Pagkukubol ng Santo Entierro in Paete, Laguna
The Santo Entierro of Paete is said to be the oldest image in the town, believed to have been brought from Mexico by Spanish friars in the 16th century.
Starting on Holy Wednesday, the image goes through a series of rituals in preparation for the Good Friday procession. It is placed on a chair and bathed in a mixture of lambanog and agua de coloña.
Then it is transferred to a “kubol” or a makeshift tent made of wood and white cloth for the ritual of “pagsusuod” or smoking, using incense or dried langsat peelings.
Finally, the statue is dressed in new clothes and covered with a blanket. This practice is said to be reminiscent of Cordilleran embalming traditions.
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