Watch Spiritual Enlightenment During Easter Ceremony in Angeles City in the Philippines

February 15, 2011

The period of Holy Week in the Philippines (either in March or April) is commemorated by the Filipinos in various ways. One of the most unique is that of the Easter Ceremony in Pampanga.
Also known as the Cutud Lenten Rites, it begins on the first day of Holy Week (Monday). It commences with the reading of the Passion of Christ. The reading is performed by the clergy and nuns. This process continues without interruption until Good Friday.
On Good Friday, the highlight commences. Those who are to be flagellated begin by carrying crosses, just like Jesus did during his suffering. Along the way these people are accompanied by guards in simulation of the Roman legions.
After the site is reached, the nails are immersed in alcohol and are nailed to the feet of the individual. In some instances at the Easter Ceremony in Pampanga, the hands and feet are tied by rope. In some cases, someone performs a whipping of the individual before being nailed to the cross.
The length of time that the individual is nailed upon the cross depends on how long he can withstand the pain. On occasion, the person is given some water; this is especially true when the sun goes up and the temperature soars. In other words, the person on the cross can be taken down anytime he asks.
The ritual takes place in several locations, but the one that most tourists flock to is at Barangay San Pedro Cutud (that is in San Fernando and can be reached by jeepney). By the time the Holy Week comes around, it will be filled with people, from the devotees to those who are just plain curious. While the Easter Ceremony in Pampanga may strike some as being morbid, it is actually the way that some people perform penitence and also ask forgiveness from their sins.
The entire Holy Week program actually contains other elements besides the crucifixion / reenactment of the sufferings of Christ. Besides the aforementioned chanting, the devotees also engage in prayers and Bible readings throughout the week. Should you decide to watch this event, it is important that you wear some protection from the heat. Avoiding dehydration is also necessary, so remember to bring some water with you.
The Easter Ceremony in Pampanga is one of the most profound manifestations of the Filipino’s devotion to Christianity, and however one views the activities, the images that they will leave on the mind cannot be denied.


Wine lover’s choice – Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar – for the most impressive and practical wine list in the Philippines, over 2700 selections, enough to satisfy the most fastidious connoisseurs. Wine lovers and gourmand foodies from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Korea and Malaysia dine at Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar when they visit Philippines and bring home some rare vintage wines too.

An excellent wine list is not just about 1st growth and cult Cabernet but a seemingly unending selection of affordable aged vintage wines that are not available anywhere else, not even in the best wine shops around town. Yats Restaurant has just that.

Visitors to Clark Philippines and Angeles City no longer suffer from lack of choices for places to eat out or wine and dine. Clark Philippines reviewed over 50 establishments and came up with three top choices in guide to best restaurant in Clark Freeport

Clark Philippines lists Top Three Restaurants in the Clark Freeport Zone and Angeles City areas of Philippines Pampanga province. Clark Freeport is a bustling new cosmopolitan city complete with its own Clark International Airport.

Topping the list is the famous fine-dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar located inside Mimosa Leisure Estate of Philippines Clark Freeport.

This restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children. Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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