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Sinulog 2011 schedule of activities

This photo by Mikhael Arrogante is the grand winner of the 2010 Sinulog photo contest. Photo courtesy of the Sinulog foundation.

THIS year’s month-long Sinulog celebration starts with a fun run on January 2 at the Cebu City Sports Center, and its religious opening salvo is the “Walk with Jesus” — a solemn parade that starts from Fuente Osmena and ends at the Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino.

Sinulog 2011 activities are a mix of religious, cultural, sporting, and modern events and contests. Major Sinulog festivities include the: Walk with Jesus (January 6, 4 a.m.), Sinulog sa Kabataan-Lalawigan (January 8, 1 p.m.), Sinulog sa Kabataan-Dakbayan (January 9, 1. p.m.), Cebu City Marathon (January 9, 4 a.m.), Miss Cebu coronation Night (January 12, 7 p.m.), Walk with Mary (January 14, 4 a.m.), Sto. Nino image solemn procession (January 15, 2 p.m.), and Sinulog Grand Parade (January 16, 9 a.m.).

Below is the complete schedule of Sinulog 2011 activities.

January 2, 2011 — Sinulog Fun Run

January 6, 2011 — Opening Salvo – Walk with Jesus

4 a.m. — Assembly Time (area) Fuente Osmena

4:30 a.m. — Start of walk-Fuente Osmena Blvd. to Basilica del Sto. Nino

5:30 a.m. — Installation of Hermano and Hermana Mayores 2011

January 7, 2011 — Sinulog Kick-off

Sinulog photo exhibits through the years at:
* SM City Cebu
* Ayala Center Cebu
* MCIAA

2 p.m. — Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Nino)

3 p.m. — Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto Nino to Cebu City Sports Center)

7 p.m. — Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmena
Featuring the Mandaue City Children’s Choir, Dancesports Team Cebu, and dance troupes from Cebu’s schools and universities

7:30 p.m. — Ms. Cebu 2011 Presentation, Fuente Osmena

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)

9 p.m. — Street Party Bands

January 8, 2011 (Saturday) — Sinulog sa Kabataan-Lalawigan

1 p.m. — Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center

2 p.m. — Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center

4:30 p.m. — Awarding of Winners

6:30 p.m. — Cultural Show (Fuente Osmena) DepEd, Cebu Province

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)

9:30 p.m. — Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 9, 2011 (Sunday) — Sinulog sa Kabataan-Dakbayan

4 a.m. — Cebu City 2011 Marathon (www.cebumarathon.com)

1 p.m. — Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center

2 p.m. — Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center

4:30 p.m. — Awarding of Winners

6:30 p.m. — Cultural Show (Fuente Osmena)

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)

9 p.m. — Concert @ the Fuente O Street Party Bands

January 10, 2011 (MOnday)

6:30 p.m. — Cultural Show (Fuente Osmena)
University of Cebu

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)
9 p.m. — Concert @ the Fuente O Street Party Bands

January 11, 2011 — Cultural Show (Fuente Osmena)
University of San Jose-Recoletos and Cebu Institute of Technology

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)

9 p.m. — Concert @ the Fuente O Street Party Bands

January 12, 2011

9 a.m. — Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)

6:30 p.m. — University of Southern Philippines-Foundation and Salazar College of Science and Institute of Technology

7 p.m. — Ms Cebu 2011 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)

9 p.m. — Concert @ the Fuente O Street Party Bands

January 13, 2011

9 a.m. — Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Photoshoot Sinulog Festival Queen, SM City Entertainment Plaza

6 p.m. — Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu

6:30 p.m. — Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmena) Cebu City Division

7 p.m. — Sinulog Festival Queen Parade of Costumes at SM Northwing Lobby

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)
— Handumanan at Ayala Terraces

9 p.m. — Concert @ the Fuente O Street Party Bands

January 14, 2011 — Visual Merchandising Contest (Department Stores and Malls)

4 a.m. — Walk with Mary (Fuente Osmena-Sto. Nino)

7 a.m. — Misa de Translacion (Motorcade)

9 a.m. — Solidarity Meeting (All competing contingent/floats/higante/puppeteers) at Cebu City Sports Center gym

6:30 p.m. — Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmena)
— Cebu Normal University, Abellana National High School, and Asian College of Technology

7:30 p.m. — Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum

7:30 p.m. — Sinulog Festival Queen 2011, Cebu City Sports Center

8 p.m. — Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmena Circle)

9 p.m. — Concert at the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 15, 2011

6 a.m. — Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Nino

8 a.m. — Vibration and Big Bike Rally by Vmax Owners Group

9 a.m. — Reenactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon, Basilica del Sto. Nino

2 p.m. — Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Nino

7 p.m. — Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu

7 p.m. — Street Party @ Fuente Osmena and Plaza Independencia

8 p.m. — Gala – Passionata, a Cultural Heritage Celebration in Honor of Sto. Nino de Cebu @ SM Cinema 1

8 p.m. — Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu

8 p.m. — Handumanan Concert, USP-F Theater for the Performing Arts

January 16, 2011 — Sinulog Grand Parade

4 a.m. — Mananita Mass @ Basilica del Sto. Nino

6 a.m. — Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal

9 a.m. — Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel kick-off

7 p.m. — Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center

7:30 p.m. — Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmena

Januar 17, 2011

1 p.m. — Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center

January 21, 2011 — Hubo

4 a.m. — Hubo Mass Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Nino

January 29, 2011

1 p.m. — Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest/Sinulog Short Film Festival

January 31-Feb. 10, 2011 — Phoo Exhibits of “Winning Photos Sinulog ’11” at SM City Cebu

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By Marlen Limpag

Marlen is the editor of MyCebu.ph and co-founder of Cebu-based journalism startup InnoPub Media.