Holy Week (Semana Santa in Spanish and Mahal na Araw in Filipino) is widely observed by Roman Catholic and Protestant groups in the Philippines. Beginning Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, majority of Filipinos are showing their devotion by doing religious rites and rituals for the yearly commemoration of Jesus Christ’s Death and Resurrection.

Filipino-flagellants-on-Good-Friday-in-Barangay-Pedro-Cutud-in-San-Fernando-City-Pampanga-600x400Filipino flagellants, whose number is rising every year, do a bloody form of mortification of their sun-tanned flesh by whipping it with various instruments as shown in photo taken on Good Friday (April 3, 2015) at Barangay Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)

Devotees-flock-at-the-Manila-Cathedral-during-the-Mass-and-Traditional-Washing-of-the-Feet-600x372Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle reminds Filipino Catholics to return to delivering service to their fellowmen out of love during the Mass and Traditional Washing of the Feet at the Manila Cathedral on Maundy Thursday (April 2, 2015). Tagle washed and kissed the feet of 12 laymen, including a church minister, a devotee of the Black Nazarene and a person with disability. (PNA photos by Avito C. Dalan)

 

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