‘It’s grand parade not mardi gras’

UNLIKE the festivals in New Orleans in the United States and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Sinulog remains mainly a religious event anchored on the Santo Niño and should not be called a Mardi Gras.

Sinulog organizers want the activity on Sunday to be called the Sinulog grand parade, which will have some 50 contingents offering their prayer dance in honor of the Holy Child.

This is what sets the festival apart from other popular festivals in foreign countries, Sinulog Foundation Inc. Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros said. (more)

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