is so wet he decided to take off his shirt.

A very wet couple walking in the rain.

Mom making sure we don’t miss the Niño’s carroza.

Local kids enjoying the rain.

Dirty shoes.

After almost an hour, the rain finally stopped. A few minutes after this guy cleared the drainage, it began to rain really hard once again.

Everyone was wet.

Even the Mayor was wet.

Suddenly, we heard the band playing.

There it is.

The carroza of the Holy Child.

Viva Pit Senyor!

Sto. Niño de Cebu.

Closer look.

There was a little commotion behind the carroza because a lot of people wanted to come as close to it as possible.

Priest and church officials behind the carroza.

And they were followed by thousands…

… and thousands…

…and thousands of devotees.

Raising his Niño.

Thirty minutes later, there were still so many people.

View of Jones Avenue last Saturday.

Flying Rosary.

Up, up, and away!

Quick shot of my mom and our Niño.

Relaxing.

The very very wet Fuente Osmeña area.

Viva Pit Senyor!

14 thoughts on “Solemn Foot Procession 2011

  1. salamat intawn nakakita na tawn ko sa pics sa procession.. i have been searching all over for this. once again, photos are great.. keep posting more!

  2. wala man ka tulog Ley… i am teary eyed looking at the photos, the crowd, thier faith and all those scarifices bisan ug ni-ulan… grabeee…. there’s joy that u can’t explain… Viva Pit Senyor… More power to you Ley. God bless everyone…

  3. pictures like these really makes me yearn for Cebu…stayed in Mandaue for three years as a salesman…REALLY LIKE HOW YOU CAPTURE CEBU’S HEART BEAT!

  4. this is the reason why Cebu City has been blessed and away from calamities… it’s because how people sacrificed to join the procession and not only during Sinulog but every Sunday as well…… Nice Photos ley!

  5. Puerteng daghana gyud tinuod sa mga deboto. Sa V.Rama Avenue na ko sa pagbundak gyod sa ulan.Didto na lang ko naghulat molabay ang carro. Salamat sa pictures nakita ko ang side sa Fuente.

  6. How wonderful ,its more of the feelings than words.
    Thank you very much Ley for your great effort to show us 2011 Cebu Fiesta.

  7. Viva Pit Senior!!!!!!!!!!!! this is what sinulog is all about….praising and professing our faith to the Holy Child Jesus…Me and my hyousemates went to the Basilica and waited for the procession to end..we attended the pontifical mass and we danced the sinulog after the mass…It rained very hard again during the mass, everyone was wet but we never gave up, we stood and heared the mass all the way and danced in praise to Santo Nino…(Im looking for pics of that event, I hope you have some)

  8. tan-aw ko sa mga piks nakahilak ko VIVA PIT SENOR ikaw hari sa tana!n and i love you GOD thank you for all the BLESSINGS!!!

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