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Holy Thursday Photos: ‘Penitensya’

Devotees believe that these religious rites would cleanse them from their sins, cure illnesses, and grant wishes

Holy Week in the Philippines is a celebration of tradition that mixes folk beliefs and Christian faith, resulting in what scholars dubbed as “popular religiosity.”

Photojournalist Jire Carreon visited villages in the province of Bulacan and Pampanga, north of the capital Manila, to witness the Holy Thursday tradition on April 6, 2023. (Photos by Jire Carreon)

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