Giwang-Giwang

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Traditionally held during the Holy week, particularly every Good Friday, the Giwang-Giwang has evolved into a more elaborate observance. Following the traditions of the burial of the dead, the Giwang-Giwang procession goes around town where the image of the Santo Entierro is being hoisted on shoulders of thousands of devotees, making the image "sway", thus the term "Giwang-Giwang" or "swaying".