Devotees covered in mud and dried banana leaves take part in the Taong Putik festival in the village of Bibiclat.
The residents celebrate the feast of Saint John by covering themselves in mud, dried banana leaves, vines, and twigs as part of a little-known Catholic festival.
The festival traces its history from the Pacific war and re-enacts how rain stopped the execution of 14 villagers by Japanese soldiers in 1944.
The townsfolk considered this as a miracle from Saint John, and every year since then the villagers roll in mud to show their gratitude to the saint.Image Credit
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