Monday, April 12, 2010

Sinakulo in Caramoan [Ruby Tuesday and My World-Tuesday]

As a predominantly Catholic nation, sinakulo or passion play is performed across the Philippines during Holy Week. Every community, in rural and urban areas, has their own version of sinakulo and some even have actual crucifixions. Aside from being a religious tradition, the sinakulo is said to be the root of the conventional Filipino melodrama. The Virgin Mary became the "all-suffering, all-forgiving Filipino mother" and Jesus was the "savior of societies under threat and the redeemer of all those who have gone wrong".

I witnessed this passion play at Tabgon, in Caramoan, Camarines Sur on Good Friday. Red signifies passion and therefore, the color of the day.



My contribution to Ruby Tuesday and My World-Tuesday

23 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for being a teacher throughout my night. A wonderful Tuesday for you.


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Sylvia K said...

Wonderful and informative post for the day! Your photos are fabulous! Thanks for sharing this part of your Holy Week with us! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Carolyn Ford said...

Very interesting and such beautiful and colorful photos!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of traditional performances.

J Bar said...

Interesting to see.
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Gattina said...

Very interesting, they showed the tradition here on TV.

January said...

very informative and nice captures too.

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EastCoastLife said...

It even has warriors (?) on horses! How interesting!

Indrani said...

So interesting, all with pictures.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful photos... that red is vibrant indeed!

Sidney said...

Looks like they are very serious about it !
They even have horses.

zeal4adventure said...

I've never witnessed a sinakulo before. Thanks for sharing. You were in Caramoan this holy week? Tried to book with Gota but they were closed due to another shooting of the Survivor series. :-)

Hootin' Anni said...

you say "actual" crucifixions?

Hi, if you can find time, I'd really enjoy your visit today...viewing my RUBY TUESDAY

Marie said...

Very interesting post. Thanks for visiting me.

nice A said...

Very nice costumes and well-captured photos!

♥Willa♥ said...

Hindi pa ako nakapanood ng real Sinakulo, matatakutin ako eh. :)

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Manang Kim said...

I missed this scenery on Holy Week. Like the attire talagang prepared! Thanks for the visit!

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Meikah said...

Must be a wonderful experience to be here! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)Would love to see the place one day.

My RT entry is here.

Carver said...

Great shots of the passion play and an interesting post.

Mar said...

Very interesting post, love the ruby attires, enjoyed your RT!!

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Shelle said...

what a wonderful piece of culture from your land...and i love that spot in your next post!

Ebie said...

I have not seen this kind of passion re enactment. I want to see this someday.

Marice said...

aww I havent seen actual Senkulo for ages! thanks for sharing sis!

u may view mine too here