People behind masks

Traditions.
“To understand other cultures we must experience them”, says Trish Nicholson, author of the ebook Masks of the Moryons
So, after spending some time in the Philippines, Trish wrote this book to take the readers into Mogpog, a little town in which every Easter the Masks of the Moryons appear during a special celebration.
This masks, made with wood, carved and painted to show different characters, are worn by people who participate in a recreation of the passages of the Passion of Jesus of Nazareth.
But the celebration goes further than a theatrical representation, as some of the people who wear the masks are actually expressing their vows of penance.
To understand this ceremony and it’s deeper meanings, Trish not only spent some time in Mogpog leaving with a local family, but also took part of the celebrations wearing a mask.
This allowed her to understand much better their customs and later on to express her experiences in a vividly story that talks about a town with a long history, a rich culture and strong traditions.

Licencia Creative Commons

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Author: The Traveling Book Club by Nora Vasconcelos

I'm a born writer and a journalist who loves books so much that can't live without them.

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