Cutud (Holy Week)
Every year, dozens of penitents fill the streets of Barangay San Pedro in Cutud, Pampanga in search of atonement. With one hand armed with a bamboo whip, penitents roam the streets while scourging themselves, in a seeming reenactment of the Passion of Christ. The streets are spattered with blood from penitents as others burden themselves with hefty wooden crosses. At three o’ clock, the activities culminate in the crucifixion of flagellants to wooden crosses atop a makeshift Calvary.
Whether Cutud is an exercise in spiritual redress or mere spectacle, photography enthusiasts will surely be enthralled by the plethora of subjects in their midst. Witness the bizarreness of devotion, faith, even fanaticism, in one of the country’s most popular Holy Week traditions.
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06:30 AM Assembly time
07:00 AM ETD Manila
09:00 AM Orientation
Start of tour:
- Time for shooting flagellants
- Exploring various barrio scenes
12:00 NN Lunch
01:00 PM Rest. Free time
02:00 PM Congregate for Passion Play
03:00 PM Passion Play and Crucifixion
04:30 PM ETD Pampanga
07:00 PM ETA Manila
- Land transfer: Manila–Pampanga–Manila
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