LOOK: Devotees hold yearly Lenten rites in Cutud, Pampanga

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San Fernando (CNN Philippines, March 30) — Tens of thousands of people flocked to San Fernando, Pampanga on Good Friday to observe the annual Lenten rites there.

The event reenacts the passion of Christ leading to his crucifixion.

Aside from the stations set up, devotees self-flagellated and had themselves crucified at a cross.

For some, the yearly act serves as  penance to repent for and wash away their sins.