Landscape-tales

Between faith and heritage (part 1)

Historians say that ‘Sinulog’ is the link between the Filipino’s pagan past and its Christian present. Sinulog was already danced by the locals in honor of their wooden statues in the period before the baptizing. ‘Cebu city’ is well known for the yearly Sinulog festivalToday, for the ‘first time’ in Salalah, Dhofar the Filipino community celebrated their Sinulog festival in honor of the Santa Niňo, the holy child or the child Jesus.

Santa Niňo

Santa Niňo

Beside praying, the parade and the traditional Sinulog dance, games, raffles and contemporary music and dance were on display. Also delicious and typical Filipino food was offered. Fun, laughter and friendship among the visitors was in the air.

The parade

The parade

Sinulog dance: moving two steps forward, one step backward

Sinulog dance: moving two steps forward, one step backward

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The ritual Sinulog dance

The ritual Sinulog dance

Sinulog Festival: joy and dance

Sinulog Festival: joy and dance

Traditional Filipino food

Traditional Filipino food

colorful traditional food

colorful traditional food

Traditional games: men

Traditional games: men

Traditional games: women

Traditional games: women

Sinulog festival: celebration between faith and heritage

Sinulog festival: celebration between faith and heritage

 

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