Photo by Dwayne Navales

It’s never too early to talk about Sinulog, right?

The biggest and the most anticipated party (the grand parade is on January 20) in Cebu is coming next month. We know how you feel and that you are already looking for updates so here it is: Everything you need to know about Sinulog 2019.

First off, the mass schedules. Be reminded that Sinulog is a religious activity so please prioritize visiting the churches and attending mass! Here are the complete details of the mass schedules:

Sinulog 2019 Mass Schedules

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Day 1 Opening Salvo

3:30 AM – Assembly Time at Fuente Osmeña
4:00 AM – Walk with Jesus (Route: Fuente Osmeña – Osmeña Boulevard – Basilica)
5:30 AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano) – Installation of Hermana Mayor and Hermana Mayores 2019, Venue: Santo Niño Pilgrim Center
7:00 AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
8:30 AM – Holy Mass (English)
10:00 AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
11:30 AM – Holy Mass (English)
1:00 PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:30 PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
4:00 PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:30 PM – Holy Mass (English)
7:00 PM – Holy Mass (English)

Days 2-8, January 11-17 2019

*Same schedule for Day 9: January 18, 2019 (Friday), Vesperas Day: January 19, 2019 (Saturday), Fiesta Day: January 20, 2019 (Sunday), Thanksgiving Day: January 21, 2019 (Monday). *

4:00 AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano) – City Parishes / Barangay
5:30 AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano) – City Parishes / Barangay
7:00 AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano) – Business Sectors
8:30 AM – Holy Mass (English) – Basic Education (Private Schools)
10:00 AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano) – District and Vicariate Parishes
11:30 AM – Holy Mass (English) – Business Sectors
1:00 PM – Holy Mass (English) – City and Provincial Government Offices
2:30 PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano) – Basic Education (Public Schools by District)
4:00 PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano) – Colleges
5:30 PM – Holy Mass (English) – Universities
7:00 PM – Holy Mass (English) – Archdiocesan Organizations, Movements, and Communities

Pre-Sinulog/Kick Off Activities

preJanuary 1-31, 2019 – Sinulog Street Fair at Osmeña Boulevard
January 1-21, 2019 – Nightly Acitivies at Plaza Independencia & Fuente Osmeña Circle
January 9-19, 2019 – Balik Cebu Booth at Level 1, Ayala Center Cebu
January 9-20, 2019 – Sto. Niño Exhibit at Level 1, Ayala Center Cebu
January 10, 2019– Walk with Jesus at Fuente Osmeña to Basilica
January 13-20, 2019 – Fiesta at the Park 2019 at Cebu Business Park

Schedule of Sinulog Week Activities

1January 11, 2019 (Friday) Sinulog 2019 Kick Off

2:30 PM – Solemn Mass at Basilica Del Santo Niño | Opening Salvo Sinulog 2019
3:30 PM – Assembly time for the Sinulog 2019 Launching Parade (Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Cente (CCSC)
5:00 PM – Sinulog 2019 Grand Launching at Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC)
7:00 PM – Opening: Sugbuanong Musika at Fuente Osmeña Circle | Sinulog Idol Launching at Plaza Independencia
8:30 PM – PNP Combo at Fuente Osmeña Circle

January 12, 2019 (Saturday) Sinulog Sa Lalawigan

1:00 PM – Parade of Participants (Capitol Grounds to CCSC)
2:00 PM – Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan at CCSC
6:00 PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by Cebu Province / DepEd
6:30 PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 1 at Plaza Independencia (Elimination Day 1)
8:30 PM – Hiphop Dance Competition with Variety Show at Plaza Independencia by DYHP

January 13, 2019 (Sunday) Sinulog Sa Barangay

10:00 AM – Parade of Participants (Plaza Independencia to CCSC)
1:00 PM – Sinulog sa Barangay at CCSC
6:00 PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by UV / Mandaue City Science High School
6:30 PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 2 at Plaza Independencia (Day 2)
8:30 PM – PAL Night Concert at Plaza Independencia

January 14, 2019 (Monday) 

6:00 PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by USPF & CIT University
6:30 PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sinulog Idol Elimination Day 3 at Plaza Independencia
8:30 PM – CCTN Night at Plaza Independencia

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January 15, 2019 (Tuesday)
6:00 PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by CTU Danao / USJR
6:30 PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sinulog Idol at Plaza Independencia (Elimination Day 4)
8:30 PM – BAI TV Night at Plaza Independencia
January 16, 2019 (Wednesday)
6:00 PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by DepEd Cebu City / UC
6:30 PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sinulog 2019 Festival Queen: Presentation of Candidates at SM Seaside City Cebu
7:00 PM – Sugbuanong Musika Elimination at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sinulog Idol at Plaza Independencia (Elimination Day 5)
8:30 PM – Cignal Night at Plaza Independencia
January 17, 2019 (Thursday)
5:00 PM – Sinulog Festival Queen 2019: Runway Competition at SM City Cebu Northwing Atrium
6:00 PM – Balik Cebu Dinner at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu
6:00 PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by USC & SIT
6:30 PM – Variety Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Sinulog Idol 2019 Grand Finals at Fuente Osmeña Circle
8:30 PM – SMB Night at Fuente Osmeña Circle
8:30 PM – SKY Night at Plaza Independencia
January 18, 2019 (Friday)
4:00 AM – Walk with Mary (Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to Fuente Osmeña to Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño)
7:00 AM – Translacion: Walk with Mary (Cebu City to National Shrine of St. Joseph Mandaue)
4:00 PM – Opening of Devotee City at Companya Maritima
5:00 PM – Sinulog 2019 Festival Queen Coronation Night at Cebu City Sports Center
6:00 PM – Cultural Show at Fuente Osmeña Circle by Mandaue City School for the Arts
8:30 PM – Coke Studio Night at Fuente Plaza Independencia
8:30 PM – SUN Night at Osmeña Circle

