Sinulog Festival brings together Filipino devotees of the Santo Niño

WEST PORT, CT — It’s a dance ritual to honor the Santo Niño, an image of the Child Jesus dressed as a king.

Hundreds of Santo Niño devotees gathered in Westport, Connecticut to celebrate the Sinulog Festival on Sunday.

Sinulog tells the story of the early Filipino people’s pagan past and their conversion to Christianity, when the Spanish colonizers came to the Philippines.

The Sinulog dance step came from the Visayan word “sulog,” that literally means “flow of the river.”

This dance is performed by the Filipino natives as a celebration to honor their faith.

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