This bizarre self-flagellation ritual will leave you feeling very tense
This bizarre absolution ritual will leave you feeling very tense. The man beats himself over the head with a piece of wood studded with spikes as ‘blood’ pours down his face and body The agitated man, dressed in only shorts and an apron, dances in a residentiary street in front of keen onlookers.

The crowd chants their blessing before a second man arrives to advance the clerical ritual. Absolution, the form of abasement of the flesh, has been used by some Christians all over history, chiefly in Comprehensive abbey and convents.