Pit Señor! Smile of the Week

1 Feb

Filipinos in Spain like members of Sto. Niño group are all smiles as they celebrate ‘Sinulog’ in Madrid. Photo by Bella Marte

In Barcelona, the Association Visayas-Mindanao once again displayed their colorful costumes and danced to the beat of the drum to  show their adoration to Sto. Niño. Photo by Elle Ladeza

The Sinulog is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, Philippines. The festival honors the child Jesus, known as the Santo Niño (Holy Child), patron of the city of Cebu. It is a dance ritual that commemorates the Cebuano people’s pagan origin, and their acceptance of Christianity.

From a Cebuano word “sulog” which means “like water current movement”, the Sinulog dance consists of two steps forward and one step backward done to the beat of the drum. Continue reading Centro Filipino’s History of Christianity and Sinulog in the Philippines

2 Responses to “Pit Señor! Smile of the Week”

  1. batiriday February 2, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Weee, thanks a lot for featuring us here Sir Dan. More power!

  2. Daniel February 7, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    You’re always welcome Ma’am Julai! More power din!

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