A Carnival of Faith
       
     
 Touristas can bring home a memory of Cutud in the form of a flail. 
       
     
 Rice being cooked in oversized cauldrons. Food and beverage products rake in enormous profits as thousands of tourists come to watch the spectacle of faith.
       
     
 Flagellants whip their back as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     
 A boy looks at his father's wounds after his father made him whip his back as a ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     
 A flagellant cleans his wounds after whipping his back as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     
 A penitent to be nailed on a cross acts out his part in front of the tourists and media as part of  a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 
       
     
 Bystanders watch as a flagellants seemingly got lost and made their way accidentally into the crowd
       
     
 A penitent to be nailed on a cross shows scars from previous crucifixions he has taken part in as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 
       
     
 A penitent cries he is brought up to be presented to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     
 A penitent cries he is brought up to be presented to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     
 A penitent is displayed to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     
 A penitent cries as nails are removed from his palms after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     
 A penitent cries as he shows off wounds on his palm after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila. Numerous penitents were nailed to a cross on Good Friday in the most extreme display of religious devotion in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country.
       
     
A Carnival of Faith
       
     
A Carnival of Faith
 Touristas can bring home a memory of Cutud in the form of a flail. 
       
     

Touristas can bring home a memory of Cutud in the form of a flail. 

 Rice being cooked in oversized cauldrons. Food and beverage products rake in enormous profits as thousands of tourists come to watch the spectacle of faith.
       
     

Rice being cooked in oversized cauldrons. Food and beverage products rake in enormous profits as thousands of tourists come to watch the spectacle of faith.

 Flagellants whip their back as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     

Flagellants whip their back as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila

 A boy looks at his father's wounds after his father made him whip his back as a ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     

A boy looks at his father's wounds after his father made him whip his back as a ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila

 A flagellant cleans his wounds after whipping his back as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     

A flagellant cleans his wounds after whipping his back as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila

 A penitent to be nailed on a cross acts out his part in front of the tourists and media as part of  a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 
       
     

A penitent to be nailed on a cross acts out his part in front of the tourists and media as part of  a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 

 Bystanders watch as a flagellants seemingly got lost and made their way accidentally into the crowd
       
     

Bystanders watch as a flagellants seemingly got lost and made their way accidentally into the crowd

 A penitent to be nailed on a cross shows scars from previous crucifixions he has taken part in as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 
       
     

A penitent to be nailed on a cross shows scars from previous crucifixions he has taken part in as a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 

 A penitent cries he is brought up to be presented to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     

A penitent cries he is brought up to be presented to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila

 A penitent cries he is brought up to be presented to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     

A penitent cries he is brought up to be presented to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila

 A penitent is displayed to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     

A penitent is displayed to the audience after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila

 A penitent cries as nails are removed from his palms after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila
       
     

A penitent cries as nails are removed from his palms after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila

 A penitent cries as he shows off wounds on his palm after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila. Numerous penitents were nailed to a cross on Good Friday in the most extreme display of religious devotion in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country.
       
     

A penitent cries as he shows off wounds on his palm after being nailed on a wooden cross in a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cutud town in Pampanga province, north of Manila. Numerous penitents were nailed to a cross on Good Friday in the most extreme display of religious devotion in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country.