The Sinulog Festival, the biggest event for Macau’s Filipino community, is now in its 19th edition. It honours the Child Jesus, known as “Señor Santo Niño” to Filipinos, and has its origins on the island of Cebu. This year the celebration’s theme is “One Beat One Dance One Vision for Peace”. After a Catholic mass in the morning, the highlight of the festival is the dance competition, for which groups of Filipinos practice throughout the year. The rhythm of the dance, characterised by two steps forward and one step backward, can make a huge crowd in procession seem like a river current.
When: January 20, 2019
Catholic Mass – 11:00am
Public lunch – 12:30pm
Parade and street dance competition – 2:30pm
How much: Free admission