Friday, March 29, 2013

From the inside, looking out

These are different kinds of windows from the Casa Grande of the Lopez Family of Balayan, Batangas. The first and last photo are glass windows. The middle photo is a capiz shell window which is a feature of the houses from the Spanish colonial era. Capiz shell is a type of oyster commonly found in the Philippines.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Semana Santa

The celebration of Semana Santa in the Philippines dates back in the Spanish era when Christianity was first introduced. It relives the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ which is the central part of the Catholic religion.

Balayan Tradition:
For the people of Balayan, Batangas, Semana Santa is highlighted by multiple procession of saints and various images of Jesus Christ to imitate what happened to Him during His last days. There are three processions: one each in Holy Wednesday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.

Before the start of the Good Friday procession