Few days from now, Cebu will be celebrating it’s grandest and biggest celebration, the Sinulog Festival.
The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City, and is the centre of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines.
The festival is considered to be first of most popular festivals in the Philippines, with every celebration of the festival routinely attracting around 1 to 2 million people from all over the Philippines every year. Aside from the religious aspect of the festival, Sinulog is also famous for its street parties, usually happening the night before and the night of the main festival. (Source, Wikipedia)
Talking about a whole day of celebration and non-stop party, of course, we wouldn’t want to miss out taking selfies and photographs and other stuff to make the celebration worth remembering since it only happens once a year. With this article, here are my tips on how we can survive the Sinulog Festival:
Power-up your gadgets – We would hate it if our gadgets ran out of power. Having a powerbank that could last for a day will definitely make your Siulog experience a blast.
Here are the gadgets that you can bring to keep the celebration going:
- Charging Cord
- Smartphone waterproof case (optional)
Turn off your mobile data – Turning on the mobile data is useless. Aside from this consuming your smartphone’s power, the network connectivity is shut down for security purposes. Just enjoy the event, just make sure that you and your friends already have your plans and itineraries lined up ahead. If you want to communicate with your friends, you can opt to install offline chat applications like firechat, but I would not recommend it.
Secure your gadgets – As mentioned above, this once-a-year celebration attracts millions of people from the entire Philippines, thus being said, crowd is everywhere and one does not want to lose their devices so as much as possible, have a comfortable bag that you can use to keep your gadgets safe.
So that’s it! Hope this guide helps you survive the Sinulog hype! This is what I usually do every Sinulog and I have proved that this worked for me, so it will surely work for you as well. Viva Pit Senor!