Five days before the fiesta señor, Cebu is all abuzz to celebrate the coming of the Child Jesus.
The feast of the Sto. Niño is both a religious fiesta and an important secular celebration to pay homage to the Christian heritage of the modern day Cebu.
Thousands of devotees wave their Sto. Niño images as they sing the “Gozos” while attending the Mass after last Thursday’s Walk with Jesus.
A devotee takes time to take a picture during the walk for Jesus while raising his Sto. Niño.
A father carries his son dressed in Sto. Niño costume during the Walk for Jesus.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide (left) arrive before the start of Saturday’s Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2015 competition at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Mayor Rama and Cebu City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella share a light moment during the January 9 Sinulog 2015 competition at the Cebu City Sports Center. (right)
An artist does the finishing touches on a six foot tall sculpture of the Sto. Niño along P. Gomez street in downtown Cebu City.
Devotees raise their Sto. Niño images and even their passports to be blessed during the Mass which marks the start of celebrations leading to the Sto. Niño fiesta.
The Apas National High School dancers show their winning form during the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2015 competition. They won first place in the event.
The Pasil Night High School performance is enough to bag them a fifth place win during last January 11’s Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2015 secondary division competition.
The Abellana National School gives a third place winning performance at the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2015 at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Candle vendors at the Basilica del Sto. Niño offer prayer dance to the Child Jesus for devotees before lighting the candle.
The silence inside the Basilica is conducive for offering a solemn prayer to the Sto. Niño.
A biker pause in front a Sinulog display in the middle of Osmeña Boulevard.
Sinulog shirts are always a hit souvenir item. Shirt vendors work on new designs to get better sales.
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