Sinulog returns to Casa Gorordo after 2-year hiatus

A PERFORMANCE of the traditional Sinulog dance was witnessed again at the Casa Gorordo Museum in Barangay Parian, Cebu City on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, after almost two years since the Covid-19 pandemic caused the suspension of the practice.

The practice of holding the traditional Sinulog dance at the museum has been held every year, especially after the Fiesta Señor.

Josefa “Pepit” Gorordo-Revilles, who is related to the first Filipino bishop of Cebu, Juan Gorordo, told SunStar Cebu that at first she was worried because of the weather and the possibility of rain. But it turned out to be sunny, contrary to the forecasts her staff told her.

The Gorordo family has held this tradition for years now at Casa Gorordo. It is the primary host of the Sinug House Tradition held every Monday right after the the Sinulog Festival, which is held every third Sunday of January.

Dancers of the Mabolo Dance Troupe performed the traditional movements and dance of Sinulog as an offering of prayer for departed loved ones, petitions, and thanksgiving to the Sto Niño.

Tourists and guests witnessed the traditional performance with Yamaji Hideki, the consul general of Japan in Cebu. (Eiver Villegas, USJ-R Intern)