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The mud festival of Nueva Ecija

Jhun Dantes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 24 2019 12:13 PM

The mud festival of Nueva Ecija

A man covers his child with mud as they prepare to join the Taong Putik Festival in Barangay Bibiclat, Aliaga, Nueva Ecija on Monday. The feast, where participants bathe in mud and don banana leaves in honor of their patron St. John the Baptist, is celebrated annually to commemorate an incident during World War II when rain poured and stopped the execution of some men from the village by Japanese troops.