söndag 27 mars 2011

The child Jesus - # 37

When the Spanish came to the Philippines and brought Catholicism, the Ati-atihan festivals changed to incorporate more Christian features. As a result, in the modern day Ati-atihan you can see statues of the child Jesus being danced with to the sounds of drums and shouts of “Viva!”. Photo from Boracay by Anders Thorsell.