Solemn Foot Procession 2019

Last January 19, 2019, the annual solemn foot procession was held. The solemn foot procession is the most important and the second most-attended event during the whole Sinulog season. During this event, the image of Senor Santo Nino, together with the image of the Virgin Mary and the image of Saint Joseph are paraded through […]

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Sinulog Fluvial Parade 2019

Every year, one day before the well-attended Sinulog Grand Parade takes place, Cebuanos flock to the port area to witness one of the Sinulog season’s most important events. Right before sunrise, hundreds of thousands fill the ports of Cebu to witness a spectacle that cannot be found anywhere else. This event is the annual Sinulog […]

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Walk with Jesus Dawn Procession 2019

Last January 10, 2019, the annual Walk with Jesus solemn dawn procession was held. The Walk with Jesus dawn procession is a yearly event that marks the official start of the Sinulog season in Cebu. Days prior to this event, the image of Senor Santo Nino de Cebu ‘visits’ various churches in the city as […]

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Rain or Shine

I was able to attend the third day of Novena at the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño last Saturday. I know you’ve seen this type of photos before, but allow me to post a couple of the shots that I snapped. The weather has been pretty bad lately. And I’m not just talking about drizzles. […]

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Sinulog Backgrounder

“Sinulog is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image of the Santo Niño. The dance moves two steps forward and one step backward to the sound of the drums.” The word Sinulog is a Visayan term to the local dance that follows the rhythm of the river flow (Sulog). It has come down […]

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Origin of the Image of Señor Santo Niño

The Sto. Niño is part of Philippine history, said writer Nick Joaquin in a 1980 paper delivered before Cebuanos. It is such a symbol of Philippine history “because it came with Magellan, became a native pagan idol, was reestablished as a Christian icon by Legazpi, and has become so Filipino that native legends annul its […]

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Fiesta Señor

Spanish chroniclers say that it was in the summer of 1565 that the first Santo Niño procession was held in the El Cuidad de Santisimo Nombre de Jesus newly- founded on the burned Zubu (Cebu) village of King Tupas. The occasion was the transfer of the image from the village house where it was found […]

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Dawn Procession

For the first time, I was able to join the Walk for Jesus dawn procession today. The procession signifies the official start of the 9-day Novenario which ends on the Feast of the Holy Child Señor Santo Niño. According to my source, at least thirty thousand devotees joined the early morning procession which started at […]

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