Easter in Pampanga - Nandor
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Fanatic Filipinos flagellate themselves in front of churches, chapels and shrines in a ritual to atone for their sins in observance of Holy Week.Hundreds of barefoot male devotees with facial hoods whipped their bare backs bloody with strips of bamboo tied to a string as they went around in the Angeles city neighborhoods in Pampanga on Thursday and Friday. There were others who were carrying crosses and stopping for a pray along a long route of churches and shrines and chapels. They were followed by groups of children who covered their faces as blood from the whips sprayed on to their clothes.

Fanatic Filipinos flagellate themselves in front of churches, chapels and shrines in a ritual to atone for their sins in observance of Holy Week.Hundreds of barefoot male devotees with facial hoods whipped their bare backs bloody with strips of bamboo tied to a string as they went around in the Angeles city neighborhoods in Pampanga on Thursday and Friday. There were others who were carrying crosses and stopping for a pray along a long route of churches and shrines and chapels. They were followed by groups of children who covered their faces as blood from the whips sprayed on to their clothes.