Among all festivals in the Philippines, Sinulog is definitely on top of the list and I’m cock-a-hoop to have experienced the Sinulog vibe after four years years of hankering for it.
My Sinulog 2019
Though, we must not forget the true meaning of Sinulog, I also won’t deny, I am all for fun, and I have a huge belief in the good vibes and the gratification Sinulog could ever give.
What is Sinulog?
Fact: The word Sinulog comes from the Cebuano adverb sulog which roughly means “like water current movement;” it describes the forward-backward movement of the Sinulog dance. The dance consists of two steps forward and one step backward, done to the sound of drums.
My Sinulog 2019
I ended up this year’s Sinulog high-spirited and feeling victorious, ‘cause, finally, after 4 years, I get to visit Cebu and get the most of Sinulog-feels as I could.
I may not be able to Celebrate on the day of the “fiesta” in Cebu since the celebration was not my primary reason of going home, but that did not stop me from feeling the festivity. Devotees and Sinulog “fantards” know so well how Sinulog is celebrated in Cebu right after New Year and how you can find Sinulog emblems right in every corner of the city.
To mention a few of my Sinulog activities during my visit to the Queen City of the South, Cebu City, I was able to:
- Visit the Sto. Niño church along with friend, Ampie who supports me all the way.
- Walk around Sto. Niño and take photos and videos of the amazing scenes I get to see, once again.
- Of course, buy some Sinulog “blings” which is my way of supporting local vendors.
- Visit Fuente Osmeña where some activities are being held.
- Visit the yearly setup of different Sto. Niño figures in Ayala Center Cebu.
- Bought a Sinulog shirt- a must!
- Witnessed Sinulog Dance Performance.
- … and of course, the most important part that completes the festivity-FOOD- yes, I did that, too.
My Sinulog 2019
By the time Sinulog was celebrated in Cebu, I was already back in this cold, cold land called Edmonton dealing with slippery-icy roads, because Winter is real in YEG. However, that never hindered me from feeling the Sinulog beat as VISMIN Association of Edmonton presented Sinulog Sa Edmonton 2019.
Let me just mention here that the wifey and the son and some of my Cebuano friends performed on the said event and it it was majestic, it was splendid.
Check out this Youtube video of the Oponganon in their Sinulog dance performance during Sinulog Sa Edmonton 2019:
Though, I kind of disagree to the part where in such religious celebration was injected with something unrelated to the occasion and to be honest, it was causing some airtime and boredom to some, and I honestly think the segment was unnecessary, that didn’t cease me still from having fun along with family and friends- Sinulog dance presentation, food, music- they were all there.
Check out my Youtube video for Sinulog Sa Edmonton 2019:
Did I enjoy Sinulog Sa Edmonton? Definitely, yes! Am I going to see Sinulog Sa Edmonton next year? Oh, why, yes!
Check out my Youtube video about My Sinulog 2019
My Sinulog 2019 was concluded feeling triumphant- from Cebu to Edmonton- – and I realized that whichever part of the world you live in, Sinulog will still be the same, “One Beat, One Dance, One Vision- One SINULOG” and how you celebrate it defines your Sinulog.