Thousands of balikbayans and Sto. Niño devotees experienced cultural delight and exciting Fiesta Señor as Mandani Bay hosted its annual Balikbayan Night and Fluvial Procession Viewing on January 14 and January 18, 2020, respectively.
Paying tribute to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) coming home for the Fiesta Señor and Sinulog, the Balikbayan Night highlighted a colourful extravaganza of traditional Filipino dances and music as well as familiar Filipino food delights.
An anticipated yearly Mandani Bay tradition which recognizes Cebuanos and Filipinos working and living abroad, the Balikbayan Night was held at the Mandani Bay Show Gallery which showcased a cultural show featuring traditional Filipino dances from around the country.
Moreover, offering an up close view of the sea-borne salute to the Christ Child, one of the highlights of the Fiesta Señor, the Fluvial Procession Viewing at what will soon be the Mandani Bay Boardwalk facing the Mactan Channel drew in around 10,000 devotees who signified their faith to the Child Jesus.
Now on its fifth year, Mandani Bay’s Fluvial Procession Viewing event also featured a cultural show and a grand fireworks display greeting the Sto. Niño vessel as it passed through the Mactan Channel.