Sinulog Festival in Bui O
|Statues of Santo Niño, or the child Jesus|
The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest, most distinguished and most colourful festivals in the Philippines. The major festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honour the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus, the patron of the whole province of Cebu. It is fundamentally a dance ritual which remembers the Filipino people's pagan past and their recognition of Christianity.
Epiphany parish of Lantau Island has a large Filipino community and although away from their homeland, they celebrate this annual festival with all its traditional flavours.