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.