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By: Linnor Marie

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Wednesday, 12-Jan-2005 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
In Full Swing

Sinulog dancers in the mall/supermarket

Jerry and I were at the supermarket this afternoon and as soon as we were ready to wheel our cart to the parking lot, we heard the sound of drums doing the familiar Sinulog beat. Moments later, a group of dancers dressed in native costumes of bright orange and green began dancing the Sinulog (2 steps forward - 1 step back). It was timely that I had my digicam with me so I took a shot at the group like the other tourists who unashamedly clicked away. Heh, I felt very much like a paparazzi.

The malls dotting the city have showcased this annual fiesta not only by having a weeklong grand sale but also by hiring dancers (like the group we saw), having concerts, street dancing, bazaars and face painting, etc. The streets (parade route) are now bedecked with colorful flaglets and the pavements have fresh coats of paint. The local dailies are filled with ads and promos building up excitement toward this event.

Yes, the preparation for the Sinulog (grand parade on the 16th) is in full swing.

Note to self: Be reminded that the Sinulog is very much a religious festivity as it is a mardi gras. It's also a time of prayer to & veneration of the Child Jesus known as the Senor Santo Nino.

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