The Sinulog festival, held the third Sunday of January every year, is a melting pot of cultures. It celebrates the vision of the Santo Niño, who was once the patron saint of Cebu City; however, it now also commemorates the Islamic and Pagan origins of the city's inhabitants. It is largely a dance ritual, featuring colourful parades, boat processions, and competitions for puppeteers, photography, short films, music and more. The nine-day festival is now one of the region's top tourist drawcards.
Venue: Various venues around Cebu City
Date: 6 - 15 January 2012