Pit Señor all over the town

By: Bencyrus Ellorin, Marian Z. Codilla January 13,2015 - 06:45 PM

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.

Walk with Jesus 2015

Thousands of devotees wave their Sto. Niño images as they sing the “Gozos” while attending the Mass after last Thursday’s Walk with Jesus.

Sto. Niño devoteesA devotee takes time to take a picture during the walk for Jesus while raising his Sto. Niño.

Sto. Niño devoteesA father carries his son dressed in Sto. Niño costume during the Walk for Jesus.

Cebu officials during Sinulog 2015

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)

Sto Nino sculptureAn artist does the finishing touches on a six foot tall sculpture of the Sto. Niño along P. Gomez street in downtown Cebu City.

Devotees of Sto. Niño 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.

Apas National High School Sinulog sa KabataanThe 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.

Abellana National School The Abellana National School gives a third place winning performance at the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan 2015 at the Cebu City Sports Center.

Basilica del Sto. NiñoCandle vendors at the Basilica del Sto. Niño offer prayer dance to the Child Jesus for devotees before lighting the candle.

Devotees of Sto. NiñoThe silence inside the Basilica is conducive for offering a solemn prayer to the Sto. Niño.

Sinulog display at the Fuente Osmeña circleA biker pause in front a Sinulog display in the middle of Osmeña Boulevard.

Sinulog shirtsSinulog shirts are always a hit souvenir item. Shirt vendors work on new designs to get better sales.

PHOTOS BY:

JUNJIE MENDOZA

LITO TECSON

CHRISTIAN MANINGO

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