All Souls Day in the Philippines is an important holiday where families visitcemeteries to repaint tombs, offer flowers and light candles to remember lovedones. Many people will sleep or stay up all night in the cemetery, eating, playinggames and enjoying the company of family.
People Singing the Bato Balani sa Gugma at Cebus Santo Nino Basilica during SinulogMass. ..The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest and most colorful festivals in thePhilippines. The main festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in CebuCity to honor the Santo Nino. The Sinulog is a dance ritual that commemorates theFilipino peoples pagan past and their acceptance of Christianity.
The Moriones is an annual festival held on Holy Week onthe island of Marinduque, Philippines. The Moriones aremen and women in costumes and masks replicating the garbof biblical Roman soldiers as interpreted by local folks.
Hanunoo script, Mangyan of Mindoro,Philippines.,Philippines
In the Philippine province of Quezon there are still a number of men whowear elaborate costumes while performing their act of self flagellation.This unique costume with its colorful headdress called the tukarol and itsskirt called the saya is the last of its kind in the Philippine Islands. Theritual is preformed during the early hours of Good Friday with preparationstaking place at the start of Holy Week.
Kristong Hari believes that Jesus Christ took possession of his bodyand in 1981 he started his ministry of healing people. He spends hisdays in front of the Quiapo church in Manila reaching out andhealing people who come to him.
Thousands gather on Palm Sunday to have palms blessedearly morning in the Philippines
Horse fighting is a cultural sport still practicedby indigenous peoples in Mindanao
Cockfighting in the Philippines is called Sabong. There are illegal andlegal cockfights in the country. Legal cockfights are held in localcockpits every week. Illegal cockfights, called tupada or tigbakay ,happen any time in open areas. In both kinds of cockfights blades areused and the gamecocks fight to the death.
Tropical bird collected from forest. ManoboIndigenous people of Bukidnon, Mindanao.
Devotees in front ofthe Basilica delSanto Nino after theFluvial Procession.The Sinulog festivalis one of thegrandest and mostcolorful festivals inthe Philippines. Themain festival is heldeach year on thethird Sunday ofJanuary in Cebu Cityto honor the SantoNino. The Sinulog is adance ritual thatcommemorates theFilipino peoplespagan past and theiracceptance ofChristianity.