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Cebu displays piety, devotion in annual feast January 22, 2018

Cebu City in the central Philippines has is celebrated the Sinulog Festival, an annual display of piety, devotion, and merrymaking in honor of the Child Jesus.

The annual celebration that attracts millions of people from the central and southern Philippines commemorates the arrival of the image of the Santo Nino or Child Jesus in 1521.

The image is a gift of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan to the queen of the island during her baptism as a Catholic, thus bringing in Christianity for the first time to Philippine shores.

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