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Project 365

Day 112/365: Good Friday “Dapit”: Paete’s Santo Entierro’s Procession

It was my first visit in Paete, Laguna. I was actually expecting rows of shops that sells wood carvings which this place is very famous in the field of woodcarving industry, but since it was Good Friday and almost 4pm. We were able to witness the famous “Dapit” – a Good Friday Santo Entierro Procession. This reminds me of the Black Nazarene of Quiapo, where numbers of man devotees carries the heavy ornate glass casket surrounded by weeping cherubs and walk in unison. At the procession, there were kids making noises announcing the coming of the procession using wood or bamboo clappers called “matraka”. The church was already filled up with people waiting for the “Senor”, and you will surely feel how strong the Catholic devotion and belief in this town.