Sinulog is the grandest fiesta celebration in the Philippines. It has several religious and cultural events scheduled to start as early as December. The highlight of the celebration, however, is the Sinulog weekend when the religious procession and grand parade are held.

The following are the official schedules of activities as announced by the Sinulog Foundation.

Sinulog 2012 cultural events

Dec 01, 2011 – Jan 31, 2012
Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.

December 11, 2011
2nd Sinulog Cup Baseball Tournament c/o Cebu City Sports Commission

December 12, 2011
Sinulog on the Spot Painting Contest @ Fort San Pedro

December 16, 2011
Launching and Sinulog Photo Exhibits @SM City

December 17, 2011
Sinulog Poster Making Contest @ Emall

December 18, 2011
Sinulog Best Dance Crew Elimination / Sinulog Musicfest Elimination

January 05, 2012 (Thursday)
Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 AM Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 AM Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 AM Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2012

January 06, 2012 (Friday)
Sinulog 2012 Kick Off
2:00PM Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño) sponsored by the Sinulog Foundation Inc . and Cebu City government
3:00 PM Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña
7:30 PM Ms. Cebu 2012 Presentation
9 :00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
10:00 PM Street Party Bands

January 07, 2012 (Saturday)
Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
8:00 AM 2nd SINULOG FOOTBALL CUP c/o Cebu City Sports Commission
1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM Awarding of Winners
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) Department of Education, Cebu Province Division
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 08, 2012 (Sunday)
Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM Cebu City 2012 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
8:00 AM 2nd SINULOG FOOTBALL CUP c/o Cebu City Sports Commission
1:00 PM Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM Awarding of Winners
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) University of San Carlos
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 09, 2012 (Monday)
6:30 PM Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña) University of Southern Philippines Foundation, Cebu Institute of Technology University, St. Paul’s College Foundation
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 10, 2012 (Tuesday)
6:30 PM Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña) University of Cebu
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 11, 2012 (Wednesday)
9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) Department of Education, Cebu City Division
7:00 PM Ms. Cebu 2012 Coronation Night, Cebu City Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 11-22, 2012
Sinulog Fiesta “OTOP Fair 2012” Atrium A & B SM City Cebu Organized by Department of Trade & Industry -Cebu

January 12, 2012 (Thursday)
9:00 AM Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) Salazar Colleges of Science Institute of Technology, Cebu Normal University, Asian College of Technology
6:00 PM Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
6:00 PM Sinulog Festival Queen 2012 Photo Shoot and Runway Competiton @SM City
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
8:00 PM Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 13, 2012 (Friday)
Visual Merchandising Contest(Dept. Stores and Malls)
4:00 AM Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
9:00 AM Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /Floats / Higante / Puppteeters Cebu City Sports Center Gym
5:00 PM Sinulog Best Dance Crew Grand Finals
6:00 PM Sinulog Musicfest Band Competition Grand Finals
6:30 PM Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña) University of San Jose Recoletos, Southwestern University, Cebu Technological University
7:30 P.M Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum
7:30 P.M Sinulog Festival Queen 2012, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 13-15, 2012
9:00 AM Devotees’ City organized by Cebu City Government

January 14, 2012 (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
2:00 PM Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu

January 15, 2012 (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
9:00 AM Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM Grand Finale and Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña

January 16, 2012 (Monday)
1:00 PM Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center

January 20, 2012 (Friday) “HUBO”
4:00 AM “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño

January 21-22, 2012
CEBU CHESS FESTIVAL – “WORLD’S LARGEST CHESS TOURNAMENT” @ the Cebu City Sports Center

January 28, 2012 (Saturday)
1:00 P.M Screening of Finalists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest
6:00 P.M Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest @SM City Cebu
January 30 – Feb. 10, 2012 Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ’12 @SM City Cebu

Schedule of religious activities and novena masses

January 05-13
Novena Masses- Pilgrim Sponsors
5:30 am City Parishes / Barangays
7:00 am Business Sectors
8:30 am Basic Education – Private Schools
10:00 am Parishes: District & Vicariate
11:30 am Business Sectors
1:00 pm Government Offices: City & Provincial
2:30 pm Basic Education – Public by Districts
4:00 pm Colleges
5:30 pm Universities
7:00 pm Archdiocesan Organizations, Movement & Communities

