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PINTADOS KASADYAAN FESTIVAL
4th week of June/Tacloban City, Leyte
The Pintados Kasadyaan Festival is held every month of June in Tacloban City. Back during pre-Hispanic years, tattoos signified courage among the natives of Tacloban. These days, they symbolize a cultural revival during this wild and wacky fiesta wherein the town residents deck themselves out in body paint, mimicking the warriors of old while dancing to frenetic beat of drums. (Photography by Michael Maglasang).
Source: DOT website
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