Sinulog Festival 2013: The Grand Parade

The Sinulog Festival 2013 grand parade will be happening tomorrow. And for those who can’t make it in Cebu to witness this event there’s a live stream on the Net. Oh yeah! This is where I’m going to watch it since I can’t make it and I won’t be able to make it. I missed 2 Sinulogs already since 2007, the Sinulog 2010 and 2012, and now will be missing this year. So that’s 3 to count after tomorrow.

Sinulog 2011

But before watching the live stream I give you the schedule of events from today Saturday until tomorrow, the big day, the Sinulog grand parade. Here is the schedule I got from Philstar:

January 19, 2013 (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
  • 9th “THE STREET VIBRATION & BIG BIKE RALLY 2013, by V-max owners Group Inc.,
  • Cebu Chapter
  • 2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
  • 7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition at SM City Cebu
  • 7:00 PM Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
  • 8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras at Ayala Center Cebu

January 20, 2013 (Sunday) SINULOG GRAND PARADE

  • 4:00 AM Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
  • 6:00 AM Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
  • 8:00 AM Holy Mass at Cebu City Sports Center
  • 9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
  • 7:00 PM Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
  • 8:00 PM Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña

Once again, the moment that we’ve been waiting for. Viva Pit Senyor!

Live broadcast by Ustream

Here’s a Youtube video from dbgg1979 on the opening parade that started last week:

It was estimated by Cebu police that there will be 4 million spectators to witness the SINULOG 2013 tomorrow. 1000 police from Cebu City Police Office, 99 police trainees, and 1000 from the Visayas Police Regional Office. There will also be around 500 military police and 5000 in reserve just in case for the grand festival tomorrow.

They call this festival Mardi Gras, which was originated in Europe, also called as Fat Tuesdy, an event practiced and meant for merriment right before the Lenten season begins for Christians.

So this the the Mardi Gras in the Philippines, reported to be the last one and to end all mardi gras in the Philippines.

To all Cebuanos and to all Filipinos all over the country and all over the world: VIVA PIT SENYOR!

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