Over 5,000 Filipinos expected at Sinulog festival

Over 5,000 Filipinos expected at Sinulog festival

26 January, 2016


It’s all systems go for the Filipino community, which will be celebrating Sinulog sa UAE 2016 – the Philippine version of Mardi Gras – on Friday 29 January at Al Safa Stadium, according to the event organiser. Sinulog, from the Visayan word sulog which roughly means ‘like water current movement’, is a highly-anticipated annual festival held every January in Cebu City, in central Philippines. The festival will start at 8am with a basketball championship, with the event lasting until early evening, culminating with a variety show, street dance competition and search for the Festival Queen. There will also be a food and mini-bazaar, a higantes-making contest (giant papier-mâché), and singing contest.

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