THE Sinulog festival has always been a highly anticipated occasion with activities such as processions, novena masses, the mardi gras and get-togethers. This year, the celebration has been scaled down for health and safety but it remains to be a celebration of Cebuano faith, culture and tradition.
Here are six ways to celebrate Sinulog at AyalaMalls Central Bloc:
1. Attend the novena masses.
Start 2021 full of faith, hope and thanksgiving and offer intentions for the year to Sto. Niño. Take part in the Fiesta Señor Novena Mass every 6 p.m. until Jan. 16 at the Chapel of St. John Paul II.
2. Get into the festive mood with music and dance.
Show off those moves and enjoy club hits from Cebu's finest DJs with the “Beats & Rhythm DJ Nights at the Corte” every 7 p.m. until Jan. 17. Shoppers will be entertained by tribal beats as the Sinulog Drumbeaters go around the mall every 6 p.m. from Jan. 11 to 17.
3. Shop for a cause and support local.
Visit the Maker’s Market Sinulog Bazaar located on the ground floor near Huawei from Jan. 13 to 31 and help small businesses. The bazaar features a wide range of Cebuano delicacies and Sinulog merchandise from accessories to t-shirts. All products are made and sold by local artisans and vendors, including members of the Federation of Barangay Apas Women’s Association.
4. Score Sinulog freebies and prizes.
Drop by the Foodpanda Pink Sinulog booth at the Garden Row Activity Court ongoing until Jan. 17 for a chance to win freebies and premium items. One can get a free Sinulog at Home Kit with a pair of shades, a festive headdress, a whistle and Central Bloc’s Sinulog playlist when he shops through Ayala Malls Neighborhood Assistant (ANA) from Jan. 13 to 17. For hassle-free shopping with ANA, one may contact 09564261692 on Viber or @ANACentralBloc on Facebook Messenger.
5. Appreciate local talent and creativity.
Check out the elegant and creative Sinulog Festival Queen costumes designed by members of Cebu’s BPO sector at the Activity Center from Jan. 14 to 18. To vote for one’s favorite entry, one can visit Central Bloc’s Facebook page and Instagram account. The most-voted entry will win a cash prize of P10,000.
6. Test one’s Sinulog knowledge.
AyalaMalls Central Bloc and local trivia group Slogos Night have teamed up again for another fun trivia game with a Sinulog twist. The first 60 participants to register will get to join the trivia game on Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. and get a chance to win mall merchant gift certificates. To join, one can like AyalaMalls Central Bloc and Slogos Night on Facebook and register at http://bit.ly/AMCBSlogosSinulogEdition.
One can celebrate the Sinulog Festival and Cebu’s vibrant faith and culture at Ayala Malls Central Bloc. For updates, one may follow @AyalaMallsCentralBloc on Facebook and Instagram, and join the Viber Community for real-time announcements at https://bit.ly/ayalamallscebuviber.
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