A reconstruction of the crucifixion of Christ took place in the Philippines for the 35th time (3 photos + 2 videos)

2 April 2024

In the section “Their Morals” today we will tell you the bloody custom of the Filipinos.

They have an old tradition on Good Friday of crucifying volunteers on a dusty hill in the village of Enaje San Pedro Cutud in Pampanga in front of a large crowd of people. Every year on this day a crowd gathers, and daredevils are seriously nailed to crosses.

This year there were 10 volunteers ready to hang on crosses. One of them, 63-year-old carpenter and sign artist Ruben Enaje, has been participating in the show for years. This year I was thinking about refusing to participate in the event due to my advanced age, but I decided not to change traditions and went to hang for the amusement of the public.

Village actors dressed as Roman centurions drive 10cm stainless steel nails into the palms and feet of volunteers, then hoist them onto wooden crosses for about 10 minutes while a large crowd prays and takes photographs.

Real crucifixions have become an annual spectacle that attracts tourists in three rural communities in Pampanga province, north of Manila.

The Church every time asks the people not to act like fools, but the Filipinos categorically do not care about this advice - the show must go on, because it attracts tourists.

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