Cebuana Lhuillier sponsored the 1st Sinulog Festival in Al Safa Gym in Dubai on January 18.
Organized by the United Cebuanos in UAE, a festive atmosphere pervaded the stadium with the guests’ faces painted as male and female higantes or giant paper-mâché while the venue was adorned with banderitas— distinct elements which both depict Cebu’s Sinulog Festival, the Mother of All Philippine Festivals.
One of the much-awaited segments of the event was the raffle draw from the sponsors and the grand raffle from the organizer. The Cebuana Lhuillier team distributed hundreds of freebies during the hourly raffle. Cebuana Lhuillier and its products and services were also promoted through banners, flyers and booth set-up during the whole-day event.
Thousands of OFWs graced the event to witness and participate in the grand celebration. Highlights of the event include a dance group competition, photo contest, and the parade of Festival Queen candidates.