Historical reenactment at Sinulog Festival

Historical reenactment at Sinulog Festival (Photo credit: Julian Dashmari)

Members of the La Liga Cebu Reenactors Group role-play the gifting of Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan of the image of the Sto Nino to Hara Humamay, queen of Cebu and wife of King Rajah Humabon.

The native royal couple was baptized into the Roman Catholic faith and were presented a small statue to replace her idols, which would later be the iconic image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu. Humabon was baptized as “Don Carlos” after Spanish King Charles V, and Hara as “Dona Juana” after the Emperor’s mother.

The reenactment was held at the Fort San Pedro at the sidelights of the recent Sinulog Festival in Cebu City. (Photo by Julian Dashmari)

Image credits: Julian Dashmari


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