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SAN PEDRO CUTUD

 

Penitents strip down to their waists, re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, carrying wooden crosses on the streets of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga. At the end of the agonizing walk – witnessed by some thousands of local spectators – some of the penitents will go to the length of having their hands and feed nailed to the cross.

 

Pampanga San Pedro CutudPhoto from: skyscrapercity.com

 

Pampanga San Pedro CutudPhoto from: demotix.com

 

Why do the penitents do it? The nailing on the cross seems like a cruel, pointless, gruesome fanatic exercise put on show for a crowd. Surely, when Jesus decided to be crucified to save humanity he didn’t mean for humanity to follow him quite literally. Personally though, I went to witness this Lenten activity, just to experience it but I warn you though, it is not an exercise for the faint hearted. During the Crucifixion rites which take place at about noontime, long nails disinfected in alcohol are driven at the center of the penitent’s palm and the soft tissue between the toes. Medical experts say that if this is not done property, one can suffer not only immense pain but a serious permanent medical injury.

 

Pampanga San Pedro CutudPhoto from: brommel.net

Pampanga San Pedro CutudPhoto from: freedomwall.net

Some penitents choose to have their heads covered with a piece of “Santo Nino” red cloth with small holes cut through so they could see and breathe during the entirety of the procession. To strengthen themselves before the ordeal, penitents would drink several bottles of local brew but not to the extent of getting drunk.

 

Pampanga San Pedro CutudPhoto from: planetphilippines.com

 

 

Source: clickthecity.com

 

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Pampanga – Culinary Center of the Philippines

Interesting Tourist Spots and Events in Pampanga

Colorful Festivals in Pampanga

Fun Things To Do in Pampanga

Pampanga Photo Gallery

Pampanga Video Collection


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