TIMELINE: History of Sinulog Festival

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IN WHAT historians consider the link between the Philippines' pagan past and its Christian present, the Sinulog has come a long way. From a simple ritual dance to now being one of the biggest festivals in the world, truly, the Sinulog has been a testament to the Cebuanos' strong devotion to the Santo Niño.

Here's a brief timeline of the history of the Sinulog Festival.

Pre-Spanish Period

April 7, 1521

April 1521

April 27, 1521

1521 to 1565

April 28, 1565

16th century onwards



1982 to 2020

January 7, 2021

History of Sinulog Festival.
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