In the province of Bulacan, north of the Philippine capital Manila, the faithful reenact the “arrest” of Jesus during a traditional Holy Thursday observance.
A penitent is hit and tumbles, for real, as he carries a cross around the town of Bulakan to dramatize the passion of Jesus Christ before his crucifixion.
Self-flagellations and crucifixions are some of the popular forms of rituals that Filipino Catholics participate in during the Holy Week. (Photos by Jire Carreon)
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