Cainta, Philippines. In a country where almost 90 percent are Catholics, Holy Week holds a special part in the lives of Filipinos. Passion plays are staged in many parts of the country. Each place has its own unique interpretation of costumes and practices that revolves around the passion of Jesus Christ as told in the Bible. In this small town of Cainta, their version is characterized by bright colors and interesting face make-up. While other places in the country come up with their own masks made either with wooden carvings, Cainta uses make-up to express their roles. They put realistic-looking beard and mustache aside from facial make-up.
For your next Holy Week, particularly Good Friday, escapade, try visiting Cainta to watch passion play. This year it started at 8am onwards at the municipal grounds.