A mud-covered devotee wears a costume made of banana leaves. Photo: AFP

Filipino ‘Mud People’ have a miracle backstory about escaping execution by Japanese troops

The ‘Mud People’ festival, believed to have begun more than a century ago, became much more prominent after 1944 during Japan’s wartime occupation of the former US colony

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A mud-covered devotee wears a costume made of banana leaves. Photo: AFP
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