19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

A flagellant’s in Brgy. Cutud, San Fernado, Pampanga (North province of Manila) perform their act of penance as self-flagellation and walking bare footed around the town. Self-flagellation every year of catholic devotees is an old tradition’s that performed every holly week in the Philippines that show of their vow of devotions / faith or “Panata”. The traditions are discouraged by the catholic church in the Philippines, which they considered as superstitions of Old Folk Catholism of self-harm that agains on the teaching of the church.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Philippines
Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Copyright: © Gregorio Dantes Jr.