Happening each third Sunday of January, the Sinulog is Cebu’s biggest and most lavish extravagansa. It commemorates the arrival of the Sto. Nino in the island as the Spanish conquistadores starts to redefine Philippine religious and political life. If you have to know Cebu for what Cebu can really do, you just have to visit one Sinulog Festival. The street dancing are very hypnotic as drums, colors and rhythm unite the onlookers, tourist and well wishers both local and international toward the festival. Being prepared for Sinulog is the key to enjoying the festival. Here’s just a few reminders that can help you survive Sinulog:
1. Have fun but be aware of how much boose you’ve had unless you’re ready for a big hang over after.
2. Keep your belongings close to you. If possible, don’t carry a bag because when the crowd gets wild, it’s just you and the strangers next to you.
3. Protect you camera and other gadgets from getting wet. You don’t want beer to seep into your digital SLR.