The Passion of the Christ and its re-enactments are one of the most well-known phenomena of the Philippines, but the Cutud Lenten Rites Festival takes things to a whole new level. The penitents involved in the Rites not only flagellate themselves, but the Rites culminate with their being literally nailed to crosses. This is the most sought-after and popular Easter event in the Philippines!
Our day starts bright and early at 5:30am, where we meet at the Garden Lotus Hotel for the drive to San Pedro, Pampanga. On arrival we’ll arrange your VIP passes (or media passes for accredited press/bloggers).
We then spend the day soaking up the atmosphere and taking photos of the flagellants before the main event: people nailing themselves to crosses.
Those of you on the day trip will then be transported back to Manila; for the overnight bunch, get ready for a wild night on the town in the party capital of Angeles City!
Only YPT is able to arrange the VIP/Media passes for this exclusive event, both of which are in extremely short supply. Note that they cannot be arranged on the day!
– Air-conditioned bus
– Breakfast and picnic lunch
– Cutud travel and photography permit
– Local government permissions
– 4 star accommodation in Angeles City
– Transport for those returning back to Manila following the festival
– All guides and entrances