Mud People' Honor Catholic Festival in the Philippines
Residents, covered with dried banana leaves and mud, light candles as they take part in a religious ritual known locally as "Taong Putik" (Mud People), while celebrating the Catholic feast day of Saint John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat ...
The Feast Day of St. John the Baptist celebrations in Philippines
Taong Putik – A Philippines Tradition Celebrating John the Baptist…
Mud-splattered Filipinos pray to saint for blessing and woes
Chicago Daily Herald
BIBICLAT, Philippines -- Hundreds of Filipino villagers donning capes of banana leaves covered themselves in mud Friday in a ritual to thank their patron saint, John the Baptist, who they believe saved residents from killings by Japanese invaders in ...
Getting down and dirty! Filipino villagers cover themselves in mud and banana leaves in bizarre ritual thanking a ...
'Taong Putik' of Bibiclat celebrate
They are called the "Taong Putik" (mud people) of Bibiclat: they welcome visitors with their own brand of religiosity, with mud smeared all over their bodies, covered with dried banana leaves. The tradition came from a story told around the Japanese ...
Philippines mud festival
A Filipino Catholic devotee, who soaked himself in mud and wrapped in mostly banana leaves, walks around a village to beg for candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast of Saint John the Baptist at Bibiclat village, Aliaga township, Nueva ...
In pictures: John the Baptist feast day celebrations in the Philippines
June 24 marks the Feast of Saint John the Baptist in the Philippines with different regions marking the day with everything from covering themselves in mud to roasted pig parades. In the northern village of Bibiclat a ritual known as Taong Putik, which ...
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The saint was also honored in another unique procession Tuesday in the remote farming village of Bibiclat 110 kilometers (68 miles) north of Manila. Following annual tradition, about 200 men and women trooped to nearby rice fields at daybreak, cast off ...
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... mud and donning dried Banana leaves to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist at the village of Bibiclat, Aliaga township, Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines, on June 24, 2014. The unique annual tradition, which dates back to the ...
The Filipino Glastonbury: Thousands of worshipers cover themselves in mud to celebrate Catholic festival
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... dried Banana leaves, makes the rounds of houses to beg for candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist at the village of Bibiclat, Aliaga township, Nueva Ecija province in northern Philippines Tuesday, June ...