backarrow Mactan-Cebu International Airport brings back Sinulog sa Airport festivities

January 10, 2023


Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu – Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) brings back its festivities for the fifth “Sinulog sa Airport” festivities starting January 10 to formally welcome the locals, tourists, and balikbayans who are visiting Cebu for the Sinulog festival.

This year, MCIA brings the Sinug Cultural Performance together with Casa Gorordo Museum on January 10, 6:00 p.m. at T1 Grand Lobby Departures Lobby. Sinug is the traditional prayer-dance offered to Sto. Niño, the Holy Child Jesus that started way back between 1940s and 1950s by Estelita “Nang Titang” Diola in Cebu.

As part of its tradition, MCIA continues its participation in the Balik Cebu Balikbayan Welcome activity in partnership with the Balik Cebu Committee, Cebu City Government, and various tourism stakeholders. The Balik Cebu event is a Sinulog tradition that welcomes balikbayans or Filipinos coming home for the Sinulog Festival. The airport welcome activity will consist of rondalla serenade and a traditional Sinulog dance.

Aside from the Sinug performance, MCIA is also bringing the Sinulog Dance performance by the Mandaue City School for the Arts Dance Troupe and giving Sinulog kits to arriving passengers, tourists, and balikbayans starting January 12. The kits contain a Sinulog headdress, bottle of water, wet wipes, alcohol, hand towel, and a Sinulog 2023 festival guide brochure containing the festival map, schedule of activities, and information on activities through the Viber Philippines’ Asa Ta Bai Channel.