Sinulog 2012 Photos

Sinulog 2012 Photos

Sinulog 2012 Photos 150 150 Claire Michelle De Castro

The Sinulog celebration is more than just the popular street dancing, the parade, parties and nightouts, the rhythm of drums, trumpets and native gongs…

The Sinulog celebration presents the image of the child Jesus, the Santo Niño, as a baptismal gift to the Cebuanos. It is the moment of receiving the holy image as a symbol of our Catholicism and acceptance of the Roman Catholic Church.

“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 beat of drums.

The deep essence of the Sinulog festival is captured through my viewfinder — the people’s faith, novena/mass, prayers, solemn procession, fluvial reenactment and the child Jesus Himself being praised…

Sinulog by Tikboy

Sinulog by Tikboy

Sinulog by Tikboy

Sinulog by Tikboy

Sinulog by Tikboy

Sinulog by Tikboy

Sinulog by Tikboy

Sinulog by Tikboy

Gerard Domanguera, aka “Tikboy,” is a software engineer based in our Cebu office. He graduated from the University of San Carlos (Talamban Campus) with a BS in Computer Engineering. One of his shots of the festival queen just won in a photo contest. 🙂