In Cutud, San Fernando, Pampanga, Good Friday is celebrated with crucifixion and flagellation of penitents. This practice has been ongoing for decades already with the first crucifixion dating back to 1962. Most men who undergo this tradition use it as a way to ask for forgiveness for their sins, while others recognize it as a means of thanksgiving.
The photo above shows Ruben Enage, a sign maker and carpenter, who has been crucified for more than 24 times already. This is personal sacrifice for thanksgiving after a near-fatal fall from a three-story advertising billboard in 1986.
Every year, dozens of men and even some women participate in this event. According to them, this practice strengthens their personal faith and also bonds them as a community.
Tourists from all over the world flock to this small district in the province of Pampanga to witness this spectacular devotion of faith. Join us on April 18, 2014 (Good Friday) and see this unique tradition for yourself!
>>> CUTUD LENTEN RITES TOUR
DATE: April 18, 2014 (Good Friday)
- Cutud Lenten Rites
- Half Buried Church in Lahar from Mt. Pinatubo Eruption
- Church fondly known at the “Sistine Chapel of the Philippines”
- Round trip transportation via chartered van
- Donation fees
- Personalized ID
DURATION: 6-8 hours
ASSEMBLY TIME: 9:30 AM in Ortigas
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