17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sinulog Bato Balani

Bato Balani, The Sinulog Festival is a celebration in honor of Santo Niño (Child Jesus). The festival is done by a dance ritual, in which it tells the story of the Filipino people The word “Sinulog” means a graceful dance– a rhythmic and beautiful forward and backward motion that represents the “sulog” (or current).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Camera: X-T2
Copyright: © Ariel Salupan