Pintados Festival

Tacloban City, Leyte
Last week of June

The heavily tattooed warriors in what is now Leyte were called pintados by the Spaniards. For the festival, men and women paint their bodies in bright colors, take to the streets, and dance to the frantic beat of drums.

 

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Women rinse and debeard fresh mussels for sale on a roadside stall in Cavite

Women rinse and debeard fresh mussels for sale on a roadside stall in Cavite

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