Sinulog Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities

The Sinulog is an annual festival held in Cebu City and is one of the tourism attractions in the Philippines. The festival, which starts on December 1, 2011 until January 31, 2012, commemorates the Cebuano's pagan origin, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism.

It will officially open on January 5, 2011.

Sinulog 2012
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.

The following is the schedule of activities in the 2012 Sinulog Festival. We're posting it as early as now to give tourists and those who wanted to go home to attend the occasion ample time to plan their trip.

Those who cannot make it can still watch the highlights via live streaming video, which this site will embed upon availability.

Sinulog Festival 2012 Schedule of Activities

Dec 01 – Jan 31, 2012
Sinulog Street Fair, OsmeƱa Blvd.
December 11, 2011
Sinulog Poster Making Contest @ Emall
December 15, 2011
Sinulog Photo Exhibits @SM City

January 05, 2012 (Thursday)
Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 AM
Assembly Time (Area) Fuente OsmeƱa
4:30 AM
Start of Walk-Fuente OsmeƱa Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. NiƱo
5:30 AM
Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2012

January 06, 2012 (Friday)
Sinulog 2012 Kick Off

Sinulog Photo Exhibits through the years @SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, MCIAA
2:00PM
Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. NiƱo)
3:00 PM
Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. NiƱo to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM
Opening and Launching Program, Fuente OsmeƱa featuring Mandaue City Children’s Choir, Dancesports Team Cebu and Dance Troupes from Cebu’s schools and universities
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)
9:00 PM
Streen Party Bands

January 7, 2012 (Saturday)
Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
1:00 PM
Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM
Awarding of Winners

6:30 PM
Cultural Show (Fuente OsmeƱa)

8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 8, 2012 (Sunday)
Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM
Cebu City 2012 Marathon
1:00 PM
Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM
Awarding of Winners
6:30 PM
Cultural Show (Fuente OsmeƱa)
8:00 PM

Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)
9:00 PM

Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 9, 2012 (Monday)

6:30 PM
Cultural Show (Fuente OsmeƱa)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 10, 2012 (Tuesday)

6:30 PM
Cultural show (Fuente OsmeƱa)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands


January 11, 2012 (Wednesday)

9:00 AM
Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM
Cultural Shows (Fuente OsmeƱa)
7:00 PM
Ms. Cebu 2012 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)

9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 12, 2012 (Thursday)

9:00 AM
Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM
Cultural Shows (Fuente OsmeƱa)
6:00 PM
Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM

Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)
8:00 PM

Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 13, 2012 (Friday)

Visual Merchandising Contest(Dept. Stores and Malls)

4:00 AM

Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente OsmeƱa-Sto. NiƱo

7:00 AM
Misa de Translacion (Motorcade)
9:00 AM
Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent / Floats / Higante / Puppteers) @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym

6:30 PM
Cultural Shows (Fuente OsmeƱa)
7:30 P.M
Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum
7:30 P.M

Sinulog Festival Queen 2012, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente OsmeƱa Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 14, 2012 (Saturday)

6:00 AM
Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. NiƱo
9:00 AM
Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto. NiƱo
2:00 PM
Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. NiƱo
7:00 PM
Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM
Street party @ Fuente OsmeƱa and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM
Gala – Passionata a Cultural Heritage Celebration in Honor of Sto. NiƱo de Cebu @ SM Cinema I
8:00 PM
Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu

8:00 PM
Handumanan Concert, USP-F Theater for the Performing Arts


January 15, 2012 (Sunday)
SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM
MaƱanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. NiƱo
6:00 AM
Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM
Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM
Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM
Street Party Bands, Fuente OsmeƱa

January 16, 2012 (Monday)

1:00 PM
Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center

January 20, 2012 (Friday)
“HUBO”
4:00 AM
“HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. NiƱo


January 28, 2012 (Saturday)

1:00 P.M
Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest
6:00 P.M
Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest @SM City Cebu 1st Sinulat Awards, Sinulog Literary Awards for Short Story Writing, Poetry, and Essay Writing @ SM City Cebu

January 30 – Feb. 10, 2012
Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ‘10 @SM City Cebu

Source: Sinulog.ph