The 456th Fiesta Señor is kicking off in a few weeks, Sinulog 2021 will finally be on full swing! With the theme “Santo Niño: The Abiding Presence of the Father in our Journey of Faith”, the religious activities for the annual Sinulog festival will kick on January 8, 2021.

For your convenience, do take note that the Basilica will implement the one-way entry system and other COVID-19 protocols. Only residents of Cebu City are allowed to enter the vicinity of the Basilica. ALL Novena Masses are streamed on their Facebook page. BACKPACKS and other bulky bags are NOT ALLOWED so as not to delay the security inspection process.

Several activities like the Penitential Walk with Jesus, Penitential Walk with Mary, Traslacion (Cebu City to Mandaue City to Lapu-Lapu City), Fluvial Procession and Reenactment, and Solemn Procession are CANCELLED. As of the latest update, Traditional Sinulog dancing after the last Mass of the day is also CANCELLED. 

Check out the full schedule of novena masses below (SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM FOR DOWNLOADABLE PHOTOS OF THE SCHEDULE):

The Sinulog Festival 2021 schedule is also available here.

DAY 1: January 8, 2021 (Friday) – OPENING SALVO

5:30AM – Enthronement of the Image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu
6:00AM – Opening Salvo Mass (Installation of Hermano and Hermana Mayores)

8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
9:30AM – Holy Mass (English)
11:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:30PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:00PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – Holy Mass (English)
6:30PM – Holy Mass (English)

DAYS 2-8: January 9, 2021 (Saturday) – January 15, 2021 (Friday) Novena Mass Schedules

5:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
6:30AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
9:30AM – Holy Mass (English)
11:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:30PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:00PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – Holy Mass (English)
6:30PM – Holy Mass (English)

January 16, 2021 (Saturday) – Day 9, Visperas Day

5:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
6:30AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
9:30AM – Holy Mass (English)
11:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:30PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:00PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – SOLEMN VISPERAS MASS (Cebuano)

January 17, 2021 (Sunday) – Fiesta Señor Day
6:00AM – Solemn Pontifical and Concelebrated Mass
8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
9:30AM – Holy Mass (English)
11:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:30PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:00PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – Holy Mass (English)
6:30PM – Holy Mass (English)

All Masses on Fiesta Señor Day will be concluded with the Traditional Sinulog (Traditional Sinulog is CANCELLED as of the latest update)

January 18, 2021 (Monday) – Thanksgiving Day

6:30AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
9:30AM – Holy Mass (English)
11:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:30PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:00PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – Holy Mass (English)
6:30PM – Holy Mass (English)

January 19-21, 23, 25-28, 30 – Post-Fiesta Special Weekday Masses

7:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
10:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:15PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – Holy Mass (English)

January 22, 2021 (Friday) – Adlaw sa Hubo

5:30AM – Ritual sa “Hubo” (Cebuano)
8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
9:30AM – Holy Mass (English)
11:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:30PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:00PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – Holy Mass (English)
6:30PM – Holy Mass (English)

January 24, 29, 31 – Post-Fiesta Special Friday and Sunday Masses

6:30AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
8:00AM – Holy Mass (English)
9:30AM – Holy Mass (English)
11:00AM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
12:30PM – Holy Mass (English)
2:00PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
3:30PM – Holy Mass (Cebuano)
5:00PM – Holy Mass (English)

Pit Senyor!
Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

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