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Alay Kapwa Scholars Field Trip to the Festival

The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City. It is the center of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines.

The festival is considered to be one of the most popular festivals in the Philippines. Every year nearly 1 to 2 million people from all over the Philippines are attracted to this festival.

This year our Alay Kapwa scholars were able to participate in the festival first hand. They traveled to Cebu City where they were able to watch the grand street parade, enjoy lively music, and witness the annual festival competitions. We are glad they were able to start off the year with this memorable experience.


Fun Fact: 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.

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