2 million devotees and revelers
Two million people spilled into Cebu City streets on January 21, 2018, despite the rain, to experience the 10-hour spectacle of colorful costumes, floats, higantes, puppeteers, an overpowering beat, and dancing dedicated to the Child Jesus called the Sinulog festival.
On one hand, this is the grandest festival of all Philippine festivals on every third Sunday of January.
(By Louie Nacorda, Commissioner of the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC) of Cebu City,
and a member of Parish Pastoral Council of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Parish)
My first encounter with the Santo Niño (Holy Child) came via his widely venerated image in what was then known as the Church of St. Agustin (now the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu) in downtown Cebu, where my first school, the Colegio del Santo Niño is located.
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The 16thcentury Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño overflowed with thousands of devotees attending the last scheduled Friday mass last January 6, 2012.
This was the second day of the nine-day novena before the celebration of the feast of Senyor Sto. Niño (The Holy Child Jesus) and the Sinulog Festival on January 15, 2012.
"Viva Pit Senyor!" The assembly loudly chanted as the mass ended and the swarm of church-goers headed towards the exit.
After almost an hour, the church seemed completely empty except for the staff of PRworks Inc.