Cebu’s Sinulog Festival 2013 Grand Parade : A Photo Blog
I’ve been here in Cebu for more than 3 years and never did I experience watching the Sinulog Grand Parade for the past 3 years. This time, I decided to try and surpass the madding crowd just to watch the grand parade.
January 20, 2013 Sunday as early as 5AM the time I got off from work, people already started to fill the area of Fuente Osmena Circle. I could already see the dancers from different places prepping for the mardi gras and floats which were ready to showcase the grand parade. I still had to go to work at 8PM that night. I got around 3-4 hours of sleep and by 10AM I walked straight ahead the Osmena Boulevard to see the colorful grand parade.
Forcing oneself in a madding crowd is just natural especially if you intend to see the Sinulog Grand Parade. I had my own share of how I did that. I went there alone and I basically went there just to capture photos of the grand parade and show them on my blog. There were a lot of photographers who got access on the center street. (Photographers who registered and paid PhP 1000.00 for the Sinulog Photo Contest got IDs and had access to any activities of Sinulog Festival) I, having no access, had to stand on the side street just to get a good shoot. But as time went by, I was able to get into the center street without being caught by the security guards. A lot of them did it anyway. lol
I felt the heat of the sun slowly burning my skin while I enjoyed taking pictures. Sinulog Festival is indeed a colorful and an extravagant celebration for Sto. Nino devotees in Cebu City. It was a 3 hour activity for me and by 1PM I decided to go home. I had to work at 8PM thus I had to get enough sleep.
So these are photos I captured. Hope you like it. Just click on the picture if you like to enlarge it.
So those are all the pictures I can share. Thanks for dropping by.