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Last time, we had immersed ourselves in the religious artistry that is the Moriones Festival of Marinduque. We had learned about the festival’s history, cultural, religious, and socio-economic impact on our society.
Today, we will look upon the festival of Cebu – the oldest city in the Philippines and its famous festival, Sinulog.
Annually, the city hosts the island’s religious and cultural festivities knownas the Sinulog festival. This is held every third Sunday of January to celebrate thefestival of Santo Niño, formerly considered to be the patron saint of the city. However, the patronage is changed to that of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In the 1980s and 2000s, the city authorities of Cebu added the religious feast of Santo Niño de Cebu during the Sinulog Festival to its cultural events.
Cebu City is called the “Second City” of the country. It is the regional center of Central Visayas and the seat of government from the province of Cebu. It is a significant center of commercial, trade and education in Visayas. The city is considered as the country’s oldest city, the first Spanish city settlement, the first capital of the Philippines, the birthplace of Christianity in the Far East and the cultural center of the country. Its most famous landmark is the Magellan Cross situated a few steps away from the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño (Church of the Holy Child), the home of the country’s oldest relics, and the figure of the Santo Niño De Cebu (Holy Child of Cebu).
After going through this module, you are expected to:
A. identify the musical characteristics of the Sinulog Festival through video or live performances,
B. describe the origins and cultural background of the Sinulog Festival,
C. discuss the distinguishing characteristics of the Sinulog Festival, and
D. create movements to music of the Sinulog Festival.