IN PHOTOS: Cebu celebrates Sinulog 2016

MANILA, Philippines – It's that time of the year again – Sinulog weekend is well under way in Cebu, and dozens of performers and floats are expected to fill the streets on the Grand Parade Day, Sunday, January 17. (READ: Sinulog 2016 schedule of activities)

Meanwhile, people from all over the country have already flocked to the city to join in on the celebrations, incluing the parades and street parties. (READ: Sinulog 2016: Cebu City road closures)

Activities for Sinulog 2016 started in December, but most of them are taking place on January 14 to 17.

Here's a look at some of the colorful festivities from Sinulog weekend on its first day.

This year's festivity bears the theme, Sto. Niño: Wellspring of Mercy and Compassion Viva Pit Señor! #Sinulog2016 A photo posted by Lowell Gimena (@monolowell) on Jan 11, 2016 at 4:01am PST

 

FLUVIAL #FUODH_01162016 #FotografiaUnited A photo posted by Frustrated Photographer (@bambum23) on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:05am PST

 

Bato Balani sa gugma! Viva Pit Senyor!  #sinulog2016 A photo posted by Nadine C Sandalo (@nidanxtine) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:58am PST

 

Solemn Procession Viva Pit Senyor! #Sinulog2016 A photo posted by Lowell Gimena (@monolowell) on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:04am PST

Thank you all, from the very bottom of our hearts. #lifedance2016 @art_oca #edm #plur #plurlife #sinulog #sinulog2016 #festivals A photo posted by LifeDance (@lifedancecebu) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:43am PST

 

Ready for you, #Sinulog2016 A photo posted by Ana Ting (@aahhhnothing) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:41am PST

 

Happy fiesta Hilltop! #sinulog2016 #pitsenyor A photo posted by Jay Colimbo (@jaycolems) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:40am PST

 

#sinulog2016 A photo posted by @banseyeview on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:39am PST

 

VIVA PIT SENYOR STO. NINO! #sinulog2016 #sinulogfeels A photo posted by FroyLand Yap (@froilanjr) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:37am PST


Sto. Niño's devotees... makapanlimbawt ug balahibo #VivaPitSenyor #Ubec #sinulog2016 A photo posted by iAmStarryMwuah (@sterrymwah) on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:06am PST


Because we believe in HIM! #vivapitsenyor #prayerswork #batobalanisagugma #batobalani #stonino #basilicadelstonino #sinulog2016 #sinulog #cebu #cebucity #onlyincebu #pinas #pinasmuna #traveph #myview #pinoy #holymass #christian #catholic A photo posted by Sherry Bacon (@sherry.bacon) on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:06am PST


Chasing sunrise#fluvialparade #Sinulog2016 A photo posted by Jee-Ellah Vidal (@abcdellah) on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:05am PST


Sinulog queen in the making... #cebu #sinulog2016 A video posted by @rjcostanilla on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:10am PST


Radisson Sinulog queen A photo posted by John Templeton (@jtemplet1) on Jan 16, 2016 at 4:07am PST

 

#Sinulog girl dancing with sto. niño!! #prititit #prititit2016 #sinuloginvasion #cebucity #cebu #travel #trip #videoftheday #sinulog2016 A video posted by Keiji Matsumoto (@imkeijimatsumoto) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:56am PST

 

Mag-ampo ta nga mag Sinulog, kitang tanan mag Pit Señor! Pit Señor kaninyung tanan mga higala! A photo posted by Francris (@francris1031) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:54am PST

 

#pitsenyor #sinulog2016 A photo posted by Mayieh (@_almarieee) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:54am PST

 

Sinulog Festival Queen #sinulog2016 #sinulog #sinulogfestival #festivalqueen #cebu #sinulog #pinoyfestival #travelphilippines #travel #festivals #itsmorefuninthephilippines #pilipinas #philippines #bisaya #sinulogfestivalqueen2016 #sinulogfestivalqueen A photo posted by Roel Clenuar (@welicsr) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:53am PST

 

Viva Pit Señor! #20160116 #sinulog2016 #sinulog #vivapitsenyor #instapic #instagood #maskara #mobilephotography A photo posted by Samuel Sumayo (@samuie) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:49am PST

 

People power. All are so happy shouting "Viva Pit Señor" after the last novena mass yesterday. #Sinulog2016 #BestVacationNiInday A photo posted by Lèn J. (@frailetan) on Jan 16, 2016 at 3:44am PST


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