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Palina Boy

A boy is setting up a grass bonfire to be used for palina during All Saints' Day in Cebu City, Philippines. Palina is a Filipino belief that after visiting a departed loved one in the cemetery, you should pass through a bonfire's smoke before going home to get rid of bad spirits.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Cebu City, Philippines
Camera: VTR-L29
Copyright: © Philip Guay