Bath Beliefs

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By Gladys Pinky D. Tolete

Early Filipinos practiced a lot of traditions and rituals. One of them was taking a sacred bath in the river for good health. They would often sprinkle themselves with bundles of sacred herbs as they dipped in the river.

Filipinos also believed that taking a bath on Fridays, especially Good Friday, was bad. This is traced to the Spanish friars who found the Filipinos’ daily baths odd and told them they would be stricken ill should they bathe on a Friday.

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Source:

Indigenous Religious Beliefs and Cosmology of the Filipino.
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Temple/9845/spirit.htm
Why it is bad to take a bath on Good Friday. http://www.tribo.org/history/good.html

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