I don’t know with you, but for me, as usual, it was funtastic!
Wait wait… I noticed, even until now, there are still many folks who keep asking “where the Sinulog Grand Parade starts”. My answer, it starts everywhere in the designated route! How is that? Well, its something they call a “carousel parade”. Meaning? Participants stand along the designated route, all of about 4 or 5 kilometers of it. Then at exactly 9AM, everyone starts dancing forward. Final destination? Where they started off. Just like a “merry-go-round” at your nearest amusement park. Imagine the contingents as the horses, then slowly turn the ‘carousel’ around until that horse in front of you makes a full circle. That’s how it is. So, as a spectator, you just stand or sit in one place and you are sure to see everything. (remember this route map)
Let’s check out my notes…
Oi, I could be wrong, but it seemed to me that there were less number of participating teams this year than last. But it was fun just the same!
Did it rain? Yes it did, in the afternoon at least. And it was not as heavy as last year. Everyone of them dancers still got wet though. And its not as if its dreaded btw. In fact, many Cebuanos would consider it a bad year if it doesn’t even drizzle during the festivities. It always does, mind you. And they consider it a “blessing” or a sign that it will be a year of fruitful abundance. I wonder!
Aight let me stop here, and I have more ‘scoops’ in the next story! Promise!