FIRST DAY NOVENA
January 05, 2012 (THURSDAY)
Dawn Procession – WALK WITH JESUS
4:00 am – Assembly Time – (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 am – FOOT PENITENTIAL PROCESSION
(Fuente Osmeña – Basilica)
Please bring with you rosaries, candles & statues of Sto. Niño
5:30 am – FIRST MASS
– INSTALLATION OF HERMANO & HERMANA MAYORES 2012 SECOND DAY NOVENA

January 06, 2012 (FRIDAY)
2:30 pm – OPENING SALVO SINULOG FOUNDATION

THIRD DAY NOVENA
January 07, 2012 (SATURDAY)

FOURTH DAY NOVENA
January 08, 2012 (SUNDAY)
8:30 am – CHILDREN’S MASS WITH COLEGIO DEL SANTO NIÑO

FIFTH DAY NOVENA
January 09, 2012 (MONDAY)

SIXTH DAY NOVENA
January 10, 2012 (TUESDAY)
7:00 pm – ENVIRONMENTAL MASS

SEVENTH DAY NOVENA
January 11, 2012 (WEDNESDAY)
8:30 pm – SENIOR CITIZEN’S NIGHT

EIGHTH DAY NOVENA
January 12, 2012 (THURSDAY)
8:30 pm – BARANGAY NIGHT

NINTH DAY NOVENA
January 13, 2012 (FRIDAY)
Dawn Procession – WALK WITH MARY
4:00 am – Assembly Time – (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 am – FOOT PENITENTIAL PROCESSION
(Fuente Osmeña – Basilica)
Please bring with you rosaries, candle & statues of Santo Niño.
5:30 am – MISA DE TRANSLACION
(Motorcade proceeds to National Shrine of St. Joseph, Mandaue City)
1-2 pm – DISTRICT TEACHERS TRADITIONAL HALAD
7:00 pm – RE-ENACTMENT OF THE FIRST WEDDING
8:30 pm – DEP Ed NIGHT

VESPERAS
January 14, 2012 (SATURDAY)
5:30 am – Visayan Mass
7:00 am – Mass for the OFW Families
7:00 am – FLUVIAL PROCESSION Ouano Wharf Mactan Bridge , Lapu-Lapu, Pasil
Pier 1
9:30 am – RE-ENACTMENT OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE IMAGE
10:00 am -RE-ENACTMENT OF THE FIRST MASS AND BAPTISM
1:00 pm – SOLEMN PROCESSION OF THE MIRACULOUS IMAGE
7:30 pm – PONTIFICAL MASS
7: 30 pm – Traditional Sinulog Offering
– Fireworks display

SOLEMNITY : FIESTA SEÑOR DAY
January 15, 2012 (SUNDAY)
4:00 pm – MAÑANITA MASS
6:00 pm – PONTIFICAL MASS
MOST REV. JOSE B. PALMA, D.D.
8:30 am – Augustinian Recollect Communities
10:00 am – Cebuano Mass
11:30 am – English Mass
1:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
2:20 pm – Cebuano Mass
4:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
5:30 pm – English Mass
7:00 pm – English Mass

THANKSGIVING MASS
January 16, 2012 (MONDAY)
5:00 am – Cebuano Mass
6:00 am – Cebuano Mass
7:00 am – English Mass
8:00 am – MASS FOR THE OFW’S
10:00 am – Cebuano Mass
11:30 am – English Mass
1:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
2:20 pm – Cebuano Mass
4:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
5:30 pm – English Mass
7:00 pm – English Mass

HUBO
January 20, 2012 (FRIDAY)
4:00 am – “HUBO MASS”
6: 00 am – Cebuano Mass
7:00 am – English Mass
8:00 am – English Mass
9:00 am – Cebuano Mass
10:00 am – Cebuano Mass
11:00 am – Cebuano Mass
12:00 am – English Mass
1:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
2:00 pm – English Mass
3:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
4:00 pm – Cebuano Mass
5:00 pm – English Mass
6:00 pm – English Mass
7:00 pm -English Mass

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