Since the season of our great grandparents, flovial parade or sakay-sakay has been a convention each January as a major aspect of the celebrations of the Holy Child Sto. Nino. The Sinulog festivity in Cebu welded its impact to Maasin since the first Sto. Nino picture was brought by Ferdinand Magellan as a blessing to Rajah Humabon and Queen Juana. The sinulog merriments spread to the diverse parts of the Visayas and the entire nation, incorporating Maasin.
Sinulog festivities in Maasin toward the begin were just restricted to rhythms and moves at the congregation premises. At that point families started to commend the event in their particular homes. At that point factions sorted out panaaran or dedication to the Holy Child whom they accept to shower graces and favors.
At that point came the time when the city government restored the challenges for Sakay-sakay with pumpboat and banca classifications, symbol embellishment, and higante challenges and later on move introductions.There a period when Maasin turned into another city and it sent contingents to the Cebu Sinulog Grand Parade.
That was in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Be that as it may, there were uproars for enhancing the Sto. Nino merriments in Maasin as opposed to burning through millions to Cebu City. Along these lines the Sakay-sakay Festival was regulated as the chief religious celebration in the city. Truth be told, it is currently the main Holy Child Flovial Festival in Region 8.