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Sinulog Festival 2012 Official Schedule of Activities

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Are you planning to witness Sinulog Festival 2012 but not sure when to visit Cebu for the main event schedules. Sinulog organizers are expecting thousands of tourists starting next week to witness the fluvial procession and the foot procession of the image of the Sto. Nino on Jan. 14 and the grand Sinulog 2012 parade the following day.

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Sinulog Festival 2012 Schedule

Sinulog is an annual festival in Cebu City and considered as the one of the grandest and most colorful festival in the Philippines. The said festival commemorates the Cebuano people’s pagan origin, and their acceptance of Roman Catholicism.


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This year, 12 out-of-town contingents form Visayas and Mindanao will participate the parade and compete for the P1-million grand prize for the Sinulog-based and free interpretation categories and the Sinulog 2012 street-dancing competition.

Official Sinulog 2012 Schedule of Activities from Sinulog.ph


Dec 01 – Jan 31, 2012
Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña 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 Osmeña
4:30 AM
Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
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. Niño)
3:00 PM
Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM
Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña featuring Mandaue City Children’s Choir, Dancesports Team Cebu and Dance Troupes from Cebu’s schools and universities
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña 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 Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña 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 Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 9, 2012 (Monday)
6:30 PM
Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 10, 2012 (Tuesday)
6:30 PM
Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña 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 Osmeña)
7:00 PM
Ms. Cebu 2012 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol Singing Contest (Fuente Osmeña 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 Osmeña)
6:00 PM
Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña 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 Osmeña-Sto. Niño
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 Osmeña)
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 Osmeña 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. Niño
9:00 AM
Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto. Niño
2:00 PM
Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM
Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM
Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM
Gala – Passionata a Cultural Heritage Celebration in Honor of Sto. Niño 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 FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM
Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
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 Osmeña

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. Niño

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 – Sinulog 2012 Photo Contest

Among this years contingents in Sinulog Festival are Tangub City and Placer in Masbate, the defending champions in the Sinulog-based and free interpretation categories, respectively.

Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay, Liloy in Zamboaga del Norte, Kidapawan in Cotabato, Alang-Alang in Leyte, Dulag in Leyte, Tanaway in Leyte, Dumaguete City and Sta.Catalina in Negros Oriental will also join the Sinulog.

At the end of the Sinulog Festival parade, everyone is invited to go to the Cebu City Sports Center grandstand for the grand finale and the Sinulog 2012 fireworks display.

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