Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Philippines, being one of two predominantly Christian nations in the whole of Asia (East Timor being the other), has Passion plays called Senakulo, named after the Upper room, or Cenacle. Companies and community groups perform the Senakulo during Holy Week. There are actual crucifixions being done by the cast members. Some people perform crucifictions outside of Passion plays to fulfill a panata (for a request or prayer granted), for example penitents in Barangay San Pedro Cutud, City of San Fernando, Pampanga. One of the more popular Passion plays is "Ang Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid" by the Municipality of Jordan in Guimaras Island.
This event attracting many tourists not just local tourists but also foreign tourists to witness this religious event.

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