About Cebu City
Often called the “ Queen City of the South” and the seat of Christianity in the Philippines , Cebu is the country's oldest city. Exploring Cebu City , one encounters a rich historic past. Cebuanos are extremely proud of their cultural and historical heritage, a legacy which has endured through the centuries from the time the great explorer Ferdinand Magellan first planted the cross on Cebu 's shore. Time has been kind to Cebu . From Zubu, the busy trading port in 1521, it has evolved into a highly urbanized metropolitan center which now serves as focal point of growth and development in Southern Philippines . Cebuano is the native tongue and English language is widely used & commonly spoken. Cebu is best from December to May when the climate turns dry. Temperature can rise as high as 37°C in the summer which is from March to May & rainy season begins in July.
The Sinulog Festival is Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival and is a feast in honor of Senyor Santo Niño de Cebu. The Sinulog celebration traditionally lasts for nine days, culminating on the final day with the Sinulog Grand Parade, which is celebrated every third Sunday of January. Leading up to the grand parade, devotees in the tens of thousands, converge in the streets of Cebu City to join in a grand solemn procession. Another major activity for the Sinulog celebration is the Fluvial Parade at dawn on the day before the mardi gras. Cebu really has all the ingredients for an ideal destination especially for weddings!
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