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    Posted March 28, 2015 by
    rolandroldan
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    Muntinlupa City, Philippines
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    Palm Sunday celebration in the Philippines

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     A look at how Holy Week begins in the Philippines, courtesy rolandroldan.
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    In the Philippines, devotees re-enact Jesus' triumphal entry with waving of custom made palm leaves..The officiating priest blessed the palm before saying mass.

    Once blessed, the palaspas are taken home by the faithful and placed on altars, or hung beside, on, or above doorways and windows. Although the true purpose of this custom is to welcome Christ, many Filipinos hold the fronds to be apotropaic, able to banish evil spirits, avert lightning, and prevent fires.

    Taken Sunday morning mass at Mary Cause of our Joy Parish in Soldiers Hills, Muntinlupa City
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