It was in Carmen Cebu where the first Sinulog was held. In 1974 or many years before the Sinulog was first held in Cebu city, Carmen in northern Cebu already held the first one.

The event was originated by Fr. Jose Motus from Kalibo, Aklan, who with the help of Carmen residents organized contingents for what was then called the Ati-atihan sa Carmen but renamed the year after to the Sinulog Festival.

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