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Philippines' dance ritual honors three saints May 30, 2018

A dance ritual in the Philippine town of Obando in honor of Saints Pascual, Clare of Assisi, and the Our Lady of Salambao has become a fertility rites of sorts in this predominantly Catholic country. The rites, especially the fertility dance, are popular with pilgrims from all over the Philippines, most of whom supplicate the triad of saints for a child, a spouse, or general good fortune.

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