Semana Santa sa Pampanga

2008-04-27

As a young “kapampangan” (the term used for people residing in Pampanga), I take pride in the richness of our culture and heritage.

As a young “kapampangan” (the term used for people residing in Pampanga), I take pride in the richness of our culture and heritage.

During the holy week or the Lenten season, a tradition of sacrifice is done by penitents all across town. Penitents do some acts of chastisement among themselves that they believe is a way to renew themselves and bring back their lives in accordance to God’s providence. Such acts like carrying huge crosses (like what Jesus did), flagellations, and even crucifixion have caught the attention of the people and the media from across the globe! In fact, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, CNN, and Discovery Channel to name a few, have visited the Philippines during the holy week just to witness the event.

A gruesome act or a sacrifice? Some may think of it as horrendous but for us “kapampangans”, it is an expression of repentance. What to shoot? Take your camera and capture the penitents in their utmost glory of sacrifice. Ilfords and Slides do wonder with colors! Just don’t forget to keep a distance or you’ll end up bathing in blood!

http://www.20minutos.es/galeria/999/l/10/
http://www.cityofsanfernando.gov.ph/tourism/kalbaryo.php
http://estanli.net/blog/2006/05/05/semana-santa-06-flagellants/
==http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpMM6GEjMPo==

written by lomography on 2008-04-27 #places #culture #religion #heritage #event #location

We’re fizzing with excitement to introduce our latest Kickstarter project: the Lomo’Instant Square. We’re talking about the world’s first analogue camera to produce square-format Instax pictures. It features a 95mm glass lens for super sharp photos, an advanced automatic mode that takes care of exposure, all of Lomography’s signature creative features — and a compact, foldable design. The Lomo’Instant Square has launched on Kickstarter. Come join the fun and back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on the planned retail price, and scoop all sorts of extra treats. Be sure to snatch up the deals before they run out. Be there and be square!

More Interesting Articles