Taong Putik " Mud People"

CompanyMozu Cafe
PhotographerAnnabelle Chavez
PrizeSilver in Event / Traditions and Cultures
Entry Description

"Taong Putik" or Mud People Festival is an annual Feast for so many generations, held every June in Nueva Ecija, where devotees soak themselves in mud and cover their body with dried banana leaves to celebrate the feast of St. John the Baptist. It is also an act of humility and penance. On the day itself they offer alms and candles and offer it in the morning mass. They only was themselves afterwards to symbolize their rebirth.