Thursday, April 17, 2014

THROWBACK: Maleldo Festival '2011

"Maleldo Festival" is a holy week re-enactment of Christ’s passion. streets leading to the crucifixion sites are filled with penitents wearing makeshift crowns of thorns, whipping themselves in silent processions. the makeshift calvary is the location where these devotees’ hands and feet were nailed on the cross.

This is considered as one of the world’s most extraordinary traditions in characterizing the day when the entire Christianity believe that Jesus Christ was sentenced to death.

 However, the Catholic Church does not approve this kind of re-enactment of Christ’s passion. The Church believes that the true meaning of Christian faith can be done through repentance and self-renewal, not crucifixion or flagellation.

These are the photos I took during the festival.

HBD Bambi

"Cousins are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer."
                                                                                                           - Ed Cunningham                                  

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the cousins together." 
                              - Woodrow Wilson   

"Cousins by blood - friends by choice."
- Darlene Shaw

Hope your birthday will be a perfect start to the whole year of happy days. 

May your special day be a culmination of a wonderful yesterday, a fantastic today, and an awesome future!

I wish you  lots of joy, happiness, health and love. 

 It’s wonderful to have a smart and superb cousin like you.     

                 Cousins are many. Best friends are few. What a rare delight to find both in you.

                    Time passes and we may be apart, but cousins always stay close at heart.

Wishing you cheerful celebration, gathering of friends, 
and never ending supply of love and laughter on your Birthday. 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY my great cousin.