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Catholic Penitents, Angeles City, the Philippines (#4616)

Catholic Penitents, Angeles City, the Philippines
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picture date: 2005-03-25


This is in an area near my neighborhood in Angeles City, on Good Friday. Easter is celebrated for an entire week in the Catholic Philippine Islands. These men walked from alter to alter on Good Friday, whipping themselves. They are called Penitents.

I previously wrote that they used a red fluid that's not blood. I observed them dipping their whips into cans of red water. I've been corrected, the red color IS blood.

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