Unusual tradition Filipinos

• Unusual tradition Filipinos

Unusual and strange traditions are always interesting.

Yesterday, millions of Filipinos marched through the streets of Manila during the annual procession with the statue of the "Black Nazarene" - a sculpture of Jesus Christ, made of wood in the XVII century.

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Old statue of Jesus Christ in a life-size made of very strong dark mahogany - kamagonga. On the head of statue of Jesus attached braided wig, made of dyed abaca (fiber extracted from the leaves of textile banana - Rublev.com), and crowned her golden crown of thorns. (Photo by Ted Aljibe):

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According to legend, the statue was made in the early XVII century anonymous Mexican craftsman. In the middle of the XVII century it was brought to the Philippines in one of the Spanish galleons. (Photo by Ted Aljibe):

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to take part was a lot. Filipinos generally a lot. (Photo by Ted Aljibe):

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Filipinos believe that this statue has a sacred power, and so many are trying to climb up and touch it. (Photo by Ted Aljibe):

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(Photo by Ted Aljibe):

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By the way, not so long ago a student Daria Fedorova analyzed swabs from the icons of the Moscow churches in the framework of the "human microbiome Journey". It turned out that the majority of organisms there - opportunistic pathogens: Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. Experiment in the church, of course, considered not only inappropriate, but also illegal.

Kiss the cross! (Photo by Ted Aljibe)

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Not all survive. Unconscious passed from hand to hand. It is unclear what happened to him. Sometimes, some even refusing the heart.

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Procession with the statue of the "Black Nazarene" on the streets of Manila, January 9, 2018.