Cebu Festivals

Kabkaban Festival, Carcar City

The city we know well of for its beautiful acacia cove, impressive historic houses,  delicious chicharon, juicy lechon, sweet colorful bokarilyo, ampao blocks and quality leather products has another feat that the rest of us will be looking forward to every year – the Kabkaban Festival!

The city of Carcar commemorates the festival every 15th to 25th of November in honor of the city’s patroness, Saint Catherine of Alexandria. As per the locals, Kabkaban Festival is a dance ritual done to ward off bad spirits and attract good omen.  The term “kabkaban” however was coined from from kabkab leaves that grow on the barks of acacia trees that are abundant in the place. Today, the festival has evolved to more than just a dance, but a celebration of the city’s colorful history and the present abundance it has been blessed with.

This year’s festivities was highlighted with the Kabkaban Dance Parade at the historic Santa Catalina Street en route to the City Government Center for the grand finale presentation demonstrated by 10 groups belonging to different high schools of Carcar.  The Kabkaban presentation tells an entertaining story of the city’s history progressing to an exhibit of the present.

Also, Binibining Carcar, a week-long agro fair and nightly shows were among the main features of the Kabkaban Festival 2015.

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Sinulog 2012 Winners

 

STREET DANCING

1ST- CITY OF CARCAR

2ND- TANGUB CITY

3RD- CULTURANG PLACERENO


SINULOG BASED CATEGORY
1ST- CULTURANG PLACERENO with MASBATE DANCE COMPANY
2ND- TANGUB CITY- SINANDULOY CULTURAL TROUPE
3RD- CITY OF CARCAR
4TH- STA. CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL
5TH- ABELLANA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

BEST IN COSTUME– CULTURANG PLACERENO

 

VISUAL MERCHANDISING
1ST- ELIZABETH MALL
2ND- GAISANO COUNTRY MALL
3RD- GAISANO MAIN

FREE INTERPRETATION
1ST- TRIBU LINGGANAY- ALANG-ALANG, LEYTE
2ND- TRIBU HIMAG-ULAW- PLACER, MASBATE
3RD- KARATONG FESTIVAL OF DULAG, LEYTE
4TH- LUMAD BASAKANON- CEBU
5TH- TOLEDO NATIONAL HIGH VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

BEST IN COSTUME– TRIBU LINGGANAY- ALANG-ALANG, LEYTE

BEST IN MUSICALITY
SINULOG BASE- CULTURANG PLACERENO

FREE INTERPRETATION– TRIBU LINGGANAY

 

ON SITE DECOR
1ST- ST. CECILIA’S COLLEGE INC.
2ND- BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS
3RD- SOUTHERN PARTNERS AND FAIR TRADE CENTER

PUPPETTER CATEGORY
1ST- ANGELIQUE MAE ARANAS
2ND- GIOVANNI ABOS
3RD- UC MAIN ANIMATION

HIGANTE CATEGORY
1ST- LAPU-LAPU- ARNULFO ENJAMBRE
2ND- MAGELLAN- ARNULFO ENJAMBRE
3RD- PRINCESS

 

FLOAT CATEGORY

1ST- IPI
2ND- M. LHULLIER
3RD- ROSE PHARMACY

Sinulog 2012 Schedule (Updated)

Undoubtly one of the most colorful and vibrant festivals in our country, Sinulog is a festival for our beloved Senyor Santo Nino. Pit Senyor!

 

 

Sinulog 2012 Schedule of Activities

(Fuente Osmena, January 2-31, 2012)


Dec 01 – Jan 31, 2012
Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.
December 11, 2011
Sinulog Poster Making Contest @ Emall
December 15, 2011
Sinulog Photo Exhibits @SM City

January 05, 2012 (Thursday)
Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus
4:00 AM
Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 AM
Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 AM
Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2012

January 06, 2012 (Friday)
Sinulog 2012 Kick Off
Sinulog Photo Exhibits through the years @SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, MCIAA
2:00PM
Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM
Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to Cebu City Sports Center)
7:00 PM
Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña featuring Mandaue City Children’s Choir, Dancesports Team Cebu and Dance Troupes from Cebu’s schools and universities
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Streen Party Bands

January 7, 2012 (Saturday)
Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
1:00 PM
Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM
Awarding of Winners
6:30 PM
Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 8, 2012 (Sunday)
Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM
Cebu City 2012 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
1:00 PM
Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM
Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
4:30 PM
Awarding of Winners
6:30 PM
Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 9, 2012 (Monday)
6:30 PM
Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 10, 2012 (Tuesday)
6:30 PM
Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 11, 2012 (Wednesday)
9:00 AM
Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM
Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
7:00 PM
Ms. Cebu 2012 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 12, 2012 (Thursday)
9:00 AM
Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM
Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
6:00 PM
Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
8:00 PM
Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 13, 2012 (Friday)

Visual Merchandising Contest
(Dept. Stores and Malls)

4:00 AM
Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
7:00 AM
Misa de Translacion (Motorcade)
9:00 AM
Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /
Floats / Higante / Puppteers) @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:30 PM
Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
7:30 P.M
Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum
7:30 P.M
Sinulog Festival Queen 2012, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM
Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM
Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 14, 2012 (Saturday)
6:00 AM
Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
9:00 AM
Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto. Niño
2:00 PM
Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM
Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM
Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM
Gala – Passionata a Cultural Heritage Celebration in Honor of Sto. Niño de Cebu @ SM Cinema I
8:00 PM
Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM
Handumanan Concert, USP-F Theater for the Performing Arts

January 15, 2012 (Sunday)
SINULOG GRAND PARADE
4:00 AM
Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM
Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM
Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM
Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM
Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña

January 16, 2012 (Monday)
1:00 PM
Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center

January 20, 2012 (Friday)
“HUBO”
4:00 AM
“HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño

January 28, 2012 (Saturday)
1:00 P.M
Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest
6:00 P.M
Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest @SM City Cebu
1st Sinulat Awards, Sinulog Literary Awards for Short Story Writing, Poetry, and Essay Writing @ SM City Cebu

January 30 – Feb. 10, 2012

Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ‘10 @SM City Cebu


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