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The Mud People

A meaningful moment of the devotees of Mud People Festival in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, Philippines on June 24, 2019. Devotees wear dried banana leaves and cover themselves with mud while offering prayer or paying homage to Saint John the Baptist. According to a local legend, the Japanese soldiers were about to execute the villagers of Aliaga during World War II. But in the midst of downpour, Japanese soldiers suddenly change their minds. Afterwards, the villagers celebrated by rolling around the muddy ground. There´s a belief that being saved from the execution is a miracle of Saint John the Baptist.

TAGS: People, Philippines, Travel

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Quezon City, Philippines
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© Jophel Ybiosa.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2019
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: July 19, 2019, 3:02 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D750
Focal Length: 120mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Aliaga , Philippines