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January 19, 2019 (Saturday)
2:00 AM – Mass at National Shrine of St. Joseph, Mandaue
3:00 AM – Mandaue-Lapu-Lapu Traslacion
6:00 AM – Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño (NAVFORCEN Lapu-Lapu to Pier 1)
9:00 AM – Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana & Rajah Humabon at Basilica Del Santo Niño
1:00 PM – Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of the Santo Niño
6:00 PM – Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (Korean Cultural Dance) at Fuente Osmeña Circle
7:00 PM – Battle of the Best Pyro Competition (Fireworks Display) at SM City Cebu
8:30 PM – Sugbuanong Musika Grand Finals at Fuente Osmeña Circle | IPI Night at Plaza Independencia
January 20, 2019 (Sunday) Sinulog Grand Parade
8:00 AM – Holy Mass at Cebu City Sports Complex
9:00 AM – Sinulog 2019 Grand Parade Kick Off at Cebu City Sports Complex
5:00 PM – Sinulog 2019 Grand Finale at Cebu City Sports Complex
7:00 PM – Wonju Dynamic Dancing Carnival (Korean Cultural Dance) at Plaza Independencia
7:00 PM – Pyro Musical Show (Fireworks Display) at SM City Cebu
8:00 PM – Extraordinary Pyro Magic in the Sky (Fireworks Display) at SM Seaside City Cebu
9:00 PM – Festival of Lights – Grand Fireworks Display at Cebu Business Park
January 21, 2019 (Monday)
1:00 PM – Awarding Ceremonies, 1:00PM at Cebu City Sports Center
January 25, 2019 (Friday)4:00 PM –HUBO |, Solemn Mass t Basilica Minore del Sto.Niño
January 28-29, 2019
– Judging Sinulog 2019 Short Film, Documentation, and Music Video Contest
January 29, 2019 (Tuesday)
– Judging Sinulog 2019 Photo Contest
February 2, 2019 (Saturday)
– Awarding: Sinulog Photo Contest & Short Film Contest at SM Seaside City Cebu
February 2-11, 2019 – Photo Exhibit of Sinulog 2019 Winning Photos at SM Seaside City Cebu

454th Fiesta Senor Pedestrian Flow (Jan.10-20, 2019)

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Solemn Procession
Sinulog 2019 Procession Route

The Solemn Procession route begins in Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino, all the way to Osmena Boulevard straight to the Sacred Village, turn right going to M.J. Cuenco Avenue then back to the Basilica.

Launching Parade Route

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From Plaza Independencia — M.J. Cuenco —  Osmena Boulevard — Cebu City Spors Center

Sinulog Sa Barangay Route

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From Plaza Independencia — M.J. Cuenco —  Osmena Boulevard — Cebu City Spors Center

Sinulog Sa Lalawigan Route

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From the Provincial Capitol Building — Capitol Site — Fuente Osmena — Jones Ave. — Cebu City Sports Center

Walk With Jesus Route

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From Fuente Osmena — Osmena Boulevard — Sto. Nino Church

Grand Parade Carousel Route

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For the Grand Parade Carousel, the start is in Imus Avenug going to Gen. Maxilom Ave. (Mango Ave.), Osmena Blvd., then finally, to Cebu City Sports Center.

Grandstand Arrangement and Ticket Details

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Ticket prices start at:

1,000 php for PINK (near exit) and GREEN (near entrance)

1,500 php for YELLOW (next to GREEN)

2,500 php for BLUE (next to PINK)

3,000 php for RED (exclusive for sponsors only)

The GOLD seats are not for sale and are reserved for the V.I.P.s.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Sinulog Guidelines and Reminders

Photo by Dwayne Navales
Photo by Dwayne Navales

As we might already know, Sinulog is the busiest event that Cebu ever has because of all the parades, masses, and other events that take place in public places. Year after year, people from all over the world book flights to Cebu only to commemorate with us. Be it for religious, traditional or recreational purposes, believers and non-believers alike are seen on the streets rubbing elbows with one another.

If you have never attended Sinulog before or even if you have, you just forgot ;), we have basic guidelines and reminders for you. As the annual event comes closer, we will keep on updating this post so please don’t forget to check from time to time.

Attend with a bigger purpose

It is understood that Sinulog is a huge celebration, but at the end of the day, it is still a tribute to Cebu’s Sto. Nino. If you don’t respect this religious belief, then you better stay away from Cebu during this time. 🙂 This is not a time for getting wasted or meeting up with a Tinder date, okay?

Prepare your best-performing pair of rubber shoes

Streets will be closed and a massive amount of people will be traveling by foot during that time. It would be best if you leave your vehicle at home and take the best pair of rubber shoes you have instead. There will be intense walking for the entire day!

Secure your personal valuables

Do not bring big bags or too many things to the parades or to the masses because thieves may still be lurking around even during a religious time. Also, you wouldn’t want to be carrying excessive items you don’t need.

Liquor/party/gun ban

No liquors, parties, and guns are allowed in the event. Leave all your sharp objects at home or anything that might hurt others.

Bring necessities only

Pack only what you need: extra cash, mobile phone, water bottle, and your faith. The bigger picture for celebrating is, after all, Jesus. 🙂

Send us your photos after the event so we can feature you on our page and website! #pritititQCC2019

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